Professor Henk Volberda resigned from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) on 1 January 2019, and accepted a new position at the Amsterdam Business School (ABS), Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Amsterdam.

He has been appointed as professor of strategic management and innovation within the International Strategy & Marketing department of ABS as of 1 January 2019. He will fulfill his teaching responsibilities at RSM until the end of June 2019.

Prof. Henk Volberda: "I look back on a good time at RSM and the great opportunities that have been offered to me. I am grateful for the trust placed in me, but I am ready for a new challenge."

Dean Steef van de Velde: "Henk laid the foundation for one of the strongest strategic management and entrepreneurship departments in Europe and contributed a lot to RSM as a whole. On behalf of RSM, I wish Henk every success in his new position."

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