prof.dr.ir. V.J.A. (Vareska) van de Vrande
Vareska van de Vrande is Professor of Collaborative Innovation and Business Venturing at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Vareska joined RSM in 2007 after completing a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology.
Vareska's expertise focuses on the areas of corporate venturing and collaborative innovation, including external technology sourcing, corporate venture capital investments, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. Other research interests include (corporate) entrepreneurship, patents, and venture capital. She has published articles in leading academic journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and the Journal of Business Venturing. At RSM, Vareska teaches courses and modules in Strategic Management and Corporate Venturing at different levels.
In addition, Vareska is also the director of the Part-time PhD Programme in Management at RSM, a visiting professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, the founder of two web-portals on open innovation (www.openinnovatie.nl and www.openinnovation.eu), and a certified LEGO SERIOUS PLAY facilitator.
A.M. Subramanian & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2019). The role of intellectual capital in new product development: Can it become a liability? Journal of Operations Management . doi: 10.1002/joom.1045
F. di Lorenzo & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2019). Tapping into the knowledge of incumbents: The role of corporate venture capital investments and inventor mobility. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 13 (1), 24-46. doi: 10.1002/sej.1304
P. Wang, V.J.A. van de Vrande & J.J.P. Jansen (2017). Balancing Exploration and Exploitation in Inventions: Quality of Inventions and Team Composition. Research Policy, 46 (10), 1836-1850. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2017.09.002
V.J.A. van de Vrande & W. Vanhaverbeke (2013). How prior corporate venture capital investments shape technological alliances: A real options approach. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37 (5), 1019-1043. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2012.00526.x
V.J.A. van de Vrande (2013). Balancing your technology-sourcing portfolio: How sourcing mode diversity enhances innovative performance. Strategic Management Journal, 34 (5), 610-621. doi: 10.1002/smj.2031
V.J.A. van de Vrande, W. Vanhaverbeke & G.M. Duysters (2011). Technology In-Sourcing and the Creation of Pioneering Technologies. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 28 (6), 974-987. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-5885.2011.00853.x
V.J.A. van de Vrande, W. Vanhaverbeke & G.M. Duysters (2011). Additivity and complementarity in external technology sourcing: The added value of corporate venture capital investments. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 58 (3), 483-496. doi: 10.1109/TEM.2010.2091134
V.J.A. van de Vrande & A.P. de Man (2011). A response to "Is open innovation a field of study or a communication barrier to theory development?". Technovation, 31 (4), 185-186. doi: 10.1016/j.technovation.2011.01.002
V.J.A. van de Vrande, W. Vanhaverbeke & O. Gassmann (2010). Broadening the scope of open innovation: past research, current state and future directions. International Journal of Technology Management, 52 (3/4), 221-235. doi: 10.1504/IJTM.2010.035974
V.J.A. van de Vrande, J.P.J. de Jong, W. Vanhaverbeke & M. de Rochemont (2009). Open Innovation in SMEs: Trends, Motives and Management Challenges. Technovation, 29 (6/7), 423-437. doi: 10.1016/j.technovation.2008.10.001
V.J.A. van de Vrande, W. Vanhaverbeke & G.M. Duysters (2009). External technology sourcing: the effect of uncertainty on governance mode choice. Journal of Business Venturing, 24 (1), 62-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2007.10.001
W. Vanhaverbeke, V.J.A. van de Vrande & H.W. Chesbrough (2008). Understanding the advantages of open innovation practices in corporate venturing in terms of real options. Creativity and Innovation Management, 17 (4), 251-258.
V.J.A. van de Vrande, C. Lemmens & W. Vanhaverbeke (2006). Choosing governance modes for external technology sourcing. R and D Management, 36 (3), 347-363.
Book Contributions (6)
E. Stam & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2017). Solopreneurs and the rise of co-working in the Netherlands. In Entrepreneurial Neighbourhoods . Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing
H. Burgers & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2016). Who is the corporate entrepreneur? Insights from opportunity discovery and creation theory. In Handbook of Research on Corporate Entrepreneurship . Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing
S. Brunswicker & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2014). Exploring Open Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. In H Chesbrough, W Vanhaverbeke & J West (Eds.), Exploring the next wave of open innovation research . Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
J.H. Burgers & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2011). Who is the Corporate Entrepreneur? Insights from Opportunity Discovery and Creation Theory. In S. Zahra (Ed.), Handbook of Corporate Entrepreneurship . Edward Elgar
V.J.A. van de Vrande (2008). The Importance of Internal Alignment for Open Innovation. In Open Innovation: The New Business Strategy . Hyderabad: Icfai University Press
J. Halman, J. Ulijn, V.J.A. van de Vrande & F. Umbach (2007). The importance of cooperation and support for technology start-ups: a comparison of the Eindhoven and Darmstadt areas. In Entrepreneurship, cooperation and the firm: the emergence and survival of high tech ventures in Europe (pp. 261-286). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
V.J.A. van de Vrande (2007, november 7). Not invented here: managing corporate innovation in a new era. TUE (Eindhoven: Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies) Prom./coprom.: Prof.Dr. G.M. Duysters & W. Vanhaverbeke.
Professional Publications (5)
J.J.P. Jansen & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2018). Is it better to look inside or outside for innovation? RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 33 (1), 8-10.
V.J.A. van de Vrande (2013). Walking the knowledge tightrope. RSM Insight, 15 (3), 16-17.
V.J.A. van de Vrande & A.P. de Man (2010). Embracing Open Innovation. In Innovation EU, Vol. 2-1 . London: Innovation Europe
M. de Rochemont & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2006). Open Innovatie en de Rol van Corporate Venture Capital. In J. Sistermans (Ed.), Open stellingen: Essays over Open Innovatie (pp. 57-64). Den Haag: Quantes
V.J.A. van de Vrande & W. Vanhaverbeke (2006). Innoveren door Externe Innovatie. In VMA Jaarboek 2006 (pp. 38-45)
PhD Tracks (5)
- Role: Daily Supervisor
- PhD Candidate: Pengfei Wang
- Time frame: 2011 - 2016
- Role: Daily Supervisor, Co-promotor
- PhD Candidate: Jitse Duijsters
- Time frame: 2016 -
- Role: External Member Supervisory Team
- PhD Candidate: Yanze Zhang
- Time frame: 2018 -
- Role: Member Doctoral Committee
- PhD Candidate: Robert Suurmond
- Time frame: 2014 - 2019
- Role: Promotor
- PhD Candidate: Hanisha --
- Time frame: 2019 -
- Advanced Topics in Strategic Entrepreneurship (2019/2020)
- Strategic Entrepreneurship (2017/2018)
PhD Vacancy (1)
To develop world-class academics pursuing high-impact research in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, we have developed a doctoral programme that combines deep-level understanding in core topics and thorough grounding in methodological design and analytical skills. Joining the PhD programme means joining a Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship group with a highly collaborative and cutting-edge research culture. The group harbors expertise in a broad range of topics: faculty members and PhD students work across nearly all relevant areas of the strategic management and entrepreneurship fields.
Throughout the programme, PhD students work closely with faculty on joint and supervised research. Teamwork offers candidates the opportunity to learn diverse research skills and become familiar with a range of debates in the field before selecting the focus of subsequent doctoral work.
Excellent job opportunities: Alumni of the PhD programme hold academic positions in renowned academic institutes around the world, including Cambridge, ETH Zurich, HEC Paris, INSEAD, McGill University, the University of South Carolina, Renmin University, and Warwick Business School.
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