Vareska van de Vrande is Professor of Collaborative Innovation and Business Venturing at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Vareska joined RSM in 2007 after completing a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology.
Her expertise focuses on the areas of corporate venturing and collaborative innovation, including external technology sourcing, corporate venture capital investments, strategic alliances, and corporate-startup collaboration. Other research interests include (corporate) entrepreneurship, patents, and venture capital. She has published articles in leading academic journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Journal of Operations Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and the Journal of Business Venturing. At RSM, Vareska teaches courses and modules in Strategic Management and Corporate Venturing at the graduate and post-experience level.
In addition, Vareska is the Academic Lead of Erasmus Enterprise, the founder of two web-portals on open innovation (www.openinnovatie.nl and www.openinnovation.eu), and a certified LEGO SERIOUS PLAY facilitator.
Vareska Vrande, JPJ Jong, W Vanhaverbeke & M de Rochemont (2009) - Open Innovation in SMEs: Trends, Motives and Management Challenges - Technovation, 29 (6/7), 423-437 - doi: 10.1016/j.technovation.2008.10.001
W Vanhaverbeke, Vareska Vrande & HW Chesbrough (2008) - Understanding the advantages of open innovation practices in corporate venturing in terms of real options - Creativity and Innovation Management, 17 (4), 251-258
Vareska Vrande, C Lemmens & W Vanhaverbeke (2006) - Choosing governance modes for external technology sourcing - R and D Management, 36 (3), 347-363
N Hynes & Vareska Vrande (2013) - When going Dutch means a free lunch: how Australians could build social capital. - Unknown
S Brunswicker & Vareska Vrande (2014) - Exploring Open Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. - Edward Elgar Publishing
JH Burgers & Vareska Vrande (2011) - Who is the Corporate Entrepreneur? Insights from Opportunity Discovery and Creation Theory - Edward Elgar Publishing
Vareska Vrande (2008) - The Importance of Internal Alignment for Open Innovation - ICFAI University Press
J Halman, J Ulijn, Vareska Vrande & F Umbach (2007) - The importance of cooperation and support for technology start-ups: a comparison of the Eindhoven and Darmstadt areas - Edward Elgar Publishing
Vareska Vrande & AP de Man (2010) - Embracing Open Innovation - Innovation Europe
Vareska Vrande & W Vanhaverbeke (2006) - Innoveren door Externe Innovatie
M de Rochemont & Vareska Vrande (2006) - Open Innovatie en de Rol van Corporate Venture Capital - Quantes
Jane Dolgova, S Ben-Menahem, P Neerijnen & Vareska Vrande (2012) - The Emergence of Team Proactiveness.
MP Tempelaar & Vareska Vrande (2012) - Dynamism, Munificence, Internal and External Exploration-Exploitation and Their Performance Effects
MP Tempelaar & Vareska Vrande (2011) - Knowledge ambidexterity and Financial Performance: A Longitudinal Study of the Simultaneous Pursuit of Local and Distant Knowledge within and across Organizational Boundaries
Vareska Vrande (2007) - Not invented here: managing corporate innovation in a new era - TUE