Publications


Pre-publication versions of many of these articles can be found online on ResearchGate. Some articles can be accessed open access via the publisher. If you want a copy of the published article and cannot access it due to proprietary publisher rights, please contact me. 


Published refereed articles

Van Hille, I, De Bakker, F., Ferguson, J.E., & Groenewegen, P. (2019). Navigating tensions in a cross‐sector social partnership: H ow a convener drives change for sustainability. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. In press. 

Borst, I., Moser, C., & Ferguson, J.E. (2018) From friendfunding to crowdfunding: Relevance of relationships, social media, and platform activities to crowdfunding performance. Social Media and Society, 20(4): 1396-1414.

Boersma, F. K.Ferguson, J. E.Groenewegen, P.Mulder, F.Schmidt, A. J. & Wolbers, J. J. (2018). Platformsturing van zelforganisatie tijdens rampen. Bestuurskunde, 27(2): 14-21. 

Ferguson, J. E.Groenewegen, P.Moser, C., Borgatti, S. P. & Mohr, J. W.  (2018). Structure, content and meaning of organizational networks: Extending network thinking. Introduction to the Volume. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol. 53,  1-15.

Moser, C.Groenewegen, P. & Ferguson, J. E. (2017). Meaning in organizational networks: From social to digital and back. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol.. 53: 211-229. Awarded with Emerald Outstanding Author Award. 

Schmidt, A., Wolbers, J., Ferguson, J. Boersma, K. (2017). Are you Ready2Help? Conceptualizing the management of online and onsite volunteer convergenceJournal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 2017(1): 1-12.

Biersteker, E., Ferguson, J.E., Groenewegen, P., Beersma, B. (2017). Toward a legal perspective on crisis information management: Legal values and privacy-sensitive information at odds? Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 14(1) DOI: 10.1515/jhsem-2016-0060 .

Wildevuur, S., Ferguson, J.E., Thomese, F., Klink, A. (2017). Information and communication technologies to support chronic disease self-management: Preconditions for enhancing the partnership in person-centered care. Journal of Participatory Medicine, 9(1): 1-11.  

Ferguson, J.E., Dahles, H., & Susilowati, T. (2017). The Indonesian tourism industry under crisis: A Bourdieuan perspective on social boundaries among small-scale business owners. Asia Pacific Business Review, 23 (2), 171-191.

Van Berkel, F., Ferguson, J.E., Groenewegen, P. (2016) Once bitten, twice shy: How anxiety and political blame avoidance cause a downward spiral of trust and control in the aftermath of failed public projects. Administration and Society, p.1-36.

Taminiau, Y., Ferguson, J.E., Moser, C. (2016) Instrumental client relationship development among top-ranking service professionals. Service Industries Journal, 36(15-16): 789-808.

Groenewegen, P. & Ferguson, J.E. (2016) Social networks in and between organizations. In: Oxford Bibliographies in Management. Ed. Ricky Griffin. New York, Oxford University Press.

Wolbers, J.J., Boersma, F.K., Ferguson, J.E., Groenewegen, P., Mulder, F. (2016). Two faces of disaster response: Transcending the dichotomy of control and collaboration during the Nepal earthquake relief operation. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 34(4): 419-438. Special Issue on the Nepal earthquake. 

Mulder, F., Ferguson, J.E., Groenewegen, P., Wolbers, J., Boersma, F.K. (2016). Questioning big data: Crowdsourcing crisis data towards an inclusive humanitarian response. Big Data and Society, July-Dec. 2016: 1-13.

Van Berkel, F., Ferguson, J.E., & Groenewegen, P. (2016). Speedy delivery or long-term objectives? How time pressure affects coordination between temporary projects and permanent organizations. Published online in advice, Long Range Planning 49(6): 661-673.

Ferguson, J.E., Salominaite, E., & Boersma, F.K. (2016). Past, present and future: How the Lithuanian Diaspora in the Netherlands accumulates human capital from social capital. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies42(13): 2205-2225.

Ferguson, J.E. (2016). Inclusive perspectives or in-depth learning? A longitudinal case study of past debates and future directions in knowledge management for development. Journal of Knowledge Management, 20(1): 4 - 22. Special Issue on "Knowledge management in the not-for-profit sector".

Taminiau, Y. & Ferguson, J.E. (2015) From purists to players? How service industry professionals develop social skills for informal client relationships. International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy 19(1): 40-62.

Ferguson, J.E., & Soekijad, M. (2015). Multiple interests or unified voice? Online communities as intermediary spaces for development. Journal of Information Technology, 31(4): 358-381. Special Issue on "Growth in ICT uptake in developing countries: new users, new uses, new challenges".

