Jingshu Du is assistant professor of strategic management at VU University Amsterdam and research fellow at Vlerick Business School (Leuven, Brussels, Belgium). She was a post-doctoral researcher at Vlerick Business School and a visiting scholar at Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley (USA). Jingshu received her doctoral degree in applied economics from Hasselt University (Belgium) in May, 2013.
Jingshu's passion in research covers open and collaborative innovation, Intellectual Property (IP) strategies, new product development, business model innovation, and international management. Jingshu’s research is conducted in close collaboration with leading European firms in manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. Jingshu’s research output has appeared on several international academic journals such as Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, R&D Management and in three books (Oxford University Press, Imperial College London Press, and Springer, respectively). Jingshu was selected to the inaugural European Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEI) Doctoral Consortium (HEC Paris, 2011), her research papers were nominated as ‘Best young scholar paper’ at International Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC, 2013), and she is one of the prize winners of the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Doctoral Dissertation Award (2014).
Before pursuing a PhD in Belgium, Jingshu was awarded the prestigious “National Outstanding Student” in China (#1 in province, 2006) and was a contributing member of a Chinese National Soft Science Foundation project (grand-level).