Professor of Strategic Management and Organization, TIAS Business School, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Ph.D. Strategic Management, Purdue University
EMBA courses: Corporate Strategy, Management in transition economies
Filip Caeldries obtained his Ph.D. in strategic management from Purdue University (Krannert School of Management - USA). In addition, he studied international comparative antitrust law at New York University Law School.
Professor Caeldries has extensive experience as a trainer and instructor in strategic management programs for various corporations in Europe and the US. He regularly facilitates strategy development workshops with executive boards and senior leadership teams. At Tilburg University, he was the Associate Dean Company-specific Programs (1997-2013). In this capacity, he held academic responsibility for all company-specific executive development programs.
While at Tilburg, he has directed and/or taught in executive development programs in more than 22 countries for client companies such as Abbott, Bekaert, Barco, Canon, Capgemini, CSM, Darling, Fresenius Medical Care, Gambro, ING, Océ, Randstad, Rabobank, Royal Haskoning/DHV, SHV, Nestlé, and Norske Skog.
He regularly facilitates workshops in strategy development for Executive Boards and Senior Management Leadership teams.
At present, he is the Academic Director for the Global Executive MBA program (IMM).
He previously taught strategy and international business at New York University (Stern School of Business). He was also a visiting professor at the Helsinki School of Economics and the Swedish Management Institute (IFL). From 1992 to 1999, he was a member of the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal. From 2006-2008, he was a member of the Advisory Board of CSC (Netherlands).
Professor Caeldries’ research and teaching interests focus on strategic management (competitive strategy and strategic change), organization development, and competition in emerging/transition markets. His research has been published in Research in Global Strategic Management, Advances in Strategic Management, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and the Journal of Socio-Economics. He is a co-author of the book Financial Services Marketing.
Throughout his academic career, he has received 23 Best Teaching Awards (TIAS School for Business and Society (NL), Rochester-Bern Executive MBA (Switzerland), Purdue University IMM Global Executive MBA (USA), ING Masters of Marketing Program (NL)). In 2016, he was recognized by Poets & Quants as one of the ‘Favorite Professors of the Best and Brightest EMBAs’.