Professor in the Strategic Management Department of IESE. Govert received his Ph.D. from INSEAD in 2005. In 2004, his doctoral proposal was awarded second place in the Organization Science dissertation proposal competition. His doctoral dissertation received the Blackwell Outstanding Dissertation Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the Business Policy and Strategy division of the Academy of Management in 2006. He is also working on how strategies are influenced by competition in network environments where critical mass, standards, and externalities play an important role. His work has been published in leading scholarly journals such as Academy of Management Journal,Management Science, Strategic Management Journal and Organization Science. He has been elected Chair of the Competitive Strategy interest group of the Strategic Management Society, a role he fulfilled in 2012.
Prior to his academic career, Govert worked in the Netherlands at KPN Telecom as a financial controller and cost management consultant. He teaches strategic management, competitive strategy, corporate strategy, and strategy in the networked economy in a wide variety of programs including the MBA, Ph.D., and international executive education.
He enjoys outdoor activities with his wife and three children.