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Maura Soekijad is an associate professor at the Knowledge, Information and Innovation Research Group, School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on knowledge sharing professionals in co-opetitive multiparty networks and just finalized a collaborative study on the use of mobile devices by health professionals (technology in practice). She is currently involved in NWO-funded research on digital collaborative innovation and collaborates on research about identity and power among health professionals. Her publications on the above and on online communities as part of ICT for development, and managing networks of practice have appeared in Journal of Management Studies, MIS Quarterly, Organization Studies, Journal of Information Technology, Information Systems Journal and World Development. Maura is coordinator of the MSc programme Digital Business & Innovation.


Maura Soekijad is trained as ethnographer and her research is often based on qualitative studies. Her research interests include consequences of technology for work, online communities, identity. She currently supervises PhD candidate Natalja Laurey (on collaboration for digital innovation), and has supervised PhD candidate Julie Ferguson (on KM for Development) and Montserrat Prats Lopez (on crowdsourcing in humanities).


Maura Soekijad teaches (or has been in the past) courses on working and organizing in a digital age, knowledge management, knowledge & innovation networks, knowledge & organizations, qualitative research methods, grant proposal writing. She also supervises BSc, MSc, research MSc, and PhD students for their theses. And she is (and has been) responsible for running a number of educational programmes (including ABRI graduate school).

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Research Output 2005 2019

Design meets Business: An Ethnographic Study of the Changing Work and Occupations of Creatives

Laurey, N. R., 2019, 274 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

Pixel Perfect: How Craftsmen Cope with Changes in Material Practices at Work

Laurey, N. R., Soekijad, M. & Huysman, M., Mar 2019.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaperProfessional

occupational group

The ‘onlooker effect’: how bystanders influence our use of digital technologies

Sergeeva, A., Huysman, M., Soekijad, M. & van den Hooff, B., 5 Jun 2018

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsiteProfessional

Managing Citizen Science in the Humanities: The challenge of ensuring quality

Prats Lopez, M., 2017, 19 ed. Amsterdam: ABRI. 141 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

Through the Eyes of Others: How Onlookers Shape the Use of Technology at Work

Sergeeva, A., Huysman, M. H., Soekijad, M. & van den Hooff, B. J., 2017, In : MIS Quarterly. 41, 4, p. 1-26

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Operating rooms
Information technology
Technology use

Activities 2005 2014

  • 10 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Conference