Ferguson, J.E., & Taminiau, Y. (2014). Conflict and learning in interorganizational communities: Negotiating knowledge claims. Journal of Knowledge Management, 18(5): 886 - 904

Ferguson, J.E., Soekijad, M., Huysman, M.H., & Vaast, E. 2013. Blogging for ICT4D: Reflecting and engaging with peers to build development discourse 23(2): in press. Information Systems Journal 23(4): 307-328.

Ferguson, J.E. 2012 Perspectives on aid. Accommodating heterogeneity in knowledge management for development. VU Vrije Universiteit. Amsterdam: VU University.

Ferguson, J. E., Huysman, M. H., & Soekijad, M. 2010. Knowledge Management in Practice: Pitfalls and Potentials for Development. World Development 38(12): 1797-1810.

Ferguson, J.E. & Cummings, S. 2006. Introduction: Bridging Knowledge Divides: The Role of Partnerships and Cross-Cutting Initiatives. Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 2(3).

Ferguson, J.E. & Cummings, S. 2006. Introduction: Effective Knowledge Sharing for Development in Africa. Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 2(1).

Ferguson, J.E. 2005. Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice. Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 1(3): 46-54.

Ferguson, J.E. & Cummings, S. 2005. Introduction: Supporting Communities in Development: Tools and Approaches. Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 1(1). 

Published books and book chapters


Groenewegen, P.Ferguson, J. E.Moser, C., Mohr, J. W. & Borgatti, S. P. (2017) Structure, content and meaning of organizational networks: Extending network thinking.  Volume 53 for Research in the Sociology of Organization, Ed.Bingley: Emerald Insight. 244 p.

Boersma, F. K., Ferguson, J. E., Diks, D., & Wolbers, J. A critical discussion of the Twitcident project. From reactive to proactive use of social media in emergency response. In: Silvius, G. (Ed.), Strategic Integration of Social Media into Project Management Practice. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global Publishing. pp. 236-252.

Ferguson, J.E., & Cummings, S. 2008. Knowledge Management in Practice: The Case of International Development. In A. Koohang, K. Harman & J. Britz (Eds.), Knowledge Management: Research and Application. Santa Rosa, California: The Informing Science Press. 

Published proceedings


Ferguson, J. E., Tea, S., Dahles, H., Wakkee, I. A. M., Moser, C., & Spierenburg, M. J. (2017). Problematizing opportunity pursuit: Multidimensional embeddedness of international entrepreneurship. Proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference, 2017(1): https://doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2017.12802abstract

Schmidt, A.J., Wolbers, J.J., Boersma, F.K., Ferguson, J.E., Groenewegen, P. (2016) Are you Ready2Help? Dilemmas in organizing citizen responses to disasters. Proceedings of the 13th International ISCRAM Conference, Rio de Janeiro.

Corporaal, G.F., Ferguson, J.E., Groenewegen, P. & Gilder, D. de (2014). 10,000 Miles Across the Room? Emergent Coordination in Multiparty Collaboration. In: Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Collaboration Across Boundaries: Culture, Distance & Technology. ACM DL. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2631488.2631493. Kyoto, 21-22 Aug. 2014.

Boersma, F.K., Ferguson, J.E., Groenewegen, P., & Wolbers, J. 2014. Beyond the Myth of Control: Toward network switching in disaster management. In: S.R. Hiltz, M.S. Pfaff, L. Plotnick, and P.C. Shih (Eds), Proceedings of the 11th International ISCRAM Conference: 123-127. Pennsylvania, 18-21 May 2014. 

Refereed conference and workshop papers


Ferguson, J.E., Tea, S., Dahles, H., Wakkee, I., Moser, C., Spierenburg, M.J. 2017.Problematizing opportunity pursuit Multidimensional embeddedness of international entrepreneurship. Presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 4 - 8, in Atlanta, GA. Entrepreneurship (ENT) Division. 

Wolbers, J.J., Groenewegen, P., Ferguson, J.E., & Boersma, F.K. 2017. The hidden networked power in disasters: Towards a conceptualization of programming and switching in response networks. Presented at North European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies (NEEDS), University of Copenhagen, May 2017.

Groenewegen, P., Wolbers, J.J., Ferguson, J.E., & Boersma, F.K. 2017. The hidden networked power in disasters. Presented at European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS), sub-theme 53: Resilient Organizing: Managing in Extreme Contexts and Situations of Crisis. Copenhagen, July 2017.

Mulder, F., Groenewegen, P., & Ferguson, J.E. 2017. Towards resilient recovery: The role of infomediaries in facilitating a community driven humanitarian response. Presented at European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS), sub-theme 53: Resilient Organizing: Managing in Extreme Contexts and Situations of Crisis.Copenhagen, July 2017. 

