Jan van den Ende is a professor of management of technology and innovation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) . In addition, he is professor of horticulture innovation and visiting professor at LUISS Universita Guido Carli, Rome, Italy.
His field of expertise is the development process of new products and services in firms. His current research interests include firm-internal and -external idea management, control of NPD projects, design management and sustainable innovation
Jan van den Ende has published in numerous journals including Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Research Policy, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Group and Organization Management.
He teaches in MBA and Executive Education for firms such as ASML, FrieslandCampina, IFF and MAN. Van den Ende holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology.