Nadine Roijakkers was a Master student of Innovation Management and Strategy/Organization at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. She wrote her PhD thesis at the United Nations University/MERIT on inter-firm collaborative innovation in the pharmaceutical biotechnology industry. During the period 2002-2007 she held a number of positions in research and academia. From 2007 to 2009 she was a senior strategy consultant to companies operating in various sectors of industry at KPMG Consulting. As of November 2009 she holds the position of assistant professor of Strategy and Innovation Management at Hasselt University in Belgium. Nadine Roijakkers published numerous articles and book chapters on alliance management and innovation management. Outlets for her work include among others Long Range Planning, Research Policy, Harvard Business History Review, British Journal of Management, European Management Journal, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Small Business Economics, and California Management Review.