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It's time to reinvent management by focusing on the aircraft instead of the pilot. Any company will become much more agile and productive when it systematically capitalizes on the intelligence distributed across the entire organization as well as the ecosystem it's part of.

Research profile

Georges (Sjoerd) Romme is a Full Professor and Chair of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His scholarly work focuses on organization design, technology entrepreneurship, new business development, and organizational learning and renewal.

Professor Romme’s research aims to develop a design mindset among management and entrepreneurship scholars. As such, he has been one of the original pioneers who brought the design sciences to the field of management and entrepreneurship, for which he received several awards (e.g. the Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award of the Academy of Management). His fascination with science for design is evident from his work on designing circular organizations, educational systems producing deep learning, innovation ecosystems, and incubation environments for technology startups.

Together with many TU/e colleagues and professors from other universities, Georges currently supervises a large number of doctoral students working on innovation management projects in the area of the energy transition, circularity of power, innovation ecosystem management, and related topics.

Academic background

Georges (Sjoerd) Romme obtained an MSc degree in economics (cum laude) from Tilburg University and also holds a doctoral degree in business administration from Maastricht University. He was previously on the staff of Tilburg University and Maastricht University. From 2007 to 2014, Georges served as dean of the TU/e department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences. From 2005 to 2007, he 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. Career achievement awards include the 2016 Tjalling C. Koopmans Asset award and the 2019 Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award of the Academy of Management.

Professor Romme’s publications have appeared in many journals, including Organization Science, Organization Studies, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Product Innovation Management. His monograph ‘The Quest for Professionalism’ (Oxford University Press) received the 2017 Best Book Award from the European Academy of Management as well as the 2017 Responsible Research in Management (RRM) award.

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Projects

SMART-SPACE

den Ouden, E., den Ouden, E., Romme, A. G. L. (., Talmar, M., Khabir, S., van Broeckhoven, B., Sens, F., Chakraborty, S. & Nijssen, E. J.

31/05/1830/07/21

Project: Research direct

Supporting innovative SMEs by InnoEnergy

Romme, A. G. L. (., Huijben, J. C. C. M. (., Meijer, L. L. J., van Broeckhoven, B. & Sens, F.

15/11/1614/11/20

Project: Research direct

Research Output

The quest for professionalism: The case of management and entrepreneurship

Romme, A. G. L., Mar 2016, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 258 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookAcademic

  • Making a difference : organization as design

    Romme, A. G. L., 2003, In : Organization Science. 14, 5, p. 558-573 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 274 Citations (Scopus)
    6 Downloads (Pure)

    Unanimity rule and organizational decision-making : a simulation model

    Romme, A. G. L., 2004, In : Organization Science. 15, 6, p. 704-718 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 25 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Creating the future together : toward a framework for research synthesis in entrepreneurship

    Burg, van, J. C. & Romme, A. G. L., 2014, In : Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. 38, 2, p. 369-397 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 54 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Managerial attention to exploitation versus exploration: Toward a dynamic perspective on ambidexterity

    Walrave, B., Romme, A. G. L., van Oorschot, K. E. & Langerak, F., 28 Mar 2017, In : Industrial and Corporate Change. 26, 6, p. 1145-1160

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    219 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

    Best Book Award 2017 of the European Academy of Management (EURAM)

    Sjoerd Romme (Recipient), 23 Jun 2017

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

  • Responsible Research in Management (RRM) award

    A.G.L. Romme (Recipient), 22 Dec 2017

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

  • 2016 Tjalling C. Koopmans Asset Award

    Sjoerd Romme (Recipient), 11 Apr 2016

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    TU/e honorary medal

    Sjoerd Romme (Recipient), Sep 2014

    Prize: TU/eOtherScientific

    Academy of Management Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award

    A.G.L. (Sjoerd) Romme (Recipient), Aug 2019

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Activities

    • 11 Editorial activity
    • 6 Invited talk
    • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition
    • 1 Membership of council

    Mixing oil with water: Developing theories of/for practice in management research informed by design science

    A.G.L. (Sjoerd) Romme (Speaker)
    27 Jan 202028 Jan 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    European Academy of Management (EURAM) (External organisation)

    A.G.L. (Sjoerd) Romme (Chair)
    2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of councilScientific

    The key role of hierarchy in organizational agility

    A.G.L. (Sjoerd) Romme (Speaker)
    5 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

    Campus development and collaboration practices in Brainport-Eindhoven

    A.G.L. (Sjoerd) Romme (Speaker)
    20 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

    Designing innovation ecosystems

    A.G.L. (Sjoerd) Romme (Speaker)
    28 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Press / Media

    How to make the Eindhoven-Brainport ecosystem future proof?

    J.H. Hulscher, M.M.A.H. Cloodt & A.G.L. (Sjoerd) Romme

    30/04/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Toward science-based professionalism

    A.G.L. (Sjoerd) Romme

    23/02/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Revitalizing local democracy and public administration

    Sjoerd Romme

    18/02/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Student theses

    A Dutch telecom operator strategy design for 5G-related business innovation

    Author: Bastiaenen, K., 28 Feb 2020

    Supervisor: Romme, A. (. (Supervisor 1), Talmar, M. (Supervisor 2) & Bonnin Roca, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

    File

    A framework for designing innovation ecosystems: a case study of the Dutch banking industry

    Author: Gültekin, S., 31 Oct 2018

    Supervisor: Keskin, D. (Supervisor 1), Romme, A. (Supervisor 2) & Talmar, M. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    An assessment tool for product-service systems

    Author: Peeters, I., 30 Aug 2019

    Supervisor: Huijben, B. (Supervisor 1), Keskin, D. (Supervisor 2) & Romme, S. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    An integrated view of strategic variables for launching radical product innovations: applying QCA methodology

    Author: Veenvliet, M., 31 Jan 2011

    Supervisor: Nijssen, E. (Supervisor 1) & Romme, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    A perpetuum mobile to generate new business development projects: managing the fuzzy front end at company X

    Author: Megens, M., 2008

    Supervisor: Romme, A. (Supervisor 1) & van der Valk, W. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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