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Elko Klijn obtained his PhD from the University of Leeds in Leeds, the United Kingdom in 2006. He holds a MBA degree (cum laude) in General Management at the University of Leeds. Prior to his academic career, Elko worked as a consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the Netherlands.


His research focuses on governance in strategic alliances and more particular on board of directors in joint ventures. In this strand of research he focuses on board composition, board tasks and how these characteristics and responsibilities influence alliances outcomes. His work has appeared in academic journals such as the British Journal of Management, Global Strategy Journal,  and Journal of Management Studies as well as practitioner oriented outlets such as Long Range Planning, and the European Business Review. Elko is also the editor of a book on alliance governance.


Bachelor courses:

•Strategy and Environment 2.1 IBA

•International strategy 3.5

Master courses full-time program:

•Strategy, control and design 4.1

Master courses part-time program:

•Strategy, control and design 4.1

•Research methods 2.4

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Research Output 2009 2019

Ex-post governance in joint ventures: Determinants of monitoring by JV boards of directors

Klijn, E., Reuer, J. J., Volberda, H. W. & Van Den Bosch, F. A. J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Long Range Planning. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
board of directors
joint venture

Renegotiation of joint venture contracts: The influence of boards of directors and prior ties as alternative governance mechanisms

Duplat, V., Klijn, E., Reuer, J. & Dekker, H., 25 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Long Range Planning. p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
board of directors
joint venture
Joint ventures

The effect of legal institutions on the design of dispute resolution mechanisms in international joint ventures

Devarakonda, S., Klijn, E., Reuer, J. & Duplat, V., 1 Jan 2017.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaperAcademic

Determinants of board roles in IJVs in china: Control and collaboration

Xie, X., Reuer, J. J. & Klijn, E., 2015, In : Advances in International Management. 28, p. 235-265 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Board roles
Joint ventures
Corporate governance
Board of directors

Board involvement in International Joint Ventures

Reuer, J. J., Klijn, E. & Lioukas, C. S., 2014, In : Strategic Management Journal. 35, 11, p. 1626-1644

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

International joint ventures
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