Prof. Jan van den Ende en dr Jeroen de Jong zijn de kerndocenten van de collegereeks New business: innovation and entrepreneurship.
Prof. Jan van den Ende
Jan van den Ende is professor of management of technology and innovation at RSM. His expertise is in the development process of new products and services in firms – a process that is important for a company’s performance. Creating ideas, selecting projects, developing products and commercialising them must be well organised. By studying innovation in firms such as ING, ASML, Philips and Unilever, Jan’s research group investigates the effects of networks between people at the forefront of innovation, the proper balance between freedom and control in innovation activities, and innovation activities in service and creative firms.
Dr Jeroen de Jong
Jeroen de Jong is associate professor in strategic management and entrepreneurship at RSM. He has worked as a research assistant at the Tinbergen Institute at ESE, and for more than ten years at EIM Business and Policy Research, a research institute specialized in small business and entrepreneurship. Jeroen’s research is concerned with open and distributed forms of innovation, and how these innovations spread across society via peer diffusion, supplier adoption and new venture creation. So far his work has been published in academic journals such as Management Science, MIT Sloan Management Review and Journal of Management.