Arjan van den Born is Professor Creative Entrepreneurship at Tilburg University and does research on creative entrepreneurship with a focus on freelancers and small businesses which dominate the creative industry. The research has a special interest in the networks of creative entrepreneurs and in new trends in the creative industry like collaboration, coworking, and distributed work concepts. The chair aims to support entrepreneurs with fact based answers on practical questions and dilemmas. Arjan is also director of Born to Grow, a management consulting firm which specializes in Redesign & Reorganization, CRM and Mergers & Acquisitions.
He received his PhD in Business Administration at the University of Utrecht in 2009.