Anne ter Wal
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Associate Professor of Technology & Innovation Management
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Anne ter Wal joined Imperial College Business School in 2009 and is Associate Professor of Technology & Innovation Management. His research, often in collaboration with leading multinational companies, focuses on the role of networks in innovation and entrepreneurship. In his research, Anne studies how individuals access new knowledge and ideas through networks within and between organisations. He also looks at the challenges they face when seeking to apply these ideas to the creation of novel products and services. He leads a large-scale EU-funded research project studying how entrepreneurs build valuable networks that help them achieve business and innovation success.

Prior to joining Imperial College London, Anne was a doctoral researcher at the Section of Economic Geography at Utrecht University. His work has been published in leading journals in management, innovation studies and economic geography, including the Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, the California Management Review, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Research Policy, and the Journal of Economic Geography and Economic Geography.

Dr Anne ter Wal joined the Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School in 2009. Most of his research focuses on the role of social networks in innovation, with a particular emphasis on networks in geographical clusters, and networks of scientists and engineers within and between companies.

Anne is also Senior Researcher at the Department of Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich and, prior to joining Imperial College, was a doctoral researcher at the Section of Economic Geography at Utrecht University.

His work has been published in leading journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization ScienceJournal of Economic GeographyEconomic GeographyRegional Studies, and Industry & Innovation.

Role:
Associate Professor of Technology & Innovation Management
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