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Koen Dittrich is Assistant Professor Management of Innovation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and Member of Erasmus Research Institute of Management. He is also researcher for the Innovation and Co-Creation Lab at RSM. His research interests include innovation, co-creation, R&D collaboration, regional clusters and small worlds. He has (co)authored many chapters in various books on R&D collaboration and innovation management, and published articles in Marketing Letters, Research Policy, Small Business Economics, The Journal of Product Innovation Management and Industrial Marketing Management. For his article on Nokia published in The Journal of Product Innovation Management in 2007, Dr. Dittrich received one of the Emerald Citation of Excellence awards 2011. The article has been chosen as one of the top 50 articles worldwide in the field of management that have had the highest impact since their publication date (determined by a two-tier system based on citations and research impact).

Publications

Academic (8)
  • Soyer, M., & Dittrich, K. (2021). Sustainable consumer behavior in purchasing, using and disposing of clothes. Sustainability (Switzerland), 13(15), [8333]. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13158333

  • Tuijl, E., Carvalho, LM., & Dittrich, K. (2018). Beyond the joint-venture: knowledge sourcing in Chinese automotive events. Industry and Innovation, 25(4), 389-407. https://doi.org/10.1080/13662716.2017.1414749

  • Tuijl, E., Dittrich, K., & van der Borg, J. (2016). Upgrading of symbolic and synthetic knowledge bases: vidence from the Chinese automotive and construction industries. Industry and Innovation, 23(3), 276-293. https://doi.org/10.1080/13662716.2015.1129316

  • Langerak, F., Rijsdijk, S., & Dittrich, K. (2009). Development Time and New Product Sales: A Contingency Analysis of Product Innovativeness and Price. Marketing Letters, 20(4), 399-413. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11002-009-9074-5

  • Dittrich, K., Duysters, GM., & de Man, AP. (2007). Strategic repositioning by means of alliance networks: The case of IBM. Research Policy, 36(10), 1496-1511. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2007.07.002

  • Dittrich, K., & Duysters, GM. (2007). Networking as a means to strategy change. The case of open innovation in mobile telephony. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 24(6), 510-521. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5885.2007.00268.x

  • Sadowski, BM., Dittrich, K., & Duysters, GM. (2003). Collaborative Strategies in the Event of Technological Discontinuities: the Case of Nokia in the Mobile Telecommunication Industry. Small Business Economics, 21(2), 173-186. https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1025097812273

  • Dittrich, K., & Egyedi, TM. (2001). Theme Issue on Standards, Compatibility and Infrastructure Development. Knowledge, Technology and Policy, 14(3), 5-7.

Popular (1)
  • Dolfsma, WA., & Dittrich, K. (2003). Innovatieplatform kan niet slagen. Het Financieele Dagblad, 10.

Professional (3)
  • Storm, I., Oers, van, JAM., Kok, M., Bal, R., Tubbing, L., Harting, J., Jansen, MWJ., Bekker, MPM., Dittrich, K., & Paulussen, T. (2014). Consortium Instruments for Integrated Action (i4i). Tijdschrift voor Sociale Gezondheidszorg, 92(1), 4-9.

  • Dittrich, K. (2002). Strategische allianties. Vraagbaak Inkoop & Logistiek.

  • Dittrich, K., & Runhaar, HAC. (2001). Logistieke Internetinnovaties. Vraagbaak Inkoop & Logistiek.

Academic (1)
  • Dittrich, K., & Egyedi, TM. (2001). Standards, Compatibility and Infrastructure Development. Proceedings of the 6th EURAS Workshop. Delft University of Technology.

Academic (1)
  • Dittrich, K., Jaspers, F., & Wynstra, F. (2005). Dealing with Dualities. Proceedings of the 21st IMP Conference. Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), EUR.

Academic (2)
  • Dittrich, K. (2002). Book review. Organization Studies, 23 (2), 302-305.

  • Dittrich, K. (2000). Book review. Telecommunications Policy, 24, 274-276.

Academic (6)
  • Dittrich, K., van Vugt, M., Smits, M., & Sol, G. (2016). From waste to resource: business model innovation for food in the agricultural sector. In Education for a sustainable agri-food system Aeres, University of Applied Sciences Wageningen.

  • Dittrich, K. (2008). Testing a theory of collaboration characteristics of successful innovation projects. In J. Dul, & T. Hak (Eds.), Case Study Methodology in Business Research (pp. 98-112). Butterworth-Heinemann.

  • Jans, RF., & Dittrich, K. (2008). A review of case studies in business research. In J. Dul, & T. Hak (Eds.), Case Study Methodology in Business Research (pp. 19-29). Butterworth-Heinemann.

