Center for Innovation Research

CIR pursues and propagates fundamental research on innovation with a focus on the strategic and organizational dynamics associated with innovation and learning at the organizational, intra-organizational, and inter-organizational levels.

CIR

Center for Innovation Research

CIR, the Center for Innovation Research at Tilburg University, brings together, supports and promotes research related to innovation.
CIR researchers study the effects that business and corporate strategy, organizational processes, and organizational learning have on innovation outcomes. They aim to publish the results of their work in the top journals in the field. CIR's research program covers three main themes:
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Organization of Innovation
  • Organizational Learning
These themes coincide with the primary areas of expertise of CIR's constituting departments.

News

First PhD defense at the Center for Innovation Research
On February 1, Aukje Leufkens as the first of CIR's PhD students defended her doctoral dissertation under the title: 'Accounts of Interest and Strategies of Inter-Organizational Projects: Towards Integrative Collaboration in the Dutch Shipbuilding Industry'. Niels Noorderhaven, one of CIR's directors, served as Aukje's promoter. The rest of the defense committee was made up of Andrea Prencipe (Luiss Rome), Andrew Davies (Imperial College, London), Henk Akkermans (TISEM) and Leon Oerlemans (TSB). Following her PhD studies at the Center for Innovation Research, Aukje has taken on the position of postdoc at the Eindhoven University of Technology. CIR boasts a large community of PhD students, which with the departure of Aukje consists of 10 doctoral candidates in various stages of the PhD trajectory.

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