As a former high-tech entrepreneur for 15 years, having co-founded several cloud-based startups that rely on artificial intelligence, I gained firsthand experience raising venture capital and building strategic relationships with established high-tech firms.

Based on firsthand experience, I appreciate the challenges and uncertainty involved in obtaining positive outcomes from strategic ties between established firms and startup ventures. This experience motivates my research agenda.

My research interest in entrepreneurship is focused on knowledge flows between large established firms and startup ventures. The aim of my research is to improve our current understanding of how established firms and startup ventures can achieve positive outcomes from their strategic ties with one another. In particular, I am investigating how these ties can be mutually beneficial, rather than zero-sum in the way previous scholarship in strategic management typically treats these relationships.


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Recent publications

  1. 2021 Corporate Venturing Report - InsurTech

    Eckblad, J., Devarakonda, S. V., & Duijsters, G. (2021). 2021 Corporate Venturing Report: InsurTech. Corporate Venturing Research Group, TiSEM, Tilburg University.
  2. 2019 Corporate Venturing Report

    Eckblad, J., Gutmann, T., & Lindener, C. (2019). 2019 Corporate Venturing Report. Corporate Venturing Research Group, TiSEM, Tilburg University.
  3. Organizing for innovation

    Eckblad, J., & Golovko, E. (2016). Organizing for innovation. Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business, 1(1), 15-37.

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