Walter van Andel is a postdoctoral researcher on entrepreneurship and creativity at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. His research focuses on the role of business models in harnessing organizational tensions at architectural companies. In 2012 he authored the book “Creative Jumpers” in which business models for fast-growing companies in creative industries are examined. Walter received a bachelor and master degree in economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam, and a MBA from Western Illinois University. In 2020 he obtained his PhD at the University of Antwerp, with his dissertation titled "Balancing the creative business model." Before joining the Culture Commons Quest Office of the University of Antwerp, Walter worked as a program manager for international educational programs in the United States and Mexico, was a marketing research analyst at the academic competence center Institute Intelligence of Western Illinois University and worked as a researcher and instructor at Antwerp Management School.