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dr. H.C. Bruns

Assistant Professor

In my research, I seek to uncover the distinct and interrelated ways in which organizational processes  intersect. I conduct ethnographic fieldwork to collect fine-grained, real-time, and authentic evidence in settings that are unique and intriguing, such as cutting-edge cancer research. Literatures on innovation, knowledge, and coordination constitute my main theoretical lenses.


Doctor of Business Administration, Boston University (2009)                         

Master of Social Sciences with Honors, University of Amsterdam (2000)

Work experience

Assistant Professor, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, since 2015

Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2009-1005

Lecturer, Boston University School of Management, 2006-2008

Project Manager, NGO De Wijk, Amsterdam, 2002-2003

Key publications

Bruns, H. (2013). ‘Working alone together. Coordination in collaboration across domains of expertise’. Academy of Management Journal 56 (1) 62-83.

Bruns, H. (2009). ‘Leveraging functionality in safety routines. Examining the divergence of rules and performance’. Human Relations 62 (9) 1399-1426. 

Bruns, H. (2014). ‘The new logic of doing business: Have you ever asked what your customer can do for you?’ Amsterdam Business Research Institute magazine (2) 48.

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Contact information

4th floor

DUI 408