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dr. D.H. van Dun (Desirée)

Assistant Professor

About Me

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 Operations Management and Organizational Behaviour in a variety of ways. She published her work in top-tier journals like International Journal of Operations & Production Management, European 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.

Expertise

Business & Economics
Business Performance
Managers
Mixed Methods
Team Performance
Work Behavior
Social Sciences
Employee
Leader
Leadership

Research

In her research Dr. Desirée van Dun typically bridges the fields of Change Management, Organizational Behaviour and Operations Management in a variety of ways. Particularly, she use high-tech research methods such as video-observation or wearables, and/or study the implications of high-tech applications such as Industry 4.0 on the people who work within such contexts. Through her research she helps shaping Behavioural and Operational Excellence in the workplace.

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.

Her current research projects constitute:

  • Longitudinal, Multi-level Study of Work Values and Behaviors of Lean Leaders and their Work Teams
  • Lean, Leadership and Employee Engagement in Health Care (with Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)
  • Team Psychological Safety in Health Care (with University College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Industry 4.0 and Lean (with Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)
  • Industry 4.0 and Emotional Intelligence of Change Leaders (with Cardiff University, UK)
  • Supply Chain Performance and Organizational Culture
  • Lean and Green Adoption
  • Leadership for Employee Strategic Alignment (with Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Agile Squad Performance (with ING Benelux)
  • Developing innovativeness among staff members, 2-year action research project (with Ministry of Defence)

Publications

Recent
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.
Puspani, N. S. , van Dun, D. H. , & Wilderom, C. P. M. (2022). Leading lean and green adoptions by logistics and transportation firms in Indonesia: A longitudinal study. 1-10. Paper presented at 29th EurOMA conference 2022, Berlin, Germany.
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
Saptoto, R. , van Dun, D. H. , & Wilderom, C. P. M. (2021). Are you ready for a change? Instrumental leadership through positive affect and thriving in organisations. Paper presented at 35th British Academy of Management Conference, BAM 2021, Virtual Conference.

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Education

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 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.

Affiliated Study Programmes

Master

Other

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.
 

Courses Academic Year  2020/2021

In the press

Selected Online Publications

2018     MT.nl. This is how you become a lean leader [Zó word je een lean leider]. https://www.mt.nl/management/continu-verbeteren/zo-word-lean-leider/549703

2017     Skipr.nl. Manager, include yourself if you want to create a better organisation [Manager, kijk ook naar jezelf als je betere organisatie wil. https://www.skipr.nl/blogs/id3029-manager-kijk-ook-naar-jezelf-als-je-betere-organisatie-wil.html

2016     Skipr.nl. Leadership in Transition [Leiderschap in Transitie]. https://www.skipr.nl/blogs/id2637-leiderschap-in-transitie.html

2013     Van Dun, D. H. & Bruins Slot, B. Whitepaper My Team is a Top Team [Dutch version also available: “Mijn Team is Top”]. http://www.houseofperformance.nl/wp-content/uploads/WP-mijn-team-is-top-def.pdf

2013     ManagersOnline.nl. Successful Organizational Strategy Requires Behavioral Change [Succesvolle organisatiestrategie vraagt gedragsverandering]. http://www.managersonline.nl/nieuws/13184/succesvolle-organisatiestrategie-vraagt-gedragsverandering-.html

Selected YouTube Videos

2015     PhD Dissertation Chapter I: Lean Leaders and their Teams: Introduction [Lean leiders en hun teams: Introductie] http://tinyurl.com/pcyq63x

2015     PhD Dissertation Chapter II: Lean Leadership: Effective Middle Managers [Lean leiderschap: Effectieve middenmanagers] http://tinyurl.com/njvr2nc

2015     PhD Dissertation Chapter III: Lean Teams: Dynamics and Enablers of Continuous Improvement [Lean teams: Gedrag en randvoorwaarden voor continu verbeteren] http://tinyurl.com/oghkrr6

2015     PhD Dissertation Chapter IV: Lean Teams: Role of Higher-Level Management [Lean teams: Rol van hoger management] http://tinyurl.com/olmy6zd

2015     PhD Dissertation Chapter V: Lean Leadership: Higher Team Effectiveness through Lean Leaders’ Values [Lean leiderschap: Effectievere teams door waarden van lean leiders] http://tinyurl.com/pu5dtgj

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 2414
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  2414
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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