Professor Harry  Barkema

Professor Harry Barkema

Professor of Management

Department of Management

Room No
NAB 4.24
Key Expertise
Business innovation, Innovative teams, Innovative science parks/campuses

About me

Professor Barkema joined the Department in 2007. Previously he was a Professor at Tilburg University from 1989-2007 where he founded the PhD programme in Management, which won first prize of all PhD programmes in the Netherlands. He was also the founding director of a new BA/MA in International Business. Also at Tilburg, Harry was on the Executive Board of both the School and its main research institute CentER (1991-2007). He has also served on the board of numerous national and international committees on research institutes and research funding which have awarded international PhD scholarships.

Over the past 20 years, Professor Barkema has published numerous articles in the world's top management journals and received several honorary professorships. He was the first European associate editor of a leading empirical journal in management, the Academy of Management Journal and was awarded the best paper prize of the AoM Journal in 1998.

Professor Barkema is on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management (AoM) and a number of its sub-committees (e.g., the Journals Committee). Within the AoM, Harry has engaged in or led dozens of panels, consortia (doctoral and faculty) and professional development workshops for young researchers.

Professor Barkema is also the founding Director of the Innovation Co-Creation Lab (ICCL) where currently 20 people work on fundamental research and teaching (MSc, PhD, Executive education). This research includes; how to design innovative teams, innovation communities around websites, innovative science parks & corporate campuses, and successful business model innovation in close cooperation with companies. One set of new initiatives focuses on business model innovation at the base of the pyramid (BOP), in cooperation with multinational corporations, NGOs, and local businesses in South East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South America.

Organisational Behaviour Faculty Research Group

Expertise Details

Business model innovation in developed economies and at the Base of the Pyramid (BOP); innovative teams; innovative science parks/corporate campuses; innovation communities around websites (e.g. crowd sourcing)