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Fêdde S. Zijlstra, MSc. graduated in 2017 from the Eindhoven University of Technology with a master thesis on the relation between system architecture and innovation dynamics. Currently, he pursues a Ph.D. at the School of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences in the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing group. His Ph.D. project is aimed at identifying and understanding the drivers of performance improvement at the customer support department of a company in a high-tech industry. Zijlstra's research interests include learning curves, organizational learning, complex networks, evolutionary innovation, and new product development.


ASML 2.0

Alblas, A. A., Alblas, A. A., Zijlstra, F., van Broeckhoven, B. & Sens, F.


Project: Research direct


  • 2 Contributed talk

Inside the Learning Curve: the Mediating Role of Technological and Procedural Knowledge in High-tech After-sales Services

Fêdde Zijlstra (Speaker)
22 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Technology and Routine Learning in High-Tech After-Sales Services

Fêdde Zijlstra (Speaker)
3 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Student theses

How system architecture shapes performance curves: a simulation study of systemic innovation inertia

Author: Zijlstra, F., Jun 2017

Supervisor: Houkes, W. (Supervisor 1), Alkemade, F. (Supervisor 2) & Vaesen, K. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master