Andres Felipe Camargo Benavides

BMS/NIKOS, University of Twente

PhD candidate at the Netherlands Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (NIKOS) at the University of Twente. He investigates inter-organizational relationships between co-operatives and members, in particular by studying the role that co-operatives play in supporting exploration and exploitation activities of their members. He utilizes the inter-organizational perspective to understand innovation and knowledge development processes in these organizations and to consequently improve the industry performance in a sustainable way.
Before starting his PhD research, he worked in the printing industry and he was involved in consulting for entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurship, and social innovation. He holds a bachelor degree in Business Management from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia, and a MBA degree from EAE Business School in collaboration with Universidad Camilo Jose Cela, Spain.

• Social entrepreneurship, social enterprises, Co-ops
• Innovation
• Network collaboration

First of all, I want to thank Dr Ismael Ràfols to extended to me a kind offer to spend time at INGENIO in Valencia as a guest researcher. Last spring, when I presented my research to the group, I received priceless feedback and my research took steps forward in different ways with the formal and informal chats that I held with many people at INGENIO. It was a wonderful opportunity to boost my research. I spend a really nice time at INGENIO professionally and personally. Thank’s a lot, INGENIO