• 205 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
1989 …2018
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Personal profile

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship; Strategic alliances



Albert Jolink obtained his Master’s degree in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 1991 he obtained his PhD in Economics cum laude from the Tinbergen Institute. He was Director of Graduate Studies of the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics at the Department of Philosophy of Erasmus University, Scientific Director of the Center for History in Management and Economics at the Rotterdam School of Management and Academic Director of the Part-time Master Business Administration of the Rotterdam School of Management. He was Associate Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management of Erasmus University Rotterdam until 2013 and N.G. Pierson Professor at the University of Amsterdam until 2012. From 2005-2010 he was Editor-in-Chief of the influential economic bi-weekly Economisch Statistische Berichten.

From 2013-2014 he was Vice Dean and Head of Department Economics and Business of Erasmus University College, of Erasmus University Rotterdam. In Spring 2014 he obtained the N.G. Pierson Chair at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has since joined Coventry University Business School as Reader in Strategic Management.


Area of Expertise:

  • Strategic Management (Interfirm Collaboration)
  • Entrepreneurship (Start-ups and Venture Capital)

Vision Statement

I have always sought faculty positions that strongly promote rigorous academic research; I shall continue the rigorous research program I started decades ago and expect to continue publishing findings. I wish to become a leader in my discipline, conducting valuable research, and publishing scholarship for academic and lay audiences. As a faculty member, I shall continue always to accept responsibility for making my research relevant to the communities in which I conduct it. I look forward to the challenge of considering new approaches for analyzing serious societal issues.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, Erasmus University Rotterdam

External positions

N.G. Pierson Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam

14 Mar 2014 → …

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electricity industry Earth & Environmental Sciences
electricity Social Sciences
transaction cost Earth & Environmental Sciences
consumer interest Social Sciences
governance Social Sciences
transaction costs Social Sciences
market Social Sciences
opportunism Social Sciences

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Research Output 1989 2018

1 Citation (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Alliance governance choices: Disentangling the effects of uncertainty and alliance experience

Niesten, E. & Jolink, A., Apr 2018, In : Long Range Planning. 51, 2, p. 320-333 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
transaction cost
transaction costs
4 Citations (Scopus)
24 Downloads (Pure)

Investments in the Dutch onshore wind energy industry: A review of investor profiles and the impact of renewable energy subsidies

Niesten, E., Jolink, A. & Chappin, M., Jan 2018, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 81, Part 2, p. 2519-2525 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Wind power
22 Citations (Scopus)
57 Downloads (Pure)

Sustainable collaboration: The impact of governance and institutions on sustainable performance

Niesten, E., Jolink, A., Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, A. B., Chappin, M. & Lozano, R., 1 Jul 2017, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 155, 2, p. 1-6 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Environmental regulations
Gas emissions
Greenhouse gases

Environmental sustainability and acquisitions: The driving role of innovation

Omidvar, O., Jolink, A. & He, Q., 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

6 Citations (Scopus)
30 Downloads (Pure)

The impact of venture capital on governance decisions in collaborations with start-ups

Jolink, A. & Niesten, E., Aug 2016, In : Small Business Economics. 47, 2, p. 331-344 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Venture capitalists
Venture capital


Best Full Paper Award

Albert Jolink (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)