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dr. I. Estrada Vaquero

Associate Professor-Tenure track; Programme Coordinator Honours Bachelor Programme FEB (since September 2016)
dr. I. Estrada Vaquero

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Dr. Isabel Estrada Vaquero is an Associate Professor at the Department of Innovation Management & Strategy, Faculty of Economics & Business (FEB), University of Groningen (UG). Before joining the UG in August 2012, Isabel earned a PhD student position at the University of Valladolid (Spain), co-funded by the European Social Fund and the Regional Government of Castilla y Leon. She received her PhD title in April 2012, with a dissertation on ‘Collaboration and Value Creation in Multi-Partner R&D alliances’. With this work, she received the ‘Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation in Social Sciences Award’ (2012-2013, University of Valladolid) and, with a related project, the '10th Juan José Renau Piqueras Award in Economic Research' (Campus Ontinyent Foundation, University of Valencia).

Isabel teaches/has taught courses on Organizational and Collaborative Innovation in different education programmes (Master of Science, Research Master, Executive Master, Bachelor and Pre-Master) and she is the Faculty Coordinator of the Honours Bachelor Programme since 2016. Along her career, she has received several teaching awards, such as the 'Best Newcomer Award' (FEB, UG, 2013) and, more recently, a 'Fellowship for Innovation of teaching Award' (UG, 2017).

Her research focuses on collaborative innovation strategies, with an emphasis on 'particularly challenging' collaborative strategies, such as alliances between competitors (coopetition), multi-partner R&D alliances and Industry-University alliances. Her work has been published in journals such as Research Policy, Long Range Planning, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Knowledge Management, and Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, as well as several book chapters. 

Isabel is also a fellow of the ‘SOM Research Institute’ and a member of the ' Value in Collaborative Innovation-VinCi Center of Expertise' and the 'Connecting Innovation & Creativity (CONINC) Signature Area'. In addition, she serves as regular/ad-hoc reviewer for journals such as Research Policy, Journal of Management Studies, R&D Management, Industrial Marketing Management and Long Range Planning. She has been involved in several research projects, like the project "How can larger organisations also be innovative organisations?" funded by the European Investment Bank (EIBURS Line of Research 2015-2018). Since 2018, Isabel serves as editorial board member for Journal of Management Studies.

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Innovation Management & Strategy, FEB

Job title:
Assistant Professor- Tenure track; Coordinator of Honours Programme Faculty of Economics and Business