I am an active member of the international scholarly community of management and organization studies, and have also contributed to research outlets, conferences, and research networks in the fields of communication, entrepreneurship, sociology, and cultural studies. I have presented papers, acted as a convenor, and/or organized panels at conferences such as the European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS), the annual meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM), and the International Communication Association (ICA) conference. I regularly act as a reviewer for the journals Organization Studies, Human Relations, International Journal of Management Reviews, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Journal of Business Ethics, Creativity and Innovation Management, and many other outlets.
I am also (co)leading various initiatives that span national and disciplinary boundaries, and bring academic research into ‘the real world’. These include:
- Together with Timon Beyes at Leuphana University Lüneburg, I am co-leading a five-year long research- and impact project between Leuphana University Lüneburg and cultural venues and art spaces in the Hamburg region. This is part of the university-wide project “Transformation through Innovation and Cooperation in communities” (TrICo) and is funded by the German state through the initiative Innovative Hochschule (start early 2023).
- Together with Matthias Wenzel at Leuphana University Lüneburg, I co-led the research project RegInnB, investigating the role of place and time in regional start-up accelerators in Lower Saxony, Germany. The research (2020-2022) was funded by the European Fund for Regional Development and involved the active role of founders and stakeholders in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.
- Together with Nicolas Bencherki at Université TÉLUQ in Montréal and since 2015, I have organised the annual ‘off-EGOS’ Space, Creativity, & Organizing Workshop, which has brought academics into hacker spaces, art galleries, and cultural venues in order to explore how things like smell, play, and movement affect knowledge production in qualitative organizational research.
- I have given lectures and have led workshops (in Dutch, English, French, and German) for wider audiences interested in the intersections between creative workspaces, entrepreneurship and new forms of organizing, and the future of work. Places and organizations which have invited me include: Amsterdam’s city council, Iepen UP Live (Omrop Fryslân), Stroom Den Haag, and the Goethe Institut.