Bram Timmermans

Professor Bram Timmermans

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Strategy and Management
STOP Digital Innovation for Growth
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Skill-relatedness Human-Capital Labour mobility Industrial Dynamics


Bram Timmermans (01.10.1981) is a 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
Marx, Matt; Timmermans, Bram Hiring Molecules, Not Atoms: Comobility and Wages Organization science Volume 28 (6); page 1115 - 1133; 2017
Fitjar, Rune Dahl; Timmermans, Bram Oppstartsbedrifter skaper ikke flest jobber Dagens næringsliv; 2017
Lien, Lasse B.; Timmermans, Bram Crisis-induced innovation and crisis-induced innovators Industry and Innovation (0 pages); 2023
Lien, Lasse B.; Timmermans, Bram; Alsos, Gry Agnete; Solheim, Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen; Sørheim, Roger Innovasjonsatferd i krisetider. Innsikter fra norsk næringsliv. Magma forskning og viten (02); page 63 - 74; 2022
Undheim, Kristin; Erikson, Truls; Timmermans, Bram True uncertainty and ethical AI: regulatory sandboxes as a policy tool for moral imagination AI and Ethics; 2022
Nielsen, Kristian; Dahl, Michael S.; Timmermans, Bram; Christensen, Jesper Lindgaard Entrepreneurship, experimentation and innovation : Future policy for innovative and growth-oriented entrepreneurs in Denmark Globalisation, New and Emerging Technologies, and Sustainable Development : The Danish Innovation System in Transition; 2021
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