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Henk Volberda

Henk Volberda

Professor of Strategic Management & Business Policy

Management & Leadership
Expert | Thought leader
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Languages spoken
English Dutch
Travels from
The Netherlands


Henk Volberda is Professor of Strategic Management & Innovation at Amsterdam Business School of the University of Amsterdam. Moreover, he is Scientific Director of the Amsterdam Centre for Business Innovation. His research focuses on various themes such as hyper-competition, technological disruption, new business models, strategic flexibility, management innovation and new forms of organisation.

Volberda holds various executive and advisory positions. He is a member of the supervisory board of NXP Semiconductors Netherlands and a member of the scientific advisory committee of the Netherlands Defense Academy. In addition, he is an expert member of the World Economic Forum and a fellow of the European Academy of Management. Previously, he was, among other things, a board member of the Netherlands Centre for Social Innovation and Vice-President Research of the European Academy of Management (EURAM).

Volberda is a member of the editorial board of, among others, the Journal of Strategy and ManagementLong Range PlanningManagement and Organization ReviewOrganization StudiesHolland Management Review and Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie. Volberda has held visiting scholarships at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and at Cass Business School in London. 

Volberda is the author of numerous books, including Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization (Cengage Learning EMEA, 2011), which is used as a strategy textbook by various business schools across Europe. Also, several editions of his book Innovation 3.0: Slimmer managen, organiseren en werken have been published. Some of his other well-known titles that have received international acclaim are Building the Flexible Firm: How to Remain Competitive (Oxford University Press 1998), which has been published in several languages, and Rethinking Strategy (Sage, 2001). His book Reinventing Business Models: How Firms Cope with Disruption (Oxford University Press, 2018) has been recently awarded with the Best Book Award of the European Academy of Management. This year he published three books, namely Strategic Renewal: Core Concepts, Antecedents, and Micro Foundations (Routledge, 2019),  Innovatie Jij.nu (Management Impact 2019) and De Nieuwe Professional Service Firm (Scriptum, 2019).

Volberda has published extensively in several international peer-reviewed journals, including Academy of Management JournalGlobal Strategy JournalJournal of International BusinessJournal of ManagementJournal of Management StudiesManagement ScienceOrganization ScienceStrategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Strategic Management Journal. For the fifth year in a row, Volberda has been included in the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher list. In addition, he has received numerous awards for his research into organisational flexibility and strategic renewal, including the ERIM Impact Award, the Erasmus Research Award, the SAP Strategy Award and the prestigious Igor Ansoff Strategic Management Award.


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