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)


Filip Caeldries is Professor of Strategy and Organization at TIAS School for Business and Society at Tilburg University (The Netherlands).

Professor Caeldries obtained his PhD in strategic management from Purdue University (Krannert School of Management, USA). In addition, he studied international comparative antitrust law at New York University (NYU) Law School. He also completed the Creating Shared Value program at Harvard Business School.

Professor Caeldries has extensive experience as a trainer and instructor in strategic management programs for various corporations in Europe and the US. 
At TIAS/Tilburg University, he was the Associate Dean Company-specific Programs (1997-2013). In this capacity, he held academic responsibility for all in-company executive development programs. 
While at Tilburg, he has directed and/or taught in executive development programs in more than 22 countries for client companies such as ABN AMRO, Abbott, Bekaert, Barco, Canon, Capgemini, CSM, Darling Ingredients, Fresenius Medical Care, Gambro, ING, Nestlé, Norske Skog, Océ, Randstad, Rabobank, Royal Haskoning/DHV, SHV, and UBS.
He regularly facilitates workshops in strategy development for Executive Boards and Senior Management Leadership teams. 

At present, he is the Academic Director for the Global Executive MBA program (IMM). 
He previously taught strategy and international business at New York University: Leonard N. Stern School of Business (1990-1995). 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 emerging/transition markets. His research has been published in Research in Global Strategic Management, 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 24 Best Teaching Awards (TIAS School for Business and Society (NL), Rochester-Bern Executive MBA (Switzerland/US), Purdue University IMM Global Executive MBA (USA), ING Masters of Marketing Program (NL)).
In 2016, he was recognized by Poets & Quants as one of the ‘Favorite Professors of the Best and Brightest EMBAs’. 


  • van den Berg, V., Seclaman, A., O'Rourke, C., Minderman, M., & Caeldries, F. (2023). Halfway there? SDG Barometer 2022 The Netherlands: Insights on the engagement of organizations with the Sustainable Development Goals. Amsterdam School of International Business, Maastricht School of Management and TIAS School for Business and Society
    Finalist for the 2023 PRME Recognition Award for Excellence in SDG Integration at the 2023 PRME Global Forum (New York, June 2023)