I have a Master's Degree in International Business and Management (Cum Laude) and a Research Master's Degree in Economics and Business (specializing in Innovation and Organization) (Cum Laude) from the University of Groningen. During my PhD (under supervision of Prof. dr. Dries Faems and Dr. Pedro de Faria), I conducted in-depth empirical studies on the topic of knowledge recombination using unique data from the fuel cell industry. During my PhD, I also spent a semester at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) as a visiting researcher, under the guidance of Prof. dr. Christopher Tucci. Currently, I work as an Assistant Professor (tenure track) at the Stockholm School of Economics, focusing on the field of innovation management. Taking a knowledge recombination lens, my research examines factors underlying the creation of valuable new technologies. Next to this, I also study the performance implications of various extramural knowledge sourcing strategies, such as strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions. My research has been presented at international conferences such as the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society Conference, and DRUID.
Kok, H., Faems, D., & de Faria, P. (Forthcoming). Dusting Off the Knowledge Shelves: Recombinant Lag and the Technological Value of Inventions. Journal of Management.