Personal profile

Personal information

Dr. Meindert Flikkema (1971) has obtained a master degree in Econometrics from the Rijks Universiteit Groningen, a PhD in Economics and a master degree in Management Consulting (with honors), both from the VU University Amsterdam. He was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Management and Organization in 2003 and associate professor in 2009, after a career start in management consulting.

Currently, he is program director of the VU’s Post Graduate Opleiding Management Consulting, dnd member or chairman of various Advisory Boards in Professional Service Firms.


He is involved in research on Managing Service Innovation, Trademark Economics and Knowledge Worker Productivity.


He teaches Bachelor and Master courses on service and innovation management in Business Administration programs, in MBA programs, and in Post Graduate programs

Prizes and Awards

In 2005, he won the Best Teacher Award from the School of Business and Economics and he was nominated for the VU Best Teacher award. The evaluations of his teaching capabilities are always ranked in the top 2%.

Ancillary activities

  • Van Benthem & Keulen Advocaten & notaris | Utrecht | Voorzitter Raad van Advies | 2010-11-01
  • Hogeschool NOVI | Utrecht | Member Exam Committee MBA | 2016-02-29
  • NCOI | Hilversum | Adviseur | 2017-08-01

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Research Output 2003 2017

Trademark Scope and Similarity as Predictors of the Trademark-Innovation Linkage

Flikkema, M. J., Castaldi, C., de Man, A-P. & Seip, M. 4 Sep 2017 Trademark Scope and Similarity as Predictors of the Trademark-Innovation Linkage.

Research output: ProfessionalConference contribution

Explaining the Trademark-Innovation Linkage: the Role of Patents and Trademark Filing Strategies

Flikkema, M. J., Castaldi, C., de Man, A. P. & Seip, M. 2015 Academy of Management Proceedings. Vancouver: AOM, p. 16624 (1)

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

Meer dan ooit adviseren, maar kleiner

Flikkema, M. J. 2015 In : Management en Consulting. 1, p. 22-35

Research output: ProfessionalArticle

Revealing the link between trademarks and innovation

Flikkema, M. J., de Man, A. P., Castaldi, C. & Seip, M. 2014 In : World Trademark Review. p. 16-21

Research output: ProfessionalArticle