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Brian Tjemkes, a creative strategist, holds a Ph.D. from Radboud University Nijmegen and is currently employed as Professor of Strategic Management at the  Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, School of Business & Economics. He is head of the Strategic Management section and program director of the International Business Administration program. 


His research interests center on strategic alliances, business ecosystems, public-private partnerships, particularly with a (corporate) transformation and cross-cultural focus. His work has been disseminated through various academic and professional conferences and publications in among other Journal of Management Studies, Management Decision, Journal of International Management, and Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. He is coauthor of the book Strategic Alliance Management and Transformative Strategies. 


Brian Tjemkes is programme director of the International Business Administration (IBA) programme. He is also involved in serveral undergraduate, graduate, executive, and summerschool courses, among which Foundations of Strategic Management, Alliance Mergers, and Networks, and Master Thesis Supervision. 

Ancillary activities

  • ABK Nijmegen | Nijmegen | Docent | 2014-08-07 - present
  • EDHEC Business School | Roubaix | Visiting Professor | 2018-09-03 - present

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Academic qualification

Leergang Onderwijskundig Leiderschap, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Award Date: 4 Feb 2021


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