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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.

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Innovation Business & Economics
Technology entrepreneurship Business & Economics
System innovation Business & Economics
High-tech industry Business & Economics
Marketing Business & Economics
Performance improvement Business & Economics
New product development Business & Economics
Learning curve Business & Economics

Projects 2017 2021

ASML 2.0

Alblas, A., Alblas, A., Zijlstra, F., Benckhuijsen - Mertens, P., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., van Broeckhoven, B. & Sens, F.


Project: Research direct

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