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    5037 DB Tilburg


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Research interests

In his work, Raab tries to understand how policy outcomes and public services come about through the joint efforts of actors in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. He analyses inter-organizational networks in different settings with quantitative and qualitative methods. He currently focuses on the governance and effectiveness of engineered networks. The goal of this endevour is to develop a configurational theory of network effectiveness. In addition, he is currently involved in a project on the use of Big Data in organizations and on social entrepreneurship. 



  • Basic Teaching Qualification, Tilburg University, 2014
  • Teaching Certificate Higher Education (Zertifikat Hochschullehre) by the State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Fall 2005
  • Ph.D. Public Policy and Management (?summa cum laude?). Department of Public Policy and Management, University of Konstanz, Germany, March 2000 (advisors: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Seibel, Prof. Dr. Volker Schneider)
  • Diplom/Graduate Degree Public Policy and Management, fields of interest Public Policy, Politics and Administration, Department of Public Policy and Management, University of Konstanz, October 1995


  • Associate Professor, Department of Organization Studies, Tilburg University and program director international Bachelor Global Management of Social Issues
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Organisation Studies, Tilburg University, Netherlands
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Organisation Studies, Tilburg University, Netherlands. Educational Director Master's Program Organisation Studies, Tilburg University (since April 2004), Educational Director Department OS (September 2011 - September 2013).
  • Visiting Scholar at the School of Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona in cooperation with Prof. H. Brinton Milward and Prof. Keith Provan (January - June 2011).
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and Management, University of Konstanz, Germany, (February 2003 ? March 2004)
  • Research Fellow within the research project ?Holocaust and Polycracy in Western Europe 1940-1944?, directed by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Seibel, University of Konstanz, funded by the Volkswagen-Foundation (April 2000 ? January 2003).
  • Visiting Scholar at the School of Public Administration and Policy, University of Arizona in cooperation with Prof. H. Brinton Milward and Prof. Keith Provan (April 2000 ? July 2002).
  • Research and Teaching Fellow, Chair (Lehrstuhl) Public Policy and Administration (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Seibel), University of Konstanz (December 1998 ? March 2000)
  • Research Fellow within the research project ?Governance of Large Politicized Privatizations in East Germany 1990-1994. The Case of the Shipbuilding and Steel Industry?, directed by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Seibel and Dr. Patrick Kenis, funded by the Volkswagen-Foundation (January 1996 - November 1998)

PhD supervision

Co-promotor Dimitri Cremers: Network Processes in dealing with domestic violence

Co-promotor Kelly Alexander and Michiel van Rijn: Organizational Forms, Causes and Consequences of Social Entrepreneurship in an International Perspective

Co-promotor for Remco Mannak and Sander Smit "Network Strategies in Innovation Networks" (completed)


Raab teaches the following courses in the Bachelor and Masters programs of the Organisation Studies department:  Interorganizational Relations, Research Methods: Network Analysis, Master's circle for thesis supervision. In the Bachelor Global Management of Social Issues he teaches in the courses Wicked Problems 101, 201, 301 and International Organizations. He also supervises students and teaches Introduction to Organization Theory in de Public and Non-Profit Management program at TIAS/NIMBAS Business School.

External positions

Academic Advisory Committee for evaluation research (WODC/Ministry of Justice)

1 Jun 201731 Jul 2017

Education guidance (Tias Nimbas)

1 Jan 2013 → …


  • Inter Organizational Networks
  • Inter-Organisational Relationships
  • Organisation Theory
  • Organisations
  • Public Administration
  • Network Analysis
  • Networks
  • Network Theory
  • Temporary Organisational Forms
  • Network Governance
  • Public Management
  • Wicked Problems

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Research Output

Adaptive responses to performance gaps in project networks

Angeli, F., Raab, J. & Oerlemans, L., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Research in the Sociology of Organizations.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Back to the future: Using organization design theory for effective organizational networks

    Kenis, P. & Raab, J., 7 Feb 2020, In : Perspectives on Public Management and Governance. p. 1-15

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Ex ante knowledge for infectious disease outbreaks: Introducing the organizational network governance approach

    Raab, J., Kenis, P., Kraaij – Dirkzwager, M. & Timen, A., 1 May 2020, (In preparation) Knowledge for Governance. Glückler, J., Herrigel, G. & Handke, M. (eds.). Springer, Vol. 15. (Springer series Knowledge & Space).

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

  • The viability of social enterprises: A configurational approach to typologies of social entrepreneurship success in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Alexander, K., Angeli, F., Oerlemans, L. & Raab, J., 5 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press). 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperScientificpeer-review

  • Activities

    • 1 Participation in conference

    Tilburg Temporary Organizations Conference

    Cana Karaduman (Programme Committee Member), Leon Oerlemans (Programme Committee Member), Remco Mannak (Programme Committee Member), Jörg Raab (Programme Committee Member), Nuno Barros De Oliveira (Programme Committee Member)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conferenceScientific