Bram Timmermans

Associate Professor Bram Timmermans

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Strategy and Management
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Skill-relatedness Human-Capital Labour mobility Industrial Dynamics


Bram Timmermans (01.10.1981) is an associate professor at the Department of Strategy and Management. Before joining NHH, Bram worked in the Norwegian institute sector as senior researcher at Agderforsknings’s Innovation Department and as associate professor in innovation studies at Aalborg University. 

Bram obtained a PhD in the economics of innovation from Aalborg University and received a MSc. in Innovation, Knowledge and Economic Dynamics from Aalborg University (2007) and a MSc. in Economic Geography (2004) at the University of Utrecht.

His main research interest lies within the field of innovation and entrepreneurship, new venture team development and performance, labor mobility, team mobility, strategic human resource development, employee diversity, organization theory, relatedness and related variety, and industrial dynamics.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Fitjar, Rune Dahl; Timmermans, Bram Knowledge Bases and Relatedness: A Study of Labour Mobility in Norwegian Regions New Avenues for Regional Innovation Systems - Theoretical Advances, Empirical Cases and Policy Lessons; page 149 - 171; 2018
Bublitz, Elisabeth; Nielsen, Kristian; Noseleit, Florian; Timmermans, Bram Entrepreneurship, human capital, and labor demand: A story of signaling and matching Industrial and Corporate Change Volume 27 (2); page 269 - 287; 2018
Fitjar, Rune Dahl; Timmermans, Bram Oppstartsbedrifter skaper ikke flest jobber Dagens næringsliv; 2017
Marx, Matt; Timmermans, Bram Hiring Molecules, Not Atoms: Comobility and Wages Organization science (Providence, R.I.) Volume 28 (6); page 1115 - 1133; 2017
Lindgren, Urban; Borggren, Jonathan; Karlsson, Svante; Eriksson, Rikard; Timmermans, Bram Is there an end to the concentration of businesses and People? Globalisation and change in forest ownership and forest use; page 139 - 182; 2017
Fitjar, Rune Dahl; Timmermans, Bram Regional skill relatedness: towards a new measure of regional related diversification European Planning Studies Volume 25 (3); page 516 - 538; 2017
Fitjar, Rune Dahl; Timmermans, Bram Beslektet mangfold og regional innovasjon Politikk for innovative regioner; page 188 - 215; 2016
Coad, Alex; Nielsen, Kristian; Timmermans, Bram My first employee: an empirical investigation Small Business Economics Volume 48 (1); page 25 - 45; 2016
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