My professional passions? Text work and questions of social and environmental sustainability.
My personal passions? Nature, yoga, (vegan / vegetarian) cooking and literature.
I have a PhD in Economics and Business Administration, an MA in Philosophy, and an MA in Literary Analysis (cum laude, University of Amsterdam and University of California, Los Angeles). I spent one year at the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, acquiring the Diplôme Superieur de la Langue Française. I have my certificate for Teaching in Higher Education (BKO, basiskwalificatie onderwijs). Moreover, I am a certified yoga instructor. Prior to academia, I worked as program officer/manager at international development institutes Hivos and IICD, and before that as ICT Consultant at different start-ups. I am a bilingual native speaker of English and Dutch.
ResearchMy main research interest is knowledge-intensive organizing for social innovation. I am particularly interested in semi-formal organizational forms. In other words, I study how informal social networks emerge and enable bottom-up forms of collaboration and knowledge sharing (for instance: online activist networks), and analyze what this means for organizational strategy (for instance: decision-making and policy).
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