J.P.J. (Jeroen) de Jong

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2008

Jeroen de Jong (born 1972) graduated in business economics at 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 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.

  • Jong, J.P.J. de (2015). 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.
  • Hulsink, W. & Jong, J.P.J. de (2006). Sources of success: Small firms' use of networks to support the development of innovations. In Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research (pp. 351-351). Babson: Babson College.
  • 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.
  • Bodewes, W.E.J. & Jong, J.P.J. de (2003). Innovaties in het midden- en kleinbedrijf. In P.A. Risseeuw & A.R. Thurik (Eds.), Handboek Ondernemers en Adviseurs (pp. 323-338). Deventer: Kluwer.
  • 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.
  • Jong, J.P.J. de (2014). Close-tie entrepreneurial inspiration and business survival. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 18 (2), 14-15.
  • Kuusisto, J, Jong, J.P.J. de, Gault, F., Raasch, C. & von Hippel, E. (2013). Consumer Innovation in Finland: Incidence, diffusion and policy implications. (Extern rapport). 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 & Hartog, D.N. den (2005). Determinanten van innovatief gedrag: een onderzoek onder kenniswerkers in het MKB. Gedrag en Organisatie, 18, 235-259.
  • 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.
  • Jong, J.P.J. de (2012). Gebruikers en communities: De donkere materie van innovatie. (Extern rapport, Research Report A201210). Zoetermeer: EIM.
  • Staring, R.H.J.M., Erp, J.G. van, Groenleer, M. & Jong, J.P.J. de (2014). Partners in preventing organized crime: Exploring, explaining and evaluating new forms of collaborative governance’. NWO - Smart Governance program: .
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Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T07-37
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Latest publication

Jong, J.P.J. de, Parker, S.K., Wennekers, A.R.M. & Wu, C.W. (2015). Entrepreneurial behavior in organizations: Does job design matter? Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Accepted. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/etap.12084[go to publisher's site]