I am 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 have 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 am interested in technology and innovation management, with a particular focus on the benefits 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 outlets (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.