Coen Rigtering holds a Master degree (cum laude) in Policy, Communication and Organization from the VU University in Amsterdam and a Ph.D. in Corporate Entrepreneurship from the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.). Currently, he works as an assistant professor at U.S.E specialising in corporate entrepreneurship, organisational theory and entrepreneurship. He has been a guest lecturer at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2009 and Stellenbosch University in 2010 and 2012.
His work is published in several academic journals such as: Review of Managerial Science, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, and The Service Industries Journal. In 2012 he was named the USE Ph.D. student of the year. His primary research interests are in the field of corporate entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, and strategic management in family businesses.