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Dr. Sylvia van de Bunt-Kokhuis is co-director of the Servant-leadership Centre for Research and Education (SERVUS, www.feweb.vu.nl/SERVUS). At VU she co-coordinates amongst others VU Master courses in Careers & Organisations and Cross Cultural Management (2001-present). She has an international career in business and academia, and has been serving as a management consultant for various firms such as Digital Equipment, Vendex International, KLM and Ahold, the European Commission, UNESCO, and NGO’s.

From 2004 onwards she is Visiting Professor at Middlesex University London, Visiting Professor at Liverpool Hope University and University Campus Suffolk. At The Hague University she was Lector HRM during 2003-2008. The book 'Academic Pilgrims' (Tilburg University Press, 1996) was her PhD on international faculty mobility. She published extensively on (higher) education, servant-leadership, cross cultural issues, talent diversity and internet in international journals, edited the book ‘World Wide Work’ (VU University Press, 2006) and co-edited the books ‘Handboek Internationaal Talent’ (Weka, 2007) and ‘Competing for Talent’ (Van Gorcum, 2009). She published various articles in journals such as Compare, Higher Education in Europe, the International Journal of Servant Leadership, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, and Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie.

During 2003-2006 she was coordinator of a large scale European higher education project FILTER, investigating the credibility/integrity and cultural filtering of online content. She was member of the Supervisory Board of Compu’Train and Kennisnet (www.kennisnet.nl, 2006-2012), and is member of the Advisory Board of Nova Academy (www.novacollege.nl) and Greenleaf Europe (www.gcsl.eu). She is President of NGVO, the Dutch Speaking Society for Comparative Education, the Flemish/Dutch Member Society of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies, see www.wcces.net. In 2013 she received a nomination for best EURAM reviewer (www.euram-online.org). 

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Research Output 1999 2016

Social capital networking in China and the traditional values of Guanxi

Li, Y., Du, J. & van de Bunt, S. G. M., 2016, The political economy of 'Wasta': use and abuse of social capital networking. Ramady, M. (ed.). London: Springer Publishers, p. Ch 14

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Wasta: A Scourge or a Useful Management and Business Practice?

Weir, D., Sultan, N. & van de Bunt, S. G. M., 2016, The political economy of 'Wasta': use and abuse of social capital networking. Ramady, M. (ed.). London: Springer Publishers

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Moving forward: Practical and theoretical implications

Roodt, G., Jansen, P. G. W. & van de Bunt-Kokhuis, S. G. M., 2015, Conceptualizing and Measuring Work Identity: South-African Perspectives and Findings.. Jansen, P. G. W. & Roodt, G. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 233-248

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workplace
life sphere
employee
tactics
research project

Subjective and Objective Work-Based Identity Consequences

Botha, F. C., Roodt, G. & van de Bunt-Kokhuis, S. G. M., 2015, Conceptualizing and Measuring Work Identity: South-African Perspectives and Findings. Jansen, P. G. W. & Roodt, G. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 117-147

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Task performance
Turnover intention
Work relationships
Emotional exhaustion
Helping behavior

Leadership Values in Africa and Implications for Online Learning Communities

van de Bunt, S. G. M. & Ngambi, H. C., 2014, Leading with Spirit, Presence and Authenticity. Goldman Schuyler, K., Baugher, J. E., Jironet, K. & Lid-Falkman, L. (eds.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, p. 157-178

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Activities 2005 2015

  • 5 Membership
  • 3 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Editorial work

Multilevel investigation of the relationships of leader humility as a form of bottom-up governance

S.G.M. van de Bunt (Speaker)
11 Aug 2015

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Using Storytelling to Promote Good Governance in sub-Saharan Africa

S.G.M. van de Bunt (Speaker)
9 Aug 2015

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

International Journal of Knowledge, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Journal)

S.G.M. van de Bunt (Member of editorial board)
2015

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Transcultural Challenges for Open Online Learning

N. Sultan (Speaker), S.G.M. van de Bunt (Speaker)
4 Aug 2014

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Access to Medicine Index (External organisation)

S.G.M. van de Bunt (Member)
20132016

Activity: MembershipAcademic