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Amanda Porter is an Associate Professor at the Vrije Universiteit, School of Business and Economics, in the KIN Center for Digital Innovation. She holds a PhD in Organizational Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MA in Organizational Communication from the University of Texas at Austin.


Her research examines how digital technologies can support open, multi-stakeholder, problem-centered forms of organizing. Her current project examines the role of crowdsourcing to tackle grand societal challenges. She has published research in the Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, the International Journal of Environmental Communication and in various conference proceedings in Communication and Organization Studies.


Amanda teaches courses on qualitative research methods in bachelor and graduate levels, new ways of organizing, and sustainable innovation. Amanda is also the program coordinator of the BSc International Business Administration.

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  • Digital technology
  • Sustainability
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Organizational Communication
  • Stakeholders

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Amanda Porter is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

organization Social Sciences
participation Social Sciences
communication Social Sciences
autonomy Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences
computer-mediated communication Social Sciences
employee Social Sciences
manager Social Sciences

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Research Output 2008 2020

Saving Our Oceans: Scaling the Impact of Robust Action Through Crowdsourcing

Porter, A. J., Tuertscher, P. & Huysman, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Management Studies. p. 1-41 41 p., https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12515.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Sustainable development

The complementarity of autonomy and control in mobile work

Porter, A. & van den Hooff, B., 12 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : European Journal of Information Systems.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review


The paradox of digital civic participation: A disorganization approach

Porter, A. J. & Jackson, M. H., 2019, Dis/organization as Communication: Exploring the Disordering, Disruptive and Chaotic Properties of Communication. Vásquez, C. & Kuhn, T. (eds.). Taylor and Francis AS, p. 197-219 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review


Narrative “End States” and the Dynamics of Participation in Civic Crowdfunding

Porter, A. J. & Veenswijk, M. B., 1 Apr 2018, In : International Journal of Communication. 12, p. 2367-2386 19 p., 20180005.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Organizing authority in the climate change debate: IPCC controversies and the management of dialectical tensions

Porter, A. J., Kuhn, T. & Nerlich, B., 2018, In : Organization Studies. 39, 7, p. 873-898 https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840617707999.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2015 2016

  • 4 Lecture / Presentation

The dual role of mobile technology in relation to autonomy and control

A.J. Porter (Speaker), T. Wijman (Speaker), C. Van der Harten (Speaker), B. Van den Hoff (Speaker)
9 Jun 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Mobile Sales Force Automation and the Balance between Control and Autonomy

T. Wijman (Speaker), A.J. Porter (Speaker), B.J. van den Hooff (Speaker)
24 May 2015

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic