dr. M.R. Stienstra (Martin)


About Me

Martin Stienstra is a senior lecturer and researcher at NIKOS. He holds a Ph.D. in international entrepreneurship (focus on Effectuation) and an MSc in Business administration (specialisation International Management) from the University of Twente. His research focuses on effectuation, new venture creation, cognitive decision styles and the influence of national culture on decision making processes in new venture creation.

Martin coordinates the Entrepreneurship & Business Development track of the Honours program. Next, he is one of the coordinators of the minor Crossing Borders. Furthermore, he is involved in educational programs such as Creative Technology, as well as study tour programs (all faculties at the University of Twente). He also coordinates the IEM&BA study tour minor. He advises the International Management & Consultancy track of the master Business Administration. He has supervised over 200 Bachelor and Master graduation projects.

Martin is a member of the Program Committee of Advanced Technology.


Business & Economics
Cognitive Style
Entrepreneurial Decision Making
Exploratory Study
National Cultures
Success Factors
Social Sciences
National Culture


Stienstra, M. R. (2018). Does expertise drive the preference for effectuation over causation? A cross-nation study into the role of cognitive styles, national culture and education. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036545211

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 2127
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  2127
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands