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Wilfred Dolfsma

Wilfred Dolfsma

Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Associate Dean (Teaching), Director of the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development, Loughborough University

Wilfred is a Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as Director of the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development. Wilfred has taught at bachelor, master, MBA, and PhD levels, in a number of different programmes and countries on the core themes of his academic research. His research focuses on collaboration for innovation, within and between organisations. Wilfred has consulted a number of large and small firms as well as government and NGO organisations.

Trained as both an economist and a philosopher, Wilfred focuses his research and teaching on collaboration within and between organisations to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship. The approaches taken include social network analysis, (gift) exchange theory, and institutional theory. He has published award winning books and articles, in a range of international academic journals.

CURRENT RESEARCH AND COLLABORATIONS

Wilfred is involved in a number of projects with leading firms and academics across different continents. He is keen to collaborate with organisations that seek to improve their innovative performance, providing advise in exchange for research collaboration.

CURRENT PHD/RESEARCH SUPERVISIONS

Wilfred supervises PhD projects that focus on the antecedents for and effects of innovation for large as well as small firms, in particular the strategic implications for firms of their strategic choices where innovation is a key research focus.

INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

Wilfred is an editor-in-chief of the Review of Social Economy, associate editor of Innovation Management Policy and Practice, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Organisational Change Management.

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Jun 08, 2016 11:41 am UTC| Insights & Views

In 1997, a small number of academic economists in my country, the Netherlands, came out against the euro and were vilified by the authorities. I was one of them. When my native country organised a (non-binding)...

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