prof.dr. J.J.P. (Justin) Jansen

Prof. Justin Jansen

Justin Jansen

Professor of Corporate Entrepreneurship
Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Membership(s)

Affiliated with RSM since 2010

  • Endowed Professor since 2010
  • Fellow ERIM since 2013
    Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Profile

Justin Jansen is Professor of Corporate Entrepreneurship at Rotterdam School of Management.

He is intrigued by the notion that most organizations tend to focus on existing businesses and clients, and are not able to break away from existing routines and processes in order to explore into new territories. To what extent are existing firms able to facilitate the emergence of entrepreneurship within their organization and – even more difficult – balance this desire of innovation and change with a continued focus on operational excellence? Professor Jansen’s research provides new insights into the roles of leadership, the organizational design as well as the development of novel capabilities as to improve long-term viability and performance.

Based on the impact of his research, professor Jansen has recently been named as one of the most influential scientific minds worldwide by Thomson Reuters. Regarded as ' Hot Research', the ideas generated by and outcomes of Jansen's work have affected the future of management research in important new ways. Professor Jansen has also been named as one of the top-100 leading professors in the field of entrepreneurship, and noted to be one of the individuals cultivating the leaders of tomorrow.

His research on strategic leadership, organizational learning and absorptive capacity, organizational ambidexterity and corporate entrepreneurship has been published in various academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Leadership Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Strategic Management Journal . Moreover, his research has received recognition throughout the field and several accolades including the ERIM best paper award, the ERIM best dissertation award, and the SAP best strategy paper. He is a recipient of the Erasmus Research Fellowship. Professor Jansen is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Management Studies and serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review and the Strategic Management Journal.

Professor Jansen is scientific director of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (www.ece.nl). This center provides a unique platform that ranges from scholarly insights about (corporate) entrepreneurship and new opportunities, startup campuses for ambitious entrepreneurs, to exciting executive programs for leading and initiating entrepreneurial behaviors within established organizations.

Justin Jansen also acts as a (research) consultant, speaker, and external advisor to a variety of companies as well as governmental agencies. He has designed and developed workshops as well as management programs about the ability of organizations to identify and initiate novel growth paths, to develop strategic leadership, and to combine seemingly opposing forces such as innovation and operational excellence. Moreover, he has advised governmental agencies on the improvement of the entrepreneurial climate in the Netherlands and on spurring the number of fast-growing organizations.

Professional experience

Full Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

Publications

Key Publications (25)

Professional Publications (5)

  • J.J.P. Jansen & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2018). Is it better to look inside or outside for innovation? RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 33 (1), 8-10.
  • J.J.P. Jansen, P.G.J. Roosenboom, J. Veenenbos & M. Van Ostaijen (2017). Business Angels in Nederland: Een verkenning naar een nieuwe onderzoeksmethode en beleidsaanpak. (Extern rapport). Den Haag: Ministerie van Economische Zaken
  • J.J.P. Jansen (2016). How to build ambidextrous teams. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 26 (2), 16-18.
  • J.J.P. Jansen (2013). Offshoring and firm innovation. RSM Insight, 14 (2), 14-15.
  • T.J.M. Mom & J.J.P. Jansen (2011). Inleiding: Investeren en ondernemen tijdens crises? In Corporate Effectuation: Wat managers kunnen leren van ondernemers

Work in Progress (2)

  • S. Ahmadi, J.J.P. Jansen & S. Khanagha (2018). Fostering dispersed entrepreneurship within large organizations – Can stretch goals stimulate new business initiatives?
  • H.W. Volberda, J.J.P. Jansen, F.A.J. van den Bosch & R.O. Mihalache (2018). Untangling the effects of knowledge and dynamic capabilities on exploratory and exploitative innovation. Journal of Business Venturing.

Scholarly Publications (33)

Semi Scientific Publications

  • H.W. Volberda, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch, J.J.P. Jansen & M.G. Baaij (2005, december 23). Geen groot bedrijf het land uit. Het Financiële Dagblad, pp. 9.

