prof.dr.ir. J.C.M. (Jan) van den Ende

Full Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Fellow ERIM
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 1999

Jan van den Ende is a professor of management of technology and innovation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and holds the International Chair of Management, LUISS Universita Guido Carli, Rome, Italy.

His field of expertise is the development process of new products and services in firms. His current research interests include firm-internal and -external idea management, control of NPD projects, design management and sustainable innovation.

Jan van den Ende has published in numerous journals including Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Research Policy, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Group and Organization Management.

He teaches in MBA and Executive Education for firms such as ASML, FrieslandCampina, IFF and MAN. Van den Ende holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology.

Key Publications (12)

  • J. van den Ende, E. Oost, G. Alberts & H.W. Lintsen (Ed.). (1998). De opkomst van de Informatietechnologie in Nederland. Den Haag: Ten Hagen en Stam
  • F.P.H. Jaspers & J. van den Ende (2008). Testing a theory of ideal typical organizational configurations for successful product innovations. In J Dul & T Hak (Eds.), Case Study Methodology in Business Research (pp. 119-130). Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann
  • J. van den Ende (2008). Organising Innovation. (2008, september 18). Rotterdam: Erasmus Research Institute of Management
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Mahmut Ozdemir
  • Time frame: 2006 - 2011
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Sarita Koendjbiharie
  • Time frame: 2007 - 2014
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Ferdinand Jaspers
  • Time frame: 2004 - 2009
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Geerten van de Kaa
  • Time frame: 2004 - 2009
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: René van der Eijk
  • Time frame: 2003 - 2009
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Bob Kijkuit
  • Time frame: 2002 - 2007
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Floortje Blindenbach-Driessen
  • Time frame: 2001 - 2006
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Janneke Hermans
  • Time frame: 1999 - 2004
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Dirk Deichmann
  • Time frame: 2007 - 2012
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Melek Akin Ates
  • Time frame: 2008 - 2014
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Pinar Cankurtaran
  • Time frame: 2008 - 2014
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Maria Rita Micheli
  • Time frame: 2010 - 2015
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Balazs Szatmari
  • Time frame: 2012 - 2016
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Vikrant Sihag
  • Time frame: 2013 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Timo van Balen
  • Time frame: 2014 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Jun Xiao
  • Time frame: 2015 -
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Mohammad Taghi Ramezan Zadeh
  • Time frame: 2015 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Davide Bavato
  • Time frame: 2015 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Mohamadreza Hoseinpour
  • Time frame: 2018 -

Editorial positions (7)

  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Management Studies

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Product Innovation Management

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Product Innovation Management

    Editorial Board

  • Research Policy

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Technology Analysis & Strategic Management

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Service Business

    Editorial Board

Organization Memberships

  • Academy of Management

    Member

Side positions (4)

  • NWO, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

    Secretary of NWO Preparatory Committee of the NWO Priority Research Program on Innovation

  • Faculty of Economics, University G. d'Annunzio, Pescara, Italy.

    Member of the Scientific Committee of the PhD program

  • Freeband Research Programme

    Member of the General Assembly

  • Dutch Association for Business Development (Vereniging Business Development Nederland)

    Executive Academic Relations

Past
  • Innovation Management: Research on Organizing in a Context of Uncertainty (2017/2018, 2016/2017)

This project focuses on the circular business model innovation process. While scholars have ably identified a range of circular business model archetypes, little is known of how companies select or innovate the business model(s) to implement.

The core objective of this project is to identify and form a detailed understanding of the phases to the circular business model innovation process (i.e. ideation, selection, development etc) and provide insight to the challenges and facilitators from front-end innovation to the implementation of the business model. 

The project will identify key organisational practices of circular business model innovation and aims to form explanations of how firms manage the inherent complexity and uncertainty. The research aims to explain how factors such as firm competencies, marketplace environments and product type restrictions are taken into consideration and what tools and (new) competencies are required by firms to lead to effective outcomes.

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When industries become more R&D intensive, firms face a dilemma: performing R&D alone, create joint R&D facilities with non-competing partners, or diversifying into other businesses. A firm like Google mainly performs R&D alone, applying the results in different business lines, while in other industries joint research initiatives are set up. A classic example of the latter is MCC in the micro-electronics industry (Peck, 1986). Considerations of exploiting synergies in R&D, intellectual property and appropriation of returns, and coordination costs affect the choice. In this project we investigate the alternatives for decisions on the organization of R&D and firm integration. The PhD candidate will investigate the performance of joint R&D initiatives in different industries, and the pros and cons of firms exploiting internal research for different business lines. A specific case industry to be addressed will be the horticulture industry, since in this setting different options can be compared within the same industry. In addition, the supervisors have strong connections within this industry, which guarantees access to an exciting and innovative group of companies. The research will be mainly theory-driven and empirical, although the option to develop formal models also exists.

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Innovation Management studies how organizations bring innovations to life successfully. A successful innovation involves all actions needed to generate creative ideas and to turn these into attractive new products, services, and business models. The Innovation Management group at RSM is a team composed of several ambitious international faculty whose research focuses on idea management, leadership in innovation, control of innovation projects, standardization and innovation strategies. We also execute large research projects in collaboration with leading organizations on sustainable innovation and on creative industries. Our research is often empirical, but quantitative modelling and qualitative methods are also applied. Doctoral students can choose to join the projects described below or elaborate their own PhD project.

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2016
March
29
Journeys with Erasmus Lecture
As: Speaker
2015
June
12
2013
May
23
2013
April
25
2012
February
03
Research Seminar
As: Coordinator
2011
June
21
2009
February
12
2008
December
02
2008
September
18
Inaugural Address
As: Speaker

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