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Raymond Opdenakker is University Lecturer in Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and academically affiliated with the Open University of The Netherlands, and the Radboud University. His research is in the field of design science research, virtual teams and (sustainable) business models (innovation).


Academic background

Raymond Opdenakker obtained his PhD at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He also holds a MSc degree in work- and organisation psychology from the Open Universiteit, and a BA degree in Human Resource Management from the Hogeschool Zuyd in Sittard. After working as a Human Resource Manager at several organisations, he worked as an assistant professor at the Open Universiteit for four years. In 2000 he started Bureau Lara (www.bureaulara.nl), together with his wife. He has authored, most often with Carin Cuypers MSc MSc, up to 80 articles and eleven books on diverse business issues.

He was guest editor for the Brazilian Administrative Review concerning a special issue on Design Science Research (2018-2020).

He is topic editor for Sustainability (2020 - now)

He is an expert reviewer for several journals. See: https://publons.com/researcher/1702472/raymond-opdenakker/


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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