Prof. dr. Koen Frenken

Vening Meineszgebouw A
Princetonlaan 8a
Kamer 7.94
3584 CB Utrecht

Prof. dr. Koen Frenken

Innovation Studies
+31 30 253 6708

“The rise of online platforms is changing the way we live, work and consume. In this light, we need to re-think the key institutions that we built up in the past century.”

Research focus: Innovation, Platform economy, Sharing economy, Evolutionary economics, Institutional sociology

Koen Frenken is Full Professor in Innovation Studies at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University. He won personal grants in the Marie Curie and NWO Vidi and Vici programmes.

Theoretical interests include evolutionary economics, institutional sociology and complexity theory. He works on breakthrough innovation, economic geography, platform economy and innovation policy.

Frenken holds a joint PhD from the University of Grenoble (applied economics) and the University of Amsterdam (social sciences).


Contact Koen Frenken

For publications, see his Google Scholar homepage. Follow Koen Frenken on Twitter: @kfrenken. Contact Koen Frenken by phone: +31641051041.


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