Koen Vandenbempt, PhD

Koen Vandenbempt, PhD
  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation
  • B2B Markets
  • Organizational Mindfulness
  • Go-to-Market Strategies


Professor of Strategy at the University of Antwerp (Faculty of Applied Economics) and Antwerp Management School, Belgium

  • Academic Director EMBA at Antwerp Management School (September 2011 onward)
  • Guest professor at GIM (Goa Institute of Management, India and Alliance University, Bangalore)
  • Guest professor at  College of Business, James Madison University (USA)
  • Guest professor at IBS, Moscow (Russia)
  • Independent director of AWDC (Antwerp World Diamond Centre)

Researcher, advisor and management trainer in the field of:

  • Strategy formation, strategic marketing, excellence in management, strategy implementation, business model innovation & organizational mindfulness
  • Industrial markets, supply chain dynamics, service industries, creative industries
  • Experience in the following specific sectors: Construction (architects, specialized engineering companies, installation companies, contractors, wholesalers and product suppliers), Technical and B2B service providers, machine building companies, parts and components suppliers in the metal working industry and steel distribution, high tech companies (system suppliers), 1 tier suppliers to automotive markets, diamond pipeline.

Publications in academic journals:
Journal of Business Research, Journal of Service Management, Human Relations, Technovation, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, Advances in Business Marketing & Purchasing, en Advances in Applied Business Strategy.



All publications

Creative jumpers

Creative Jumpers Business models of growing entreprises in creative industries

Walter Van Andel and Koen Vandenbempt
Creativity and a unique offer solely aren’t a guarantee for success of entrepreneurs in the creative industries. The continuously changing context has considerably increased the pressure on these creative entrepreneurs. 

Dominant frames of mind in the creative industries in Flanders

Dominant frames of mind in the creative industries in Flanders

Sofie Jacobs, Walter van Andel, Marieke Huysentruyt, & Annick Schramme
This research report is part of the mission of the Flanders DC – Antwerp Management School Competence Centre to make Creative Flanders more entreprising. In the report the dominant frames of mind of the Creative Industries are described and explained. 

Studie Creatieve Industrieën in Vlaanderen

Creative Industries in Flanders Mapping and economic analysis

Alain Guiette Sofie Jacobs Annick Schramme Koen Vandenbempt
This study report is part of the mission of the Flanders DC - Antwerp Management School Centre of Expertise to make Creative Flanders more entrepreneurial. In this context, the value networks were initially mapped for each sector, as well as their economic impact.


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