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H.r. Commandeur

Full Professor
Applied Economics
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Professor Commandeur's research examines the relationship between market structure, corporate strategy and firm performance. His research has appeared in major academic journals including the Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, Industrial Marketing Management, Vaccines, European Journal of Marketing, Total Quality Management and the Journal of Business Logistics. Professor Commandeur is currently full professor of industrial economics and business economics at the Erasmus School of Economics and Managing Director of Erasmus University Rotterdam Holding B.V. He is also Advisor to the Executive Board of the Eramus University Rotterdam. He held faculty positions at Nyenrode University in Breukelen (The Netherlands) (1998-present), The Vlerick School of Management in Ghent (Belgium) (1995-2001). Professor Commandeur studied Business Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has several positions in supervisory boards in public as well as in the private sector.

Research Interest

Applied Economics


  • T.C. Weenen, A. Jentink, E. Pronker, H.R. Commandeur, Y. Boirie & P. Singer (2017). Patient needs and research priorities in the enteral nutrition market ? a quantitative prioritization analysis. Clinical Nutrition, Accepted. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2013.11.002

  • K.D.S. Fernald, H.P.G. Pennings, J.F. van den Bosch, H.R. Commandeur & E. Claassen (2017). The moderating role of absorptive capacity and the differential effects of acquisitions and alliances on Big Pharma firms' innovation performance. PLoS One (print), 12 (2), 1-22. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172488

  • A. Nuijten, M. Keil, G.J. van der Pijl & H.R. Commandeur (2017). IT managers' vs. IT auditors' perceptions of risks: An actor-observer asymmetry perspective. Information and Management, 1-14. doi:

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