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Brian Tjemkes, a creative strategist, holds a Ph.D. from Radboud University Nijmegen and is currently employed as associate professor at the  Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, School of Business & Economics. He is head of the Strategy & Organization 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.


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

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where B.V. Tjemkes is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Strategic alliances Business & Economics
Alliances Business & Economics
Alliance management Business & Economics
Business services Business & Economics
Managers Business & Economics
Open innovation Business & Economics
Alliance portfolios Business & Economics
Uncertainty Business & Economics

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Research Output 2001 2019

Praktijkgericht Kwantitatief Onderzoek: Een praktische handleiding

Doorewaard, J. A. C. M. & Tjemkes, B. V., 21 Mar 2019, Amsterdam: Boom hoger onderwijs. 248 p.

Research output: Book / ReportBookProfessional

Are academics leading or lagging? An exploration of relevance gaps in the Strategic Management literature

Tjemkes, B. V. & Furrer, O., 2017, Partner(s) at work. Schouteten, R., Bucker, J. & Peters, P. (eds.). Nijmegen: Radboud University Nijmegen/Institute for Management Research, p. 151-164

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Enhancement of public-private partnerships within critical infrastructure protection programs

Vos, P., Tjemkes, B. V., Klaver, M. & Verne, D., 2017, In : Critical Infrastructure Protection Review. p. 19-27

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Strategic Alliance Management

Tjemkes, B. V., Vos, P. & Burgers, K., 2017, 2 ed. Taylor and Francis Ltd. 424 p.

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademicpeer-review

Cultural universalism or cultural relativism: Managing culture in strategic alliances

Furrer, O., Tjemkes, B. V. & Adolfs, K., 2016, Governance Issues in Strategic Alliances. Information Age Publishers, p. 173-200 (Series on Alliance Research).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Activities 2000 2013

  • 46 Lecture / Presentation

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

M. van der Kamp (Speaker), B.V. Tjemkes (Speaker), K. Jehn (Speaker)
10 Jul 2013

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Leadership to prevent conflicts from factional faultlines in international joint venture teams

M. van der Kamp (Speaker), B.V. Tjemkes (Speaker), K. Jehn (Speaker)
30 Jun 2013

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Cascading faultlines in multi-team systems

M. van der Kamp (Speaker), B.V. Tjemkes (Speaker), K. Jehn (Speaker)
6 Aug 2013

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

The Rise and Fall of Subgroups and Conflict in Teams: Faultline Activation and Deactivation

M. van der Kamp (Speaker), B.V. Tjemkes (Speaker), E. Jehn (Speaker)
1 Jun 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Between learning and competence: the effect of alliance portfolio diversity on learning equilibrium

M.D. Bahlmann (Speaker), A.P. de Man (Speaker), A.S. Alexiev (Speaker), B.V. Tjemkes (Speaker)
14 Nov 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic


BPS Outstanding reviewer award AoM 2011 conference

B.V. Tjemkes (Recipient), 12 Aug 2011


Conflict in Context Award

B.V. Tjemkes (Recipient), 2016


conflict management