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Dr. Frans M. van Eijnatten is Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS) , Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands. He has a bachelors- /masters degree in Organizational Psychology from Tilburg University, The Netherlands (1974-1978), and a Ph.D. from Radbout University Nijmegen, The Netherlands (1985), dissertation subject: Socio-Technical Task Analysis of Philips Industries in four European countries. He is a member of the Research School for Operations Management and Logistics (BETA), and is engaged in research and development in the domains of human performance management, chaos and complexity in management, and organisational development and change. Some research topics in the last ten years were: Integral Organisational Renewal, Intensive Work, Worklife Balance, Intelligent Manufacturing and Participative Simulation, Workspace Design, socio-technical aspects of Workflow Management Systems, Collaborative Networked Organisations, Chaordic Systems Thinking, and Learning Organisation. His original research interest was in Socio-Technical Systems Design, an ambition he pursued by initiating and co-ordinating Ph.D. design-oriented action research projects in R&D and information systems design. He produced several English- language reviews on the subject as well as a comprehensive bibliography of the paradigm. Currently, Dr. Van Eijnatten is exploring the implications of Chaos and Complexity theories for Socio-Technical Systems Design and Organizational Renewal (i.e. 'Chaordic Systems Thinking' – CST). He co-edited two guest issues about CST for the Journal of Organizational Change Management and The Learning Organization, and published an overview of Chaos and Complexity in Organisation and Management in the Revue Sciences de Gestion. He is founder and coordinator of the European Chaos and Complexity Network ECCON, and convenor for the annual meetings of this network. He participated in several European-Union-funded research and development programs (4th, 5th Framework: Esprit, Brite- EuRam, IST, IMS), and is reviewer for the 6th Framework ('New and Emerging Science and Technology' – NEST, Pathfinder activity), European Commission, Brussels. He served as an invited expert to Framework 6 Integrated Project: European Collaborative Networked Organizations Leadership Initiative (ECOLEAD). Dr. Van Eijnatten chairs the NOSMO Socio-Cybernetica working group, based in The Netherlands. In 2004, he spent two months as a visiting research fellow at Yokohama National University, Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences, Eco- Technology Systems Laboratory, Yokohama, Japan. Dr. van Eijnatten is a lecturer, coach, and project supervisor in bachelor and master programmes – Innovation Management (IM) and Operations Management and Logistics (OML) – where he teaches compulsory and elective subjects in socio-technical systems design, organisational behaviour, and complexity science. He is also teaching organisational development and change at TU/e post- graduate level in the International Program in Logistic Management Systems. Dr. Van Eijnatten is a Certified Member of the Dutch Accreditation Board for Universities of Professional Education, and a board member of the Dutch Chaosforum Foundation

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sustainability Social Sciences
job design Social Sciences
work system Social Sciences
worldview Social Sciences
working life Social Sciences
research planning Social Sciences
Data analysis Mathematics
data analysis Social Sciences

Research Output 1986 2016

7 Citations (Scopus)
590 Downloads (Pure)

Developing actionable knowledge on value crafting: a design science approach

Holloway, S. S., Eijnatten, van, F. M., Romme, A. G. L. & Demerouti, E., May 2016, In : Journal of Business Research. 69, 5, p. 1639-1643 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Design science
Organizational values
International mergers
Multinational corporations
19 Citations (Scopus)
638 Downloads (Pure)

Ipsative measurement and the analysis of organizational values : an alternative approach for data analysis

Eijnatten, van, F. M., Ark, van der, L. A. & Holloway, S. S., 2015, In : Quality and Quantity : International Journal of Methodology. 49, 2, p. 559-579

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Data analysis
data analysis
Alternatives
organizational culture
Nonparametric Bootstrap
2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Socially sustainable work organisations : a debate

Kira, M. & Eijnatten, van, F. M., 2013, In : Systems Research and Behavioral Science. 30, 4, p. 506-509 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

behavioral science
systems research
history
Behavioral science
Work organization

Holarquías del trabajo : hacia un desarrollo sostenible de la organizatión del trabajo

Eijnatten, van, F. M. & Kira, M., 2011, La empressa en el dominio de la complejidad = The firm in the complexity domain. López Moreno, M-J. (ed.). Madrid: Ediciones Cinca, p. 195-229 416 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Holarquias del trabajo complejo. Hacia un desarrollo sostenible de la organizacion del trabajo

Translated title of the contribution: Complex work holarchies. Towards sustainable development of the organization of workvan Eijnatten, F. M. & Kira, M., May 2011, La Empresa en el Dominio de la Complejidad. Moreno, M-J. (ed.). Madrid: Ediciones Cinca, p. 195-229 (Estudios Avanzados de la Empresa).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Activities 1997 1997

  • 2 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition

conference; NOBO achtste onderzoeksdag, 18 november, Eindhoven Eindhoven, 18-11-1997

Frans van Eijnatten (Organiser)
18 Nov 1997

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

Leiding workshop Stork PMT, Boxmeer

Frans van Eijnatten (Organiser)
2 Oct 1997

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific

Courses

Engineering Design

1/09/14 → …

Course

Press / Media

Student theses

Agency and stewardship: in a hospital environment

Author: Kleiren, D., 31 May 2013

Supervisor: van Eijnatten, F. (Supervisor 1) & Keizer, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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An exploratory research about the short-term effects of value crafting in the manufacturing firm

Author: van Loon, M., 30 Sep 2010

Supervisor: van Eijnatten, F. (Supervisor 1) & Keizer, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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An exploratory study about the short-term effects of work crafting in a Dutch manufacturing firm

Author: Verkuilen, S., 31 Mar 2010

Supervisor: van Eijnatten, F. (Supervisor 1) & Keizer, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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