Prof.dr. Joris Knoben

Prof.dr. Joris Knoben

Expert areas: Accounting & Control (Management ), Business & Society (Globalisation), Context (Economics), Family Business (Strategy and Innovation), Health & Education (Innovation, Strategy), Management & Organisation (Business Administration, International Management), Marketing (Innovation , Management), Quantitative Methods (Business Research Methods, Econometrics, Economics, Statistics), Strategy & Innovation (Business Level Strategy, Business Strategy, Strategic Innovation)


Joris Knoben (1981) is a professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. His research activities focus on the influence of a (new) firm's external environment on its behavior and performance. He does so primarily by focusing on business relations and networks as the interface between the firm and its external environment. He is involved in in a broad range of teaching activities ranging from small to large groups, from BSc to MPhil courses, and from university students to experienced professionals. The courses he teaches all fall in one (or more) of the following categories: 1) inter-organizational collaboration and networks, 3) innovation and entrepreneurship, and 3) quantitative research methods.  


  • Ploeg, M., Knoben, J., & Vermeulen, P  (2022) We are in it Together: Communitarianism and the Performance-Innovation Relationship, Research Policy 51(5), 104507.
  • Knoben, J. & Bakker, R. (2019). The Guppy and the Whale: Relational Pluralism and Start-Ups’ Expropriation Dilemma in Partnership Formation. Journal of Business Venturing, 34(1), p 103-121.
  • Knoben, J., Oerlemans, L., Krijkamp, A., & Provan, K. (2018). What do they Know? The Antecedents of Information Accuracy Differentials in Interorganizational Networks. Organization Science. 29(3), p 471-488.
  • Simons, T., P. Vermeulen, & J. Knoben (2016). There is no beer without a smoke: A community level theory of organizational resistance to anti smoking regulations in the Dutch hospitality industry. Academy of Management Journal 59(2) p 545-578.
  • Bakker, R. & J. Knoben (2015) Built to last or meant to end: Intertemporal choice in strategic alliance portfolios. Organization Science 26(1) p 256-276.