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Sharon Dolmans is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Sharon’s main research interests revolve around technology commercialization in public and private contexts. Technology commercialization processes involve transforming new technologies into economic output - for example by tech startups - thereby creating economic value and societal welfare. Her research activities aim to enhance our understanding of these processes as well as key challenges, by drawing on insights from organization science, sociology, entrepreneurship and strategic management. To that end, she combines her fascination for technology with her passion for qualitative research to generate new theoretical insights that also prove valuable to practitioners and policymakers.  

Besides taking pleasure in working with other scholars (both within the TU/e and internationally), she enjoys collaborating with industry and government by co-creating unique and innovative research projects that aim to advance science and support industry. In this respect, Sharon currently collaborates with the European Space Agency, Netherlands Space Office, Heijmans and others. Sharon’s teaching expertise includes technology entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, R&D valuation and real options analysis.

Academic background

Sharon Dolmans holds a BSc in Business and a MSc in Finance from Tilburg University, a premaster in Econometrics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a PhD in Technology Commercialization from TU/e (2013). In 2011, she spent six months as a visiting researcher at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. In 2016 she visited Willamette University's Atkinson Graduate School of Management in Salem, Oregon.
Sharon's work has appeared in Organization Studies, Journal of Technology Transfer, Journal of Business Research, Space Policy, Journal of Economics, Management & Trade, International Review of Entrepreneurship, Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.

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Dynamics of resource slack and constraints : resource positions in action

Dolmans, S. A. M., Burg, van, J. C., Reymen, I. M. M. J. & Romme, A. G. L., 2014, In : Organization Studies. 35, 4, p. 511-549 39 p.

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  • 17 Citations (Scopus)
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    Academic entrepreneurship : which inventors do technology licensing officers prefer for spinoffs?

    Shane, S., Dolmans, S. A. M., Jankowski, J., Reymen, I. M. M. J. & Romme, A. G. L., 2015, In : The Journal of Technology Transfer. 40, 2, p. 273-292 20 p.

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  • 16 Citations (Scopus)
    278 Downloads (Pure)

    Down to earth: popularisation of geo-information services in the Netherlands

    Kerstens, N. M. J. M., Giannopapa, C. G., Dolmans, S. A. M. & Reymen, I. M. M. J., 1 Aug 2017, In : Space Policy. 41, p. 12-19 8 p.

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    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
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    The evaluation of university inventions: Judging a book by its cover?

    Dolmans, S. A. M., Shane, S., Jankowski, J., Reymen, I. M. M. J. & Romme, A. G. L., Nov 2016, In : Journal of Business Research. 69, 11, p. 4998-5001 4 p.

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    Effectuation 10 year waypoint

    Read, S. & Dolmans, S. A. M., 2012, In : International Review of Entrepreneurship. 10, 1, p. 25-46 21 p.

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  • 8 Citations (Scopus)


    Best doctoral student paper award of ODC division of Academy of Management

    van Baarle, Steven (Recipient), Bobelyn, Annelies S.A. (Recipient), Dolmans, Sharon A.M. (Recipient) & Romme, A.G.L. (Sjoerd) (Recipient), Aug 2020

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

  • Best Master thesis of IE&IS department award

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

    Prize: TU/eOtherScientific

  • Courses

    Entrepreneurial finance

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    Methodology for IE Research

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