dr.ir. B. (Bob) Walrave - Expertise

Walrave, dr.ir. B.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Department :
Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
Section :
Innovation Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing
Positioncategory :
Assistant Professor (UD)
Position :
Assistant Professor
Room :
CNT 0.08
Tel :
+31 40-247 3171
Tel (internal) :
Fax :
040 246 8054
Email :

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Bob Walrave is an assistant professor of Modeling Innovation Systems at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He holds an M.Sc. in industrial engineering and a Ph.D. from the same university. His research interests are centered around strategic decision making in dynamically complex situations in the context of innovation management and entrepreneurship. He is particularly interested in modeling innovation systems within and across public and private organizations. Typically, he draws on longitudinal research approaches, aiming to answer so-called ‘how’ questions—to develop process theories and intervention mechanisms by means of system’s thinking and system dynamics modeling. Examples of his work include: identifying potentially destructive dynamics that arise due to the interaction between executive and non-executive top managers while implementing a new innovation strategy; managing the alignment challenges that arise in complex new product development initiatives that involve many different stakeholders; and the development and maintenance of innovation ecosystems. He has been published in several top journals, such as the Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, and Industrial and Corporate Change, among others. Besides his research, he is a passionate and experienced educator, teaching and supervising students, practitioners and policymakers on innovation management and strategy as well as system’s thinking and system dynamics modeling.