Yannick Bammens (Y.P.M.)
Dr. Yannick Bammens is Associate Professor of Management at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. Yannick is programme leader of the MSc programme Entrepreneurship & SME Management, as well as co-founder and leader of the GSBE research group Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
His research is situated at the intersection of corporate governance and strategic management, with a particular interest in how ownership by founding-families influences innovation-related decisions and processes. Some of the questions he addresses include how the nonfinancial and temporal preferences of these owners affect issues like R&D spending, innovation collaborations, and eco-innovations.
His work in this and related fields has received several awards at international conferences (e.g., Academy of Management, European Academy of Management) and is published in journals like Journal of Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Family Business Review, and International Journal of Management Reviews, amongst others. Yannick also serves on the editorial review board of Family Business Review.
As for his educational activities, next to running the MSc programme Entrepreneurship & SME Management, Yannick is involved in various strategy and entrepreneurship courses at Bachelor, Master and MBA level and co-supervises a number of PhD projects. Every now and then he also gives workshops at corporations, for example on entrepreneurial decision approaches and business models.
Yannick holds a Master degree in Business Engineering (magna cum laude) from KU Leuven (2004), and a PhD degree in Business Economics from Hasselt University (2008), both in Belgium. He has been affiliated with Maastricht University since 2008, first as an Assistant Professor (2008-2015) and subsequently as an Associate Professor (2016-present).
- Family Enterprises / Family Ownership
- Corporate Governance
- Strategic Management
Professional career history
2016-present: Associate Professor of Management, Maastricht University
2008-2015: Assistant Professor of Management, Maastricht University
2004-2008: PhD Researcher in Business Economics, University of Hasselt
1999-2004: BSc and MSc Student in Business Engineering, University of Leuven (KU Leuven)