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Brian Tjemkes holds a Ph.D. from Radboud University Nijmegen and is currently employed as associate professor at the VU University Amsterdam. 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 associated with Kirkman Company and the Amsterdam Centre for Service Innovation.


His research interests center on strategic alliances, alliance portfolios, and open innovation.


Brian Tjemkes is programme director of the Master's Specialization Strategy & Organization (apx 300 students 2012-2013). In addition he is currently involved in the Master's courses Advanced Service Management, Alliances, Mergers, and Networks (coordinator), and Bachelor and Master Thesis supervision.

Ancillary activities

  • ABK Nijmegen | Nijmegen | Lecturer | 2014-08-07

Last mutation Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam (2014-08-13)

Research Output 2001 2015

Open service innovation: Literature review and directions for future research

Alexiev, A. S., Tjemkes, B. V., Siamar, H., Bahlmann, M. D. & de Man, A. P. 2015 The Handbook of Service Innovation. Agarwal, R., Selen, W., Roos, G. & Green, R. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 53-74

Research output: ScientificChapter

Alliance porftolio evolution in the context of service innovation: The case of ABNAMRO Dialogues incubator

Bahlmann, M. D., de Man, A. P., Tjemkes, B. V., Iske, P., Roos, J. & Alexiev, A. S. 2014 Strategic Alliances for Innovation and R&D. Das, T. K. (ed.). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing

Research output: ScientificChapter

An organizational justice perspective on conflict in multipartner public-private strategic alliances

Vos, P. M., Tjemkes, B. V., Janssen, R. & Aarts, O. 2014 Managing Public-Private Strategic Alliances. Das, T. K. (ed.). Charlotte, NC.: Information Age Publishing

Research output: ScientificChapter

Faultline deactivation: Dealing with activated faultlines and conflicts in global teams

van der Kamp, M., Tjemkes, B. V. & Jehn, K. A. 2014 Leading Global Teams: Translating the Multidisciplinary Science to Practice. Wildman, J. (ed.). London: Springer

Research output: ScientificChapter

Open innovation and KIBS Start-Ups: Technology- and market based alliance portfolio configurations

Tjemkes, B. V., de Pineda, E. H., Bahlmann, M. D., de Man, A. P. & Alexiev, A. S. 2014 Open Innovation through Strategic Alliances. Culpan, R. (ed.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 191-217

Research output: ScientificChapter