Prof. dr. Yannick BAMMENS

Prof. dr. Yannick BAMMENS

Over mezelf

I'm a Professor of Strategy & Innovation at the Faculty of Business Economics of Hasselt University. Before joining Hasselt University in 2023, I was an Assistant Professor (2008-2015) and Associate Professor (2016-2022) at Maastricht University. I've been a visiting scholar at BI Norwegian Business School and at Copenhagen Business School. I hold a BSc and MSc degree in Business Engineering (KU Leuven) and a PhD degree in Business Economics (Hasselt University).

My teaching deals with strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation management. On the research side, I'm interested in technology and innovation management, with a special focus on the advantages and challenges of midsized and/or family-owned companies. For instance, in recent research projects we look at AI adoption and the introduction of eco-innovations among this group of firms.

My work has been published in several academic journals (e.g., Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy) and practitioner magazines (e.g., Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review). I serve on the editorial review boards of Family Business Review and Journal of Family Business Strategy, and am recipient of the Schulze Publication Award.


Disciplinecodes: Andere economie en bedrijfskunde niet elders geclassificeerd (05029999)

Begeleide doctoraten

Kennistransfer en Innovatie


Publication list (last updated Sept. 2023):

  • Nieto M., Santamaria L. & Bammens Y. (2023). "Digitalization as a facilitator of open innovation: Are family firms different?", Technovation, vol. 128: 102854.
  • Bammens Y. & Hünermund P. (2023). "Ecological community logics, identifiable business ownership, and green innovation as a company response", Research Policy, vol. 52: 104826.
  • Bammens Y. & Hünermund P. (2023). "Using federated machine learning to overcome the AI scale disadvantage", MIT Sloan Management Review, vol. 65: 54-57.
  • Leute M., Bammens Y., Carree M. & Huybrechts J. (2023). "Ownership heterogeneity and corporate innovation output: A study on family blockholders and activist hedge funds", Family Business Review, vol. 36: 254-280.
  • Bammens Y., Hünermund P. & Andries P. (2022). “Pursuing gains or avoiding losses: The contingent effect of transgenerational intentions on innovation investments”, Journal of Management Studies, vol. 59: 1493-1530.
  • Bammens Y. & Hünermund P. (2021). “How midsize companies can compete in AI”, Harvard Business Review, digital article.
  • Bammens Y. & Hünermund P. (2020). “Nonfinancial considerations in eco‐innovation decisions: The role of family ownership and reputation concerns”, Journal of Product Innovation Management, vol. 37: 431-453.
  • Brinkerink J. & Bammens Y. (2018). “Family influence and R&D spending in Dutch manufacturing SMEs: the role of identity and socioemotional decision considerations”, Journal of Product Innovation Management, vol. 35: 588-608.
  • Brinkerink J., Van Gils A., Bammens Y. & Carree M. (2017). “Open innovation: A literature review and recommendations for family business research”, In Kellermanns F. & Hoy F. (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Family Business, New York (USA): Routledge.
  • Bammens Y. (2016). “Employees’ innovative behavior in social context: A closer examination of the role of organizational care”, Journal of Product Innovation Management, vol. 33: 244-259.
  • Bammens Y., Notelaers G. & Van Gils A. (2015). “Implications of family business employment for employees’ innovative work involvement”, Family Business Review, vol. 28: 123-144.
  • Bammens Y. & Collewaert V. (2014). “Trust between entrepreneurs and angel investors: Exploring positive and negative implications for venture performance assessments”, Journal of Management, vol. 40: 1980-2008.
  • Bammens Y., Notelaers G. & Van Gils A. (2013). “Employees as a source of innovation: The role of perceived organizational support in family firms”, In Toombs L. (Ed.), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
  • Classen N., Van Gils A., Bammens Y. & Carree M. (2012). “Accessing resources from innovation partners: The search breadth of family SMEs”, Journal of Small Business Management, vol. 50: 191-215.
  • Vandewaerde M., Voordeckers W., Lambrechts F. & Bammens Y. (2011). “Board team leadership revisited: A conceptual model of shared leadership in the boardroom”, Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 104: 403-420.
  • Classen N., Van Gils A., Bammens Y. & Carree M. (2011). “Cooperation and external resource acquisition: The search breadth of family and non-family SMEs”, In Toombs L. (Ed.), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
  • Bammens Y., Voordeckers W. & Van Gils A. (2011). “Boards of directors in family businesses: A literature review and research agenda”, International Journal of Management Reviews, vol. 13: 134-152.
  • Bammens Y., Van Gils A. & Voordeckers W. (2010). “The role of family involvement in fostering an innovation-supportive stewardship culture”, In Toombs L. (Ed.), Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
  • Bammens Y. & Voordeckers W. (2009). “The board’s control tasks in family firms: Theoretical perspectives and exploratory evidence”, In Huse M. (Ed.), The Value Creating Board: Corporate Governance and Organizational Behavior, Abingdon (UK): Routledge.
  • Bammens Y., Voordeckers W. & Van Gils A. (2008). “Boards of directors in family firms: A generational perspective”, Small Business Economics, vol. 31: 163-180.


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