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Ard-Pieter de Man is an expert in the areas of alliances, networks, open innovation and partnerships. He has many years of experience in consulting in the strategy, innovation and organization field and published over a dozen books and over fifty articles on these topics. As Dean of Sioo is particularly interested in connecting the field of organization design to the field of change management. How to design organizations to make it easier for them to change and adapt to ever changing market demands is his core topic. At the VU University Amsterdam he leads research projects in this field. He obtained his PhD in 1996 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Alliances, networks, open innovation and partnerships


Management Consulting

Ancillary activities

  • OOA | Nijkerk | Member Academic Board | 2013-04-01 - present
  • Braincompass | Rotterdam | Member Scientific Board | 2018-12-28 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Trademarks Engineering & Materials Science
Innovation Engineering & Materials Science
Knowledge acquisition Engineering & Materials Science
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
Sustainable development Engineering & Materials Science
Alliances Business & Economics
Trademark Business & Economics
Hardware Engineering & Materials Science

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 1995 2019

A taxonomy of firm-level IPR application practices to inform policy debates

Seip, M., Castaldi, C., Flikkema, M. J. & de Man, A-P., 2019, 40 p. (LEM working papers).

Research output: Working paperAcademic

Intellectual property rights
Large firms

Collaborative business models: Aligning and operationalizing alliances

de Man, A. P. & Luvison, D., 2019, In : Business Horizons. 62, 4, 473 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Business model
Management techniques

Contingent use of rational, intuitive and political decision-making in R&D

Kolbe, L. M., Bossink, B. & de Man, A. P., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Management Decision.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Decision making
Decision-making process
Innovation process

Controle over coalities

de Man, A-P., 2019, In : Goed Bestuur & Toezicht. 2, p. 34-38

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

De organisatorische revolutie: Drie trends in nieuw organiseren

de Man, A-P., Dec 2019, In : Management en Consulting. 4, p. 58-64

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Activities 2009 2019

  • 15 Lecture / Presentation
  • 2 Editorial work
  • 1 Conference

A taxonomy of firm-level IPR application practices to inform policy debates

Marcel Seip (Speaker), Carolina Castaldi (Speaker), M.J. Flikkema (Speaker), A.P. de Man (Speaker)
12 Sep 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Marked variety: an analysis of patent and trademark variety of Dutch regions

M. Seip (Speaker), Carolina Castaldi (Speaker), M.J. Flikkema (Speaker), Ard-Pieter de Man (Speaker)
1 Feb 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Networks As A Source Of Cognitive Shift In Business Model Innovation

I.F. Oskam (Speaker), Ard-Pieter de Man (Speaker), Bart Bossink (Speaker)
2 Jul 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

R&D Management Conference 2017

I.F. Oskam (Participant), Bart Bossink (Participant), Ard-Pieter de Man (Participant)
2 Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

The Interaction between Business Modelling and Networking across the Life Cycle of Eco-sustainable Innovations

I. Oskam (Speaker), B.A.G. Bossink (Speaker), A.P. de Man (Speaker)
3 Jul 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic


Atos Consulting Publication Prize

A.P. de Man (Recipient), 2009


management counsulting

Best Paper Southern Management Association

A.P. de Man (Recipient), 5 Nov 2013


Alliance capability
Alliance performance

Ooa Prijs

A.P. de Man (Recipient), 2001


Management consultants

ROA Prijs

A.P. de Man (Recipient), 1999



Press / Media

Iedereen agile, zo makkelijk is dat nog niet

A.P. de Man


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment