2010-2014: PhD (full-time), Eindhoven University of Technology.

Supervisors: Prof.dr. Geert Dusyters and prof.dr. Ronald Mahieu.

Tim obtained his PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences with this dissertation: Collaboration and You: The Performance Implications and the Antecedents of Diversity in Inter-Organizational Relations Portfolios. The dissertation can be downloaded here: Collaboration and You. A managerial summery can be found here.

The PhD also included the following courses:

  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (13 ECTS), Maastricht University;
  • Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (6 ECTS);
  • Panel Data Analysis of Microeconomic Decisions (6 ECTS), Tilburg University;
  • Advanced Regression analyses course, Eindhoven University of Technology;
  • Writing Articles and Abstracts in English;
  • Multiple PhD seminars and PDW workshops.

2008-2010: Organization Science, Master of Science (full-time: 120 ECTS including pre-master), at the University of Tilburg. Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Graduated: Summa cum laude and as Best student.

2004-2008: Industrial Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (full-time: 240 ECTS), at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Eindhoven, school for Business Management and Logistics.

2005-2007: Honors programs: during Industrial Engineering two additional minors at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences (academic skills in collaboration with the Tilburg University): 1) Applied Psychology (an additional 30 ECTS). 2) Academic Skills i.e. Statistics 2, Research methods, Business ethics (an additional 18 ECTS).

2000-2004: Automation and Electrical Engineering (full-time: MTS), at the technical college ROC in Eindhoven. During graduation: extra courses for reducing (by half a year) the first year of a bachelor in Electronal engineering.

1996-2000: General secondary education (full-time: MAVO), at Sondervick College Veldhoven, Location Blaarthemseweg, Dutch, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Economics.

Other skills:

  • Big data: Multiple papers based on extensive data work on large MySQL databases, scraping and parsing over 550,000 company websites;
  • Survey development, distribution and personalized benchmark reporting (e.g., > 9,000 responses of Dutch Organizations on entrepreneurship and alliances);
  • Extensive experience with (big)secondary databases like: Thomson one, SDC platinum, Venture Expert, Compustat, USPTO, NBER, Eurostat Community Innovation Survey;
  • Extensive experience with statistical software like Stata and SPSS;
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office, including scripting;
  • Development and user experience with Microsoft Dynamics / Navision (ERP-software);
  • Team leader: BedrijfsHulpVerlening (first aid, fire, and evacuation), since 2011.