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Stefan Heusinkveld is an Associate Professor at the Department of Management and Organization of the VU University Amsterdam. He obtained a PhD from the Radboud University Nijmegen with a dissertation on transience and persistence in management thinking. After his PhD he visited Durham University, the Stockholm School of Economics and Cardiff Business School. His current research concentrates on the production and consumption of management ideas with a special interest in studying the role of professions and occupations, management consultancies, management gurus [click here for article on], and the business media. He has published on these topics in journals such as Accounting, Auditing & Accountability JournalBritish Journal of ManagementHuman RelationsInformation & ManagementInternational Journal of Management ReviewsJournal of Management StudiesManagement LearningOrganization StudiesQuality & QuantityScandinavian Journal of Management, and Technovation. He serves on the editorial boards of Organization, Organization Studies and Journal of Professions and Organization. Stefan's recent book The management idea factory: Innovation and commodification in management consulting was published by Routlegde early 2014. Stefan is one of the lead coordinators of the EGOS standing Working Group on "Management, occupations and professions in social context".


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Research Output 2005 2018

  • 28 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 2 Book
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Bricolage and Identity Work

Visscher, K., Heusinkveld, S. & O'Mahoney, J. Apr 2018 In : British Journal of Management. 29, 2, p. 356-372 17 p.

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A patient is not a car: Lean in healthcare: Studying agency in the translation of management concepts

van Grinsven, M. 2017 ABRI. 202 p.

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

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