dr. M.M.P. Habraken (Milou)


About Me

Milou Habraken works as a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Technology, Human, and Institutional Behaviour. Her research interests encompass: technological innovation and the design and management of work. Her current research is embedded in the NWA Smart Skills @Scale project. In this project she will focus on the appropriation of technology.

Milou obtained her Master degree in Business Administration in 2013 (University of Twente, UT) and her Research Master degree in Economics and Business, profile HRM and OB, in 2016 (University of Groningen). She obtained her doctoral degree in 2020 for her dissertation: ‘Becoming smarter: A study into Industry 4.0 and its job design effects’. After her PhD, Milou was the lead researcher in the talent research project in the UT.  From September 2021 to March 2024, Milou worked as a senior researcher at HIVA-KU Leuven, Belgium.

Her research has been published in books and journals such as HRM 4.0 For Human-Centered Organizations, Administrative Sciences and Over.Werk - Tijdschrift van het Steunpunt Werk. Milou has also (co)written non-academic reports such as Smart Industry roadmap: Onderzoeksagenda voor HTSM en ICT en routekaart voor de NWA (2018), Werkbaar werk: Knelpunten in de Vlaamse maakindustrie (2023) and I-SKILL National Report Flanders (2023).


Habraken, M. , & Bondarouk, T. (2019). Joining the industry 4.0 camp. Paper presented at 11th Biannual International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network 2019, Tilburg, Netherlands.
Habraken, M. , & Bondarouk, T. (2019). Smart industry or smart bubbles? A critical analysis of its perceived value. In B. Imperatori, R. Bissola, F. Butera, & D. Bodega (Eds.), HRM 4.0 for human-centred organizations (pp. 1-20). (Advanced Series in Management; Vol. 23). Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1877-636120190000023018
Habraken, M. , Bondarouk, T., & Hoffmann, D. (2019). Shaking up the status quo? An analysis of developments on the social context of work stemming from industry 4.0. In M. Coetzee (Ed.), Thriving in Digital Workspaces: Emerging Issues for Research and Practice (pp. 197-216). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24463-7_10
Habraken, M. M. P. , & Bondarouk, T. (2019). Work design characteristics: food for thought. Paper presented at 3rd HR Division International Conference, HRIC 2019, Dublin, Ireland.

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