• Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 225, Simon Building, room S 615

    5037 DB Tilburg

    Netherlands

1984 …2022

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Career

2006 - present:

Professor Organizational Dynamics, Department of Organization Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

2003 - 2022:

Extraordinary Professor Economics of Innovation, Department of Engineering and Technology Management, University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.

2003 - 2005:

Associate Professor Organization Studies, Department of Organization Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

2001 - 2003:

Associate Professor Economics of Innovation, Department of Innovation Studies, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

1990 - 2001:

Assistant/Associate Professor in Economics of Technology and Innovation, Department of Technology and Policy, Faculty Technology Management, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.

1996-1998:

Assistant Professor in Regional Economics and Economic Geography (part-time), Faculty of Economics, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

1986-1990:

Researcher, Department of Regional and Urban Economics, Tilburg Institute of Economics, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Current courses

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PhD supervision

Completed:

Sawers, J. (2003-2006). The coordination of partnerships between SME?s and large organizations in technology innovative sectors. University of Pretoria, South Africa. (Doctorate: November 2006).

Knoben, J. (2003-2007). A spider and the stickiness of its web. The causes and consequences of spatial firm mobility. (Doctorate: September 2007).

Chan, K-Y. (2006-2010). Inter-organizational knowledge flows among and innovative performance of science park firms: An exploratory study among South African new technology-based firms. University of Pretoria (co-supervisor: Prof. M.W. Pretorius).

Bakker, R. (2007-2011). It's only temporary. A multi-method approach toward the prevalence, variety and implications of temporary -inter-organizational project verntures, Tilburg University (co-supervisor: Prof.dr. P. Kenis).

Ligthart, R. (2009-2013). Time after Time. Tilburg University (co-supervisors: Prof. N. Noorderhaven and dr. R. Rutten; Doctorate: April 2014).

Kessel, Frien van (2008-2014). Like Water to a Fish. The intra-organizational environment for non-routine behaviors. Tilburg University (co-supervisor: dr. Saskia van Stroe; Doctorate: June 2014).

Levering, R. (2015). Organizational culture and temporary organizations, Center for Innovation Research at Tilburg University (co-supervisors: N. Noorderhaven and R. Rutten; Doctorate: January 2015).

Hoefnagel, R. (2015). Using first-hand insights in strategic decision-making about IT: A multi-method approach. Tilburg University (in cooperation with the Rotterdam-Rijnmond Police Force; co-supervisor: Prof. dr. J. Goedee; doctorate: December 2015).

Krijkamp, A. (2012-2016). A tie or not a tie, that is the question: Exploring antecedents amd consequences of tie perception and network accuracy. Tilburg University (co-supervisor: Dr. J. Raab, December 2016).

Arce Salazar, H. (2008-2017). Keeping up with the rest: The influence of others' choices on the purchase of sustainable products. Tilburg University (in cooperation with Fontys Hogescholen; co-supervisor: dr. S. van Stroe-Biezen.

Karaduman, C. (2016-2021). Synchronization beyond Clocks: The Effects of Subjective Time in the Coordination of Temporary Organizations. (Co-supervisor: Dr. N. Meslec).

Ongoing:

Waveren, C. van (2017). Knowledge sharing between projects: Do knowledge and project type matter for retention in small firms? (University of Pretoria; co-supervisor: Prof. Tinus Pretorius).

Brinkman-Staneva (2018). Performance Management Institutionalization (co-supervision with Prof. M. Meeus).

Kenda, R. (2021). The role of leadership in virtual temporary teams: a review and empirical investigation (co-supervision with Dr. N. Meslec).

Atakhan, M. (2022). Firm relocation and external knowledge sourcing (co-supervision with dr. Joerg Raab).

Kooten, M. van (2024). Outsourcing of IT projects (co-supervision with dr. Joan Baaijens).

Sitnikov, M. (2017). Brokerage in networks (co-supervision with dr. Nuno Oliveira and dr. Remco Mannak).

Wei, X. (2024). Development zones in China (co-supervision with dr. Joerg Raab).

External positions

Extra-ordinary professor (University of Pretoria)

1 Jan 202231 Dec 2026

Member/chair of board (Stichting Tilburgs OndersteuningsFonds (TOF))

20 Feb 2020 → …

Keywords

  • Networks
  • Organisations
  • Organisation Theory
  • Regional Economics
  • Innovation
  • Temporary Organisational Forms
  • Organisation Studies
  • Inter-Organisational Relationships

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