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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 2016 2020

Supporting innovative SMEs by InnoEnergy

Romme, S., Huijben, B., Meijer, L., Plaschek - Scale, J., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., van Broeckhoven, B., Sens, F. & Damen, I.

15/11/1614/11/20

Project: Research direct

Research Output 1987 2019

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

Professionalism
Entrepreneurship
Professionalization
Intrinsic
Pioneers
262 Citations (Scopus)

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

Organization studies
Communication
Design methodology
Experiments
Outsider
23 Citations (Scopus)

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

Decision making
Social sciences
Unanimity
Organizational decision making
Simulation model
49 Citations (Scopus)

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

Research synthesis
Entrepreneurship
Evidence-based
Entrepreneurial opportunity
Design research
6 Citations (Scopus)

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

Open Access
File
Ambidexterity
Exploration and exploitation
Exploitation
Senior managers
Industry

Prizes

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

Sjoerd Romme (Recipient), 23 Jun 2017

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

Professionalism
Entrepreneurship

Responsible Research in Management (RRM) award

Sjoerd Romme (Recipient), 22 Dec 2017

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

research management
honors and awards

2016 Tjalling C. Koopmans Asset Award

Sjoerd Romme (Recipient), 11 Apr 2016

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

TU/e honorary medal

Sjoerd Romme (Recipient), Sep 2014

Recognition: TU/eOtherScientific

Academy of Management Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award

Sjoerd Romme (Recipient), Aug 2019

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

Activities 1999 2019

  • 10 Editorial activity
  • 4 Invited talk

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

Mixing oil with water: thriving at the interface between engineering, social sciences and humanities

A.G.L. (Sjoerd) Romme (Speaker)
22 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

What drives employability and resilience at the organizational level?

A.G.L. (Sjoerd) Romme (Speaker)
29 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Designs (Journal)

Sjoerd Romme (Editorial board member)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Courses

Introduction Industrial Engineering

1/09/1831/08/20

Course

Press / Media

How to make the Eindhoven-Brainport ecosystem future proof?

Jolan Hulscher, Myriam Cloodt & Sjoerd Romme

30/04/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Toward science-based professionalism

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

It is not the pilot, but the aircraft that matters

Sjoerd Romme

16/05/16

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Sluiten kolencentrales belangrijk signaal voor klimaattop Parijs (oproep 64 hoogleraren)

Sjoerd Romme

23/11/15

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Student theses

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

File

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

File

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

File

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

File

A simulation model of entrepreneurial decision making

Author: Verloop, N., 31 Aug 2007

Supervisor: Romme, A. (Supervisor 1) & van der Bij, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

File