Prof.mr.dr. J.A. (Hans) de Bruijn

Profile

Hans de Bruijn is Professor of Public Administration/Organisation and Management at Delft University. 

His research is on networked, multi-actor governance, both between and within organizations. Areas of application are the various utility sectors, large infrastructural projects and environmental issues. Much of his research is also on management within networked organizations – e.g. on performance management, decision making, knowledge management, coordination.

Disciplinary background

  • Master of Dutch Law, Leiden University
  • Master of Political Science, Leiden University
  • PhD in Public Administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Research

Hans is an expert on multi-actor decision making: making decisions in a network of actors with different interests and without a hierarchical structure. Issues are the strategic game playing by these actors, their strategies to get others actors aligned, the tension between individual and collective rationality, the role of trust, the role of smart command and control, coping with uncertainties and ambiguous information.

He has applied this expertise to technology-dominated environments, e.g. telecommunications, energy, the environment, infrastructural projects, maintenance, safety and security.

He also broadened the scope of his research by exploring many other issues, often connecting these to his research on multi-actor, network-like contexts. He has published books and articles on the role of managers in professional organizations, on performance management, on regulatory governance, on patient safety, on patterns in the analyses public investigation committees, on the use of Life Cycle Analysis – and on many other themes.

  • Managing Professionals, Routledge: London 2010
  • Process management. Why project Management Fails in Complex Decision Making Processes, London: Springer 2010, together with Ernst ten Heuvelhof and Roel in 't Veld
  • Management of Networks. On Multi-actor Decision Making, Routledge: London 2008, together with Ernst ten Heuvelhof
  • Managing Performance in the Public Sector, Routledge: London 2007 Law Enforcement. On the Game between Inspectors and Inspectees, Universal Publishers, Boca Raton 2007, together with Ernst ten Heuvelhof
  • Strategies for safeguarding public values in liberalized utility sectors, Public Administration, vol. 84, number 3, pp. 717-737, together with Willemijn Dicke. 

Link to personal Pure list

List of Dutch core publications

Full list of publications

Media (in Dutch)

Hans de Bruijn holds a 0.8 position as a professor at Delft University. He uses the remaining 20% of his time for paid secondary employment, mainly as a professional training consultant, variable fees. Other present positions: Member of the board of  MaGW-NWO, no fee. Member of the Board of The Netherlands' Institute of Governance (NIG), no fee. Visiting Professor at Politecnico Milano, costs covered by PM. Member of the board of the Association of Public Administration, no fee. Weekly column in Dutch newspaper 'Trouw' on framing, 65 euro per column.

Hans teaches and has taught many courses in both the bachelor and master programs of the Faculty of TPM. In 2015, he developed his first MOOC, on framing political messages. As a visiting professor, he teaches twice per year at the Politecnico di Milano. He is often invited to speak for practitioners, on topics like framing, decision making, performance management, managing professionals.

Projects

Recent projects are about the role of analysis and intuition in the world of safety and security management/ safety, unexploded second world war bombs and spatial planning/ cost overruns of ICT projects/ smart governance in the energy sector/ perfomance management of intergovernmental cooperation/ the public debate and framing of overhead power lines.


Hans de Bruijn

Professor


Department:
Multi-Actor Systems

Group:
Organisation & Governance

Secretary: 
j.m.e.berbee@tudelft.nl

Research interests:
Multi-actor, multi-stakeholder decision making, networked governance
Management in professional organizations: engineering organizations, courts, hospitals
Law enforcement
Rhetorical framing in the political debate
Performance management

 

Additional information

Prof.mr.dr. J.A. de Bruijn

publications
Publications in Pure
subjects
2005 - Decision Making
2006 - Organisation and Management
2005 - Inter-Organizational Decision Making
2005 - Organisation and Management
2006 - Decision Making
2005 - Network Management and Innovation
2006 - Inter-Organizational Decision Making
2006 - Network Management and Innovation
2007 - Decision Making
2007 - Inter-Organizational Decision Making
2007 - Network Management and Innovation
2007 - Multi-actor Systems Design: an Integrated View
2007 - Organisation and Management
2007 - Designing Multi-actor Systems from an Actor Perspective
2014 - Organisation and Management- Decision Making
2013 - Organisation and Management
2013 - Process management and decisionmaking
2014 - Process management and decisionmaking
2014 - Decision making in networks
2014 - Inter- and intra-organisational decision making
2012 - Decision making in networks
2012 - Organisation and Management- Decision Making
2012 - Management & besluitvorming
2012 - Designing MAS from an Actor Perspective
2013 - Designing MAS from an Actor Perspective
2013 - Organisation and Management- Decision Making
2013 - Inter- and intra-organisational decision making
2014 - Personal Leadership
2013 - Decision making in networks
2015 - Decision making in networks
2015 - Designing MAS from an Actor Perspective
2015 - Process management and decisionmaking
2012 - Organisation and Management
2012 - Inter- and intra-organisational decision making
2014 - Designing MAS from an Actor Perspective
2016 - Process management and decisionmaking
2017 - Leadership in a Complex World
2017 - Model-based Decision-making
2017 - Inter- and intra-organisational decision making
2017 - Managing Multi-actor Decision Making
2016 - Managing Multi-actor Decision Making
2017 - Personal Leadership
2015 - Personal Leadership
2016 - Model-based Decision-making
2018 - Inter- and intra-organisational decision making
2018 - Model-based Decision-making
2018 - Managing Multi-actor Decision Making
2016 - Inter- and intra-organisational decision making
2016 - Personal Leadership
2019 - Leadership in a Complex World
2019 - Inter- and intra-organisational decision making
2018 - Political Decision-making
2018 - Personal Leadership
2018 - Leadership in a Complex World
2018 - Political Decision-making
2018 - Political Decision-making
2019 - Model-based Decision-making
2019 - Political Decision-making
2019 - Political Decision-making
2019 - Political Decision-making
2019 - Managing Multi-actor Decision Making
2019 - Model-based Decision-making
2019 - Organisation and Management
ancillary activities
Give training/coaching - Hans de Bruijn Talks en Training

2017-05-01 - 2019-05-01

Give training/coaching - Hans de Bruijn Talks en Training

2019-05-01 - 2021-05-01

(Bestuurs) lid commissie, stichting, vereniging, stuur- of klankbordgroep - NWO: bestuur domein SGW

2018-11-01 - 2020-02-01

Public administration, government, social security

(Bestuurs) lid commissie, stichting, vereniging, stuur- of klankbordgroep - RvT Verdus

2018-01-01 - 2020-11-01

Public administration, government, social security

Advisor/Consultant - Ministerie van OCW

2018-12-15 - 2022-12-15

Public administration, government, social security