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    5037 AB Tilburg


  • Netherlands

1987 …2020
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Personal profile

Research interests

Organization design

Organistaion theory


Organizational networks

public admininistration


2016-               Visiting Professor WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (Institute for Public Management and Governance)

2010-2016        Academic Dean and member of the Management Board, Antwerp Management School, Belgium

2011-2014        Professor at the University of Antwerp

2008-2010        Academic Dean and Member of the Management Board, Tias Business School, the Netherlands

2008-                Visiting Professor. Department of Organization Studies, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

2000-2008        Full Professor & Chair of the Department of Policy and Organization Studies. Department of Organization Studies, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

1999-2000        Associate Professor, Department of Organization Studies, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

1998-1999        Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences,  Department of Political Science & Public Administration, Free University, Amsterdam.

1994-1998        Assistent Professor (C 1), Faculty of Public Policy and Management, University of Konstanz (Fakultät für Verwaltungswissenschaft, Universität Konstanz).

1988-1994        Program Director (Health and Welfare and Information Centre) and Researcher at the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (Institute affiliated to the United Nations). Vienna, Austria.

1985-1989        Research Associate, Department Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Florence

Current courses

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External positions

Visiting Professor (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)

1 Feb 2018 → …


  • Organisation Theory
  • Organizational Design
  • Networks
  • Organisations
  • Organisational Sociology
  • Organisation
  • Organisation Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Network Industries
  • Economic Sociology

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Research Output 1987 2020

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
Organization design
Organizational networks
Design theory
Organization theory

Analyzing policy-making II: Policy network analysis

Kenis, P. & Schneider, V., Aug 2019, The Palgrave Handbook of Methods for Media Policy Research. Van den Bulck, H., Puppis, M., Donders, K. & Van Audenhove, L. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 471-491

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

network analysis
media policy
electronic media

Appropriate governance responses to infectious disease threats: Developing working hypotheses

Kenis, P., Schol, L. G. C., Kraaij-Dirkzwager, M. M. & Timen, A., Sep 2019, In : Risk Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy. 10, 3, p. 275-293

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
5 Downloads (Pure)

Collaborative emergency preparedness and response to cross-institutional outbreaks of multidrug-resistant organisms: A scenario-based approach in two regions of the Netherlands

Marion, D. V., Kenis, P., Kraaij – Dirkzwager, M., Elis Joost, R., Raab, J. & Timen, A., Jan 2019, In : BMC Public Health. 19, 12 p., 52.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Civil Defense
Delivery of Health Care
Focus Groups

Gevolgen van marktdifferentiatie voor diversiteit, inclusie en kansengelijkheid in kindercentra: Een vergelijkende casestudy

van der Werf, W. M., Slot, P. L., Kenis, P. & Leseman, P., Jan 2019, In : Sociologie. 14, 1, p. 1-24

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review