Other (35)

  • S. Ahmadi, L. Berchicci & J.J.P. Jansen (2015). A Motivational Perspective of Exploration: The Effects of Regulatory Focus and Managerial Decision-making Complexity on Exploration. Academy of Management Conference: Vacouver- Canada- August 2015.
  • S.P.L. Fourné, T.J.M. Mom & J.J.P. Jansen (2014). The Interaction of Top and Middle Managers in Strategy Implementation. Western Business & Management Association Conference: San Francisco, CA.
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen & T.J.M. Mom (2013). Reconciling Middle Managers’ Role Conflicts: Individual Level Absorptive Capacity and the Contingency Effects of Social Capital. Western Business & Management Association Conference: San Francisco, CA.
  • B.S.B. Correia-Lima, S.P.L. Fourné & J.J.P. Jansen (2013). Exploration and Exploitation: A Meta-Analytic Review of Conceptual and Contextual Factors. Academy of Management Conference (BPS Division): Orlando, FL.
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen & T.J.M. Mom (2013). The Interaction of Top and Middle Managers in Strategy Implementation: Examining Hierarchical Linking Mechanisms. Strategic Management Society Conference: Atlanta, GA.
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen, S.T. Krautwald & T.J.M. Mom (2013). The Interaction of Top and Middle Managers in Strategy Implementation: Effectively Linking Hierarchical Levels. Swiss Strategy Innovation and Entrepreneurship Researchers’ Meeting: Stechelberg, CH.
  • T.J.M. Mom, S.P.L. Fourné & J.J.P. Jansen (2013). Managers' Ambidexterity and Performance: Effects of Experience Antecedents and Work Context Moderators. Academy of Management Conference (BPS Division): Orlando, FL.
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen & T.J.M. Mom (2012). Reconciling and mastering middle managers’ role conflicts. Academy of Management Conference (BPS Division): Boston, MA.
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen, T.J.M. Mom & S.J. Magala (2012). Strategic Renewal and Middle Managers’ Reconciliation of Role Conflicts: Individual Level Absorptive Capacity and the Moderating Effects of Social Capital. EGOS Colloquium: Helsinki, FI.
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen, T.J.M. Mom & S.J. Magala (2012). Rethinking strategic renewal and role conflict: Middle managers’ absorptive capacity, ambidexterity, and contextual cross-level moderation effects. EURAM Conference: Rotterdam, NL.
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen & B.S.B. Correia-Lima (2012). Middle Managers as Drivers of Strategic Agility: Managing Resource Portfolios Facilitated by Social Networks. Organization Science Winter Conference: Steamboat Springs, CO.
  • B.S.B. Correia-Lima, S.P.L. Fourné & J.J.P. Jansen (2012). The Relationship of Exploration and Exploitation: Reaching Consensus on Fundamental Debates Using Meta-Analytic Techniques. Strategic Management Society Conference: Prague, CZ.
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen & T.J.M. Mom (2012). Reconciling and mastering middle managers’ role conflicts: Individual level absorptive capacity and the moderating effects of social capital. Organization Science Winter Conference: Steamboat Springs, CO.
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen, T.J.M. Mom & S.J. Magala (2011). Strategic Renewal and Role Conflict: Linking Absorptive Capacity and Middle Managers' Ambidexterity. In Academy of Management Conference (BPS Division), San Antonio, TX
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen, T.J.M. Mom & S.J. Magala (2011). Strategic Renewal and Middle Managers’ Reconciliation of Role Conflicts: Individual Level Absorptive Capacity and the Moderating Effects of Social Capital. In PREBEM Conference, Rotterdam, NL
  • S.P.L. Fourné, J.J.P. Jansen, T.J.M. Mom & S.J. Magala (2011). Tensions between Continuity and Change – Reconciling Middle Managers’ Role Conflicts Through Individual Level Absorptive Capacity and the Contingency Effects of Social Capital. In EURAM Mini-Conference, Rotterdam, NL
  • R.A.J.L. van Wijk, J.J.P. Jansen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2006). Unraveling Absorptive Capacity: A Study of Units' Knowledge Flows, Knowledge Stocks and Innovative Performance. Academy of Management Meeting: Atlanta (2006, augustus 11 - 2006, augustus 16).
