Daan Stam holds the endowed chair of Leadership for Innovation at the department of Technology and Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, where he is the section head for the Innovation Management group.
Daan’s research interests include leadership, innovation, vision communication and creativity, with a focus on leading innovation and change. He is particularly interested in understanding why some (few) people are able to gather strong support for innovation and change, while many others struggle to do so. To search for the answer, he studies visioning behaviours of leaders using a psychological perspective, and has discovered that identity issues are key to solving this mystery.
His work has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Operations Management, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management Studies and others.
Prof. Stam is a member of the Erasmus Centre for Leadership Studies and the Erasmus Centre for Innovation Management.