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 the interaction between ICT, organization and individuals, knowledge sharing, distributed collaboration and online interaction. His work has been presented at international conferences and published in (among others) Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Journal of Information Technology, Information & Management, Communication Research, European Journal of Information Systems and Information Processing & Management.

Research Interests

  • ICT in organizations
  • Managing IS Complexity
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Knowledge Coordination
  • Online collaboration


  • BIT 2.1
  • BIS 2.1
  • Research Project 2.6
  • BSc theses
  • MSc theses


Journal Articles

Conference Contributions / Article in Proceedings

  • Jochemsen, E.J., Rezazade Mehrizi, M.H., Hooff, B.J. van den & 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. & Hooff, B.J. van den (2014). Understanding Knowledge Coordination Dynamics in Traditional and Fast-Response IT Organizations. In ICIS 2014 Proceedings. Auckland, NZ: Association for Information Systems.
  • Manteli, C., Hooff, B.J. van den, 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.
  • Start, E.J.S., Plomp, M.G.A. & Hooff, B.J. van den (2013). Enterprise Systems Implementation Success in the Shakedown Phase. In Proceedings of the 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems. Chicago, IL: AMCIS.
  • Erkelens, R. & Hooff, B.J. van den (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.
  • Hooff, B.J. van den (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.
  • Hooff, B.J. van den & Otto, C. (2012). To have and to hoard: Reasons for not sharing knowledge in organizations. In OLKC 2012. Valencia: OLKC.
  • Hooff, B.J. van den & 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., Hooff, B.J. van den & 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 & Hooff, B.J. van den (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., Hooff, B.J. van den, 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., Hooff, B.J. van den, Vlaar, P.W.L. & Huysman, M.H. (2010). Knowledge integration in distributed R&D networks. In OLKC 2010. Boston, USA: OLKC.
  • Hooff, B.J. van den, Soekijad, M. & Polat, T. (2010). Building knowledge bridges: Managing knowledge transfer between projects. In OLKC 2010. Boston, US: OLKC.
  • Houtman, L., Hooff, B.J. van den & Baalen, P. van (2010). Knowledge sharing between local work contexts: A multi-method case study. In OLKC 2010. Boston, USA: OLKC.
  • Schouten, A.P., Hooff, B.J. van den & 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., Hooff, B.J. van den & 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., Hooff, B.J. van den & Soekijad, M. (2007). Organizing multi-level embeddedness of networks of practice. In OLKC Conference 2007 Proceedings. London, Ontario, Canada: OLKC.

Conference Contributions

  • 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.

Book Chapters

  • Hooff, B.J. van den & 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. & Hooff, B.J. van den (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., Hooff, B.J. van den & 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., Hooff, B.J. van den, 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.
  • Hooff, B.J. van den, 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, Hooff, B.J. van den & Huysman, M.H. (2007). Knowledge management in professional service firms. In G. de Jong (Ed.), Professional Service Firms (Reader). Amsterdam: VU University.