  • J.J.P. Jansen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2005). Ambidexterity in organizations. Competence Based Management Conference: Antwerp, Belgium (2005, juni 2 - 2005, juni 4).
  • J.J.P. Jansen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2005). Exploratory Innovation, Exploitative Innovation and Ambidexterity: the Impact of Environmental and Organizational Antecedents. Copenhagen Conference on Strategic Management: Copenhagen, Denmark (2005, december 14 - 2005, december 15).
  • J.J.P. Jansen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2005). Exploratory Innovation, Exploitative Innovation, and Ambidexterity. EURAM Conference 2005: Munich, Germany (2005, mei 4 - 2005, mei 7).
  • J.J.P. Jansen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2005). Exploratory Innovation, Exploitative Innovation, and Ambidexterity. ACCS Conference 2005: Vallendar, Germany (2005, maart 11 - 2005, maart 12).
  • J.J.P. Jansen, R.A.J.L. van Wijk, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2005). The Role of Firms? Knowledge Strategies in Developing Deep and Broad Knowledge. Academy of Management Meeting: Honolulu, HI.
  • H.W. Volberda, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch, R.A.J.L. van Wijk & J.J.P. Jansen (2004). The Role of Firms? Knowledge Strategies in Developing Deep and Broad Knowledge. Academy of International Business Conference: Stockholm.
  • J.J.P. Jansen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2004). Exploratory and Exploitative Innovations in Ambidextrous Organizations: How do Antecedents Matter? Academy of Management Meeting 2004: New Orleans, August 6-11.
  • J.J.P. Jansen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2004). Exploratory Innovation, Exploitative Innovation, or Both Simultaneously: How do Environmental and Organizational Antecedents Matter? Annual Strategic Management Society Conference 2004, November 1-4: San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • J.J.P. Jansen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2003). Measuring Absorptive Capacity: Realized and Potential. DRUID Summer Conference, Creating, Sharing and Transferring Knowledge: The Role of Geography, Institutions and Organizations: Denmark, June 12-14.
  • J.J.P. Jansen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2003). Managing Potential and Realized Absorptive Capacity: Antecedents and Consequences. BPS Division, Absorptive Capacity and Organizational Slack, Academy of Management Conference, Democracy in a Knowledge Economy: Seattle, USA, August 1-6.
  • J.J.P. Jansen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2003). Absorptive Capacity, Adaptation, and Performance: An Intra-organizational Perspective. Annual OKLC Conference, April 2003: Barcelona, Spain (2003, april 1 - 2003, april 13).
  • J.J.P. Jansen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2003). Managing Potential and Realized Absorptive Capacity: Evidence from a Large European Mulit-unit Firm. Annual Academy of International Business Conference, July 1-4: Monterey, USA.
  • J.J.P. Jansen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2003). Managing the Exploration and Exploitation Strategy: Organizational Antecedents and Consequences. SMS Conference, Intersections: Strategy Across Conventional Boundaries: Baltimore, USA, November 9-12.
  • J.J.P. Jansen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2002). Managing organizational and integrative capabilities. McMaster World Congress on Intellectual Capital, January 10-12: Hamilton, Canada.
  • J.J.P. Jansen (2002). Managing a business unit's absorptive capacity: toward a dynamic model. Strategic Management Society Conference, September 2-4: Paris, France.
  • J.J.P. Jansen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2002). Adaptation and Selection in Long-lived Companies: A Micro-coevolutionary Perspective on Absorptive Capacity. 18 th EGOS Colloquium, July 4-6, 2002: Barcelona, Spain.
  • J.J.P. Jansen, Frans, A.J. Van Den Bosch & H.W. Volberda (2002). Absorptive Capacity Explorative/Exploitative Adaption and Performance: an Intra-Organizational Perspective, Organizing Processes of Building and Leveraging Knowledge. LINK Conference, November 1-2: Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • J.J.P. Jansen (2001). "Managing the organizational knowledge absorption cycle: the microevolution between knowledge processes and integrative capabilities". Academy of Management Conference, August 3-8, 2001: Washington, USA.

