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Dirk Deichmann is an Associate Professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. In his research he focuses on the determinants and consequences of creative and innovative behavior, with particular emphasis on the question of how sustained and successful idea generation, development, and implementation can be achieved. Find here a link to his CV.


Academic (12)
  • Liao, Z., Zhang, J. H., Wang, N., Bottom, W. P., Deichmann, D., & Tang, P. M. (Accepted/In press). The gendered liability of venture novelty. Academy of Management Journal.

  • Deichmann, D., & Baer, M. (2023). A recipe for success? Sustaining creativity among first-time creative producers. Journal of Applied Psychology, 108(1), 100-113.

  • Szatmari, B., & Deichmann, D. (2022). The biasing effect of networks in the implementation of innovations. European Management Review, 1-12.

  • Moser, C., & Deichmann, D. (2021). Knowledge sharing in two cultures: The moderating effect of national culture on perceived knowledge quality in online communities. European Journal of Information Systems, 30(6), 623-641.

  • Deichmann, D., Gillier, T., & Tonellato, M. (2021). Getting on board with new ideas: An analysis of idea commitments on a crowdsourcing platform. Research Policy, 50(9), [104320].

  • Deichmann, D., Moser, C., & Ende, J. (2021). Talk, talk, talk: Exploring idea conversations and the micro-level foundations of knowledge sharing for innovation. Innovation: Organization & Management, 23(3), 287-313.

  • Szatmari, B., Deichmann, D., Ende, J., & King, B. (2021). Great successes and great failures: The impact of project leader status on project performance and performance extremeness. Journal of Management Studies, 58(5), 1267-1293.

  • Abdelnour, S., Pemberton-Pigott, C., & Deichmann, D. (2020). Clean cooking interventions: Towards user-centred contexts of use design. Energy Research & Social Science, 70, [101758].

  • Deichmann, D., Moser, C., Birkholz, JM., Nerghes, A., Groenewegen, P., & Wang, S. (2020). Ideas with impact: How connectivity shapes idea diffusion. Research Policy, 49(1), [103881].

  • Deichmann, D., & Jensen, M. (2018). I can do that alone… or not? How idea generators juggle between the pros and cons of teamwork. Strategic Management Journal, 39(2), 458-475.

  • Deichmann, D., & Stam, D. (2015). Leveraging transformational and transactional leadership to cultivate the generation of organization-focused ideas. The Leadership Quarterly, 26(2), 204-219.

  • Deichmann, D., & van den Ende, J. (2014). Rising from failure and learning from success: The role of past experience in radical initiative taking. Organization Science, 25(3), 670-690.

Professional (22)

Academic (1)
  • Cattani, G., Deichmann, D., & Ferriani, S. (2022). The generation, recognition and legitimation of novelty. Emerald Group Publishing. Research in the Sociology of Organization Vol. 77

Academic (2)
  • Moser, C., Deichmann, D., & Jurriens, M. (2023). Business before pleasure? Bringing pleasure back into workplace relationships. In A. Gerbasi, C. Emery, & A. Parker (Eds.), Understanding workplace relationships (pp. 201-222). Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Cattani, G., Deichmann, D., & Ferriani, S. (2022). Novelty: Searching for, seeing, and sustaining it. In G. Cattani, D. Deichmann, & S. Ferriani (Eds.), The generation, recognition and legitimation of novelty (pp. 3-23). Emerald Group Publishing. Research in the Sociology of Organizations Vol. 77

Academic (3)
  • Szatmari, B., Deichmann, D., & van den Ende, J. (2014). Irrational resistance or irrational support? Performance effects of project leader status. In Academy of Management Proceedings

  • Moser, C., Birkholz, JM., Deichmann, D., Hellsten, I., & Wang, S. (2013). Exploring ideation: Knowledge development in science through the lens of semantic and social networks. In Proceedings of the 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 235-243). IEEE.

  • Groenewegen, M., Stoyanov, D., Deichmann, D., & van Halteren, A. (2012). Connecting with active people matters: The influence of an online community on physical activity behavior. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Vol. 7710, pp. 96-109). Springer-Verlag.

Internal (1)
  • Deichmann, D. (2012). Idea Management. Perspectives from Leadership, Learning, and Network Theory. [Doctoral Thesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam]. Eramus University Rotterdam.

Professional (1)
  • Academy of Management Review (Journal)

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  • Journal of Management (Journal)

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  • Organization Studies (Journal)

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  • Journal of Management Studies (Journal)

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  • Organization Science (Journal)

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  • Creativity and Innovation Management (Journal)

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  • Administrative Science Quarterly (Journal)

    Editorial work (Academic)

  • Journal of Product Innovation Management (Journal)

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  • ERIM Top Article Junior Award (2015)


Design Thinking

  • Study year: 2022/2023
  • Code: BM09MI
  • Level: Master

Research fundamentals course

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022
  • Code: BMRMMI
  • Level: Master

Past courses

Design Thinking for Innovation

  • Study year: 2021/2022
  • Code: BMME169
  • Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Harnessing creativity

  • Study year: 2021/2022
  • Code: B3MIN1045
  • Level: Bachelor, Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3

Harnessing creativity

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BKBMIN045
  • Level: Bachelor, Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3

Causal Inference

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BERMAMC021
  • Level: Master

Innovation Management

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2014/2015
  • Code: BAD01
  • Level: Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3, Pre-master

Innovation management

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BKB0028
  • Level: Bachelor 3, Pre-master

Mastering Networks for Innovation

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMME051
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Mastering Networks for Innovation

  • Study year: 2014/2015
  • Code: RSMME088
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master

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