Scholar of film practice and filmmaker, Professor Erik Knudsen serves as professor of media practice at the University of Central Lancashire, UK while running his own film production company, One Day Films Ltd. Earlier he served as professor of visual and digital culture at Bournemouth University’s Media School, professor of film practice and head of the school of media, music, and performance at the University of Salford, and head of production at Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University in the UK. Knudsen has directed six feature films (Cleft Lip, 2018; The Raven on the Jetty, 2015; The Silent Accomplice, 2010; Sea of Madness, 2006; Brannigan’s March, 2004; Signs of Life, 1999), in addition to documentaries and short fiction. His scholarship includes several books and book chapters and many articles, some of which have appeared in the Journal of Media Practice, Journal of Screenwriting, and Wide Screen among others. His most recent book, Finding the Personal Voice in Filmmaking, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2018. Knudsen holds a Ph.D. in media arts from the University of Salford in Manchester, the UK, and a bachelor of fine arts degree in film production (specialized honors) from York University in Toronto, Canada. Knudsen has held and continues to hold advisory appointments as external examiner, chief examiner, external validation panel member at universities in the UK. He was also an advisor on a European Union social fund project.
Strategy scholar and trainer, Dr. Jeroen Kraaijenbrink divides his time between teaching and writing on business strategy. Now serving as adjunct associate professor of strategy at the University of Amsterdam and formerly an associate professor of strategic entrepreneurship at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, Kraaijenbrink also works as consultant and trainer on business strategy for, among others, TSM Business School, Amsterdam Business School, and various large and medium-sized companies. Kraaijenbrink holds master of science and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering and management as well as a master of science degree in public administration from the University of Twente. He has published internationally in various books and journals, including Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Knowledge Management Research and Practice, Journal of Product Innovation Management, and the Journal of Management and is highly cited. He is the author of The Strategy Handbook: A Practical and Refreshing Guide for Making Strategy Work. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes.com. Kraaijenbrink has been a visiting scholar at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business at Charlottesville, Virginia, and at University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management at Minneapolis, Minnesota.