Wilfred Dolfsma is a professor of Business Management & Organization at Wageningen University & Research. He chairs the group with the same name in the Social Sciences School. He is associate editor for the European Management Journal (2017- ), and used to be editor-in-chief of the Review of Social Economy (2005-2017).
Wilfred was previously employed as Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship / Director of the Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship / Associate Dean (Teaching) at Loughborough University London, and before that at the School of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen, Department of Innovation Management & Strategy, as professor of Strategy & Innovation. He was Head of Department there for a while, set up the Research Institute Innovation & Organization (part of research school SOM), and the research center Value in Collaborative Innovation (VinCI).
Prior to that he was at Utrecht School of Economics in the area of economics of organizations, at RSM Erasmus University in the area of innovation management, at Delft University of Technology in the area of economics of innovation, at the University of Bonn in the area of economic geography, and at Twente University of Technology in philosophy of science and technology.
Supervising PhD Students / Candidates is an important part of the work and research that Wilfred undertakes. He has successfully supervised the following PhD projects:
- Rene van der Eijk (2009) @ Erasmus University; Behind Networks - Knowledge transfer, favor exchange and performance
- Sergey Filippov (2010) @ UNU MERIT; Multinational Subsidiary Evolution.
- Rick Aalbers (2012); @ University of Groningen; Organizing Intra-Organizational Networks for Innovation. WinnerUniversity of Groningen School of Economics and Business SOM best PhD thesis; Recipient of the 2013 MIT - Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize for the paper drawing on PhD thesis (" Creating Employee Networks That Can Deliver Open Innovation ",Vol.52, MIT Sloan Management Review).
- Tao Zhu (2014); @ University of Groningen; Towards Opening the Black Box for Market Orientation
- Xiao Wang (2015); @ University of Groningen; Essays on the Internal Dynamics of an R&D Alliance
- Matthias Olthaar (2015); @ University of Groningen; Cultivating Sources of Competitive Advantage - Opportunities for small-scale African farmers in global value chains
- Amber Geurts (2017), @ University of Groningen; Firm Responses to Disruptive Innovations - Evidence from the music industry. Winner, ISPIM best phd thesis award (2018).
- Oleksii Koval (2019), @ University of Groningen; The roles of experience, commitment to new platforms, and inter-firm cooperation in shaping new product performance.
- Adaku Jennifer Agwunobi (2020) @ Loughborough University; Entrepreneurial Health and Wellbeing in the Digital Economy: An intersectional critical realist investigation.
- Magdalena Langosch (2020); @ Loughborough University; Merger & Acquisition Behaviour: The Roles of Experience and Culture.
- Aglaia Fischer (2022) @ Wageningen University; Circular Economy – Forging Institutions / On how circular busines model innovation shapes the circular economy while instigating the new rules of the game.
- Jasmina Rueger (2022) @Wageningen University; Health Information Exchange in Online Support Networks.