Dr. Meindert Flikkema (1971) obtained his degree in Econometrics from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. He continued his career at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where he published a dissertation on innovation in the service sector. He was awarded the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration’s Education Prize in 2005, 2014 and 2015, and the Van der Duijn Schouten Education Prize from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2015. In 2016 he was among the five nominees of the ‘national teacher of the year award’, after a preselection of twenty candidates. Meindert Flikkema currently works for Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as associate professor, and he is the academic director of the Amsterdam Centre for Management Consulting.