Prof. Vareska van de Vrande

Vareska van de Vrande

Professor of Collaborative Innovation and Business Venturing
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Vareska van de Vrande is Professor of Collaborative Innovation and Business Venturing at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Vareska joined RSM in 2007 after completing a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

 

Her expertise focuses on the areas of corporate venturing and collaborative innovation, including external technology sourcing, corporate venture capital investments, strategic alliances, and corporate-startup collaboration. Other research interests include (corporate) entrepreneurship, patents, and venture capital. She has published articles in leading academic journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Journal of Operations Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and the Journal of Business Venturing. At RSM, Vareska teaches courses and modules in Strategic Management and Corporate Venturing at the graduate and post-experience level. 

 

In addition, Vareska is the Academic Lead of Erasmus Enterprise, the founder of two web-portals on open innovation (www.openinnovatie.nl and www.openinnovation.eu), and a certified LEGO SERIOUS PLAY facilitator.

Publications

  • Academic (14)
    • Subramanian, AM., Levesque, M., & Vrande, V. (2020). "Pulling the plug”: Time allocation between drug discovery and development projects. Production and Operations Management, 29(12), 2851-2876. https://doi.org/10.1111/poms.13255

    • Subramanian, AM., & Vrande, V. (2019). The role of intellectual capital in new product development: Can it become a liability? Journal of Operations Management, 65(6), 517-535. https://doi.org/10.1002/joom.1045

    • di Lorenzo, F., & Vrande, V. (2018). Tapping into the knowledge of incumbents: The role of corporate venture capital investments and inventor mobility. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 13(1), 24-46. https://doi.org/10.1002/sej.1304

    • Wang, P., Vrande, V., & Jansen, J. (2017). Balancing Exploration and Exploitation in Inventions: Quality of Inventions and Team Composition. Research Policy, 46(10), 1836-1850. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2017.09.002

    • Vrande, V. (2012). Balancing your technology-sourcing portfolio: How sourcing mode diversity enhances innovative performance. Strategic Management Journal, 34(5), 610-621. https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.2031

    • Vrande, V., & Vanhaverbeke, W. (2012). How prior corporate venture capital investments shape technological alliances: A real options approach. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37(5), 1019-1043. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2012.00526.x

    • Vrande, V., & de Man, AP. (2011). A response to "Is open innovation a field of study or a communication barrier to theory development?". Technovation, 31(4), 185-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2011.01.002

    • Vrande, V., Vanhaverbeke, W., & Duysters, GM. (2011). Additivity and complementarity in external technology sourcing: The added value of corporate venture capital investments. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 58(3), 483-496. https://doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2010.2091134

    • Vrande, V., Vanhaverbeke, W., & Duysters, GM. (2011). Technology In-Sourcing and the Creation of Pioneering Technologies. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 28(6), 974-987. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5885.2011.00853.x

    • Vrande, V., Vanhaverbeke, W., & Gassmann, O. (2010). Broadening the scope of open innovation: past research, current state and future directions. International Journal of Technology Management, 52(3/4), 221-235. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJTM.2010.035974

    • Vrande, V., Jong, JPJ., Vanhaverbeke, W., & de Rochemont, M. (2009). Open Innovation in SMEs: Trends, Motives and Management Challenges. Technovation, 29(6/7), 423-437. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2008.10.001

    • Vrande, V., Vanhaverbeke, W., & Duysters, GM. (2009). External technology sourcing: the effect of uncertainty on governance mode choice. Journal of Business Venturing, 24(1), 62-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2007.10.001

    • Vanhaverbeke, W., Vrande, V., & Chesbrough, HW. (2008). Understanding the advantages of open innovation practices in corporate venturing in terms of real options. Creativity and Innovation Management, 17(4), 251-258.

    • Vrande, V., Lemmens, C., & Vanhaverbeke, W. (2006). Choosing governance modes for external technology sourcing. R and D Management, 36(3), 347-363.

  • Popular (1)
    • Hynes, N., & Vrande, V. (2013). When going Dutch means a free lunch: how Australians could build social capital. Unknown.

  • Professional (2)
  • Academic (6)
    • Stam, FC., & Vrande, V. (2017). Solopreneurs and the rise of co-working in the Netherlands. In Entrepreneurial Neighbourhoods Edward Elgar Publishing. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/104147

    • Burgers, H., & Vrande, V. (2016). Who is the corporate entrepreneur? Insights from opportunity discovery and creation theory. In Handbook of Research on Corporate Entrepreneurship Edward Elgar Publishing. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/114472

    • Brunswicker, S., & Vrande, V. (2014). Exploring Open Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. In H. Chesbrough, W. Vanhaverbeke, & J. West (Eds.), Exploring the next wave of open innovation research Edward Elgar Publishing.

