Wouter Van Bockhaven received his PhD in Applied Economic Sciences from the University of Antwerp in 2014. He is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics’ Management department. His research focuses on how firms can develop innovation networks to tackle institutional and social barriers preventing the creation of ‘shared value’. His research combines qualitative and quantitative approaches to address real-life challenges experienced by managers in a.o. the pharmaceutical, medical devices, machine building and steel industry. He is also active in research and tool development for career management (see e.g. www.ua.ac.be/careercoach). His work is presented at conferences of the Strategic Management Society, the Industrial Marketing and Purchasing group, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management and published in Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing and HRSquare.
With a combined career anchor of service orientation and entrepreneurial creativity, he is engaged in several business development and commercialization projects. In his educational work, he is also engaged in coaching students in strategic analysis and consulting projects. Teaching and teaching assistance furthermore focuses on strategic management, strategy implementation, performance measurement and innovation management at the faculty of applied economics, Antwerp Management School, the Royal Military Academy, the faculty of pharmacy, biochemistry and veterinary medicine, Artesis university college and Karel De Grote university college. Within the University of Antwerp he is also an active junior academic personnel representative in various boards and commissions. Before his Master’s degree in Applied Economics, he has worked in sales and business development functions in HR and services and he has been a candidate officer at the Royal Military Academy.