Doctoral Thesis

Recognitions

Editorial positions (4)

  • Academy of Management Journal

    Editorial Board

  • Academy of Management Review

    Editorial Board

  • Journal of Management Studies

    Associate Editor

  • Strategic Management Journal

    Editorial Board

Past courses

Advanced Topics of Research in Strategy

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BERMASC009
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Strategic Entrepreneurship

  • Study year: 2014/2015
  • Code: BERMASC027
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

ERIM Research Clinic Strategy and Entrepreneurship

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BERMRC004
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Research Seminars

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: BERMSMR001
  • ECTS: 2 Level: Master

Corporate Entrepreneurship

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM04SE
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Corporate Entrepreneurship

  • Study year: 2014/2015
  • Code: RSM10ES
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Awards

Projects

PhD Vacancy

From start-up to scale-up: a multilevel framework on regional- and firm-level aspects that drive fast growth

Media and policy makers are fond of new or small ventures that are able to scale-up quickly bringing new products and services to the market while creating new jobs. Start-up firms play a vital role in generating new business activities and in creating economic welfare; however, various studies have clearly explicated that many nascent organizations do not survive – and if they do - remain relatively small (Hopkins, 1997). In the United Kingdom, for instance, growing firms represent only a small minority yet they generate the majority of new jobs in recent years (Nesta, 2009; 2011). Interestingly, a comprehensive set of start-up programs and policy reforms in Denmark in the early 2000s led to a dramatic increase in the numbers of ventures formed, but when analysed five years later, the vast majority had plateaued at a few employees, and fewer than 1% met the fairly modest criteria set to be considered "growth" ventures. So what’s the problem? Why don’t we have as many successful growing organizations we can point to? What makes it so difficult for start-ups and micro organizations to move into areas of comparative advantage and high-value added as to generate attractive growth patterns?

Despite their importance, thus, there is a dearth of empirical evidence of this phenomenon while there are no current unifying theories that explain how some firms are able to scale up and grow at fast paces while others do not. In particular, we lack knowledge on the drivers of scale-up venture successes, on the mechanisms and processes of scale-up ventures and on the dynamics of capability and resource reconfiguration during the scaling-up. The main objective of this PhD project is to shed light on the phenomenon of scale-up ventures exposing the drivers, processes, mechanisms, capabilities, resources and structures that allow them to succeed. By doing so, this project has the potential to contribute to the bodies of knowledge of entrepreneurship and strategy fields while providing ventures teams relevant practical implications.

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PhD Tracks

  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Mahmut Ozdemir
  • Time frame: 2006 - 2011
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Ignacio Vaccaro
  • Time frame: 2007 - 2010
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Marc van Essen
  • Time frame: 2007 - 2011
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Michel Lander
  • Time frame: 2007 - 2012
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Sergey Osadchiy
  • Time frame: 2007 - 2011
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Bas Karreman
  • Time frame: 2006 - 2011
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Sebastiaan van Doorn
  • Time frame: 2008 - 2012
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Melek Akin Ates
  • Time frame: 2008 - 2014
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Radu Olimpiu Mihalache
  • Time frame: 2009 - 2012
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Nufer Ates
  • Time frame: 2009 - 2014
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Maria Rita Micheli
  • Time frame: 2010 - 2015
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Brigitte Hoogendoorn
  • Time frame: 2007 - 2011
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Roxana Turturea
  • Time frame: 2012 -
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Pengfei Wang
  • Time frame: 2011 - 2016
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Hester Duursema
  • Time frame: 2009 - 2013
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Radina Blagoeva
  • Time frame: 2015 -
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Kenneth Fernald
  • Time frame: 2011 - 2015
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Jitse Duijsters
  • Time frame: 2016 -
The Adaptive Organization: The Socio-Cognitive Antecedents of Ambidexterity and Individual Exploration
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Pepijn van Neerijnen
  • Time frame: 2008 - 2016
Patents and trademarks: Motivations, antecedents, and value in industrialized and emerging markets
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Christian Fisch
  • Time frame: 2012 - 2016
Project Syed Gilani
Project Syed Gilani
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Syed Gilani
  • Time frame: -