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    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 head of the KIN Center for Digital Innovation.

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

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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


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