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

Full 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
  • 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
  • V.J.A. van de Vrande & W. Vanhaverbeke (2006). Innoveren door Externe Innovatie. In VMA Jaarboek 2006 (pp. 38-45)

Scholarly Publications (23)

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.

Media

Media items

  • 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...

  • “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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

Discovery items

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

Corporate Venturing

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BM-IM11CC
  • ECTS: 8 Level: Master

New Business: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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

NIE1, New business: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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

NIE2, Majorgebonden Methodologie Seminars

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 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