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Prof.dr. A.J. (Aard) Groen

Aard Groen

Prof. dr A.J. (Aard) Groen
Professor of Innovative Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Office: RA 2202
T: +31 (0)53 489 2885
F: +31 (0)53 489 2159
E: a.j.groen@utwente.nl

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BACKGROUND

Aard Groen is Professor of Innovative Entrepreneurship & Valorisation - University of Twente & University of Groningen; Dean of Entrepreneurship - University of Groningen Center of Entrepreneurship; Scientific director NIKOS: University of Twente center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Research leader at IGS, Institute for Innovation & Governance Studies-program Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Coordinating professor Twente Graduate School, program Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Academic leader of Venturelab International; Associate-editor of Technovation journal for technology entrepreneurship and innovation management. (Impact factor 3.284, 2011)

He published in journals and books e.g. Journal of Management, International Journal of Small Business, Creativity and Innovation Management. Topics are positioned in entrepreneurship, marketing, university-industry interaction and innovation & technology dynamics.

Groen received his master in public administration from the University of Twente, and his PhD on business administration from the University of Groningen.

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RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Vision on entrepreneurship research: describing, explaining, and predicting processes of creating market oriented venture ideas, business concepts and growth of exploitation, based on social system theory. Leading the development of this approach into a new multi-level-multidimensional, and multi actor perspective on market oriented entrepreneurship. Methodological approach is neo-functionalistic, thriving on tensions between neo-positivistic and moderately constructivist methods of action research versus (quasi-) experimentation, using case studies, surveys as well as large quantitative databases. (see a.o. Groen, 2005).

Supervisor of Ph-D students:

Finished:

  • Van den Broek, When Slacktivism matters (2016) cum laude
  • Frederiks, On the use of Imagination by Entrepreneurs (2016) cum laude
  • Loohuis, Alliance management (2015)
  • Lowik, absorptive capacity in manufacturing firms (2013)
  • Habets, Corporate entrepreneurship and innovation as answer to structural readjustements in printing industry (2012)
  • Dervojeda, Organizing Academic Entrepreneurship (2012)
  • Ratinho, Support systems in incubators, (2011)
  • Faran, Critical Rationalism & Management Research, (2011) (assistant promoter Wijnhoven)
  • Pullen, Networks in biomedical NPD, (2010) with De Weerd-Nederhof, Fisscher
  • Kirwan, Networks and Global start ups. (2009)
  • Heuven, Network effects on financing of high tech ventures (2009)
    • With prof. J. Linton
  • Casault, Mathematical distribution of R&D valuation (2014)
    • With prof. S. Walsh
  • Tierney, Management of nano manufacturing (2012)
    • With prof. O.A.M Fisscher:
  • Middel, Collaborative improvement in networks (2008)
    • With prof.dr. Enzo Rullani, University of Venice
  • Schavione, Networks in Italian Districts (2006)
    • With prof. R. Stegwee, Dr. Wijnhoven,
  • Kraaijenbrink, Knowledge integration for NPD in high tech SME (2006)
    • With prof. W.E. During:
  • Klein Woolthuis; Sleeping with the Enemy, Collaboration in networks for NPD processes (1999).
  • Wakkee; Global start up and networks (2004)
  • Van der Veen; E-business generation in SME (2005)

Ongoing:

  • Kaffka, effectuation models of entrepreneurship in high tech entrepreneurship (2016)
  • Sheridan, Incubator methods evaluation (2016)
    • With prof. P. Boorsma
  • Ahmad, Micro finance policies in Pakistan (2014)
    • With prof. S. Zahra
  • Singaram, entrepreneurial decision making in green tech firms (2016)
    • With prof. W. Van Harten
  • Koelewijn, Entrepreneurship in healthcare (2014)
    • With prof. K. Krabbendam
  • Postema, Innovation management in hospitals (2015)

Reviewer for:

  • N.W.O. (Dutch science foundation) reviewing entrepreneurship research and an energy and environment innovation policy project.
  • F.W.O. Flemish science foundation: review of a post-doc program on high tech entrepreneurship research
  • Journal of Technovation
  • Journal of Small Business Management
  • Journal of Creativity and Innovation Management (member of editorial board)
  • New England Journal of Entrepreneurship
  • Journal of technopreneurship (member editorial board)
  • International Small Business Journal
  • International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • High Tech Small Firm Conference, Chairman selection committee
  • European Summer University on Entrepreneurship (chairman, 2004)
  • Academy of Management, division entrepreneurship and Technology, Innovation Management.

