W.B. Vollenbroek MSc (Wouter)

PhD Candidate


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The doctoral research of Wouter Vollenbroek focuses on the development of Virtual Communities of Practice (VCoPs) as an online venue for knowledge sharing, collaboration and relationship management within intra- and inter-organizational networks. The main reason for this research is the increasing trend of network collaboration within and between organizations in the field of research and development. During the doctoral research, the underlying factors will be determined that affect the development and success of such online network collaborations, which enables the monitoring and optimization of communication processes within and between organizational networks.


Vollenbroek, W. B., Wetterling, J. M., & de Vries, S. A. (2017). Professional Communities of Practice: We Need Them, But How to Develop Them Successfully? In A. Marcus-Quinn, & T. Hourigan (Eds.), Handbook on Digital Learning for K-12 Schools (pp. 483-494). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-33808-8_30
Siemons, L., Sieverink, F., Vollenbroek, W., van de Wijngaert, L., Braakman-Jansen, A., & van Gemert-Pijnen, L. (2016). Big Data for personalized healthcare. International journal on advances in systems and measurements, 9(3/4), 220-229.
Vollenbroek, W. B., & de Vries, S. A. (2016). Interaction Patterns in Web-based Knowledge Communities: Two-Mode Network Approach. In A. Fred, J. Dietz, D. Aveiro, K. Liu, J. Bernardino, & J. Filipe (Eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (pp. 100-107). Porto: SCITEPRESS. DOI: 10.5220/0006035701000107

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