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dr.ir. W. Tijhuis (Wilco)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Dr.ir.ing.Wilco Tijhuis (PhD, MSc, BSc) is a parttime Assistant Professor at the University of Twente, Faculty of Engineering Technology, in Enschede, The Netherlands. His current research is in Construction Management & Procurement, Internationalization & Strategies, Business Development and Business Cultures in international Construction Industry.

Wilco publishes regularly in international scientific journals and business magazines, and he is also a member of several international scientific referee-boards, and gives keynotes and (guest)lectures as well.

Since approx. 2004 he is also one of the two joint coordinators of the Working Commission W112 'Culture in Construction' of the international research- and industry-platform CIB (www.cibworld.nl).

Parallel to his academic position, Wilco has management-positions in international industry and is advisor to businesses.

Expertise

Environmental Design
Construction Industry
Marketing
Industry
Leadership
Industry
Construction Industry
Construction Industry
Economy
Innovation
Cooling
Learning
Project
Recovery

Research

Wilco publishes regularly in international scientific journals and business magazines, and he is also a member of several international scientific referee-boards, and gives keynotes and (guest)lectures as well.

One of Wilco's latest achievements is the reprint of his well-known book 'Culture in International Construction' as a paperback-version since June 2017, by the publisher Taylor & Francis / Spon Press, UK and USA (originally published as a hardcover-edition in 2012; W.Tijhuis & R.Fellows; 'Culture in International Construction'). 

Since approx. 2004 he is also one of the two joint coordinators of the Working Commission W112 'Culture in Construction' of the international research- and industry-platform CIB (www.cibworld.nl).

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Education

Since approx.2010-2011, the Construction Process Management lecture series, developed by Wilco and some collegues, has been taught by him to Master's students of the University of Twente, including Master's students from other (international) universities who followed this series of lectures; he was also the coordinator of this lecture series. After many years of working successfully and with pleasure, it was time for new challenges. That is why the coordination of this lecture series has been taken over by colleague Leentje Volker since 2019-2020, but Wilco still fulfills the role of guest lecturer in it at various times.

Since 2019-2020, the lecture series 'Culture in International Construction' developed by Wilco has been given by him to (international) Master's Students of the University of Twente, including Master's students from other (international) universities who follow this series of lectures. Due to increasing globalization and the increasing importance of 'soft factors' in daily 'hard' business practice - especially when one is active in multinational or multicultural environments, the importance of timely acquiring sufficient knowledge and experience in this area is increasing. This also reflects a large part of the increasing attention for this series of lectures, in which an attempt is made to find a healthy balance between theory and practice on the other, with various appealing examples, case studies and guest lecturers.

Affiliated Study Programmes

Master

Courses

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room Z214
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  Z214
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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