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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Profile

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.

Vareska's expertise focuses on the areas of corporate venturing and collaborative innovation, including external technology sourcing, corporate venture capital investments, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. Other research interests include (corporate) entrepreneurship, patents, and venture capital. She has published articles in leading academic journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, the 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 different levels.

In addition, Vareska is also the director of the Part-time PhD Programme in Management at RSM, a visiting professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, the founder of two web-portals on open innovation (www.openinnovatie.nl and www.openinnovation.eu), and a certified LEGO SERIOUS PLAY facilitator.

Professional experience

Endowed Professor

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

Associate Professor

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

Publications

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.
  • V.J.A. van de Vrande (2013). Walking the knowledge tightrope. RSM Insight, 15 (3), 16-17.
  • V.J.A. van de Vrande & A.P. de Man (2010). Embracing Open Innovation. In Innovation EU, Vol. 2-1. London: Innovation Europe
  • V.J.A. van de Vrande & W. Vanhaverbeke (2006). Innoveren door Externe Innovatie. In VMA Jaarboek 2006 (pp. 38-45)
  • M. de Rochemont & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2006). Open Innovatie en de Rol van Corporate Venture Capital. In J. Sistermans (Ed.), Open stellingen: Essays over Open Innovatie (pp. 57-64). Den Haag: Quantes

Scholarly Publications (19)

Semi Scientific Publications

  • N. Hynes & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2013, december 31). When going Dutch means a free lunch: how Australians could build social capital. The Conversation

Doctoral Thesis

  • V.J.A. van de Vrande (2007, november 7). Not invented here: managing corporate innovation in a new era. TUE (Eindhoven: Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies) Prom./coprom.: Prof.Dr. G.M. Duysters & W. Vanhaverbeke.

Courses

Corporate Venturing

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BM-IM11CC
  • ECTS: 8 Level: Master

New Business: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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

NIE1, New business: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BMA3140
  • ECTS: 6

NIE2, Majorgebonden Methodologie Seminars

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BMA3160
  • ECTS: 2

Past courses

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
  • 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