Dr Henri Burgers

Senior Lecturer in Strategy

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


Henri Burgers is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at The University of Queensland. He obtained his PhD from the RSM Erasmus University, and worked at the Queensland University of Technology prior to joining UQ. His research focuses on the intersection of corporate entrepreneurship, managerial and organisational capabilities, and institutional contexts with the aim of helping individuals and organisations unlock their entrepreneurial potential. He has published in top journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Long Range Planning, and the International Journal of Human Resource Management. He has worked with leading firms, industry associations and governments across the globe. His research received well over 1mln AUD in research funding, including two prestigious grants from the Australian Research Council to improve entrepreneurship and innovation in the natural resources industries.

Henri teaches courses and provides workshops on strategic decision-making and agile innovation for different levels. He has developed and transformed a wide range of Bachelor and Masters courses and programs to embed more entrepreneurship and strategic decision-making skills in curricula. He is a certified Scrum Master and was awarded a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy for his teaching. He is a recognised reviewer for numerous journals and grants and serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Business Venturing.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Master of Science in Business Administration, Erasus University Rotterdam


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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Fazlelahi, Forough Zarea and Burgers, J. Henri (2018). Natural imprinting and vertical integration in the extractive industries. In Gerard George and Simon J. D. Schillebeeckx (Ed.), Managing natural resources: organizational strategy, behaviour and dynamics (pp. 138-161) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • Burgers, Henri and Van de Vrande, Vareska (2016). Who is the corporate entrepreneur? Insights from opportunity discovery and creation theory. In Shaker A. Zahra, Donald O. Neubaum and James C. Hayton (Ed.), Handbook of research on corporate entrepreneurship (pp. 64-86) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9781785368738.00008

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