Dr R.A.W. Kok (Robert)

Dr R.A.W. Kok (Robert)
Visiting address

Heyendaalseweg 141

Postal address

Postbus 9108

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday morning, Thursday, Friday

Associate professor of Innovation

Robert A.W. Kok (1969) is associate professor of Innovation at the Centre for Innovation studies, Institute for Management Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Robert Kok was visiting scholar at the Institute for Technology and Management of the Technical University Berlin from September - November 2012. He obtained his Ph.D. in business administration (2003) from the University of Groningen. His research is concentrated on radical high-tech innovations for sustainable solutions. Topics of interest include open innovation and sustainability, adoption of digital and sustainable technology, involvement and governance of stakeholders as well as entrepreneurship and innovation in start-ups. His articles are published in journals such as Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Cleaner ProductionTechnovation, Creativity and Innovation Management, Journal of Business Research, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Scientometrics, Industrial Marketing Management, amongst others.

Operations Management and Logistics (bachelor year 2)
Managing Innovation (bachelor elective)
Supervision Bachelor's thesis in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Social, Sustainable and Technological Innovation (master elective)
Supervision Master's thesis Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Ph.D.-students

Recent papers:

van Helmond, C.G.C. & Kok, R.A.W. (2022). Organizational (non-)adoption of legally obliged energy-saving technologies: why (not) comply? Sustainability, 14 (3):1511. doi: 10.3390/su14031511

Kok, R. A. W., Ooms, W., & Ligthart, P. E. M. (2021). Open innovation and the adoption of environmental process innovations: Information source and proximity to partner types. In S. Jakobsen, Lauvås, T., Quatraro, F., Rasmussen, E., & Steinmo M. (Ed.), Research Handbook on Innovation for a Circular Economy. Edward Elgar Publishing.

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