2. My credentials
I have a masters degree in mathematics (Leyden University 1967) and a PhD in econometrics (Erasmus University Rotterdam 1980). This blog is based on my career in teaching and research on innovation, first at an institute for policy research of small business, the last years as scientific director, and subsequently as a (full) professor at the universities of Groningen, Rotterdam and Tilburg, in the Netherlands.
On innovation and its organization I have published ten books, 200 scientifc articles and 100 articles in newspapers. Citations to my work can be found on www.scholar.google.com I have received three international prizes (Kapp prize, Gunnar Myrdal Prize and Schumpeter prize), and was elected member of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences.
I acted as a member of a variety of advisory committees and councils, among others a government committee on technology policy, the Scientific Council for Government Policy (for an advisory report on innovation policy), an advisory council for a Max Planck Institute in Jena (Germany) and for an institute (CIRCLE) in Lund (Sweden), and as chairman of a peer review committee for two universities. I also was chairman of a supervisory council for an association of entrepreneurs in environmental innovation.
I served as a visiting professor at universities in a large number of European countries, and I have lectured for a variety of organizations in business and government.
The blog is largely based on a number of my publications, in particular the following:
A cognitive theory of the firm; Learning, governance and dynamic capabilities. Cheltenham UK:
Edward Elgar, 2009, Paperback 2010.
Inter-firm collaboration, learning and networks; An integrated approach, London: Routledge, 2004,
Trust: forms, foundations, functions, failures and figures, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2002, paperback 2003.
Learning and innovation in organizations and economies, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000,
Inter-firm alliances; Analysis and design, London: Routledge, 1999, hardcover and paperback.
Knowledge and learning in organizations. Part I: The fundamentals of embodied cognition. Part II:
Knowledge and learning in organizations. Edited volume, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2006.
B. Nooteboom & E. Stam (eds.), Micro foundations for innovation policy, Amsterdam:
Amsterdam/Chicago University Press, 2008.
V.A. Gilsing, B. Nooteboom, W.P.M. van Haverbeke, G.M. Duijsters, & A. v.d. Oord, Network embeddedness and the exploration of novel technologies: technological distance, betweenness centrality and density, Research Policy, 37 (2008), 1717-1731.
B. Nooteboom, W.P.M. van Haverbeke, G.M. Duijsters, V.A. Gilsing & A. v.d. Oord, Optimal cognitive distance and absorptive capacity, Research Policy, 36 (2007): 1016-1034.
B. Nooteboom, Methodological interactionism: Theory and application to the firm andto the building of trust, Review of Austrian Economics, 20 (2007): 137-153.
B. Nooteboom, Service value chains and effects of scale, Service Business, 1 (2007): 119-139.
V. A. Gilsing & B. Nooteboom, Exploration and exploitation in biotechnology, Research Policy, 35/1
V. A. Gilsing & B. Nooteboom, Density and strength of ties in innovation networks: An analysis of new
media and biotechnology, European Management Review, 2 (2005): 179-197.
S. Wuyts, M. Colombo, S. Dutta & B. Nooteboom, Empirical tests of optimal cognitive distance,
Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization, 58/2 (2005): 277-302.
R. Klein Woolthuis, B. Hillebrand & B. Nooteboom, Trust, contract and relationship development,
Organization Studies, 26/6 (2005): 813-840.
I. Bogenrieder & B. Nooteboom, Learning groups: what types are there?, Organization Studies, 25
B. Nooteboom, Competence and governance: How can they be combined?, Cambridge Journal of
Economics, 28(2004)/4: 505-526.
T. Klos & B. Nooteboom, Agent-based computational transaction cost economics, Journal of
Economic Dynamics and Control, 25 (2001): 503-526.
B. Nooteboom, Learning by interaction, absorptive capacity, cognitive distance and governance,
Journal of Managament and Governance, 4(2000): 69-92.
B. Nooteboom, Institutions and forms of co-ordination in innovation systems, Organization Studies,
B. Nooteboom, Innovation and inter-firm linkages: New implications for policy, Research Policy,
B. Nooteboom, Innovation, learning and industrial organization, Cambridge Journal of Economics,
23/2 (1999): 127-150.
B. Nooteboom, Innovation and diffusion in small business: Theory and empirical evidence, Small
Business Economics, 6 (1994): 327-347.