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H.J. Christian van der Krift, MSc. graduated in 2016 at the Eindhoven University of Technology on the topic of perceptual distance between owner and contractor in the construction industry. This master thesis has been further developed into a conference paper presented at the 26th IPSERA Conference. Currently, he pursues a Ph.D. at the School of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences in the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing group. Van der Krift’s research interests lie in inter-organizational relationships (mainly in the project industry), specifically the relational governance that is applied within these collaborations. 

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Project performance Business & Economics
Suppliers Business & Economics
Construction industry Business & Economics
Specificity Business & Economics
Buyers Business & Economics
Exploratory study Business & Economics
Buyer-supplier relationships Business & Economics
Social control Business & Economics

Research Output 2017 2020

Managing perceptual distance to enhance project outcomes

van der Krift, H. J. C. C., 27 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

Project performance
Process variables
Review process
Information asymmetry
Infrastructure projects
Social identification

“I want it that way” and other aspects of the application of performance reviews that negatively affect project outcomes

van der Krift, H. J. C., van Weele, A. J. & Gevers, J. M. P., 18 Dec 2018, IEEM 2018 conference.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Quality improvement
Contract management
Relationship quality


IPSERA Bursary

H.J.C. (Christian) van der Krift (Recipient), 11 Apr 2017

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Consultancy
  • 1 Membership of council

Gemeente Eindhoven (External organisation)

H.J.C. (Christian) van der Krift (Chair)
1 May 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of councilProfessional

Project consultant

H.J.C. (Christian) van der Krift (Consultant)
1 May 2018 → …

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyProfessional

Student theses

Managing perceptual distance to enhance project performance in the construction industry

Author: van der Krift, H., 30 Apr 2016

Supervisor: van Weele, A. (Supervisor 1) & Gevers, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master