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Jingshu Du is assistant professor of strategic management and innovation at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and research fellow at Vlerick Business School (Leuven, Brussels, Belgium). She was a visiting scholar at Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley (USA). Jingshu received her doctoral degree in applied economics and strategic management from Hasselt University (Belgium).


Jingshu’s teaching activities include courses in the bachelor's, master's, and honor's program. She coordinates and/or teaches in courses such as: research seminar, business model innovation, business ecosystems & open innovation, strategy, and international management. She is also supervisor of Bachelor and Master theses.


Jingshu's passion in research covers open and collaborative innovation, Intellectual Property (IP) strategies, new product development, business model innovation, organizational innovation, and international management. Jingshu’s research is conducted in close collaboration with leading European firms in manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. Jingshu’s research output has appeared on several international academic journals such as Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, R&D Management and in three books (Oxford University Press, Imperial College London Press, and Springer, respectively).

Prizes and Awards

Jingshu was selected to the inaugural European Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI) Doctoral Consortium (HEC Paris, 2011), her research papers were nominated as ‘Best young scholar paper’ at International Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC, 2013), and she is one of the prize winners of the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Doctoral Dissertation Award (2014).

Before pursuing a PhD in Belgium, Jingshu was awarded the prestigious “National Outstanding Student” in China (#1 in province, 2006) and was a contributing member of a Chinese National Soft Science Foundation project (grand-level).

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Innovation Engineering & Materials Science
Project management Engineering & Materials Science
Open innovation Business & Economics
Empirical study Business & Economics
Interaction Business & Economics
Knowledge sourcing Business & Economics
Language Business & Economics

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Research Output 2014 2016

Social capital networking in China and the traditional values of Guanxi

Li, Y., Du, J. & van de Bunt, S. G. M., 2016, The political economy of 'Wasta': use and abuse of social capital networking. Ramady, M. (ed.). London: Springer Publishers, p. Ch 14

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

The interaction between internal R&D and different types of external knowledge sourcing: an empirical study of Chinese innovative firms

Chen, Y., Vanhaverbeke, W. & Du, J., 2016, In : R&D Management. 46, S3, p. 1006-1023

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Empirical study
Knowledge sourcing
Innovation performance

Techniques of Knowledge Management for the Semantic Web

Qi, G., Huang, Z. & Du, J., 2015, Beijing: Higher Education Press.

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademic

Exploring Open Innovation at the Level of R&D Projects

Vanhaverbeke, W., Du, J., Leten, B. & Aalders, F., 2014, New Frontiers in Open Innovation. Chesbrough, H., Vanhaverbeke, W. & West, J. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University press, p. 115-134

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Managing Open Innovation in Multinational Enterprises: Combining Open Innovation and R&D Globalization Literature

Vanhaverbeke, W., Du, J. & von Zedtwitz, M., 2014, Open Innovation Research, Management and Practice. Tidd, J. (ed.). London: Imperial College Press, p. 213-233

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic