NIKOS staff

Professors P.C. (Petra) de Weerd-Nederhof
Department Head
Chair Organization Studies and Innovation

Areas of expertise

  • Organisation Theory & Design
  • Innovation Management
  • Organising New Product Development

Prof.dr. A.J. (Aard) Groen
Chair Innovative Entrepreneurship

Areas of expertise

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Strategy

Prof.dr. S.T. (Steven) Walsh
Chair Renewal of Industry

Areas of expertise

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Emerging Technologies

Support staff

Academic staff

Ir. J.W.L. (Jann) van Benthem, MSc

Areas of expertise

  • Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing and Finance
  • Supporting in recognizing added value

Dr. G. (Gerben) Blaauw

Areas of expertise

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge Identification and management

Drs. P. (Patrick) Bliek

Areas of expertise

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship 
  • Marketing
  • Finance

Ir. J.G. (Joost) Brinkman

Areas of expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Personal Development

  Dr. ir. T.A. (Tijs) van den Broek

  Areas of expertise

  • Social Movement Theory
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Computer-mediated communication

Dr. L. (Liqin) Brouwers-Ren

Areas of expertise

  • Management of technical innovation in Chinese (state-owned) enterprises
  • Chinese firms as complex adaptive systems in Chinese economy in transition

Dr. E. (Efthymios) Constantinides

Areas of expertise

  • Strategic Marketing
  • E-Commerce / E-Media Social Media Marketing

Dr. M.L. (Michel) Ehrenhard

Areas of expertise

  • Institutional Theory, Organizational Politics & Social Movements
  • Disruptive Change, Technology, and Organizational Design
  • Entrepreneurial & Managerial Cognition and Decision-making

Dr P. (Paula) Danskin Englis

Areas of expertise

  • Student Entrepreneurship &Start-ups
  • Born Globals
  • International Management

Dr B.G. (Basil) Englis

Areas of expertise

  • Consumer behavior and psychology
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Product and Brand Symbolism

Dr. R. (Rainer) Harms

Areas of expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • International-Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Entrepreneurship

Dr. I.R. (Isabella) R Hatak

Areas of expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • New venture creation
  • Management innovation

Dr. R.P.A. (Raymond) Loohuis, MBA

Areas of exptertise

  • Business & Technology Development
  • Strategizing Activities and Practices
  • Service-dominant-logic in Industrial Marketing S.J.A. (Sandor) Löwik

Areas of expertise

  • Innovation Management
  • Knowledge Management and Absorptive Capacity
  • Balancing Exploration and Exploitation in SMEs

Dr. A.M. (Ariane) van Raesfeld- Meijer

Areas of expertise

  • Business Marketing
  • Innovation and Business Development in Networks
  • Industry – University Relations

Dr. A.H. (Rik) van Reekum

Areas of expertise

  • Intellectual Property Management
  • New Technology Adoption
  • High-tech Entrepreneurship

A. (Annemarie) Ridder MSc

Areas of expertise

  • Communication
  • Diversity in Organizations
  • Female Entrepreneurship

M.R. (Martin) Stienstra MSc

Areas of expertise

  • International Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Processes
  • National Culture

Dr. K. (Kasia) Zalewska-Kurek

Areas of expertise

  • Business Model Innovation
  • Market Orientation of Start-ups
  • Strategic Management


A.F. (Andres) Camargo Benavides


  • Social entrepreneurship, social enterprises, Co-ops
  • Innovation
  • Network collaboration

Aad van Dorp

A (Aad) van Dorp


  • Development / improvement of processes
  • Internal management 

N.D.G. (Natalie) den Engelse, MSc


  • Social Media
  • The role of social media in emerging firms

S. (Shuijing) Jie


  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Learning
  • International R&D Spillovers in China

Lic. A.A.C. (Annelies) Geerts

Gaby Kaffka

Drs. G.A. (Gabi) Kaffka


  • Entrepreneurial Cognitive Development
  • Sensemaking Processes during Venture Development
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Ir. R.G.M. (Ruud) Koopman


  • Coaching, mentoring, soft support of (high tech) entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurial education
  • Entrepreneurship at secondary schools

Koen Kuipers

J.C. (Koen) Kuijpers BEng MSc


  • Inclusive entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social entrepreneurship

Ir. B. (Björn) Kijl


  • Business Valuation & Modelling
  • Financial Consultancy

Ari manuhutu

K.A. (Ari) Manuhutu, MSc.


  • Social Network
  • Agent-Based Modeling

T. (Tamara) Oukes, MSc


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Network collaboration

N. (Neil) Sheridan


  • Corporate leadership
  • Corporate social responsibility

Marlies Stuiver

M. (Marlies) Koers -Stuiver, MSc


  • User-entrepreneurship, Social entrepreneurship and the Base of the Pyramid
  • Business development and social user-entrepreneurship

E. (Edwin) Weesie


  • Business transfers
  • International and competitive environments

C. (Chaoran) Zheng


  • Innovation in Chinese private and state-owned companies
  • Dispersed corporate entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial process in large Chinese companies

FORMER STAFF A. (Antoni) Brack

Areas of expertise

  • Corporate Governance & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Compliance, legal coaching & consultancy

Prof.dr. C.J.M. (Carla) Millar

Areas of expertise

  • International Marketing & Management. O.A.M. (Olaf) Fisscher

Areas of expertise

  • Organizing for Innovation
  • Organizing for Corporate Social Responsibility

Prof.dr. H.E. (Hans) Roosendaal

Areas of expertise

  • Strategic knowledge and information management
  • Research management at different organisational levels


Dr. P. (Padmakumar) Nair

Now Director of LM Thapar School of Management, Thapar University


J.J. (Jaap) van Tilburg MSc

VentureLab International

A.J. (Arjan) Frederiks , PhD

Now at RUG Groningen


Dr. ir. J. (Jeroen) Kraaijenbrink

Author The Strategy Handbook, Trainer & Coach TSM Business school & Kraaijenbrink Training & Advice

I. (Raja) Singaram, PhD 

Now Assistant Professor of Social Enterprise at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida

 J.H. (Janina) Banis-den Hertog

Now Dr. at Saxion Hogeschool P. (Pieter) Terlouw

Now retired

F.M. (Frans) Jonkman

J. (Jin) Wu