prof.dr. A.G.L. (Sjoerd) Romme - Expertises

Romme, prof.dr. A.G.L.
Adres :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Postbus 513
Leerstoel :
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Faculteit :
Faculteit Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
Afdeling :
Innovation Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing
Functiecategorie :
Hoogleraar (HGL)
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Intern adres :
CNT 0.39
Tel :
040-247 2014
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  • D70000 - Economie en bedrijfskunde
  • Organizational design
  • Technology entrepreneurship
  • Design research methods


Georges (Sjoerd) Romme has a background in economics and business administration, with a MSc in economics (cum laude) from Tilburg University and a doctoral degree in business administration from Maastricht University. He previously was on the staff of Tilburg University and Maastricht University. His current position is professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). From 2007 to 2014 he also served as dean of the Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences department at this university.

In the period 2005-2007, professor Romme was an International Visiting Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management Research(AIM) in the UK. He received several educational and best teaching awards from the European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD) and Maastricht University, and the 2016 Tjalling C. Koopmans Asset award for his contribution to the management sciences. Georges Romme currently serves on the editorial boards of Organization Studies and Journal of Organization Design. His scholarly work focuses on organization design, technology entrepreneurship and new business development. Romme's publications have appeared in Organization Science, Organization Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Technovation, Journal of Management Studies, Industrial & Corporate Change and many other journals. In 2016, Oxford University Press published his latest monograph The Quest for Professionalism.

Most of his work over a period of more than ten years aimed at developing a design mindset among (management and entrepreneurship) scholars as well as students.  As such, Romme has been one of the "original pioneers who brought the design sciences to organization studies" (Paul Bate in: Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, vol. 43, 2007, p. 10). This fascination with science for design is evident from Romme's work on designing circular organizations, educational systems that produce deep learning, and incubation environments for technology startups.