• De Boelelaan 1105, VU Main Building A-wing, 5th floor

    1081 HV Amsterdam


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Hans Berends (1972) is Professor of Innovation and Organization at the KIN Center for Digital Innovation, School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is an organization scientist with a background in philosophy and industrial engineering, and received a PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology. His current research focuses on organizing for digital innovation, examining platforms, ecosystems, and other emerging forms of collaboration. Much of his research uses a process research approach, explaining the emergence and development of innovation over time. He teaches innovation management at bachelor, master, and executive levels and process research methods for doctoral students. He currently serves as Vice-dean for research at the School of Business & Economics.

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  • Stichting Reshaping Work | Amsterdam | | 2020-06-01 - present

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  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Organization Studies
  • Innovation Management
  • Digital Innovation
  • Process Research
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Open Science
  • Interorganizational Collaboration


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