John Hagedoorn is Professor of Strategic Management at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Maastricht University. He has a M.A. in economic sociology and political economics from the University of Leiden (cum laude) and a Ph.D. in industrial economics from the University of Maastricht. His professional experience ranges from policy research to academic research and from applied economics to management and international business studies. He worked for the Dutch research organisation TNO and is now Professor of Strategic Management at Maastricht University. John Hagedoorn is also a professorial fellow with the Maastricht Economic Research institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) the Centre for Strategy Studies (CSS) of the Department of Management Sciences at Maastricht University.