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PUBLICATIONS

Casault, S. and Groen, A.J. and Linton, J.D. (2014) Improving value assessment of high-risk, high-reward biotechnology research: the role of ‘thick tails’. New biotechnology, 31 (2). 172 - 178. ISSN 1871-6784

Loohuis, Raymond and Raesfeld, Ariane von and Groen, Aard J. (2014) The influence of different framing strategies in the social construction of a niche: ambidexterity in developing a bio resource market. In: ESEIA (IGS) Conference, Enschede, the Netherlands April 24-25, 2014, 24-04-2014 - 25-04-2014, Enschede.

Casault, S. and Groen, A.J. and Linton, J.D. (2013) Examination of the behavior of R&D returns using a power law. Science and public policy, 40 (2). 219 - 228. ISSN 0302-3427

Casault, S. and Groen, A.J. and Linton, J.D. (2013) Modelling technological entrepreneurial firms: How entrepreneurial firms are fundamentally different. In: High Technology Small Firms Conference (HTSF) 2013, Manchester.

Casault, S. and Groen, A.J. and Linton, J.D. (2013) Selection of a portfolio of R & D projects. In: Handbook on the theory and practice of program evaluation (Chapter 4). Edward Elgar Publishing, 89 - 111. ISBN 9780857932396

Franco-García, Laura-María and Sherwell, Juan-Luis and Groen, Aard J. (2013) Private-public strategies for sustainable regional development (3rd Greening of Industry Network Conference in Mexico City). Management research review, 30 (12). ISSN 2040-8277

Frederiks, A.J. and Ehrenhard, M.L. and Groen, A.J. (2013) How do nascent entrepreneurs use imagination in the venture creation process? A weekly diary study. In: Babson College entrepreneurship research conference, 05-06-2013 - 08-06-2013, Ecully, France.

Groen, A.J. and Walsh, S.T. (2013) Introduction to the field of creative enterprise. Technological forecasting and social change, 80 (2). 187 - 190. ISSN 0040-1625

Groen, A.J. and Walsh, S.T. (2013) Introduction to the field of emerging technology management. Creativity and innovation management, 22 (1). 1 - 5. ISSN 0963-1690

Jauregui-Becker, Juan M. and Franco-Garcia, Maria-Laura and Groen, Aard J. (2013) The business model proposition for product co-creation centres (PC3): scaling up the BoP mind-set to social entrepreneurial skills. In: 10th annual NYU Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, New York, 6 November 2013, 06-11-2013, New York.

Koelewijn, W. and Ehrenhard, M.L. and Groen, A.J. and Harten, W.H. van (2013) Exploring personal interests of physicians in hospitals and specialty clinics. Social science & medicine, 100 . 93 - 98. ISSN 0277-9536

Lansink, Chistoph and Franco-Garcia, Maria-Laura and Jauregui-Becker, Juan M. and Groen, Aard J. (2013) Inventory of social entrepreneurial methods/tools for succesful PC3 implementation. In: 14th International CINet Conference, 'Business Development and Co-creation', 8-11 September 2013, Nijmegen, 08-09-2013 - 11-09-2013, Nijmegen.

Lowik, S.J.A. and Kraaijenbrink, J. and Groen, A.J. (2013) How Absorptive Capacity Is More Than the Sum of its Parts: A Multi-Level Configurational Study of Micro-Foundations. In: Annual meeting of the Academy of Management, 9-13 August, Orlando, US, 09-08-2013 - 13-08-2013, Orlando, Florida.

Ogbanufe, O. and Nair, P. and Groen, A.J. (2013) On the efficacy of teaching materials science to managers. In: High Technology Small Firms Conference (HTSF) 2013, Manchester.

Ratinho, T.F. and Harms, R. and Groen, A.J. (2013) Business incubators: (How) do they help their tenants? In: New technology-based firms in the new millenium (Vol. 10). Emerald, 161 - 182. ISBN 9781781903155

Roersen, M.J. and Kraaijenbrink, J. and Groen, A.J. (2013) Marketing ignorance and the validity of Narver and Slater's MKTOR scale in high-tech Russian firms. Journal of product innovation management, 30 (3). 545 - 559. ISSN 0737-6782

Lowik, S.J.A. and Kraaijenbrink, J. and Groen, A.J. (2012) The Effects of Prior Knowledge, Networks, and Cognitive Style on Individuals' Absorptive Capacity. In: Annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, US.

Loohuis, R.P.A. and Groen, A.J. and Raesfeld, A.M. von and Hutschemaekers, B. (2012) Social Entrepreneurs by Chance: How environmentalists provide a favorable context for social entrepreneurial action. In: 28th EGOS Colloquium Design, 5-7 July 2012, Helsinki, Finland.

Stienstra, M.R. and Harms, R. and Ham, R. ten and Groen, A.J. (2012) Culture and entrepreneurial processses: evidence of influence. In: ICSB International Council for Small Business World Conference 2012, Leading from the edge, 10-13 June 2012, Wellington.

