Dr. DesirƩe van Dun is Assistant Professor at the Organizational Behaviour, Change Management & Consultancy group. OBCC fits well with her professional research and consulting expertise and aims to make a societal impact.

In 2015, Dr. van Dun completed her part-time Ph.D. research (Cum Laude) at the UT. Her dissertation, entitled "Improving Lean Team Performance: Leadership and Workfloor Dynamics," won various awards including the Overijssel PhD Award 2016 and the international 2015 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Operations and Production Management category.

In her research she typically bridges the fields of Organizational Behaviour, Change Management and Operations Management in a variety of ways. She published her work in top-tier journals likeĀ International Journal of Operations & Production Management,Ā European Management JournalĀ andĀ International Review of Industrial & Organizational Psychology. She is part of the Academy of Management's Operations & Supply Chain Management division board as communications leader and has organized their doctoral student and junior faculty consortia in 2020 and 2021.

Prior to her academic career, during ten years, she also worked at House of Performance: a boutique management consultancy firm aimed at improving work floor performance. Here, she specialized in process improvement, strategy execution, change management, team-effectiveness, and (Lean) leadership development in large Dutch organizations. In 2017 she also headed their Research & Development.

Besides academic publishing, teaching, and management consulting, she frequently shares her insights through her weblog, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and AOM, EurOMA or practitioner conference presentations or workshops.


  • Psychology

    • Behavior
    • Healthcare
    • Research
  • Social Sciences

    • Work
    • Managers
    • Organizations
    • Employees
  • Computer Science

    • Teams


In her research Dr. DesirĆ©e van Dun typically bridges the fields of Organizational Behaviour, Change Management and Operations Management in a variety of ways. Particularly, she use high-tech research methods such as video-observation or wearables, and/or uses other types of mixed methods to study the implications of high-tech applications such as Industry 4.0 or 5.0 on the people who work within such contexts. Through her research she helps shapingĀ Organizational Behaviour for Digital and Green Transformation.

As a researcher she is co-promotor of multiple (external) PhD students with various international backgrounds and industrial experiences. She is also involved in various multidisciplinary Master thesis projects. Moreover, she collaborates with researchers from respectable international institutes.


Employee adoption of a connected worker programme: A multi-level, multiple-case study in a global manufacturing firm, 1-10 (Accepted/In press). van Dun, D. H., Bartelink, J., Kumar, M. & Weritz, P.Building organizational resilience through operational excellence: A systematic literature review and qualitative study, 1-10 (Accepted/In press). Brauel, K., van Dun, D. H. & Hans, E. W.Organisational agility at the team and individual level: A systematic literature review, 1-10 (Accepted/In press). Risgiyanti, R., Weritz, P. & van Dun, D. H.The relationship between lean hospital adoption, learning, and relational coordination: An embedded multiple-case process study, 1-10. van Beers, J. J. C. A. M. & van Dun, D. H.Letā€™s talk about it: The impact of nursesā€™ implicit voice theories on individual agility and quality of careInternational journal of operations & production management, 44(5), 1007-1033 (Accepted/In press). Fournier, P.-L., Bahl, L., van Dun, D. H., Johnson, K. & Cadieux, J.https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-11-2022-0752Leading lean transformations: towards a 3D view of lean leadershipIn A research agenda for lean management (pp. 165-181). Edward Elgar. van Dun, D. H.https://doi.org/10.4337/9781035302918Group Capabilities and Process Quality in Complex Problem Solving. University of Twente. Franken, J.https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036560207Behavioural Differences in Conflict Dynamics between Mono- and Multi-cultural Self-managing Teams: An Exploratory Study (Accepted/In press). Carminati, L. & van Dun, D. H.


Dr. DesirĆ©e van Dun is one of the main teachers in the Bachelor Honours trackĀ Processes of Change and coordinator of the Master Honours programme Change Leaders. In addition, she developed theĀ International Management & Consultancy track that is part of theĀ MSc Business Administration.Ā Moreover, she teaches and coordinates the Change Making module of UT's award-winning Transdisciplinary Master Insert program Shaping Responsible Futures. In terms of minors, she teaches in the five-faculty Energy Transition Perspectives minor and the Going Dutch minor. She is also involved in executive educational programmes (Master of Risk Management) and regularly provide workshops for practitioners.

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