Koen Kuijpers is a PhD candidate at the Netherlands Institute for Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship (NIKOS) at the University of Twente. He was granted a full scholarship for his PhD by the firms SOWECO N.V. Before he was offered a PhD position, Koen obtained a BSc in Engineering (cum laude) and a MSc in Business Administration at the University of Twente. His dissertation advisor is Prof. Dr. A.J. (Aard) Groen and daily supervisor is Dr. M.L. (Michel) Ehrenhard
Koen's research is positioned at the nexus of sociological and organizational research. His research focuses on the impact of institutional pressures on organizations and visa versa. Specifically, the adoption of new organizational practices by organizations in response to normative, cognitive and regulative changes are clearly at the heart of his research.
'Thank you for smoking!': Legislative impact of state, corporations and activists on tobacco legislation. Kuijpers J.C., van den Broek T.A., Ehrenhard M.L., Need. A. Under review
The impact of cross-national instituional and governance diversity on the adoption of inclusive organizational practices (Working Paper). Kuijpers J.C., Ehrehard M.L.
Analyzing the role of mult-level logic alignment in reducing institutional complexity and predicting organizational response to institutional pressures. Kuijpers J.C., Ehrenhard M.L. EGOS proceedings. Tallinn, Estonia, 05-06-08
'Thank you for smoking!': Legislative impact of state, corporations and activists on tobacco legislation. Kuijpers J.C., van den Broek T.A., Ehrenhard M.L., Need. A. AoM Annual Meeting. Atlanta, USA, 04.08-08.08
'Shattered glass!': Assessing the influence of mass media on legitimacy and entrepreneurs' adoption of new organizational practices. (Working Paper) Kuijpers J.C., Ehrenhard M.L., Aktas S.
Assessing the role of issue fields on the diffusion of inclusive organizational practices in exchange fields. (Working Paper) Kuijpers J.C.
Affiliated Study Programmes
Courses Academic Year 2022/2023
Courses Academic Year 2021/2022
Research on the fascilitators and obstacles of developmening an inclusive labor market. Consortium SOWECO/ Extend (Almelo) and University Twente.
Research on organizational resilience. Longitudinal data collection. Prof. Dr. Ir. De Weerd- Nederhof, Dr. I. Hatak & Prof. M. Caniëls