Broek, T.A. van den and Ehrenhard, M.L. and Langley, D. and Groen, A.J. (2012) Dotcauses for sustainability: combining activism and entrepreneurship. Journal of public affairs, 12 (3). 214 - 223. ISSN 1472-3891

Bruneel, J. and Ratinho, T.F. and Clarysse, B. and Groen, A.J. (2012) The evolution of business incubators: comparing demand and supply of business incubation services across different incubator generations. Technovation, 32 (2). 110 - 121. ISSN 0166-4972

Englis, B.G. and Englis, P.D. and Ratinho, T.F. and Groen, A.J. (2012) Survival and growth of high tech knowledge intensive firms: the impact of the VOC in business planning. In: 19th International Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC), 17-06-2012 - 19-06-2012.

Frederiks, A.J. and Ehrenhard, M.L. and Groen, A.J. (2012) Exploring Imagination and its Role in Entrepreneurial Idea Development. In: 72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 3-7, Boston, MA, United States, 03-08-2012 - 07-08-2012, Boston, MA.

Harms, R. and Walsh, S.T. and Groen, A.J. (2012) The strategic entrepreneurship process – new avenues for research. International journal of entrepreneurial behaviour & research, 18 (2). 132 - 136. ISSN 1355-2554

Heuven, J.M.J. and Groen, A.J. (2012) The role of social networks in financing technology-based ventures: an empirical exploration. Venture capital, 14 (1-2). 131 - 149. ISSN 1369-1066

Koelewijn, W. and Ehrenhard, M.L. and Groen, A.J. and Harten, W.H. van (2012) Intra-organizational dynamics as drivers of entrepreneurship among physicians and managers in hospitals of western countries. Social science & medicine, 75 (5). 795 - 800. ISSN 0277-9536

Kraaijenbrink, J. and Ratinho, T.F. and Groen, A.J. (2012) Planning the unknown: the simultaneity of predictive and non-predictive entrepreneurial strategies. In: Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), 06-06-2012 - 09-06-2012.

Loohuis, R.P.A. and Raesfeld Meijer, A.M. von and Hutsch, B. and Groen, A.J. (2012) How activists and target organizations collaborate in the face of emerging contingencies : setbacks and inaction: constraining or enablers of change? In: 28th IMP Conference, 11-09-2012 - 15-09-2012, Rome, Italy.

Lowik, S.J.A. and Rossum, D. van and Kraaijenbrink, J. and Groen, A.J. (2012) Strong ties as sources of new knowledge: how small firms innovate through bridging capabilities. Journal of small business management, 50 (2). 239 - 256. ISSN 0047-2778

Postema, T.R.F. and Groen, A.J. and Krabbendam, J.J. (2012) A method to evaluate the role of stakeholder dynamics in innovation adoption processes; the stakeholder-based innovation acceptance web (SIAW). In: Innovation, social responsibility, creativity, ethics and Olaf Fisscher. CIM, in association with University of Twente, Enschede, 42 - 55. ISBN 9789036533782

Pullen, A.J.J. and Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de and Groen, A.J. and Fisscher, O.A.M. (2012) Open Innovation in Practice: Goal Complementarity and Closed NPD Networks to Explain Differences in Innovation Performance for SMEs in the Medical Devices Sector. Journal of product innovation management, 29 (6). 917 - 934. ISSN 0737-6782

Pullen, A.J.J. and Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de and Groen, A.J. and Fisscher, O.A.M. (2012) SME network characteristics vs. product innovativeness: how to achieve high innovation performance. Creativity and innovation management, 21 (2). 130 - 146. ISSN 0963-1690

Ruel, H.J.M. and Frolova, P. and Groen, A.J. (2012) Entrepreneurial culture in innovative biotech clusters. International journal of entrepreneurship and small business, 17 (2). 249 - 263. ISSN 1476-1297

Tierney, R. and Groen, A.J. and Harms, R. and Luizink, M. and Hetherington, D. and Steward, H. and Walsh, S.T. and Linton, J.D. (2012) Managing highly flexible facilities: an essential complementary asset at risk. International journal of entrepreneurial behaviour & research, 18 (2). 233 - 255. ISSN 1355-2554

Pullen, Annemien J.J. and Weerd-Nederhof, Petra C. de and Groen, Aard J. and Fisscher, Olaf A.M. (2011) Open Innovation in Practice: Goal Complementarity and Closed NPD Networks to Explain Differences in Innovation Performance for SMEs in the Medical Devices Sector. In: 18th International Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC), 5-7 June 2011, Delft.

