Bart van den Hooff

Bart van den Hooff

Full Professor
Bart van den Hooff is Professor of Organizational Communication and Information Systems. He has a PhD (with honors) in Communication from the University of Amsterdam. Before coming to the VU University, he worked in consultancy (M&I/Partners), at the Delft University of Technology and the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include IS Management, Business-IT Alignment and the use of mobile technologies. His work has been presented at international conferences and published in (among others) MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Journal of Information Technology, European Journal of Information Systems, Information & Management, Communication Research, and Human Communication Research.

Research Interests

  • IS Management
  • Managing IS Complexity
  • IS integration in M&As
  • Business-IT alignment
  • The role of the IT function in business innovation
  • Managing Agile IS development
  • Use and effects of mobile devices


  • BIT 2.1
  • BIS 2.1
  • Business Process Management & IT Alignment 4.2
  • MSc theses


Journal Articles

Conference Contributions / Article in Proceedings
  • Amarilli, F., Van den Hooff, B. & Van Vliet, M. (2017). An Explanatory Study on the Co-evolutionary Mechanisms of Business-IT Alignment. Proceedings of the38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Seoul, South Korea.
  • Van den Hooff, B.J. & Hafkamp, L. (2017). Dealing with Dissonance: Misfits between an EHR System and Medical Work Practices. Proceedings of the38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Seoul, South Korea.
  • Jochemsen, E.J., Rezazade Mehrizi, M.H., Van den Hooff, B.J. & Plomp, M.G.A. (2016). Understanding IS Complexity and the Heterogeneity of Frames: The Illusion of Agreement. In Proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Houtman, L., Kotlarsky, J. & Van den Hooff, B.J. (2014). Understanding Knowledge Coordination Dynamics in Traditional and Fast-Response IT Organizations. In ICIS 2014 Proceedings. Auckland, NZ: Association for Information Systems.
  • Manteli, C., Van den Hooff, B.J., Vliet, H. van & Duinkerken, W. van (2014). Overcoming Challenges in Global Software Development: The Role of Brokers (best paper). In Proceedings 8th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS 2014) (pp. 25-33). Marrakesh, Morocco: IEEE.
  • Sergeeva, A., Huysman, M.H., Soekijad, M. & Hooff, B.J. van den (2013). "No user is an island". Onlookers, affordances, and the impact of mobile devices on work practices. In Proceedings of ICIS 2013. Milan, Italy: ICIS.
  • Start, E.J.S., Plomp, M.G.A. & Van den Hooff, B.J. (2013). Enterprise Systems Implementation Success in the Shakedown Phase. In Proceedings of the 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems. Chicago, IL: AMCIS.
  • Erkelens, R. & Van den Hooff, B.J. (2012). Boundary Objects in New Joint Fields: Routines, Bias, and Incompatibilities in Dispersed R&D Settings. In Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Boston: AMA.
  • Van den Hooff, B.J. (2012). The eye of the beholder: Flexibility and the relativity of Enterprise Systems success. In Annual Meeting of The Academy of Management. Boston, MA: AMA.
  • Van den Hooff, B.J. & Otto, C. (2012). To have and to hoard: Reasons for not sharing knowledge in organizations. In OLKC 2012. Valencia: OLKC.
  • Van den Hooff, B.J. & Otto, C. (2012). Why Won't You Just Tell Me How It Works? Factors Affecting Knowledge Hoarding in Organizations. In Communication and Community: 2012 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association. Phoenix, AZ: ICA.
  • Land, S.F. van der, Huysman, M.H., Schouten, A.P., Van den Hooff, B.J. & Feldberg, J.F.M. (2012). Does avatar appearance matter? How avatar representations impact on virtual team performance. In Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Boston, MA: AMA.
  • Manteli, C., Vliet, H. van & Van den Hooff, B.J. (2012). Adopting a Social Network Perspective in Global Software Development. In Proceedings 7th International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE) (pp. 124-133). Brazil: IEEE Computer Society.
  • Manteli, C., Van den Hooff, B.J., Tang, A. & Vliet, J.C. van (2011). The Impact of Multi-site Governance on Knowledge Management. In Proceedings 6th International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE) (pp. 40-49). Helsinki: IEEE Computer Society.
  • Erkelens, R., Van den Hooff, B.J., Vlaar, P.W.L. & Huysman, M.H. (2010). Knowledge integration in distributed R&D networks. In OLKC 2010. Boston, USA: OLKC.
  • Van den Hooff, B.J., Soekijad, M. & Polat, T. (2010). Building knowledge bridges: Managing knowledge transfer between projects. In OLKC 2010. Boston, US: OLKC.
  • Houtman, L., Van den Hooff, B.J. & Baalen, P. van (2010). Knowledge sharing between local work contexts: A multi-method case study. In OLKC 2010. Boston, USA: OLKC.
  • Schouten, A.P., Van den Hooff, B.J. & Feldberg, J.F.M. (2010). Real decisions in virtual worlds: Team collaboration and decision making in virtual worlds. In ICIS 2010 (pp. paper 18). Yamagata, Japan: IEEE/ACIS.
  • Kotlarsky, J., Van den Hooff, B.J. & Huysman, M.H. (2009). Bridging knowledge boundaries in cross-functional groups: The role of a transactive memory systems. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Information Systems. Phoenix, USA: ICIS.
  • Huysman, M.H., Agterberg, L.C.M., Van den Hooff, B.J. & Soekijad, M. (2007). Organizing multi-level embeddedness of networks of practice. In OLKC Conference 2007 Proceedings. London, Ontario, Canada: OLKC.
Book Chapters
  • Van den Hooff, B.J. (2017). Information and Communication Technologies in Organizations. In: C. Scott & L. Lewis (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. Wiley.
  • Van den Hooff, B.J. & Kotlarsky, J. (2016). Managing Dispersed and Dynamic Expertise in Fluid Organizational Forms. In J. Treem & P. Leonardi (Eds.), Communication, Expertise, and Organising. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Otto, C. & Van den Hooff, B.J. (2014). To Have or To Hoard: Reasons for Not Sharing Knowledge in Organisations. In J. Alegre, R. Chiva, A. Fernandez-Mesa & J.L. Ferrerez-Mendez (Eds.), Shedding New Lights on Organisational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (pp. 195-220). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishers.
  • Wirth, J.H., Feldberg, J.F.M., Schouten, A.P., Van den Hooff, B.J. & Williams, K.D. (2011). Using Virtual Game Environments to Study Group Behavior. In A. Hollingshead & M. Scott Poole (Eds.), Research Methods for Studying Groups and Teams (Routledge Communication Series) (pp. Ch. 10). New York: Routledge.
  • Erkelens, R., Van den Hooff, B.J., Vlaar, P.W.L. & Huysman, M.H. (2010). Knowledge integration in global R&D networks. In I. Oshri & J. Kotlarsky (Eds.), Global sourcing of information technology and business processes (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, 55) (pp. 82-102). Berlin: Springer.
  • Van den Hooff, B.J., Agterberg, L.C.M. & Huysman, M.H. (2007). Embeddedness and media use in networks of practice. In C. Steinfield, B.T. Pentland, M. Ackerman & N. Contractor (Eds.), Communities and Technologies (pp. 371-394). Michigan State University: Springer.
  • Leeuw, W. de, Van den Hooff, B.J. & Huysman, M.H. (2007). Knowledge management in professional service firms. In G. de Jong (Ed.), Professional Service Firms (Reader). Amsterdam: VU University