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prof.dr.ir. L. Volker (Leentje)

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About Me

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My name is Leentje Volker and I am a Professor of Integrated Project Delivery at the Faculty of Engineering Technology of the University of Twente, The Netherlands. As an academic in the field of construction management of civil engineering, I focus on the realisation and maintenance of infrastructure assets in networks or systems. This includes procurement and contracting of social and economical infrastructure, project organising and project management, collaboration between public and private partners, and strategic asset management decisions.

Intrigued by interaction between people and the built environment, my aim is to connect individual, organisational and institutional products and processes and stimulate integration and innovation in the construction industry. I have a co-creative and qualitative multidisciplinairy research approach which lead to interesting and innovative results that bridge the gap between theory and practice.

For me the key to adding societal value is developing and sharing knowledge together. Will you join me? Feel free to drop by at the Horst building office Z226 or send me an email.

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Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Construction Industry
Contractors
Business & Economics
Construction Industry
Contractors
Infrastructure Projects
Innovation
Procurement Strategies
Public Value

Ancillary Activities

  • Het Instituut
    Chair RvT
  • Consenze
    Owner Consenze
  • SKAO
    Board Member
  • Municipality of Amsterdam, Rijkswaterstaat, ProRail
    Chair Tenderboard ZuidAsDok
  • University of Maastricht & Brightland Institute
    Advisory Board MSc Supply Chain Management UM
  • TNO
    Strategic Advisory Board TNO Unit Buildings, Infrastructure & Maritime

Research

I believe that value can be created for the complete construction ecosystem by explicating the tensions and dilemmas between fragmentation and integration, formal and informal rules, legal and social systems. Therefore I find it particularly important to exploit the exploration and explore the exploitation in construction processes.

Most of my research is related to: procurement and contracting of civil infrastructure, project organising and construction management, strategic asset management processes, collaboration between public and private partners in the construction industry, developing innovation and governing business ecosystems, and business models design.

I have a co-creative and qualitative multidisciplinary research approach which leads to interesting and innovative results that bridge the gap between theory and practice. Most of my research data is collected through interviews, (participant) observation, workshops, serious gaming, or surveys, often in engaged scholarship with practitioners.

Publications

Recent
Sloot, R. N. F. , Voordijk, H. , & Volker, L. (2022). Making sense of equivocality in digital transformation: The case of a Dutch public client. Paper presented at 38th Annual ARCOM Conference 2022, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Vosman, L. , Volker, L., & Deken, F. (2022). Interorganizational governance structures of long-term programmatic infrastructure collaborations. Paper presented at 38th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2022, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Sloot, R. N. F. , Voordijk, H. , & Volker, L. (2021). Information processing capabilities for managing public procurement complexity. Paper presented at 30th Annual IPSERA Conference 2021, Knoxville, United States.
Kuitert, L., Willems, J. J. , & Volker, L. (2021). Value integration through social innovation in blue-green infrastructure projects. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference, ARCOM 2021 (pp. 704-713)
Rincón, C. A. R. , Santos, J. , Volker, L., & Rouwenhorst, R. (2021). Identifying Institutional Barriers and Enablers for Sustainable Urban Planning from a Municipal Perspective. Sustainability (Switzerland), 13(20), [11231]. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132011231
Coenen, T. B. J. , Volker, L. , & Visscher, K. (2021). Introducing Circular Innovation in the Construction Industry: The Case of the Circular Viaduct. In L. Scott, & C. J. Neilson (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual ARCOM Conference (pp. 624-633). Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM).

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Education

My teaching involves procurement and contracting of social and economical infrastructure, project organising and project management, strategic asset management processes, developing innovation and business ecosystems, and designing new business models for new roles in construction.

Affiliated Study Programmes

Bachelor

Master

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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  2021/2022

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room Z226
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  Z226
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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