dr. (Rene) R.M. Bakker

Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Associate Professor RSM - Rotterdam School of Management Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
T 07-23
Telephone
+31 10 4082595
Email
bakker@rsm.nl
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I am an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University. Previously, I was Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and prior to that I worked as a Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research in Brisbane, Australia. I received my Ph.D. from Tilburg University in 2011.

My research takes place at the cross-section of the fields of entrepreneurship and strategy. I am broadly interested in the question how, in an age of increasing uncertainty and organizational fluidity, entrepreneurs can grow their businesses and gain prominence. I look at joint projects and strategic alliances with other firms as two avenues by which they may do so. I believe the concept of time is critical to this topic, and trying to understand its role is a common thread through all of my work. My research has been published in leading journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and Organization Studies.

I enjoy teaching at all levels, having previously taught courses in organization theory, project management, and strategy, amongst others. I am particularly passionate about the training of strategic thinking, which is an analytic capability that I fundamentally believe is useful to managers at all levels as well as entrepreneurs.

I have obtained multiple competitive grants throughout the years, the most prominent of which allowed me to undertake a unique longitudinal study of the Australian mineral mining industry.

I am a member of the editorial board of Journal of Business Venturing and Organization Studies.

      • R.M. Bakker & M. Josefy (2018). More than just a number? The conceptualization and measurement of firm age in an era of temporary organizations. The Academy of Management Annals, In press.
      • R.M. Bakker & J. Knoben (2018). The Guppy and the whale: Relational pluralism and start-ups’ expropriation dilemma in partnership formation. Journal of Business Venturing, In press.
      • R.M. Bakker & D.A. Shepherd (2017). Pull the plug or take the plunge: Multiple opportunities and the speed of venturing decisions in the Australian mining industry. Academy of Management Journal, 60 (1), 1-26.
      • R.M. Bakker, R. DeFillippi, A. Schwab & J. Sydow (2016). Temporary organizing: Promises, processes, problems. Organization Studies, 37 (12), 1703-1719.
      • R.M. Bakker (2016). Stepping in and stepping out: Strategic alliance partner re-configuration and the unplanned termination of complex projects. Strategic Management Journal, 37 (9), 1919-1941.
      • R.M. Bakker & J. Knoben (2015). Built to last or meant to end: Intertemporal choice in strategic alliance portfolios. Organization Science, 26 (1), 256-276.
  • Associate Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
    Department
    Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
    Country
    Nederland
    Telephone
    +31 10 4082595

    Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship

    University
    Indiana University
    School
    Kelley School of Business
    Country
    Nederland
    Telephone
    +31 10 4082595

    Postdoc in Management and Entrepreneurship

    University
    Queensland University of Technology
    School
    Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research
    Country
    Nederland
    Telephone
    +31 10 4082595
  • Journal of Business Venturing

    Role
    Member Editorial Board

    Organization Studies

    Role
    Member Editorial Board
  • Indiana University

    Start Date
    Jun/2018
    End Date
    Is current
    Place
    USA
    Specialty
    Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam