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J.G. (Joop) Vianen

TIAS Business School



Joop Vianen is Professor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business at Tilburg University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, department of Strategy and Management, since 1987

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Economics, Specialisation: Development Economics and Regional and social economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam,1972


Present position

Professor in Entrepreneurship and small business, Tilburg University/Brabant Centre for Entrepreneurship

Previous positions:

Chairman of the Board of Governors of Defence for Children, Amsterdam

CEO Expertise and Innovation Centre Hotel, restaurant. cafe and cateringsector, Zoetermeer

Senior consultant Business strategies and policy at Ecorys, Rotterdam

Board of directors, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam

Director of the Economic Institute for medium and small scale business (EIM), Zoetermeer

Head of Department of the economic Institute for medium and small scale business (EIM)

Researcher/consultant/deputy head of department Netherlands Economic Institute (NEI), Rotterdam

Economist, United Nations/FAO, Monrovia, Tunis

Researcher Erasmus University, department of Developmetn Economics, Rotterdam

Other functions:

Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Economic Affairs on the Research Programm Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Deputy Chairman Board of Commissioners Duurzaam Dienstenbedrijf (Sustainable Service Company) Woerden, Woerden 

Advisory Council of Tilburg Innovation Centre, Tilburg

Member of the Crisis Trustee team at Brainport, Eindhoven

Other functions in the past, see CV/homepage


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Next to the subjects presented, is Joop Vianen active as program coordinator in the Outreaching Program. More information

J.G. (Joop) Vianen teaches the following subjects:

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PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg

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Last amended: 13 January 2011

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