  • Dittrich, K. (2008). Nokia's strategic change by means of alliance networks. A case of adopting the open innovation paradigm? In P. S. Gopalakrishnan (Ed.), Open Innovation. The New Business Strategy (pp. 103-126). ICFAI University Press.

  • Dittrich, K. (2007). Nokia's strategic change by means of alliance networks. A case of adopting the open innovation paradigm? In K. Sangeetha, & P. Sivarajadhanavel (Eds.), Nokia Inc. A global mobile leader (pp. 59-82). ICFAI University Press. Icfai's Professional Reference Book Series

  • Sadowski, BM., & Dittrich, K. (2000). Problems with Technical Change: A Case Study of the Finnish IT Industry. In Holler, M.J., & Niskanen, E. (Eds.), EURAS Yearbook of Standardization (pp. 263-283). Accedo Verlag.

Professional (1)
  • Dittrich, K., & Runhaar, HAC. (2005). Innovatieverbetering van bestaande bedrijfsprocessen. In H. Slagt (Ed.), I&L Kennisbanken Samson Bedrijfsinformatie.

Professional (1)
  • Dittrich, K. (2005). Nokia's strategic change by means of alliance networks. A case of adopting the open innovation paradigm?. KVIE Conference, 16 December 2005, The Hague.

Academic (6)
  • Hartog, F. D., Dittrich, K., & Nijs, J. D. (2019). Towards a viable business model for collaborative use of unlicensed frequency bands in densely populated areas. In 2018 28th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, ITNAC 2018 [8615381] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. 2018 28th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, ITNAC 2018 https://doi.org/10.1109/ATNAC.2018.8615381

  • Dittrich, K., & Denee, T. (2014). Open Innovation in the Biomedical Industry. A Framework for Assessing Public-Private Partnerships. In A. Ledwith, & R. McNally (Eds.), Proceedings of the 21st International Product Development Management Conference (pp. 67-68). EIASM.

  • Koppius, O., Dittrich, K., & van de Capellen, J. (2011). Knowledge sharing in non-knowledge intensive organizations. In Academy of Management Annual Meeting Academy of Management.

  • Huis in 't Veld, M., Dittrich, K., & Stam, FC. (2005). Innovation networks in sensor technology development. In J. Y. F. Wynstra, K. Dittrich, & F. P. H. Jaspers (Eds.), Dealing with Dualities. Proceedings of the 21st IMP Conference, 1-3 September 2005, Rotterdam Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), EUR.

  • Dittrich, K., & van den Ende, J. (2005). Organizational forms for the development of new broadband services: a dynamic model for the degree of integration between collaborating firms. In J. Y. F. Wynstra, K. Dittrich, & F. P. H. Jaspers (Eds.), Dealing with Dualities. Proceedings of the 21st IMP Conference, 1-3 September 2005, Rotterdam Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), EUR.

  • Dittrich, K., & Duysters, GM. (2003). The Role of Innovation Networks in a Changing Competitive Environment: The Case of IBM. In M.H. Hanza (Ed.), Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Alliances, Mergers, and Acquisitions ACTA Press.

Internally prepared (1)
  • Dittrich, K. (2004). Innovation Networks: exploration and exploitation in the ICT industry. [Doctoral Thesis, Delft University of Technology]. Delft University of Technology.

Academic (1)

Popular (1)
  • Dittrich, K. (2019). Circulaire waarde(n)modellen. Een multidisciplinaire benadering voor het verduurzamen van mkb-bedrijven in de maak- en voedingsindustrie. Hogeschool Rotterdam. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/124946

Academic (1)
  • Dittrich, K., Duysters, GM., & de Man, AP. (2004). Using networks for changing innovation strategy: the case of IBM. (ERS-2004 111-ORG ed.) Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), EUR. ERS-2004 Vol. 111-ORG

Professional (2)
  • Dittrich, K., & van den Ende, J. (2005). Organisational forms for the development of new broadband services. Freeband.

  • Borst, I., Bitter, R., Ballon, P., Dittrich, K., & van den Ende, J. (2005). SOTA broadband services and their business models. Freeband. Freeband/B@HOME/D2.0/V1.0

Academic (1)
  • Tuijl, E., & Dittrich, K. (2014). Events as spaces for upgrading: Evidence from Auto Shanghai. Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). ERIM report series research in management Vol. ERS-2014-013-LIS http://hdl.handle.net/1765/76070

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Past courses

International Business -The Dutch Way

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015
  • Code: BAE06
  • Level: Bachelor 3

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