Bio

I am Joris Knoben and as of June 2022 I am a professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. Innovation and entrepreneurship lie at the heart of sustainable competitive advantages for firms and the success of modern economies. Understanding what drives innovation and entrepreneurship is therefore of crucial importance for scholars, (future) entrepreneurs, managers, and policymakers alike. My goal is to contribute to this understanding. Specifically, the extreme degree of concentration of entrepreneurial and innovative activity in our economic landscape fascinates me. Why do organizations and entrepreneurs agglomerate so much? What can they do in those locations that they cannot do elsewhere? How does all of this influence their innovative and entrepreneurial success? These are the types of questions that underpin my research agenda. In a nutshell, I am intrigued by how an organization’s environment influences its strategy and performance.

Top publications

  1. Two heads are safer than one - Changes in CEO duality and venture fai…

    Krause, R., Bakker, R. M., & Knoben, J. (2022). Two heads are safer than one: Changes in CEO duality and venture failure. Long Range Planning, 55(4), [102218].
  2. We are in it together - Communitarianism and the performance-innovati…

    Ploeg, M., Knoben, J., & Vermeulen, P. (2022). We are in it together: Communitarianism and the performance-innovation relationship. Research Policy: A Journal devoted to Research Policy, Research Management and Planning, 51(5), [104507].
  3. Clusters and firm-level innovation: A configurational analysis of agg…

    Speldekamp, D., Knoben, J., & Saka-Helmhout, A. (2020). Clusters and firm-level innovation: A configurational analysis of agglomeration, network and institutional advantages in European aerospace. Research Policy, 49(3), [103921].
  4. Reconciling Perspectives on Clusters: An Integrative Review and Resea…

    Speldekamp, D., Saka-Helmhout, A., & Knoben, J. (2020). Reconciling Perspectives on Clusters: An Integrative Review and Research Agenda. International Journal of Management Reviews.
  5. From homophily through embeddedness to strategy: The role of network …

    Knoben, J., Gilsing, V. A., & Krijkamp, A. R. (2019). From homophily through embeddedness to strategy: The role of network accuracy in partner selection choices. Long Range Planning.

Find an expert or expertise