    • Burgers, JH., & Vrande, V. (2011). Who is the Corporate Entrepreneur? Insights from Opportunity Discovery and Creation Theory. In S. Zahra (Ed.), Handbook of Corporate Entrepreneurship Edward Elgar Publishing.

    • Vrande, V. (2008). The Importance of Internal Alignment for Open Innovation. In Open Innovation: The New Business Strategy ICFAI University Press.

    • Halman, J., Ulijn, J., Vrande, V., & Umbach, F. (2007). The importance of cooperation and support for technology start-ups: a comparison of the Eindhoven and Darmstadt areas. In Entrepreneurship, cooperation and the firm: the emergence and survival of high tech ventures in Europe (pp. 261-286). Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • Professional (3)
    • Vrande, V., & de Man, AP. (2010). Embracing Open Innovation. In Innovation EU, Vol. 2-1 Innovation Europe.

    • de Rochemont, M., & Vrande, V. (2006). Open Innovatie en de Rol van Corporate Venture Capital. In J. Sistermans (Ed.), Open stellingen: Essays over Open Innovatie (pp. 57-64). Quantes.

    • Vrande, V., & Vanhaverbeke, W. (2006). Innoveren door Externe Innovatie. In VMA Jaarboek 2006 (pp. 38-45)

  • Academic (3)
    • Dolgova, J., Ben-Menahem, S., Neerijnen, P., & Vrande, V. (2012). The Emergence of Team Proactiveness.. Annual Meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (Sunbelt Conference), Redondo Beach, USA.

    • Tempelaar, MP., & Vrande, V. (2012). Dynamism, Munificence, Internal and External Exploration-Exploitation and Their Performance Effects. Annual Academy of Management Conference, Boston, USA.

    • Tempelaar, MP., & Vrande, V. (2011). Knowledge ambidexterity and Financial Performance: A Longitudinal Study of the Simultaneous Pursuit of Local and Distant Knowledge within and across Organizational Boundaries. Organization Science Winter Conference XVII, Steamboat Springs, USA.

  • Academic (1)
    • Vanhaverbeke, W. W., & Van De Vrande, V. (2008). Understanding the advantages of open innovation practices in corporate venturing in terms of real options. In 2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2008 (pp. 954-958). [4738011] 2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2008 https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2008.4738011

  • External (1)
    • Vrande, V. (2007). Not invented here: managing corporate innovation in a new era. TUE.

  • Popular (1)
    • Vrande, V. (2017). Collaborative Innovation: Creating Opportunities in a Changing World. Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Inaugural Addresses Research in Management Series http://hdl.handle.net/1765/100028

Media

Media items

  • “Dit is misschien wel het moment om een bedrijf te starten”

    Crisis, which crisis? The pandemic also offers great opportunities for startups with innovative ideas, explains Professor Vareska van der Vrande in the EURcast. Startups working on digitization or Virtual Reality are gaining…

  • "Dit is misschien wel het moment om een bedrijf te starten"

    Crisis, what crisis? The pandemic also brings great business opportunities for startups with innovative ideas, explains professor Vareska van der Vrande in the EURcast. Startups that work on digitization or Virtual Reality can…

  • Corporate start-up: ondernemen met een vangnet

    An article discussing corporate start-ups, like the ABN AMRO owned 'Tikkie'. The payment issue that Tikkie tries to tackle had already been spotted by ABN AMRO before. According to Vareska van de Vrande, professor of Collaborative…

  • Our Year in 15 Photos

    RSM Professors Tom Mom and Vareska van de Vrande are referenced in this yearly recap of the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship's activities. They have joined the academic team of the centre over the last year.

  • Strategische inspiratie tijdens de Strategic Business Plan Awards

    The Strategic Business Plan Awards were held on 28 September. Four teams presented their business plan to a jury, after which the two winners were announced. This year, the jury consisted of Paul Pietersma, Managing Director of…

  • Adopteer Een Startup

    According to Professor of Cooperation and Innovation Vareska van de Vrande, large companies in their growth strategy must pay more attention to cooperation with other companies.

  • Niet alleen, maar samen innoveren

    Companies need to think about strategies to work with other companies as part of their growth strategy. Collecting innovations is becoming increasingly important. To this end, Prof.dr. Vareska van de Vrande, Professor of…

  • 'Bedrijven moeten voor innovatie meer samenwerken'

    Companies need to think better about strategies to collaborate with other companies within their growth strategy. Innovating together is indispensable, says professor of collaboration and innovation Vareska van de Vrande.

  • Niet alleen, maar samen innoveren

    Companies need to think about strategies to work with other companies as part of their growth strategy. Collecting innovations is becoming increasingly important. To this end, Prof.dr. Vareska van de Vrande, Professor of…

  • Wie is de baas? De corporate of de start-up?

