Dr.ing. Tim de Leeuw

Dr.ing. Tim de Leeuw

Associate Professor
Expert areas: Context (Sociology, Technology), Family Business (Strategy and Innovation), Finance (Venture Capital), Information Technology (Data Center Management), Management & Organisation (Innovation Management, Research and Development), Quantitative Methods (Business Research Methods, Statistics), Strategy & Innovation (Entrepreneurship, Process Innovation, Product Innovation, Strategic Innovation)



Tim is an Associate Professor and works as director of the PhD programs at TIAS School for Business and Society of the Tilburg University & Eindhoven University of Technology. Here, with a team of colleagues, Tim manages these PhD programs. He develops courses, gives lectures, monitors the progress of all the candidates, supervises a number of PhD candidates etc.


His research interests include interorganizational relations (e.g., strategic alliances, corporate venturing, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions), organizational performance, open innovation, corporate innovation, entrepreneurship and big data. His work has, amongst others, been published in the Journal of Business Research, the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management and the Journal of Wuhan University of Technology.


Previously he worked as a senior scientific researcher on a project funded by the national science foundation (NWO-TOP). The project aims to identify success factors of entrepreneurship and is called: “High Performance in the Networked Creative Industry: The role of ambition and collaboration.” at Tilburg University, in the School of Economics and Management.


Tim obtained his PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences with this dissertation: Collaboration and You: The Performance Implications and the Antecedents of Diversity in Inter-Organizational Relations Portfolios. My dissertation can be downloaded here: http://timdeleeuw.i234.me/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/TdL-Collaboration-and-You-Proefschrift-V-3.0-A5.pdf. For more info on Tim and this research see this TV interview in Brazil:



Before this he graduated summa cum laude and top of his class in the Organization Science master’s program at Tilburg University’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Tim obtained his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering (including an additional honors program of 48 ECTS in applied psychology and academic skills) from Fontys University of Applied Sciences.


Tim has sat on several student councils, of which his two-year role as chairman of the Fontys University student council was one of the highlights. He has also participated in many part-time projects at various organizations.