Maarten Renkema is an Assistant Professor at the University of Twente (NL) in the field of Human Resource Management & Innovation. He obtained his two Master degrees: in Business Administration (University of Twente, 2014); and in Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship (Technische Universität Berlin, 2014). He obtained his doctoral degree in 2018 (cum laude) for his dissertation: "Innovating HRM for Employee-Driven Innovation: A Multilevel Perspective".
His research focuses on HRM, technology and innovation, approached from a multilevel perspective. Particularly he is interested in combining two main areas, (1) employee-driven innovation and (2) innovative and high-tech HRM activities. The first area is focused on how organizations can stimulate and facilitate bottom-up innovation by work-floor employees. The second area entails studying new technologies (e.g. Artificial Intelligence) and novel management practices (e.g. self-management) have an impact on both HRM and Innovation practices.
Research of Maarten has been published in peer-reviewed international journals such as Human Resource Management Review, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Personnel Review, Journal of Nursing Management and Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance. Furthermore, he was involved in organizing and participating several international workshops about multilevel HRM & Innovation.
Next to that, Maarten is involved in teaching, coordination and supervision of students in International Business Administration (bachelor), Health Sciences (bachelor, and Business Administration (Master).
He is member of the Programme Committee of (International) Business Administration and is the secretary of the Dutch HRM Network Board. Furthermore, Maarten is member of the Ambassadorsnetwork of the University of Twente, and is treasurer of the UTK-Futsal.