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Anneleen Van Boxstael is an Assistant Professor whose research and teaching focus on entrepreneurship, technology innovation and entrepreneurial strategy. She takes a special interest in learning and managerial cognition during business founding, in settings of industry evolutions. Currently, she is engaged in innovation studies of music publishing, renewable energy transition and digitization of business. Anneleen also aims to understand programs that shape entrepreneurial ecosystems: user innovations, intermediary organizations, accelerator and incubation programs, communities of practices, advisory and funding programs.

Academic background

Anneleen Van Boxstael received a PhD degree in Applied Economics at the Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Service Management of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University in 2015. During her Ph.D., she was a visiting researcher at the Chair of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School London and at the Chair of Entrepreneurship Ecole Fédérale Polytechnique de Lausanne. In 2017, she was a master student at Tilburg University TISEM (Strategy & Organization). Her studies have been presented at international conferences including Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conferences, Academy of Management Conferences and Strategic Management Society Conferences.

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Industry Engineering & Materials Science
Innovation Engineering & Materials Science
Music industry Business & Economics
Entrepreneurial firms Business & Economics
Disruptive innovation Business & Economics
Entrepreneurship Business & Economics
Social identification Business & Economics
Goal orientation Business & Economics

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Research Output 2014 2019

  • 3 Paper
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Conference article

Barriers and drivers for technology commercialization by SMEs in the Dutch sustainable energy sector

Meijer, L., Huijben, B., Van Boxstael, A. & Romme, S., 1 Sep 2019, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 112, p. 114-126 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Natural gas

Help, I need somebody, not just anybody? the role of advisors during technology venture emergence

Denoo, L., Van Boxstael, A. & Belz, A., 1 Aug 2019

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

Knowledge management

Disruptive innovation and entrepreneurial firms in the sheet music industry

Van Boxstael, A., Hacklin, F. & Gruber, M., 14 Aug 2018, In : Academy of Management Proceedings. 2018, 1, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleAcademicpeer-review

Disruptive innovation
Entrepreneurial firms
Music industry
Consumer experience
New entrants

Disruptive innovations in the sheet music industry: a multiple case study of entrepreneurial firms

Van Boxstael, A., Hacklin, F., Gruber, M. & Clarysse, B., 24 Sep 2018, p. 99 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

Disruptive innovation
Entrepreneurial firms
Music industry
Multiple case study

How to become more entrepreneurial? The role of identity in entrepreneurial goal orientation

Clarysse, B. & van Boxstael, A., 2016, Proceedings of the Seventy-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Humphreys, J. (ed.). (Academy of Management Proceedings)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Social identification
Goal orientation
Social identity
Nursing homes


Entrepreneurship in action

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Organizing entrepreneurship

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Technology entrepreneurship

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Student theses

Accelerating the energy transition through intermediary management of high-growth energy firms

Author: Sinke, J., 31 Oct 2018

Supervisor: Van Boxstael, A. (Supervisor 1), Cloodt, M. (Supervisor 2) & Huijben, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Achieving sustained growth: the development of an approach to assist B2B SMEs in their transition to sustained growth

Author: Verschoor, B., 31 Jan 2018

Supervisor: Reymen, I. (Supervisor 1), Bobelyn, A. (Supervisor 2) & Van Boxstael, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


A circular business model for non-residential buildings

Author: van Eldik, S., 31 Jan 2019

Supervisor: Bobelyn, A. (Supervisor 1), Huijben, B. (Supervisor 2) & Van Boxstael, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Narrative framing in green technology crowdfunding: an explorative study

Author: de Vries, J., 29 Mar 2019

Supervisor: Huijben, B. (Supervisor 2) & Van Boxstael, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master