Events, Special Issues, Edited Volumes

Upcoming: 

  •  Dump or Take-Away? The Reinvent Tourism Festival as a living lab to co-create sustainable and inclusive business models. European Network of Living Labs, workshop Digital Living Lab Days, 2-4 September 2020
  • Two papers presented at European Network of Living Labs, research track Urban & Societal Challenges. Digital Living Lab Days, 2-4 September 2020 

Selected past events:  

  • Nutella & Sex. Debate Reinvent Tourism festival, Amsterdam, 2 June 2020
  • Dump or Take-Away! Toward futureproof tourism beyond corona. Workshop Reinvent Tourism festival, Amsterdam, 2 June 2020 
  • Virtual Tour @ Suriname. Reinvent Tourism Festival, 24 May 2020
  • Re-energizing the City: A comparative analysis of urban commons initiatives. Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam. Side event (participation upon invitation) to Urban Management Conference 'Participation Fatigue', 3 Oct. 2019.
  • Network your Niche! Strengthening the impact of your living lab. Workshop European Network of Living Labs Annual Meeting, Thessaloniki, 3 Sept. 2019
  • Smart Governance Seminar on Coordination and Boundaries in Crisis Management, VU University Amsterdam
  • 5th Amsterdam workshop on Social Networks and Organizations: 'Dynamics of Organizing: Networks, Actors and Events’. More information and call for papers
  • 4th Amsterdam Workshop on Social Networks and Organizations (Sept. 2015)
  • 3rd Amsterdam Workshop on Social Networks and Organizations: Theoretical Advances in Network Research (May 2013)    
  • Smart Governance Partnership development workshop (November 2013)

Editorial boards and other academic committees (selection)

  • Special issue guest editor: "The citizen in disasters: Organizing for emergence?" Journal for Contingencies and Crisis Management
  • Volume editor, Research in the Sociology of Organizations Volume 53, "Structure, Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks", with Peter Groenewegen, Christine Moser, Steve Borgatti and John Mohr.  Sample chapter
  • Assessment board member, VU Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Chair, Educational Committee MSc Policy, Communication & Organization (Bestuur, Communicatie & Organisatie), VU Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Academy Assistant program coordinator, Network Institute
  • Doctoral committee member, San Tea
  • Senior Editor, Academy of Management, OCIS division 
  • Member of various sections committees for Assistant and Full Professor appointments
  • Regular reviewer for various journals and conferences, including Information Systems Journal, Human Relations, Business and Society, Journal of Management Studies, Managament Information Systems Quarterly, Journal of Information Technology for Development, Journal of Information Technology, etc.

Selected presentations:

  • 2016 Invited speaker, Frankfurt EBS University of Business and Law
  • 2016 Invited speaker, Grenoble School of Management (Grenoble EM)
  • 2016 (April 18) Guest lecture: "ICT4D: A Social Science Perspective", for course ICT4D, VU University, MSc Computer Science.
  • 2016 Invited speaker, "What reviewers want: How to write a convincing research proposal", ", PhD seminar, two editions (Feb. 2016, June 2016) of CIS/NUFFIC Strongbow program for aspiring PhD candidates from Kenya (Feb. 2016) and from Ethiopia (June 2016)
  • 2016 (Feb 8) Guest lecture: "Data collection", for course "Case Study Research", VU University, MSc Organization Science
  • 2016 (Feb 23) Guest lecture: "Organizing for Emergence". for course 21st Century Organizing. VU University Amsterdam, BSc (3rd year) Public Administration & Organization Sciences.
  • 2016 Invited speaker: Seminar "New Trends in Entrepreneurship Research", VU University Amsterdam
  • 2016 Speaker: Smart Governance Seminar on Coordination and Boundaries in Crisis Management, VU University Amsterdam
  • 2015 (May 15) Guest lecture: "ICT4D: A Social Science Perspective", for course ICT4D, VU University, MSc Computer Science.
  • 2014 Invited speaker, "What reviewers want: How to write a convincing research proposal", PhD seminar for Ethiopian participants of CIS/NUFFIC Strongbow program
  • 2014 Invited speaker, Knowledge for Development symposium, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, Bonn.
  • 2014 Invited speaker, Dutch-Japanese Trade Association.
  • 2013 International Research Fellow, Invited by Department of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith Business School (postponed for personal reasons)
  • 2012 Invited speaker, TNO Science for Innovation.
  • 2011 Facilitator, Dutch Science Council (NWO) workshop ‘Incentives matter! Research Pioneers for Global Development’.
  • 2011 Invited speaker, Twynstra Gudde Consulting. ‘Social media and participation: An empirical analysis’.
  • 2008 – 2012 Convener, KIN Research seminars with speakers including Stewart Clegg (UT Sydney), Mark Thompson (Univ. Cambridge), Etienne Wenger (Indep.).
  • 2009 Invited participant, Cambridge, Judge Business School workshop ‘Good planning or benign imposition? Innovation, Emergence & Risk in Development Research’.
  • 2007 – 2009 Invited Member, Ministerial think tank, The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate for International Cooperation (DGIS). One of 5 invited members, providing regular input to the Minister for Development Cooperation.
  • 2004 – 2009 Co-Founder, Editor in Chief, Knowledge Management for Development Journal (Routledge).
  • 2004 – 2012 Advisor (previously Secretary of the Board), Computers for Development Foundation.
  • 2002 – present Organizer, facilitator, invited speaker at various workshops and international conferences (including South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Morocco, Uganda, India, etc.; details upon request)