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Arjan Markus is an Assistant Professor in the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship and Marketing (ITEM) group at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research focuses on the role of networks and labor mobility in organizational innovation. Specifically, Arjan studies how collaboration within and between organizations affect innovative outcomes. He also has an interest in how the recruitment of R&D scientists and engineers affects the rate and direction of firm-level innovation. His work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Academic background

Arjan Markus obtained his PhD in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark in 2014. During his PhD, he visited the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and he did so again later on as a postdoc. Arjan also holds BSc and MSc degrees in Human Geography and Planning from Utrecht University. Prior to joining Eindhoven University of Technology, Arjan worked as an Assistant Professor at Tilburg University. He joined the ITEM group at TU/e in 2019 and teaches Strategy and Technology Management and Introduction to Technology Entrepreneurship.

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Research Output

  • 4 Citations
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Conference article

Corporate governance and the impact to the R&D lab

Markus, A. & Swift, T., 17 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Strategy and Management. 13, 1, p. 91-110 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
  • Loci of dynamics in field networks and their impact on innovation outcomes of R&D consortia

    Mannak, R., Markus, A., Meeus, M., Raab, J. & Smit, A., 1 Aug 2019, 2019 AOM Annual Meeting. 6 p. 2019.235. (Academy of Management Proceedings; vol. 2019, no. 1).

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

  • Knowledge diversity and coordination: The effect of intrafirm inventor task networks on absorption speed

    Moreira, S., Markus, A. & Laursen, K., Sep 2018, In : Strategic Management Journal. 39, 9, p. 2517-2546 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Efficient redundancy? how socio-cognitive structures impact innovation under complex conditions

    Candiani, J. & Markus, A., 2017, In : Academy of Management Proceedings. 2017, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    Diversity Fund TU/e

    Arjan Markus (Recipient) & Duygu Keskin (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: TU/eOtherScientific

  • ZonMW Sportinnovator Fase 1

    Arjan Markus (Recipient) & Anneleen Van Boxstael (Recipient), 2020

    Prize: NWOOtherScientific


    • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition
    • 1 Invited talk

    Loci of Network Dynamics and Their Impact on Innovation Outcomes: R&D Consortia in the Dutch Water Sector

    Arjan Markus (Speaker)
    5 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Academic Leadership for Assistant Professors

    Arjan Markus (Participant)
    14 Nov 201911 Jun 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionProfessional


    Press / Media

    Diversity Fund TU/e

    Arjan Markus & Duygu Keskin


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Student theses

    Improving performance of R&D outsourcing: the effects of proximity and absorptive capacity

    Author: Dorhout, D., 31 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Alblas, A. A. (Supervisor 1), Cloodt, M. M. (Supervisor 2) & Markus, A. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master