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    5037 DB Tilburg


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Personal profile

Research interests

Full Professor of Intra-Organizational Networks, main themes:

- creativity of teams and groups

- how do teams take risky decisions and when do teams take decisions that are more risky or more cautious than individuals do?

- the how and why of knowledge sharing (or lack thereof) in organizations

- effects of external pressure on the creative performance of groups

- social influence through networks

- social network analysis (both theory and methods)

- prediction of the success of a new product

- product development, innovation, R&D

- high-performance teams

- sport teams (sport team performance, management of sport teams, support for sport teams)


Current courses

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External positions


1 Mar 2011 → …


  • Cooperation
  • Statistical Methods
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Sports
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Product Development
  • Decision Making
  • Burnout
  • Data Mining
  • Econometrics
  • Risk Behaviour And Time Preferences
  • Social Influence
  • Knowledge Acquisition
  • Business Analytics
  • Self Organization
  • Social Networks
  • Social Capital
  • Group Processes
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Performance Analysis

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Research Output 2012 2019

Modeling the evolution of interaction behavior in social networks: A dynamic relational event approach for real-time analysis

Mulder, J. & Leenders, R., 1 Feb 2019, In : Chaos, Solitons & Fractals. 119, p. 73-85

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Social networks
Electronic mail
Network dynamics
50 Downloads (Pure)

Network autocorrelation modeling: A Bayes factor approach for testing (multiple) precise and interval hypotheses

Dittrich, D., Leenders, R. T. A. J. & Mulder, J., 2019, In : Sociological Methods and Research. 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
testing procedure
2 Downloads (Pure)

Entrepreneurial networking: A blessing or a curse? Differential effects for low, medium and high performing franchisees

Croonen, E., Brand, M. & Leenders, R. T. A. J., 2018, In : Small Business Economics: An International Journal. 50, 4, p. 783–805

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Franchise system
Empirical data

Social capital

Leenders, R. T. J. A., 2018, Encyclopedia of social network analysis and mining. Alhajj, R. & Rokne, J. (eds.). 2 ed. New York: Springer Verlag New York, 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Open Access
Maximum likelihood estimation
Statistical methods