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Tindemans, Bruno

Professor Bruno Tindemans is the Dean of Flanders Business School (Antwerp) and Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Erasmus University Rotterdam. (http://www.eur.nl/english/).

Prior to that Bruno worked for KPMG.

His current research interest is in corporate entrepreneurship, strategy and innovation. He has received numerous research grants from governments in Belgium and is often consulted about entrepreneurship by cabinet ministers and leading companies.

As Dean of Flanders Business School he founded the FBS MBA program, created an alliance with the renowned Kellogg School of Mangement (of Northwestern University, Chicago) and built an International Research Center on Entrepreneurship, the Intrapreneurial Learning Competence Center (ILC²).

Education:

  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Cranfield University, School of Management, UK
  • Executive MBA, Master of Business Administration, Antwerp
  • Master (Lic.) Commercial, Financial and Consular (International Relations) Sciences, Antwerp (Magna Cum Laude)

Funded Research for business clients:

  • “Bringing Entrepreneurship Inside: Venturing for Growth”, Research paper on the Belgian Corporate Venturing Landscape with Benoît Leleux, funded by IBM, Belgacom, Electrabel, Siemens, Interbrew, 2003.
  • “Fortis Venturing”, IMD Teaching Case Series IMD-3-1276 to IMD-3-1279 with Benoît Leleux, (submitted to the EFMD European case writing competition), 2003.
  • “Rebuilding the Fighting Spirit”. Research on entrepreneurship, Alcatel-Lucent (Belgium), 2005.

Research grants based on refereed proposals

  • Walloon government (Minister of Economy: S. Kubla) Grant for research on innovation and entrepreneurship, with Dr. Stefan Stremersch, 2002.
  • Flemish government (Minister of Economy: J. Gabriels) Grant for research on innovation and entrepreneurship, with Dr. Stefan Stremersch, 2002.
  • Flemish government (Minister of Economy: P. Ceysens) Grant for research on corporate entrepreneurship, with Dr. Stefan Stremersch, 2004-2005.
  • Federal Science Office Grant for research on corporate entrepreneurship, with Dr. Stefan Stremersch, 2004.

Journal publications

  • “Management options for growth under high uncertainty and fast changing environments”, with Derrick Gosselin, Partners, 2002.

Popular press

  • “Nederlandse Bedrijven lopen achter op Vlaamse,” Interview, Het Financieel Dagblad, 2003
  • “Vlaamse grote bedrijven zijn meest ondernemende van de Benelux”, Financieel Economische Tijd p.44, 30/3/2003.
  • “Intrapreneurschap”, Editorial Comment, Ondernemerstijd p. 2, 30/3/2003.
  • “Ondernemerschap in loondienst”, Interview, Ondernemerstijd p.1, 30/3/2003.
  • “Big is beautiful: Les grandes entreprises, reines de l’innovation”, Interview, Trends-Tendances p.76-77, 30/3/2003.
  • “Vlamingen kunnen wél ondernemen”, Vacature,  20/3/2004.
  • “Niet analyseren, maar doen!”, Editorial Comment, De Standaard p.37, 9/09/2005.
  • “Ondernemen in België loont niet”, Interview, De Standaard p. 1, 27/04/2006.
  • “Delokalisatie is goed voor Belgische economie”, Interview, De Standaard p. 20, 27/04/2006.
  • “De valse noot in het competitiviteitspact”, Editorial Comment, De Tijd p.4, 3/05/2006.
  • “Brussel bruist van ondernemerschap” Interview, De Tijd p. 18, 23/05/2006.
  • “Staal en Chemie zorgen voor economische dynamiek”, Interview, De Tijd p.1, 23/05/2006.
  • “Verwerkende nijverheid in België dynamischer dan dienstensector”, Interview, De Tijd p.18, 23/05/2006.
  • “Belgische bedrijven ontdekken Brazilië”, Interview, De Standaard p.2, 05/09/2006.
  • “Ondernemen doe je in Brazilië”, Interview, De Standaard p. E1, 05/09/2006.
  • “Het gaat om meer dan export”, Editorial Comment, De Tijd p.4, 22/09/2006.
  • “Steun KMO’s kan ook positief effect hebben op werkgelegenheid”, Interview, De Tijd p.2, 27/10/2006.
  • “Internationaal Ondernemen”, Editorial Comment, De Tijd p.17 , 28/10/2006.
  • “Onderwijs moet betere ondernemers afleveren”, Interview, Jobat p.23, 09/06/2007.
  • “Vlaanderen heeft nood aan gazelles”, Interview, De Tijd p.15, 06/05/2008.
  • “De onmacht van managers”, Interview, De Standaard p. E6-7, 26/11/2008.
  • “Een overlevingsplan volstaat niet”, Interview De Tijd p.18, 11/06/2009.
  • “Hoe de ondernemer in jezelf ontdekken” KMO Magazine, 15/03/2009.
  • “Stelling: MBA-alumni hebben een slecht geweten. En terecht.” Ondernemen, december 2009.
  • “Scenarioplanning noodzakelijk voor bedrijven in turbulente tijden” Trends, 06/10/2010.
  • “Naar overmorgen kijken om vandaag beter te beslissen” Trends, 07/10/2010.
  • “Denken aan het ondenkbare loont” De Tijd, 08/10/2010.

Contribution to books

  • “The Taste of Entrepreneurship: Financing from high tech to no tech” in The Taste of Entrepreneurship: Corporate Venturing” Louvain-la-Neuve, March 2004.
  • “Verlicht Ondernemen”, Lannoo Campus, Leuven, 2007.
  • “Toekomstmakers”, Lannoo Campus, Leuven, 2010.

Presentations at conferences

  • “A new approach to management education”, Belgian Venturing Association, Brussels, 2001.
  • “Bringing Entrepreneurship Inside”, Fortis Venturing Conference, Brussels, 2002.
  • “Oracle Executive Conference on Corporate Entrepreneurship”, Brussels, August 2003.
  • “Corporate Venturing: Should big companies be involved in financing starters?” The Taste of   Entrepreneurship: Financing from high tech to no tech, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, November 2003.
  • “Survey Results on Dutch and Belgian Companies”, Syntens Innovation Network, Marktplaats Nieuwe Voeding, Venlo, The Netherlands, October 2005.
  • “How can Governments Stimulate More Entrepreneurship? An EU-US Comparison”, Emory University, Emory, Atlanta, USA, November 2005.
  • “Management Education and Entrepreneurship”, Symposium with Prof. Dipak C. Jain, Dean Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and Minister Kris Peeters, Flemish Minister of Public Works, Energy, the Environment and Nature, Antwerp, March 2005.

Press conferences

  • Research Results and Policy Proposals, Press Conference with Flemish and Walloon Ministers of Economy, April 2003.

Consulting

  • Policy based on research: Policy co-operation with Flemish Minister of Economy, December 2003.