Andrea M. Herrmann is Professor of Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Radboud University (Nijmegen). Before, she worked as Assistant and Associate Professor in Innovation Studies at Utrecht University. She was a Marie Curie research fellow at Columbia University (New York) and a visiting researcher as well as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung (Cologne). She holds a PhD from the European University Institute (Florence) and an MSc from the London School of Economics (London). She received a double BSc in European Business and Management Studies from the European School of Business (Reutlingen) and the École Supérieure de Commerce (Reims). Prof. Herrmann obtained several renowned research funds, including a Marie Curie IOF fellowship, an H2020 consortium grant (as work package leader) and an NWO Vidi grant.
In her research, Andrea M. Herrmann investigates how incumbent firms and entrepreneurs innovate, how they are helped (or hindered) in innovation by their institutional environment, and what lessons can be learned from it by policy-makers aiming to stimulate sustainable innovation. More concretely, her research interests comprise the areas of political economy, institutional theory, innovation management, entrepreneurship, online labour markets (gig economy), corporate strategy, economic European integration, as well as quantitative and qualitative research methodology.