Currently, Tamara is a postdoc researcher in an NWO-funded project (grant number: 438.17.901) which focuses on creating design principles for the development of sustainable collaborative business models in the field of inclusive innovations.
As a PhD researcher (2013-2018), Tamara researched how Inreda Diabetic B.V. initiated, maintained and developed business relationships. She served at the company two to three days per week, to do research and to assist the commercial director. She also studied how network position and related power influence the multipartner alliance performance. Her PhD was financed by PCDIAB, a research project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (grant number: 305654).She published her research in the book Starting up in business networks: Why relationships matter in entrepreneurship and in scientific journals (IMP Journal and Industrial Marketing Management). She has also presented her research at conferences, such as the SMS Conference, the IMP conference and the PDMA’s annual Research Forum.
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Since 2016, Tamara has been teaching courses such as Organization and Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Business Development in a Network Perspective. Also, she has been involved in the Bachelor program Creative Technology. Tamara supervised multiple student theses in International Business Administration (BSc) and Business Administration (MSc) on topics such as technology acceptance, business models, start-up networks, power asymmetry and entrepreneurship. In addition, she is the coordinator of the BA master track Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Strategy (EIS) and the double degree Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (IMES). Tamara also trains nascent entrepreneurs in identifying, evaluating and managing their networks at the University of Twente and VentureLab North.