Dr Daniel Speldekamp

Lecturer Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship


Personal Statement

I'm a lecturer at the department of Strategy, International Business, and Entrepreneurship (SIBE). I have an interdisciplinary academic background, with a focus on human geography and planning (BSc), and economic geography (MSc). I completed my undergraduate and graduate studies at Utrecht University, where I also worked as an applied researcher. I obtained my doctoral degree from Radboud University under the excellent supervision of prof. Joris Knoben and prof. Ayse Saka-Helmhout.

My research focuses on the relationship between firms and their business environment. This includes how geographical, network, and institutional arrangements affect firms’ capacity to innovate. I am especially interested in how these factors interact in complex ways. To understand this, I use a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods.

Prizes or Honours

  • TIM division best reviewer award (Academy of Management, 2019)