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prof. dr. A. Boonstra

Professor of Information Management
prof. dr. A. Boonstra

In 2007 Albert Boonstra received the first 'lecturer of the year - award' of the Faculty of Economics & Business. In 2009 and 2010 he was nominated for this award.
Professor Albert Boonstra currently teaches the master courses Managing Technological Change, Innovation in Healthcare Organizations, and Accounting & Information Systems for Innovation, as well as the bachelor course Information Management.
Albert Boonstra is one the two supervising professors of the European Study Project 2014, Riga, Latvia. 


Teaching philosophy

In my teaching I tend to discuss fundamental contents and actual developments in interactive ways. I try to stimulate discussions and critical thinking and to question ideas and approaches that are taken for granted. I like to confront students with complex problems, which have to be defined and analysed from theoretical and practical perspectives in order to design effective solutions. When relevant, I also incorporate my own research into the course content. I follow these approaches because I believe that critical thinking, problem analysis and solution design skills are essential academic competencies.


Courses taught at

NL: University of Groningen, Twente School of Management, Business School Netherlands, Open University Netherlands, TIAS Business School (University of Tilburg).
Europe: University of Glasgow, University of Aarhus, Universidade Catholica Portuguesa, University College Dublin.
World: Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia), University of Western Illinois, Penang (University of Malaysia).

Record of courses taught

Business & ICT: ICT & Strategy, Information Systems Management, ICT: Human & Organizational issues, eBusiness
Organization studies: Decision Making Processes, Organizational Diagnosis, Corporate Transformation & Change, Strategic  Planning, Organization Theory and Design
Research methods: Academic Skills, Qualitative Research Methods 

Recent supervision of master theses
Supervisor of 100+ Master Theses in Business Administration

Innovations, curriculum design and leadership in teaching
Project leader innovation of Master Programmes Faculty of Economics and Business (2010)
Member of AACSB accreditation team (2008 - 2012 )
Director MSc Business Administration (2007 - )
Director BSc Business Administration (2004 - 2007)
Chairman curriculum audit MSc Human Resource Management (2009)
Member development team of:
  - teaching and learning concept (2006, 2010)
  - effective assessment strategies (2008)
Team member of successfully completed NVAO accreditations
Deputy director of Institute of Economic and Business Studies (1995-2000)

Learning materials

Text books

Boonstra, A., Boddy, D. and Kennedy, G. (2002, 2005, 2009), Managing Information Systems. Strategy and Organisation. Financial Times/Prentice Hall, Harlow. 312 pag, 3rd ed.

Boonstra, A. (2002, 2005, 2010), ICT, mensen en organisaties, een managementbenadering. Prentice Hall, Amsterdam, 1st, 2nd and 3rd edition.

Boonstra, A. (2005), Chapter 20 ‘Managing the Information Resource in the Network Age’, Management, and introduction 3/e, D. Boddy, Financial Times Prentice Hall,

Published teaching cases

Boonstra, A., Boddy, D. and Kennedy, G. (2002, 2005, 2009),. Financial Times/Prentice Hall, Harlow. 312 pag, 3rd ed.

Boonstra, A. (2002, 2005, 2010), . Prentice Hall, Amsterdam, 1st, 2nd and 3rd edition.Boonstra, A. (2005), Chapter 20 ‘Managing the Information Resource in the Network Age’, 3/e, D. Boddy, Financial Times Prentice Hall,

Boonstra, A. and Harison, E. (2008), Improving Allocation of Consultant to Projects: The Case of ICE, Management Case Study Journal, 8, 1, pp 78-93.

Boonstra, A. (2008), ‘Inter-organizational systems and power - a case study', Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations, , Putnik, G.D. and Cunha, M.M. (eds) Information Science Reference.

Boonstra, . A and Harison, E. (2009), ‘Assessing the performance of airline web sites: the Artfly case’, Journal of Cases on Information Technology, 11, 1, 47-63.

Boonstra, A. (2005), ‘Impacts of the Internet on Newspapers: Online dilemmas at’, The Management Case Study Journal, Vol. 4, nr. 2.

Boonstra, A. (2005) ‘Bringing e-Business to the World’s Largest Flower Auction: the Case of Aalsmeer Flower Auction’, International Journal of Cases on Electronic Commerce, vol.1, nr 1, pp. 19-38.

Boonstra, A., Boddy, D. (2002), Teaching Cases in e-Business, CAMBS-press (Consortium of Australian Business Schools), Melbourne.

Other teaching related materials

Boonstra, A., Peek, W., Peek, L., Roxas, M. (1997), 'Multi Objective Project to Enhance Student's Skills: Ethical Reasoning, Teamwork, Technology, and Communications'. Innovation in Leadership of Business Education Award.

Boonstra, A., Leeuwen, H. van, Berends, T.M., Bosmans F.P., Bögels, F., Dicker, L.M.M., Huffels, N. en Woolderink, A.J. (1997), Opleidingsprofielen HBO-I (Education Profiles for Higher Vocational Education in Informatics)  HBO-I-platform.

Boonstra, A. (1996), Investeren in IT met een visie (1997), Studeren in digitale leeromgevingen, hoofstuk 4. Wolters Noordhoff, Groningen. "IT in hoger onderwijs gebaseerd op een leermodel’, (Using IT in higher education based on a learning model) Tinfon Vol. 5, Nr. 3.  

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