J. (Jitse) Duijsters MSc

Jitse Duijsters
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM PhD Candidate
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2016

PhD Track Change in Inter-Organizational Relationship Portfolios and Social Networks in the Context of Corporate Venturing

Corporate venture capital refers to the phenomenon where large firms invest in young, entrepreneurial ventures, known as startups. Many of these collaborations take place in syndicates with independent investors, known as venture capitalists. These relationships are essential to the success of the investor and startup alike. However, these relationships are not necessarily stable; old relationships end, new relationships are formed, and existing ties are modified. In this dissertation, I study the antecedents and consequences of such change in inter-organizational networks through three interlinked studies. I contribute to research on corporate venturing and venture capital, change in social networks, and the dark side of inter-organizational relationships. I hope my work will help academics consider the conditions under which accusations of misconduct change a firm’s network, as well as the consequences of such change. Moreover, I believe my research can inform managers on how to manage change in inter-organizational relationships and create the right networking strategies.

Corporate Venturing, Venture Capital, Social Networks, Meta-Analysis, Organizational Misconduct, Expectancy Violations Theory, Network Change, Inter-Organizational Relationships, Portfolios, Syndication, Start-ups
Time frame
2016 -


  • Academic (1)
    • Duijsters, J., van de Vrande, V., & Bakker, R. (2022). Getting Away With It: How Do Firms Avoid Damage to Their Network After Allegations of Misconduct?. Paper presented at 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2022: A Hybrid Experience, AOM 2022, Seattle, United States. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2022.282


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