Prof. dr. ir. Henk Kievit

Professor
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  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business
  • Natural and Social Capitalism
  • Social Venturing
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Prof. dr. ir. Henk Kievit is professor Entrepreneurship and Ecosystems at Nyenrode Business University. He is also director of the Nyenrode faculty Center for Entrepreneurship, Governance & Stewardship as well as the Director of (Executive) MBA Programs;

He teaches on on a range of topics as (Regional) Ecosystems; Governance of Triple- and Quadruple Helix, (Social) Entrepreneurship & (Social) Venture Capital topics in the general management & executive MBA programs at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. In his teaching he applies a mix of methodologies: traditional lectures, case studies, audience respons and online learning environments. His research focuses on governance of society, entrepreneurship  & innovation- and digital transformation and digital ecosystems activities, to help understand the entrepreneurial orientation in transitions in society. He has published in journals as the Journal of Technology Transfer, International Business Review, Sustainability, Agronomy Journal, European Journal of Marketing and Corporate Governance (Bingley) and is an active member of the academic society.

Kievit received a Master’s of Science in Agricultural Economics from the  Wageningen University (1994) and obtained his PhD at the Nyenrode Business University (2011). His dissertation was titled: Social Venturing Entrepreneurship – a positioning. See for a summary in English: SVE-dissertation
 
Henk is involved in a number of activities in the field of innovation- and digital ecosystem, agricultural transition in the Foodvalley region and private wealth social venturing entrepreneurship and (venture) philanthropy. Prior to joining Nyenrode as a research associate (2005), he worked in the international business of information technology and a private family philanthropy and impact investments organization, with a dedicated private equity social venturing fund in the Netherlands. 

Secondary positions

  • Lecturer Organizational Service at Christelijke Hogeschool Ede;
  • Chairman ICT Valley Foundation;
  • Chairman of the Agricultural Network of the Foodvalley Region;
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the De Schutse foundation, audit committee;
  • Member of the board Stichting Bachkoor Holland;
  • Member of the Circular Council of the Living Lab Region Foodvalley Circular

International activities

Kievit’s research is conducted with (international) colleagues in the international perspective of sustainability, digital transformation and transitions. He invites international colleagues to teach at Nyenrode, and is involved in online MBA courses development. He is visiting professor Entrepreneurial Ecosystems to the Silesian University of Technology, Biomedical Engineering faculty in Poland.

Interests

History, philosophy and long hikes in the forests, meadows and Swiss mountains, besides reading

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