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dr. W. (Wietze) van der Aa

Faculty of Economics and Business
Section Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Photographer: FEB

Visiting address
  • Plantage Muidergracht 12
  • Room number:M3.05
Postal address
  • Postbus 15953
    1001 NL Amsterdam
  • Profile


    Director - Amsterdam Centre for Service Innovation (AMSI) 
    Associate Professor - Innovation Management

    Research interests

    Strategic Innovation Management / Innovation in Services / Entrepreneurship / Design thinking &  New business creation 

    Dissertation title

    Organisatorische Innovaties en Groeistrategieën van Dienstverlenende Bedrijven

  • Teaching

    Teaching activities

    Current year

    Theories of Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Master course Business Administration

    Innovation Management (Master course Business Administration)

    Design Driven Business Innovation (Master course Business Administration)

    Design Driven Business Innovation - for professionals (Executive Program)

    Entrepreneurship in the Services Industry (Master Entrepreneurship) 

    Master Thesis projects Innovation Management 

    Course materials are available through the UvA Blackboard Server

  • Publications



    • Tuominen, T., & van der Aa, W. (2013). Replication of innovation in professional service firms: options for leveraging knowledge. In 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference: held at University of Iceland, Reykjavík, 21-24 August, 2013. Conference Proceedings Nordic Academy of Management. [details]


    • van der Aa, W. (2011). Service business model framework and the service innovation scope. In B. van der Rhee, & L. Victorino (Eds.), Advances in service quality, innovation, and excellence: proceedings of QUIS 12, the 12th International Research Symposium on Service Excellence in Management: June 2-5, 2011, Ithaca, NY (pp. 256-265). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, Center for Hospitality Research. [details]


    • den Hertog, P., de Jong, M., & van der Aa, W. (2009). Managing capabilities for service innovation: towards a management framework. In B. Stauss, S. W. Brown, B. Edvarsson, & R. Johnston (Eds.), QUIS 11: moving forward with service quality: proceedings of the QUIS 11-Services Conference, June 11-14, 2009, Wolfsburg, Germany (pp. 217-226). Ingolstadt: Ingolstadt School of Management, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.
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  • Ancillary activities
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