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Victor A. Gilsing is a Professor of Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the department of Management and Organisation of the Vrije Universiteit, and also at ACED, Department of Management, Faculty of Applied Economics at Antwerp University. At Tilburg University, he is one of the Core Fellows of the Centre for Innovation Research (CIR) and also visiting Professor at TIAS School for Business & Society. 


  • The Process of Building an Innovative Organization
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation -
  • Top Management Teams & Innovation -
  • External Collaboration & the Creation of Breakthrough Innovations

His academic research has been published in ISI top journals such as Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Technovation, R&D Management and others.


He has extensive experience in teaching for both PhD and Master students as well as for Senior Executives, CFOs as well as corporate and independent venture managers, on topics such as corporate entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation strategy and external collaboration.


In November 2014, he has received a prestigious Odysseus research grant from the Flanders Science Foundation for a research program on the role of Top Managers, its Board of Directors and a Firm´s ability to create Innovations and Technological Breakthroughs.

Prizes and Awards

Over the years, he has received various International Research Awards and Best Teacher Awards.

Ancillary activities

  • Universiteit Antwerpen | Antwerpen | Medewerker | 2018-10-01 - present
  • Dekker Groep | Zevenhuizen | Commissaris | 2019-02-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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

Drug products Engineering & Materials Science
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
Redundancy Engineering & Materials Science
Chemical industry Engineering & Materials Science
Automotive industry Engineering & Materials Science
Product development Engineering & Materials Science
Innovation Engineering & Materials Science
Bearings (structural) Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2005 2020

CEO research orientation, organizational context, and innovation in the pharmaceutical industry

van de Wal, N., Boone, C., Gilsing, V. & Walrave, B., 16 Oct 2019, In : R and D Management. 50, 2, p. 239-254 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Drug products
Pharmaceutical industry
Chief executive officer

From homophily through embeddedness to strategy: The role of network accuracy in partner selection choices

Knoben, J., Gilsing, V. A. & Krijkamp, A. R., Feb 2019, In : Long Range Planning. 52, 1, p. 86-102

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Greater adaptivity or greater control? Adaptation of IOR portfolios in response to technological change

de Leeuw, T., Gilsing, V. & Duysters, G., 2019, In : Research Policy. 48, 6, p. 1586-1600

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Bearings (structural)
Drug products
Technological change

The antecedents of new R&D collaborations with different partner types: On the dynamics of past R&D collaboration and innovative performance

Belderbos, R., Gilsing, V., Lokshin, B., Carree, M. & Fernández Sastre, J., Apr 2018, In : Long Range Planning. 51, 2, p. 285-302 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

research institution
value chain

CEO Research Orientation, Corporate Context and Firm Innovation in the Biopharmaceutical Industry

Van de Wal, N., Boone, C., Gilsing, V. A. & Walrave, B., 2017, In : Academy of Management Proceedings . 2017, 1

Research output: Contribution to JournalMeeting AbstractAcademic