Van Hille, I., Ferguson, J.E., De Bakker, F. 2017. A cup of tea is a cup of peace? Negotiation processes on a living wage in the tea industry. Presented at 12th Organization Studies Summer Workshop on “Food Organizing Matters: Paradoxes, Problems and Potentialities”, Crete, May 2017.

Ferguson, J.E., Tea, S., Dahles, H., Wakkee, I., Moser, C., Spierenburg, M.J. 2016. The dark side of entrepreneurial opportunity: Assessing the social impact of foreign direct investment. Presented at European Group for Organization Sciences (EGOS), Napels.

Van Hille, I., De Bakker, F. & Ferguson, J.E. 2016. Convening multi-stakeholder partnerships: Crafting social innovation for sustainable trade. Presented at European Group for Organization Sciences (EGOS), Napels.

Corporaal, G.F., Ferguson, J.E., Levina, N. Implementing radical process innovation: Crossing the boundary from development to deployment. Presented at European Group for Organization Sciences (EGOS), Napels. 

Mulder, F., Ferguson, J.E. 2016. Digital humanitarians: creating and connecting ‘online crisis communities’ in the aftermath of a humanitarian disaster. Presented at International Conference on Social Media and Society, London, July 2016. 

Van Hille, I., De Bakker, F., Ferguson, J.E. 2016. Convening Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships. Theorizing 'convening' in the context of sustainable trade. Presented at 5th International Symposium on Cross-Sector Social Interactions (CSSI 2016): Cross-Sector Partnerships for Systemic Change, Toronto, 17-20 April, 2016. 

Boersma, F.K., Ferguson, J.E., Groenewegen, P. & Wolbers, J.J. 2015. Toward an inclusive response: Network programming and switching in disaster governance. To be presented at NEEDS - the first North European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies, University of Copenhagen, December 2015.

Borst, I., Moser, C., & Ferguson, J.E. From friendfunding to crowdfunding. How crowdfunding communities create value through online activities. Presented at 4th Amsterdam workshop on Research advances in social and semantic networks, Amsterdam, August 2015.

Corporaal, G.F., Ferguson, J.E., Levina, N. 2015. Creating windows of opportunity. How to sustain radical innovation from dispersed R&D. Presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting (TIM Division), Vancouver, August 2015.

Corporaal, G.F., Ferguson, J.E., De Gilder, D.C., Groenewegen, P. 2015. A cross-boundary coordination perspective on managing complexity in multiparty collaboration. Presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting (OMT Division), Vancouver, August 2015.

Corporaal, G.F., Ferguson, J.E., De Gilder, D.C., Groenewegen, P. 2015. Paradoxical boundary work in strategy making: eliminating or shifting boundaries? Presented at University of Edinburgh Business School (UEBS), Strategy conference. May, 2015. Best paper award.

Corporaal, G.F., Ferguson, J.E., De Gilder, D.C., Groenewegen. 2014. P. 10 000 miles across the room? Toward a process model for coordination in multiparty collaborations. Presented at Journal of Management Studies Conference, Writers’ workshop ‘Managing complexity within and across organizational boundaries’. Cambridge, March 2014.

Corporaal, G.F., Ferguson, J.E., De Gilder, D.C., Groenewegen, P. 2014.The emergence of (inter)organizational routines for cross-boundary coordination in multiparty collaborations. Presented at European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS) Conference. Subtheme 28: Unsettling boundaries: Practices of inter-organizational collaboration. Rotterdam, July 2014.

Van Hille, I., De Bakker, F., Ferguson, J.E. 2014. Against the Odds: Catalyzing Change towards Sustainability in the Dutch Timber Sector. Presented at European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS) Conference. Sub-theme 10: Collaboration and Confrontation: Dynamic Interactions between Corporations and Non-Governmental Organizations. Rotterdam, July 2014.

Boersma, F.K., Ferguson, J.E., Groenewegen, P., & Wolbers, J. 2014. Beyond the Myth of Control: Toward network switching in disaster management. Presented at 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. Track ‘Command and control studies’. Pennsylvania, May 2014.

Ferguson, J.E., Soekijad, M., & Huysman, M.H. 2013. Fostering development through online communities: A knowledge framing perspective. Presented at International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ) Writers’ Special Issue workshop ‘ICT & Societal Challenges’. Milan, December 2013.

Corporaal, G.F., Ferguson, J.E., & De Gilder, D. 2013. The Perception of Boundaries in Dispersed Collaboration: A Sensemaking Approach. Presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting (OMT Division).

Ferguson, J.E., Dahles, H., & Susilowati, T. 2012. Social capital revisited: A boundary spanning perspective on entrepreneurship under crises. Accepted for presentation at Asia Pacific Journal of Management Writers’ workshop for the Special Issue on ‘Closing the Great Divide through Entrepreneurship & Innovation’, December 17-18 2012, Shanghai.

