dr. D.H. van Dun (Desirée)

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Dr. Desirée 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 like International Journal of Operations & Production ManagementEuropean Management Journal and 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.


Business & Economics
Business Performance
Mixed Methods
Team Performance
Work Behavior
Social Sciences


In her research Dr. Desirée 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 shaping 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.


Nizamis, K., van Dalen, M. , van Dun, D. H., Hermsen, E. M. P. , & Sullivan, B. P. (2022). Transdisciplinary Challenge-based Learning: Multi-Stakeholder Co-creation Combining Engineering Technology and Social Sciences. Poster session presented at 3rd Barcelona Conference on Education, BCE 2022, Barcelona, Spain.
Puspani, N. S. , van Dun, D. H. , Yokozawa, K. , & Wilderom, C. P. M. (2022). Becoming and Staying Lean and Green: A Longitudinal Study of Japanese-oriented Firms in Indonesia. Paper presented at 6th World Conference on Production and Operations Management, Nara, Japan.
Exterkate, M. , van Dun, D. H., & Saptoto, R. (2022). Thriving in Times of COVID-19: Through Transformational Leadership and Coworkers' Support. 1-39. Paper presented at 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2022, Seattle, Washington, United States.
Åhlström, P., Danese, P., Hines, P., Netland, T., Powell, D., Shah, R., Thürer, M. , & van Dun, D. H. (2021). Is lean a theory? Viewpoints and outlook. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 41(12), 1852-1878. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-06-2021-0408

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Dr. Desirée van Dun is one of the main teachers in the Bachelor Honours track Processes of Change, co-coordinator of the Master Honours programme Change Leaders, and coordinator of the International Management & Consultancy track that is part of the MSc Business Administration. 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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Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (gebouwnr. 10), kamer 2414
Hallenweg 17
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Universiteit Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  2414
Postbus 217
7500 AE Enschede

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