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Bob Walrave is an Associate Professor of Modeling Innovation Systems at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His research interests are centered around strategic decision making in dynamically complex situations in the context of innovation management and entrepreneurship. He is  particularly interested in modeling innovation systems within and across public and private organizations.  

Typically, he draws on longitudinal research approaches, aiming to answer so-called ‘how’ questions—to develop process theories and intervention mechanisms by means of system’s thinking and system dynamics modeling. Examples of his work include: identifying potentially destructive dynamics that arise due to the interaction between  executive  and non-executive top managers while implementing a new innovation strategy; managing the alignment challenges that arise in complex new product development initiatives that involve many different stakeholders; and the development and maintenance of innovation ecosystems.

Academic background

Bob Walrave holds a Ph.D. in strategic innovation management (awarded best BETA dissertation) from the TU/e and an MSc (with honors, cum laude) from the same university. In the past, he also worked as an academic supervisor at Antwerp Management school.  

In addition to his research, he is a passionate and experienced educator, teaching and supervising students, practitioners and policymakers on innovation management and strategy as well as systems thinking and system dynamics modeling. Bob is a Visiting Professor at the University of Antwerp and works as a consultant in the area of innovation. His work has been published in several top journals, such as the  Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy,  Industrial and Corporate Change, R&D Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change and System Dynamics Review.

External positions

Visiting professor, University of Antwerp

Jan 2015 → …

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Research Output

CEO research orientation, organizational context, and innovation in the pharmaceutical industry

van de Wal, N., Boone, C., Gilsing, V. & Walrave, B., Mar 2020, In : R and D Management. 50, 2, p. 239-254 16 p.

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    Mapping, analyzing and designing innovation ecosystems: the Ecosystem Pie Model

    Talmar, M., Walrave, B., Podoynitsyna, K. S., Holmström, J. & Romme, A. G. L., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Long Range Planning.

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  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
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    Overcoming transformational failures through policy mixes in the dynamics of technological innovation systems

    Raven, R. & Walrave, B., Apr 2020, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 153, 11 p., 119297.

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    Can these elephants also dance? Major innovation in power utilities

    Talmar, M., Walrave, B., Holmström, J. & Romme, A. G. L. S., 2 Nov 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Intermediary role dynamics in system-level transitions: a case from energy transition

    Talmar, M., Walrave, B., Raven, R. P. J. M. & Romme, A. G. L. S., 1 Aug 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  • Prizes

    Award-worthy session for presentation : counteracting the success trap in publicly owned corporations

    Bob Walrave (Recipient), 17 Jul 2014

    Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

    Best Master thesis of IE&IS department award

    Niels van Stijn (Recipient), Bob Walrave (Recipient) & Sharon A.M. Dolmans (Recipient), 27 Sep 2019

    Prize: TU/eOtherScientific

  • Best PhD dissertation of IE&IS department award

    Madis Talmar (Recipient), A.G.L. (Sjoerd) Romme (Recipient), Jan Holmström (Recipient), Bob Walrave (Recipient) & Ksenia S. Podoynitsyna (Recipient), 27 Sep 2019

    Prize: TU/eOtherScientific

  • Beta PhD Award 2013 voor dissertatie : Exploitation and exploration dynamics in recessionary times

    Bob Walrave (Recipient), 2013

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

    Industria Education Award 2014

    Bob Walrave (Recipient), 2014

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

  • Activities

    • 1 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition

    Workshop on 'Publishing Innovation Management Research Informed by Design Science'

    Bob Walrave (Organiser), A.G.L. (Sjoerd) Romme (Organiser)
    14 May 2018

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

    Courses

    Introduction Industrial Engineering

    1/09/1831/08/20

    Course

    System Dynamics

    1/09/09 → …

    Course

    Student theses

    Agile innovation portfolio management: explanatory study in how innovation portfolio management including agile methods is performed

    Author: van Zuidam, S., 30 Aug 2019

    Supervisor: Gelper, S. (Supervisor 1), Langerak, F. (Supervisor 2) & Walrave, B. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Assigning leads effectively: information processing factors as antecedents of actual lead follow-up

    Author: Sikkenk, M., 31 Jul 2018

    Supervisor: van der Borgh, W. (Supervisor 1), Walrave, B. (Supervisor 2) & Nijssen, E. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Balancing exploration and exploitation at a large Dutch consulting/engineering company: a single case study

    Author: Singendonk, S., 31 Oct 2015

    Supervisor: Langerak, F. (Supervisor 1) & Walrave, B. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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