Stefan Breet

Stefan Breet

PhD Candidate in Corporate Entrepreneurship

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

About Me

My name is Stefan Breet and I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship of the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University. My research focuses on corporate entrepreneurship and strategic change. I am particularly interested in factors that enable or hinder bottom-up innovation, including workplace social networks and the role of managers. I collaborate with company partners to collect primary data and I aim to conduct impactful research by using research methods that provide actionable knowledge. I teach my students to become critical thinkers and proactive employees.


  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Social Network Analysis


  • PhD in Corporate Entrepreneurship, Current

    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

  • MPhil in Business Research, 2015

    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

  • BSc in Business Administration, 2012

    University of Groningen

Recent & Upcoming Talks

The Social Constellation of Star Employees: Why an Open Network is Necessary for High Levels of Individual Innovation in Professional Service Firms

In this study, we show that an open network position is a necessary condition for achieving high levels of individual innovation in professional service firms.

Stepping Up or Laying Low? A Social Network Perspective on Post-Merger Taking Charge Behavior

In this study, we examine how the network ties of employees can mitigate low levels of organizational identification and stimulate employees to take charge after a merger.

An Introduction to Necessary Condition Analysis

An introduction to Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) for social network analysis.

Is it about who you know or what you are? A social network perspective on intrapreneurship

An overview of research on social networks and intrapreneurship.


In the fourth lecture of our Corporate Entrepreneurship course, I talked about the different ways in which organizations can balance exploration and exploitation.