Ferguson, J.E., Soekijad, M. & Huysman, M.H. 2012. My way or the highway: Unfolding parallel discourse in epistemic communities. Presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting (OCIS Division), August 3-7, 2012, Boston.

Ferguson, J.E., Soekijad, M., and Huysman, M.H. 2010. Conflict and Learning in Development Communities: A Negotiated Order Lens. Presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting (OCIS), August 6-10, 2010, Montreal.

Ferguson, J.E., Soekijad, M., and Huysman, M.H. 2010. Mission-Based Communities as Negotiated Orders. Presented at European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS), 1-3 July 2010, Lisbon, and Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC), 5-6 June 2010, Boston.

Ferguson, J., & Huysman, M. 2009. Between Ambition and Approach: Towards Situated Mutual Learning in Development Organizations. Presented at Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC), 27-29 April, 2009, Amsterdam.

Ferguson, J.E. & Cummings, S. 2007. Inclusive Readership and Sustainability – Friends or Foes? The Case of the KM4D Journal. Presented at Open Access for Development Conference, 26-28 September 2007, The Hague.

Ferguson, J.E. 2007. There’s No Such Thing as a ’Knowledge Society’. Review and critical analysis of knowledge management for development approaches and issues of impact measurement. Presented at European Evaluation Society, 18-19 October 2007, Odense.


Other published articles (professional journals, opinion pieces, editorials, working papers)


Ferguson, J.E. 2018. Onafhankelijkheid in onderwijs en onderzoek. NRC Opinie, 27 januari 2018.

Boersma, F.K., Ferguson, J.E., Mulder, F., & Wolbers, J.J. 2016. Humanitarian Response Coordination and Cooperation in Nepal: Coping with challenges and dilemmas. VU Amsterdam: White Paper.

Maassen, P.M. & Ferguson, J.E. 2011. Terug naar de aaibare thema's. NRC Opinie, 25 februari, 2011.
Cummings, S. & Ferguson, J.E. 2008. The knowledge management revolution in development cooperation: An introduction. Inside Knowledge, 11(5).

Ferguson, J. E., Cummings, S., & Mchombu, K. 2008. Management of knowledge for development: Meta-review and scoping study. Bonn: EADI.

Ballantyne, P., Cummings, S. & Ferguson, J.E. 2008. Recipes for success – putting development knowledge to work. Vice Versa 41(3).

Ferguson J.E. & Biekart, K. 2005. Confronting the State, Engaging the State: Civil Society Building under Adverse Political Conditions. Working paper, Institute for Social Studies/Hivos: The Hague.

Ferguson, J.E. 2004. Does the policy fit the practice fit the policy? Challenges of mainstreaming ICT4D policy .Editorial, Euforic, September 2004.

Ferguson, J.E. & Maassen, P.M. 2004. Kom je stoel uit! Editorial, NRC Handelsblad (Opinie), July 21, 2004.

Ferguson, J.E. & Chambille, K. 2004. Between Resilience and Resistance: promoting progressive culture. Civil Society Building in Africa. Working paper. Hivos: The Hague

Ferguson, J.E. 2004. An Inclusive Information Society: rhetoric or reality? Position paper for Dutch delegation to World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), The Hague.

Ferguson, J.E., Addison, C., & Besemer, H. 2003. Fertile Ground. Coherence in international agriculture information systems. IICD/DFID Research report. International Institute for Communication and Development, The Hague/London.

Ferguson, J.E. & Maassen, P.M. 2003. Building Inclusive Information Societies. Dutch perspectives for the WSIS. IICD/Hivos Research report for Dutch delegation to World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Hivos/IICD: The Hague.

Kruidhof, O. & Ferguson, J. 2003. Making Sense of e-Business in Developing Countries. IICD Working paper. International Institute for Communication and Development: The Hague.

Ferguson, J.E. (Editor) 2003. Open Source Software: take it or leave it? The status of open source software in Africa. IICD Working Paper. International Institute for Communication and Development, The Hague.

Ferguson, J.E. 2003. Protecting local knowledge in the information society, IConnect offline, April 2003.

Ferguson, J.E. 2003. From Beedies to CDs: Snapshots from a journey through India’s rural knowledge centres. IICD Working Paper. International Institute for Communication and Development: The Hague.

Ferguson, J.E. 2002. ICT & Education: The Glocal Perspective . Position paper for Dutch delegation to World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Hivos/IICD: The Hague.

Ferguson, J.E. & Ballantyne, P. 2002. Sustaining ICT-enabled Development: Practice Makes Perfect? IICD Working Paper. International Institute for Communication and Development: The Hague.