Bio

My research and teaching focus lies in entrepreneurship, technology innovation and entrepreneurial strategy. I study business venturing in settings of industry evolutions and the formation processes of (new) business models with a special research interest in managerial cognition. I am engaged in scientific studies of music publishing, renewable energy and the digitization of businesses in Health Tech and Smart Ports Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (SPEED,  European Interreg project). I also aim to understand programs that shape entrepreneurial ecosystems: user innovations, intermediary organizations, accelerator and incubation programs, communities of practices, advisory and funding programs.

Expertise

I received a PhD degree in Applied Economics at the Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Service Management of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University in 2015. I have been a visiting researcher at the Chair of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School London and at the Chair of Entrepreneurship Ecole Fédérale Polytechnique de Lausanne. I am a member of scientific management societies including the  Academy of Management, the European Group of Organizational Studies and the Strategic Management Society Conferences. You find my overall research output here.

Since 2016, I have taught various master classes in entrepreneurship at Ghent University, Imperial College Business School London and Eindhoven University of Technology. 

Teaching

Currently, I teach Strategy and Business Models, Startups and Data Entrepreneurship in Action III and I supervise master theses in the master program Data Science and Entrepreneurship at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS).

Courses

Recent publications

  1. Intermediating the energy transition across spatial boundaries - Case…

    Van Boxstael, A., Meijer, L. L. J., Huijben, J. C. C. M., & Romme, A. G. L. (2020). Intermediating the energy transition across spatial boundaries: Cases of Sweden and Spain. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 36, 466-484.

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