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Personal information

Elco van Burg is a part-time associate professor of Entrepreneurship and Organization at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Most of the time he is living and working in a social enterprise in the rural highlands of Papua (Indonesia) as consultant for education and management (see www.lentera-vanburg.nl). He holds a PhD Eindhoven University in entrepreneurship, as well as an MSc. Degree (cum laude) in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Eindhoven University of Technology and a M.A. degree (cum laude) in Theology from Utrecht University.

Research

Elco's research focuses on the role of imagination and actions of entrepreneurs in relation to their social context. Most of the studies employ process perspectives and some of them focus on providing knowledge and tools to engage in (re)designing entrepreneurship processes. For instance, Elco is currently leading a project on examining and potentially redesigning entrepreneurship and technology transfer mechanisms in the European space sector, co-funded by the Dutch Space Agency and ESA. 

Teaching

Elco teaches a Master course on entrepreneurship research skills and supervises Master theses on entrepreneurship in the European Space Sector as well as the Indonesian context (preferably by Indonesian-speaking students). Moreover, he is involved in the supervision of a number of PhD students (Progress Choongo, Mwansa Chabala, Amr Farouk, Daniel Sagath, Etienne Schraven, Aun Falestien).  

Grants

Elco got the following research and teaching grants.

  • ESA and NSO (2014-2018): Funding for a PhD project on entrepreneurship and technology transfer in the space sector, funded by the European Space Agency and the Netherlands Space Office. T
  • Nuffic (2013), Bhutan: Tailor-made-training for business developers from Bhutan on the topic ‘business development and strategic financial and investment analysis”.
  • EU Directorate Enterprise - E-Force (2009-2011): This project involved the development of  21 high quality teaching cases on entrepreneurial decision making (total sum: € 684.000), with seven partners from The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Germany and Norway. For more information, see eforce-cases.blogspot.com.
  • SenterNovem - CASINDO (2010-2011): Training university staff in Indonesia in technology transfer, cooperation between  universities and industry and academic entrepreneurship.
  • EU SUCCESS (2009): Start-up summer school for researchers and potential entrepreneurs in green energy, with TKK and HSE (Finland), as a ‘pre-KIC’ for the EIT.
  • EU Interreg IIIC – Mateo IV E-Clue (2006-2007): Work package in which we developed a web-based entrepreneurship course. 

Ancillary activities

  • Lentera Papua | Wamena | Adviseur | 2014-09-01 - present
  • Reformatorisch Dagblad | Amersfoort | Columnist | 2014-11-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Research Output 2007 2019

Identifying design principles for business incubation in the European space sector

Sagath, D., van Burg, J. C., Cornelissen, J. & Giannopapa, C., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Business Venturing Insights.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Business incubation practices and mechanisms in the European space sector

Sagath, D., van Burg, J. C., Cornelissen, J. & Giannopapa, C., 2018

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaperAcademic

Entrepreneurs’ personal values and CSR orientations: Evidence from SMEs in Zambia

Choongo, P., Paas, L. J., van Burg, J. C., Masurel, E. & Lungu, J., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Personal values
Zambia
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Entrepreneurs
Corporate Social Responsibility

Industrial dynamics and entrepreneurship in the Dutch space sector

Sagath, D., van Burg, J. C., Cornelissen, J. & Giannopapa, C., 2018 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaperProfessional

Activities 2012 2018

  • 4 PhD thesis examination
  • 4 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Editorial work

Prizes

Best Paper Award Innovation Management 2009

J.C. van Burg (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize / AwardAcademic

Best PhD Reviewer Award Entrepreneurship Division

J.C. van Burg (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize / AwardAcademic

Distinguished Reviewer Award Entrepreneurship Division

J.C. van Burg (Recipient), 3 Aug 2012

Prize: Prize / AwardAcademic

Nominated for the FEWEB Best Lecturer Award

J.C. van Burg (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize / AwardSocietal

Press / Media

Kracht van de verbeelding

J.C. van Burg

9/01/18

1 media contribution

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Hulp die pijn veroorzaakt

J.C. van Burg

23/10/17

1 media contribution

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Leren van amateurs

J.C. van Burg

19/09/17

1 media contribution

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Religie en hulpverlening

J.C. van Burg

14/08/17

1 media contribution

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De balk en de splinter

J.C. van Burg

27/06/17

1 media contribution

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