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Kati Brock started as a doctoral candidate at the ITEM group in November 2014. Prior to that she received her MSc. (cum laude) in Innovation Management in 2014 and her BSc. in Industrial Design in 2010 from the TU Eindhoven. Her PhD thesis focuses on "Business model innovation for smart cities", which is conducted in cooperation with Philips Research and the Intelligent Lighting Institute (ILI). The thesis will look more closely at how an incumbent company within the public lighting industry can innovate its business model to be successful in the emerging smart city market. As a PhD student, Kati is supervised by prof.dr. Fred Langerak (TU/e), dr. Ksenia Podoynitsyna (TU/e), dr.ir. Elke den Ouden (TU/e & ILI) and ir. Dennis van de Meulenhof (Philips Research). Among her research interests are business model innovation, incumbents, organizational learning, microfoundations, ecosystems, analogical reasoning and strategic management.

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Research Output 2013 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)
39 Downloads (Pure)

Light the way for smart cities: lessons from Philips Lighting

Brock, K., den Ouden, E., van der Klauw, K., Podoynitsyna, K. & Langerak, F., 1 May 2019, In : Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 142, p. 194-209 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Smart city

New business development for smart cities: thinking outside the bulb

Brock, K. M., 4 Sep 2018, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 225 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

Determinants of successful new product and business development transfers in smart cities: an incumbent perspective

Brock, K. M., Podoynitsyna, K. S., den Ouden, P. H. & Langerak, F., 2017, Proceedings of the 24th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland. 22 p.

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

Creating continuous smart city innovations

Brock, K. M., Voncken, R. & den Ouden, P. H., 1 Nov 2016, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 12 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access

Creating continuous smart city innovations

Brock, K. M., Voncken, R. & den Ouden, P. H., Nov 2016, In : ILI Magazine. 6, p. 26-27 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlePopular

Open Access
Public infrastructure
The Netherlands

Press / Media

City of Eindhoven creates continuous smart city innovations

P.H. (Elke) den Ouden & Kati M. Brock


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses