Raf Sluismans


  • Raf Sluismans
    Keizer Karelplein 19, 6211 TC Maastricht, The Netherlands
    + 31 (0)43 388 4400


    Maastricht University

    Biographical Statement

    Raf Sluismans studied Arts and Sciences at Maastricht University. After his study he joined a master’s programme in the European Network for Science Society and Technology (ESST). As part of this study he lived in Denmark for several months, where he specialized in Innovation, Regional Integration and Globalization. He wrote his M.A. thesis under close supervision of Roskilde University Centre, Denmark, Maastricht University, as well as Limburg University Centre, Belgium. The involvement of this third party in Belgium is due to the subject of his M.A. thesis, in which Raf evaluated the SPIN-OFF innovation project. Raf joined the UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) as a research fellow in February of 2000. He is currently specializing in the different aspects of the common knowledge economy. More specifically, strategic management and the creation of added value, is the overall subject for his Ph.D. dissertation.

  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    • Sluismans, Raf, Friso den Hertog, F. Lambrechts & Tinne Lommelen, 2010, Robust regional innovation policy learning: key lessons from a large-scale intervention program, Argumenta Oeconomica, 24(1), pp. 89-107
    • Lommelen, Tinne, Friso den Hertog, Lien Beck & Raf Sluismans, 2009, Designing plans for organizational development, lessons from three large-scale SME-initiatives, UNU-MERIT Working Paper
    • Sluismans, Raf, 2003, Looking for synergy in organizations: The role of the concept of configuration in contemporary theory, MERIT Research Memoranda
    • Sluismans, Raf & Patrick de Groote, 2000, Denk- en doegroepen voor een duurzaam toerisme in Hasselt. Beleidsvoorstellen, MERIT Research Memoranda
    • Sluismans, Raf, 2000, Knowledge management: a rethinking of the theoretical framework, MERIT Research Memoranda 2000-024
    • Hamans, R., Claire Nauwelaers & Raf Sluismans, 2004, Benchmarking Life Science Parks, Maastricht: Report for the Maastricht Science Park Board of Directors
    • Hertog, Friso den, Tinne Lommelen, Paul Kunst & Raf Sluismans, 2007, Methodological strategies for design-oriented research in organizations, in: Proceedings of the 6th European conference on research methodology for business and management studies, ACI, Reading, UK, pp. 125-134