    David and Goliath - which seems to be the best description of the relationship between a startup and a corporate. "Promising start-ups are highly sought after by corporates," Vareska explains the Vrande from Professor…

  • Dutch Open Hackathon 2016 (09-12-2016)

    The Dutch Open Hackathon 2016 - an initiative of the Chamber of Commerce, KLM, Philips, Police, PostNL and Schiphol Amsterdam Airport - is organizing a seminar on Open Innovation on Friday, December 9th. During the seminar five…

  • Seminar over Open Innovatie tijdens Dutch Open Hackathon 2016

    The Dutch Open Hackathon 2016 - an initiative of the Chamber of Commerce, KLM, Philips, Police, PostNL and Schiphol Amsterdam Airport - is organizing a seminar on Open Innovation on Friday, December 9th. During the seminar five…

  • Seminar over Open Innovatie tijdens Dutch Open Hackathon 2016

    On Friday, December 9th a seminar on Open Innovation during the Dutch Open Hackaton will be held. The seminar will be held by five guest speakers, one of whom is Vareska van de Vrande, discussing the expansion and development of…

  • RSM start met Discovery Live serie, over de toekomst van werken

    Next month RSM organises the first ‘RSM Discovery Live’-series called ‘The Future of Work’. It will feature multiple speakers including Henk Volberda, Vareska van de Vrande, Gijs van Houwelingen and Frank Hartmann, who will…

  • RSM launches Discovery Live series, explores the future of work

    Next month RSM organises the first ‘RSM Discovery Live’-series called ‘The Future of Work’. It will feature multiple speakers including Henk Volberda, Vareska van de Vrande, Gijs van Houwelingen and Frank Hartmann, who will…

  • Vareska van de Vrande bijzonder hoogleraar Collaborative Innovation and Business Venturing

    Vareska van de Vrande has been appointed as endowed professor of Collaborative Innovation and Business Venturing. She will focus on the development and distribution of knowledge on the subject.

  • “WHAT IS COWRKING?” IT’S STILL ALL ABOUT “COMMUNITY”

    A study conducted by Vareska van de Vrande and Michiel Tempelaar indicated that co-working locations provide more benefits than just free lunch. It leads to meeting new people and entrepreneurs and increasing the sense of being…

  • Quick hits: 3 tips for perfect co-working

    A study conducted by Vareska van de Vrande and Michiel Tempelaar indicated that co-working locations provide more benefits than just free lunch. Here, three tips are provided for professionals and entrepreneurs on how to take the…

Discovery items

Discovery versus development: what deserves the most time?

Management decisions affect the way that new drugs are brought to market.

How to get more out of co-working places than the odd free lunch

Co-working spaces can help your business grow. Here’s how to get more out of them than the odd free lunch.

Vareska van de Vrande: Open your gates to innovation

As innovation becomes more democratic, many of the best ideas for new products and services no longer originate in well-financed corporate and government laboratories

Walking the knowledge tightrope

Firms need to be more skilful in identifying how, when and where they collaborate with external knowledge partners.

Courses

Foundations of Business Law

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BAD15
  • Level: Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3

IM Research clinic

  • Study year: 2021/2022
  • Code: BM-IM-RC
  • Level: Master

Corporate Venturing

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BM-IM11CC
  • Level: Master

New Business: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BMA2108
  • ECTS: 5

NIE1, New business: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BMA3140
  • ECTS: 6

NIE2, Majorgebonden Methodologie Seminars

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMA3160
  • ECTS: 2

Business Law

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BT2109
  • Level: Bachelor 2, Bachelor 3, Pre-master

Past courses

Innovation Management

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BM-IM09CC
  • ECTS: 8 Level: Master

Advanced Topics in Strategic Entrepreneurship

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BERMASC045
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Strategic Entrepreneurship

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2014/2015
  • Code: BERMASC027
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Research Methods - C: Databases and archival data: Collection & analysis

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMRMSM-C
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Strategic management

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014, 2012/2013
  • Code: BKB1025
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Bachelor 2, Pre-master

Strategic management honours class

  • Study year: 2015/2016
  • Code: BMHONSM
  • ECTS: 10 Level: Master

Corporate Venturing and Business Model Innovation

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMME072
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master

Research Methods - C: Databases and archival data: Collection & analysis

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMRMSM-C
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Strategic management honours class

  • Study year: 2014/2015
  • Code: RSMHONSM
  • ECTS: 10 Level: Master

Corporate venture capital: making external technology sourcing and innovation work

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMME074
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Corporate venturing: how to manage new business development in large, established firms

  • Study year: 2012/2013
  • Code: BKMME162
  • ECTS: 10 Level: Master