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dr. J.D. van der Bij

Associate Professor
dr. J.D. van der Bij

My background is in fundamental and applied mathematics with emphasis on system dynamics and statistics. In 1981 I graduated at the Groningen University. In 1985 I gained my Ph.D. from Eindhoven University of Technology, subject of the dissertation was manpower planning in multi-national organizations. From 1985-2009 I was assistant professor at the department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences of Eindhoven University of Technology, working in the fields of Quality Management (1985-1995), Healthcare Management (1995-1999) and New Product Development & Entrepreneurship (1999-2009). Since 2010 I work as an associate professor of Innovation Management at the Groningen University.

In 2001 I was visiting scholar at the University of Washington in Seattle. Under supervision of professor Michael Song (since 2003: University of Missouri, Kansas City) I developed a research program about determinants and conserquences of knowledge generation, dissemination and application in New Product Development. This program has finished by now. Together with professor Michael Song, professor Anthony Di Benedetto (Temple University, Philadelphia) and colleagues from the Eindhoven University of Technology I currently work on two other research programs in the area of New Product Development & Entrepreneurship:

  • The influence of cognitive styles and cognitive biases on risk taking and risk perception of high-technology entrepreneurs
  • Supply chain effects of firms’ strategic orientations (including orientations on the market, the supplier, the shareholder and the society) and innovativeness.

Our research has been published in the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and the Journal of Business Venturing.

Moreover, together with professors Wilfred Dolfsma and Dries Faems (Groningen University) I am supervising two Ph. D. students, studying social networks within alliences and cognitive styles of members of innovation teams respectively.

My current research is part of the Innovation and Organization institute of the SOM research school, of which I am a fellow.

To date, I have gained a lot of experience in the development, coordination and teaching of courses in the fields of industrial engineering and business administration, including Business Research Methods, Organizing Innovation, Management of Product Innovation, New Product Development, Innovation Management, Knowledge Management, Quality Management, Healthcare Management and Industrial Engineering. I prefer to teach in somewhat smaller groups of about 20-30 people. I think I can best motivate students in such small groups to get an in-depth understanding in a particular field. When I was chairman of the strategic MBA program on Interface Management in Healthcare at Eindhoven University of Technology, I was able to work in this way. To date, I supervised about 250 students towards their final thesis.

Most experience in management has been gained at Eindhoven University of Technology, including teaching management (e.g. teaching committee, bachelor committee, new bachelor program), research management (e.g., research committee), and general management (e.g., board of the capacity group), as well as in the organization of workshops and conferences of scientists and professionals.

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