Elizabeth Jacomijn Klitsie was born on January 7th, 1986 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She holds a cum laude Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration achieved in 2008, as well as a cum laude Master’s degree in Strategic Management achieved in 2011, both from the RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam.
After graduating she worked at the Amsterdam branch of strategy consulting firm Roland Berger Strategy Consultants for a year. She started to build her network there and learned methods and techniques for systematic problem solving and strategic thinking that have proven useful throughout the subsequent academic trajectory. After this year she chose to shift to a more academic approach to the analysis of strategic puzzles by returning to the Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship department of the RSM Erasmus University to pursue a PhD.
Her main research interests include strategic renewal, the mechanisms behind institutional change and the place of communication and framing in these processes. She has presented her work at several conferences including the PhD Conference on Research in Business Economics and Management (PREBEM) (2012), where she was awarded the Best Track Paper Award for her paper titled ‘The Influence of Institutional (Mis-)Fit on Performance’. She also presented her work international conferences including EURAM (2013), EGOS (2013) and the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2015). Jacomijn’s work was also presented at the 5th International Symposium on Cross Sector Social Interactions (2016). The paper presented there, co-authored with Prof. dr. S. Ansari and Prof. dr. H. W. Volberda was nominated for the Routledge Best Paper Award in Social Partnerships.
In the spring of 2015 she was a visiting scholar at the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge. Her papers are currently under review in strategic management journals, one of them is close to being accepted for publication. In addition to her research she has been active in teaching throughout her academic career. She taught in the Strategic Business Plan course and was a lecturer for the course Introduction to Business. She also and re-edited the book used for the latter course -which is followed by over 1.000 first year RSM students annually. She also supervised many Master thesis projects and was first co-lecturer and then course coordinator of the Minor Strategy Consulting and also the MSc Elective Strategic Management Consulting. Currently, Jacomijn is an Assistant Professor in the Department Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.