Jeroen Kraaijenbrink

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As an academic field, knowledge management has concentrated on the creation, storage, retrieval, transfer, and application of knowledge within organizations, while underexposing external knowledge (e.g., Alavi & Leidner, 2001). Although the importance of external knowledge is well recognized (e.g., Cohen & Levinthal, 1990), there remains a need for a better(More)
This paper investigates the dynamic alignment of network and business development of two small firms in the printing industry. Developments are followed over more than 8 years. The aim of the paper is to understand how small firms can manage their network relations by maintaining both their efficiency in existing business and flexibility to develop new(More)
Two main contrasting approaches are used in the entrepreneurship literature to explain how new ventures strategize: causal/planned strategies and effectual/emergent strategies. In this study, we explore the use of these strategies within micro and small firms. Our results show that larger companies typically used more planned strategies while simultaneously(More)
In the past four decades, much has between written about the processes by which organizations obtain, create, share, transform, apply, and retain knowledge. While in practice these various knowledge processes are tightly connected and embedded, they are studied in different and often disconnected branches of literature. To assess the state of affairs in(More)
Knowledge integration (KI) is the process by which organizations identify, acquire, and utilize knowledge from external sources. Existing studies on KI have either researched what knowledge organizations gain from which sources or what processes are needed to do that. This study assumes that bridging these two research areas will contribute to a better(More)
Maturity models are increasing in popularity in order to gain and retain competitive advantage. The Continuous Improvement Maturity Model is one of these maturity models. It provides best practice methods and techniques as well as the mindset, skill set and tool set of process improvement. However, it does not indicate the current maturity status of an(More)
Two distinct approaches have emerged to categorize entrepreneurial strategies. While some argue that planning is beneficial for entrepreneurs, a growing body of literature argues that nonpredictive strategies can also lead to successful outcomes. The effectuation framework gained attention and it is perhaps the most sophisticated theoretical framework to(More)