Prof.dr. Filip Caeldries

Prof.dr. Filip Caeldries

Full Professor
Expert areas: Business & Society (Globalisation), Family Business (Strategic Planning, Strategy and Innovation), Health & Education (Innovation, Strategy), Management & Organisation (Business Administration, Business Policy, Change Management, Innovation Management, International Management, Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Development, Organisational Learning, Strategic Management), Marketing (B2B Marketing, Innovation , International Marketing, Internet Marketing, Management, Strategy), Strategy & Innovation (Business Level Strategy, Business Strategy, Corporate Development, Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Information Strategy, International Strategy, Process Innovation, Product Innovation, Strategic Corporate Governance, Strategic Decision Making, Strategic Innovation, Strategic Management, Strategy and Leadership)


Professor Caeldries obtained his PhD in strategic management from Purdue University (Krannert School of Management).

In addition, he studied international comparative antitrust law at New York University Law School.

Professor Caeldries has extensive experience as a trainer and instructor in strategic management programs for various corporations in Europe and the US. He regularly facilitates strategy development workshops with executive boards and senior leadership teams. At Tilburg University, he was Associate Dean of the Company-specific Programs division (1997-2013). In this capacity, he held the academic responsibility for all company-specific executive development programs. He has directed and/or taught in executive development programs in 20 countries for clients such as ING, Bekaert, Barco, Canon, Capgemini, CSM, Gambro, Randstad, Rabobank, Royal Haskoning/DHV, Nestlé, Norske Skog, and Abbott.
Since 2013 he is the Global Academic Director for the IMM program (Global Executive MBA). In this capacity, he holds responsibility for all academic matters of the EMBA.

He previously taught at New York University (Stern School of Business). He was also a visiting professor at the Helsinki School of Economics and the Swedish Management Institute (IFL). From 1992 to 1999, he was a member of the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal. From 2006-2008, he was a member of the Advisory Board of CSC (Netherlands).

Professor Caeldries' research and teaching interests focus on strategic management (competitive strategy and strategic change), organization development, and competition in transition markets. His research has been published in Advances in Strategic Management, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and the Journal of Socio-Economics. He is a co-author of the book Financial Services Marketing.
Throughout his academic career, he has received 16 Best Teaching Awards (TIAS, Rochester-Bern Executive MBA (Switzerland), Purdue University IMM Global Executive MBA (US), ING Masters of Marketing Program).


  • Financial Services Marketing, (Eds. Caeldries, Goedee, Rijkers & Wijnands), Lemma, The Hague (The Netherlands), 2010, 370 pp.
  • “Blue Ocean Strategy: A Critical Reading” (in Dutch)”. Management Executive, 5, 1, (2007): 38-42.
  • “Internal and External Communication Flows in International New Product Development” (with R.K. Moenaert, E. Wauters, and A. Lievens).  The Journal of Product Innovation Management, 17, 5, (2000): 360-377.

  • "Architectural Redesign, Interpersonal Communication, and Learning in R&D" (with R. K. Moenaert). The Journal of Product Innovation Management, 13, 4, (1996): 296-310.
  • "On the Sustainability of the Capitalist Order: Schumpeter's Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy Revisited". Journal of Socio-Economics, 22, 3 (1993): 163-185.