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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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Mergers and acquisitions Engineering & Materials Science
business school Social Sciences
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
Netherlands Social Sciences
governance Social Sciences
classroom Social Sciences
management Social Sciences
discourse Social Sciences

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Research Output 1999 2019

Developing chinese economy overseas: Cross-cultural dilemmas in chinese–Dutch mergers and acquisitions

Bunt, S. V. D. & Chang-Howe, W., 1 Jan 2019, Contributions to Management Science. Springer, p. 243-267 25 p. (Contributions to Management Science).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Mergers and acquisitions
Industry
Chinese economy

Doing business in the Arab world: Unlocking the potential of wasta

Weir, D., Sultan, N. & van de Bunt, S., 2019, Globalization and Development: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Business and Policy Insights from Asia and Africa. Faghih, N. (ed.). Springer, p. 323-341 19 p. (Contributions to Management Science).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Industry
Networking
Economics
Social networking
Sentiment

Servant leadership as a key for the successful implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility in the pharmaceutical industry

van de Bunt, S. & Salomons, L., 2018, The Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment. Roberts, G. E. & Crossman, J. E. (eds.). Springer International Publishing AG, Vol. 1-2. p. 397-422 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Pharmaceutical industry
Servant leadership
Corporate Social Responsibility
Medicine
Responsibility

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

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Activities 2005 2015

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

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

Using Storytelling to Promote Good Governance in sub-Saharan Africa

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

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Transcultural Challenges for Open Online Learning

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

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic