Technology Entrepreneurship and New Venturing
- Technology commercialization, incubators, and university knowledge transfer;
- Managing alliances and ecosystems as part of (open) innovation;
- Business model innovation, and;
- Decision making in new business development (e.g., effectuation and emotions).
These four themes include dozens of projects involving both qualitative and quantitative methods such as case studies, lab experiments, surveys, system dynamics simulations, and panel data analyses. The group has built a substantial expertise on sustainable energy and big data through projects dealing with technologies such as solar PV, wind energy, and ICT/apps.
Technology entrepreneurship scholars from the ITEM group have published in both top-tier cross-disciplinary journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Research Policy and Organization Studies and discipline-specific top journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Product Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. They are also involved in the editorial board of journals such as the Journal of Product Innovation Management and the Journal of Organization Design as well as the Research Committee of the Entrepreneurship Division of the AOM.
The ITEM technology entrepreneurship scholars received numerous best paper and dissertation awards. This research quality also helped them obtain a variety of European (e.g., FP7) and national funding (e.g., NWO) grants for research, teaching, and consulting - fueling the intensive growth of the research in the recent years.
In addition to conducting excellent research, the group aims to raise a new generation of researchers by hosting two top-level PhD-courses: "Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management" (TEIM) and "Innovation Camp", in collaboration with world-known entrepreneurship and innovation scholars such as Prof. Scott Shane, Prof. Anthony di Benedetto, Prof. Christopher Tucci, and Prof. Abbie Griffin.