Personal profile

Personal information

Specialization

My research interest is in Organization Studies and Crisis Management

I am/was teacher in, among others, the courses Organizational Behavior, Technology and Culture, Politics in Organization, Organizational Theory

Teaching

  • Organization Sciences (S-OS), part of the international master COM and the national master BCO

  • Summer School: big data and crisis management

  • Graduate School: Selective Qualitative Methods

  • MSc Thesis

Research

My research addresses the problem of social and organizational crisis and problems of dis-organization. Crisis – like man-made and natural disasters and incidents but also ‘planned’ disruptions such as urban mega-events – upset society, challenge our critical infrastructures, and make taken-for-granted societal patterns visible. They influence and shake all sorts of organizations, change the relationships between people and their socio-material environments, and have profound consequences for organizational work routines, communication patterns and information sharing/collecting practices. At the same time organizations are supposed to ‘fight’ the crisis, be(come) prepared for the unknown, and form collations with other agencies and local communities. The question then is how the crisis situations affect the social and organizational identities of individuals, the work(space) cultures, the actions of (first response) organizations, and the interactions between organizations and society/citizens.

I am the project leader of the NWO (The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) funded project (2014-2018) on “Enhancing Smart Disaster Governance: Assessing the potential of the net-centric approach.”

Ancillary activities

  • Coöperatieve Vereniging de Buurtmaatschap | Amsterdam | Commissaris | 2012-01-01
  • Stichting ZIP/Cybersoek | Amsterdam | Chief Executive Officer | 2013-12-02

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Research Output 1999 2018

Open Access

Big data, surveillance and crisis management

Boersma, F. K. & Fonio, C. 2018 Milton Park: Routledge. 232 p.

Research output: ScientificBook editing

Big data, surveillance and crisis management

Boersma, F. K. & Fonio, C. 2018 Big data, surveillance and crisis management. Boersma, K. & Fonio, C. (eds.). Milton Park: Routledge, p. 1-16 15 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

The use of social media for crisis managment: a privacy by design approach

Imran, M., Meier, P. & Boersma, F. K. 2018 Big data, surveillance and crisis management. Boersma, K. & Fonio, C. (eds.). Milton Park: Routledge, p. 19-37 18 p.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

Open Access