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.
V.J.A. van de Vrande, J.P.J. de 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, V.J.A. van de Vrande & H.W. 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.
V.J.A. van de Vrande, C. Lemmens & W. Vanhaverbeke (2006). Choosing governance modes for external technology sourcing. R and D Management, 36 (3), 347-363.
S. Brunswicker & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2014). Exploring Open Innovation in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. In H Chesbrough, W Vanhaverbeke & J West (Eds.), Exploring the next wave of open innovation research. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
J.H. Burgers & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2011). Who is the Corporate Entrepreneur? Insights from Opportunity Discovery and Creation Theory. In S. Zahra (Ed.), Handbook of Corporate Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar
V.J.A. van de Vrande (2008). The Importance of Internal Alignment for Open Innovation. In Open Innovation: The New Business Strategy. Hyderabad: Icfai University Press
J. Halman, J. Ulijn, V.J.A. van de Vrande & F. Umbach (2007). The importance of cooperation and support for technology start-ups: a comparison of the Eindhoven and Darmstadt areas. In Entrepreneurship, cooperation and the firm: the emergence and survival of high tech ventures in Europe (pp. 261-286). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
V.J.A. van de Vrande & A.P. de Man (2010). Embracing Open Innovation. In Innovation EU, Vol. 2-1. London: Innovation Europe
V.J.A. van de Vrande & W. Vanhaverbeke (2006). Innoveren door Externe Innovatie. In VMA Jaarboek 2006 (pp. 38-45)
M. de Rochemont & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2006). Open Innovatie en de Rol van Corporate Venture Capital. In J. Sistermans (Ed.), Open stellingen: Essays over Open Innovatie (pp. 57-64). Den Haag: Quantes
E. Dolgova, S. Ben-Menahem, P. van Neerijnen & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2012). The Emergence of Team Proactiveness. Annual Meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (Sunbelt Conference): Redondo Beach, USA.
M.P. Tempelaar & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2012). Dynamism, Munificence, Internal and External Exploration-Exploitation and Their Performance Effects. Annual Academy of Management Conference: Boston, USA.
M.P. Tempelaar & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2011). Knowledge ambidexterity and Financial Performance: A Longitudinal Study of the Simultaneous Pursuit of Local and Distant Knowledge within and across Organizational Boundaries. Organization Science Winter Conference XVII: Steamboat Springs, USA.
N. Hynes & V.J.A. van de Vrande (2013, december 31). When going Dutch means a free lunch: how Australians could build social capital. The Conversation
V.J.A. van de Vrande (2007, november 7). Not invented here: managing corporate innovation in a new era. TUE (Eindhoven: Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies) Prom./coprom.: Prof.Dr. G.M. Duysters & W. Vanhaverbeke.