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Annelies Bobelyn is an Assistant Professor in the department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Her areas of expertise include strategy, technology entrepreneurship, learning methods and technology and knowledge transfer.  

Her research focuses on the strategic management of young technology-based firms and entrepreneurial exit. In addition, she has a strong interest in the management of sustainable product innovation projects using organizational control and learning as a theoretical lens. 

Annelies is also a 4TU educational innovator: people who are involved in one or more collaborative  innovation projects involving people from TU/e, Delft University of Technology and the Universities of Twente and Wageningen. 

Academic background

Annelies Bobelyn completed her dissertation at the University of Ghent and was also visiting PhD student at Imperial College London Business School. Her dissertation examined acquisitions of young technology-based firms from the perspective of the target firm aiming to realize a successful exit. 

Prior to joining the TU/e, she was a post-doc researcher and Marie Curie Fellow at the Rotterdam School of Management, Technology and Operations Management department. 

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Exit Business & Economics
Innovation Business & Economics
Technology-based firms Business & Economics
Technology entrepreneurship Business & Economics
Business schools Business & Economics
Product innovation Business & Economics
Strategic management Business & Economics
Organizational control Business & Economics

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Projects 2017 2020


van der Avoird, M., Bobelyn, A., Bobelyn, A., Reymen, I., Cloodt, M., Schmeitz, M., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., van Broeckhoven, B. & Sens, F.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 2013 2019

  • 9 Citations
  • 3 Article
  • 2 Paper
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Abstract

All for one and one for all: how individual preferences for decision-making logic translate into entrepreneurial team decisions

Schmeitz, M., Bobelyn, A., Cloodt, M. & Reymen, I., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Celebrating 10 years of Effectuation Conferences. Berlin: ESCP Europe

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

Beyond command and control: tensions arising from empowerment initiatives

van Baarle, S., Dolmans, S. A. M., Bobelyn, A. S. A. & Romme, A. G. L., 2 Feb 2019, In : Organization Studies. 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Tension control
Power (Psychology)
1 Citation (Scopus)

Making the lean start-up method work: the role of prior market knowledge

De Cock, R., Bruneel, J. & Bobelyn, A. S. A., 3 Dec 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Small Business Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Market knowledge
Boundary conditions
Absorptive capacity


Student theses

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


Control takeover within M&A integrations : the development of support for integration teams to achieve higher M&A effectiveness

Author: Zwinkels, B., 31 Oct 2018

Supervisor: Bobelyn, A. (Supervisor 1), Cloodt, M. (Supervisor 2) & Reymen, I. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Designing a co-creation between higher education institute students and ABN AMRO's innovation hub Econic

Author: Bink, J., 28 Feb 2017

Supervisor: Peeters, T. (Supervisor 1) & Bobelyn, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master