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J.P.J. (Jeroen) de Jong

Assistant Professor

Jeroen de Jong
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Strategy & Entrepreneurship
ERIM Membership:
Member ERIM, affiliated since 2008

Jeroen de Jong (born 1972) graduated in business economics at the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam. He received his PH.D in organizational behavior at the University of Amsterdam on “individual innovation: the connection between leadership and employees innovative work behavior”.

Jeroen has worked as a research assistant at the Tinbergen Institute at ESE, and for more than ten years at EIM Business and Policy Research, a research institute specialized in small business and entrepreneurship. He is currently an Associate Professor in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM).

At RSM Jeroen is academic director of the MSc program in Entrepreneurship & New Business Venturing. He is also teaching in the part-time MSc in business administration, coordinating two courses on “New Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. He is also teaching new master student courses on entrepreneurial bootstrapping and applied research.

Jeroen’s research is concerned with open and distributed forms of innovation, and how these innovations spread across society via peer diffusion, supplier adoption and new venture creation. Other but related research interests include individuals’ entrepreneurial and innovative behaviors, and innovation in small- and medium-sized enterprises, including high tech SMEs, innovation collaboration and geography. His current research collaboration partners include the MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (on user and open innovation), the Telder School of Management in Ottawa, Canada (on innovation in SMEs), and the university of Brighton, United Kingdom (diffusion of user innovations to commercial firms). So far his work has been published in Management Science, MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Management, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and various book chapters.

Publications (41)
  • Book contributions (6)
    • Jong, J.P.J. de (2014). The empirical scope of user innovation. In D. Harhoff & K. Lakhani (Eds.), Revolutionizing Innovation: Users, communities and open innovation (pp. xxx-xxx). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (IN PRESS).
    • Jong, J.P.J. de & von Hippel, E. (2013). User innovation: Business and consumers. In F. Gault (Ed.), Handbook of Innovation Indicators and Measurement (pp. 109-132). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
    • Oerlemans, L.A.G., De Kok, J.M.P. & Jong, J.P.J. de (2009). The prevalence and characteristics of interorganisational temporary collaborations of Dutch small- and medium-sized firms (SMEs). In P. Kenis, M. Janowicz-Panjaitan & B. Cambré (Eds.), Temporary Organizations: Prevalence, Logic and Effectiveness (pp. 15-55). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
    • Jong, J.P.J. de, Meinen, G. & Vermeulen, P.A.M. (2007). Innovation in Services: A Search for New Indicators. In T. Wolters (Ed.), Measuring the New Economy: Statistics between Hard-Boiled Indicators and Intangible Phenomena (pp. 177-194). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
    • Jong, J.P.J. de & Janszen, F.H.A. (2004). High-tech starters: kenmerken, belang en spanningsvelden. In W. Hulsink, D. Manuel & E. Stam (Eds.), Ondernemen in netwerken: nieuwe en groeiende bedrijven in de informatiesamenleving (pp. 177-194). Assen: Van Gorcum.
    • Bodewes, W.E.J. & Jong, J.P.J. de (2003). Innovatie in het midden- en kleinbedrijf. In P. Risseeuw & R. Thurik (Eds.), Handboek ondernemers & adviseurs: management en economie van het Midden- en Kleinbedrijf (pp. 323-338). Deventer: Kluwer.
  • Professional publications (6)
    • Kuusisto, J, Jong, J.P.J. de, Gault, F., Raasch, C. & von Hippel, E. (2013). Consumer Innovation in Finland: Incidence, diffusion and policy implications. Vaasa, Finland: Proceedings of the University of Vaasa, Reports 189.
    • Jong, J.P.J. de (2012). The age of the consumer innovator. RSM Insight, 9(1), 14-15.
    • Jong, J.P.J. de, Bodewes, W.E.J. & Braaksma, R.M. (2009). De innovatieve ondernemer. Zoetermeer: Stichting KIZ/EIM.
    • Jong, J.P.J. de, Bodewes, W.E.J. & Braaksma, R.M. (2009). Innoveren: Groeien door vernieuwing. Haarlem: SBP.
    • Jong, J.P.J. de, Bodewes, W.E.J. & Harkema, S. (2007). Winst door Innovatie: Hoe Ondernemers Kansen Zien en Pakken. Den Haag: SDU Academic Service.
    • Jong, J.P.J. de & Kerste, R.A.J. (2002). De kracht van het idee: betere resultaten door innovatief gedrag van medewerkers. Schoonhoven: Academic Service.
  • Doctoral thesis
    • Jong, J.P.J. de (2007, November 27). Individual Innovation: The connection between leadership and employees¿ innovative work behavior. University of Amsterdam (223 pag.) (Zoetermeer; the Netherlands: EIM Business and Policy Research). Prom./coprom.: Prof.Dr. D.N. den Hartog.
Doctoral courses (1)
2013/2014 Strategic Entrepreneurship
Code: BERM.ASC.027
Course level: Advanced Specialisation

Events (5)
Sep 26, 2013 Unusual Suspects? Innovation by Users in Developing Countries: Evidence from Mobile Banking Services
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Sep 4, 2012 Probing the limits of user innovation: radical patients, intestinal parasites, and the development of Helminthic therapy
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Oct 11, 2011 Towards a Dynamic Institutional Theory of Entrepreneurship: How National Institutions Shape Venture Creation Processes in Germany and the US
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

May 24, 2011 Understanding Proactive Behavior from Attachment Theory
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Jun 2, 2009 User Innovation Research: Where Have We Been, and Where Are We Going
  ERIM Research Seminar | Entrepreneurship & Innovation (- 2009)

Visiting address
Office: T07-37
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA, Rotterdam
Postal address
Postbus 1738
3000 DR, Rotterdam

Latest publication

Jong, J.P.J. de & Marsili, O. (2014). Founding a business inspired by close entrepreneurial ties: Does it matter for survival? Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Accepted.

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