Rik Ligthart

Department of Organization Studies & Center for Innovation Research at Tilburg University

Rik Ligthart is a second-year PhD candidate at the Department of Organization Studies at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He is also member of the Center for Innovation Research at Tilburg University. He holds a Master’s degree from the same university. His research interests include temporary interorganizational collaboration, interorganizational project governance, and interorganizational learning. The empirical setting of his PhD is the Dutch shipbuilding industry. In this industry many, legally independent but functionally interdependent organizations collaborate on a temporary basis to produce complex vessels. Prior to his academic career, Rik worked at a consulting company as process analyst and project support officer.