Habets, Matheus J.M. and Heuven, J.M.J. and Raesfeld Meijer, A.M. von and Groen, A.J. (2010) Complementors, suppliers and innovation performance: a network perspective. In: 30th annual international SMS conference, 12-15 September 2010, Rome.

Kraaijenbrink, Jeroen and Spender, J.-C. and Groen, Aard J. (2010) The Resource-Based View: A Review and Assessment of Its Critiques. Journal of Management, 36 (1). pp. 349-372. ISSN 0149-2063

Loohuis, Raymond P.A. and Raesfeld, Ariane M. von and Groen, Aard J. (2010) When is it the right time to change? : a case study of implementing a new activity in an existing business relationship. In: 26th IMP Conference, 2-4 September 2010, Budapest, Hungary.

Pullen, Annemien J.J. and Cabello-Medina, Carmen and Weerd-Nederhof, Petra C. de and Visscher, Klaasjan and Groen, Aard J. (2010) Successful new product development by optimizing development process effectiveness in highly regulated sectors: the case of the Spanish medical devices sector. In: Managing innovation driven companies : approaches in practice. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 99-124. ISBN 9780230245907

Pullen, Annemien J.J. and Groen, Aard J. and Weerd-Nederhof, Petra C. de and Fisscher, Olaf A.M. (2010) Organizing NPD networks for high innovation performance: the case of Dutch medical devices SMEs. In: 18th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF, 25-28 May 2010, Enschede, The Netherlands.

Roersen, M.J. and Groen, A.J. and Kraaijenbrink, J. (2008) A multidimensional decision-making model for internationalization of high-tech SMEs in transition economies. In: 16th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2008, 21-23 May 2008, Enschede, The Netherlands.

Groen, Aard J. and Sijde, Peter van der and Walsh, Steven (2008) Guest Editors' Introduction : Entrepreneurship's Role in Commercializing Disruptive Technologies. International Small Business Journal, 26 (1). pp. 5-7. ISSN 0266-2426

Groen, Aard J. and Wakkee, Ingrid A.M. and Weerd-Nederhof, Petra C. de (2008) Managing Tensions in a High-tech Start-up. International Small Business Journal, 26 (1). pp. 57-81. ISSN 0266-2426

Pullen, A.J.J. and Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de and Groen, A.J. and Fisscher, O.A.M. and Song, M. (2008) Patterns in organizational configurations for high overall innovation performances of SME's. In: 15th EIASM International Product Development Management Conference, 2008, 30 June - 1 July 2008, Hamburg, Germany.

Thukral, Inderpreet S. and Von Ehr, James and Groen, Aard J. and Sijde, Peter van der and Adham, Khairul Akmaliah (2008) Entrepreneurship, Emerging Technologies, Emerging Markets. International Small Business Journal, 26 (1). pp. 101-116. ISSN 0266-2426

Eijkel, Kees and Groen, A.J. and Walsh, Steven (2007) Introduction to the section “Nanotechnology Policy”. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 74 (9). pp. 1631-1633. ISSN 0040-1625

Uittenbogaard, Boaz and Broens, Lute and Groen, Aard J. (2005) Towards a Guideline for Design of a Corporate Entrepreneurship Function for Business Development in Medium-Sized Technology-Based Companies. Creativity and Innovation Management, 14 (3). pp. 258-271. ISSN 0963-1690

Groen, Aard J. and Weerd-Nederhof, Petra C. de and Kerssens-van Drongelen, Inge C. and Badoux, Rob A.J. and Olthuis, Gerard P.H. (2002) Creating and Justifying Research and Development Value: Scope, Scale, Skill and Social Networking of R&D. Creativity and Innovation Management, 11 (1). pp. 2-16. ISSN 0963-1690

Rip, Arie and Groen, Aard J. (2001) Many visible hands. In: Technology and the market. Demand, user and innovation. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham (UK), pp. 12-37. ISBN 9781840644692

Groen, A.J. (2000) Marketing en prestaties van de onderneming : net werken of netwerken? Bedrijfskunde, 72 (2). pp. 72-80. ISSN 0165-0971

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TEACHING ACTIVITIES

1) Responsible for the entrepreneurship teaching programs at University of Twente:

  • Minor entrepreneurship
  • Master track Innovation & Entrepreneurship (with Petra de Weerd)
  • ECIU master Innovation & Entrepreneurship

2) Supervised more then 100 Master theses most in Industrial engineering & management, and business administration. Typical topics:

  • Business development in high tech context
  • Marketing in BtB context
  • Innovation management
  • Entrepreneurship in Network perspective

3) Teaching MBA-management of environments (market, innovation, sustainability).

4) Several in-company programs on marketing, market orientation, business development and innovation management, university-industry interaction, entrepreneurship.

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