Nick Oostervink

Nick Oostervink

PhD Candidate
Nick Oostervink is a PhD Candidate at the KIN research group at the VU University in Amsterdam. He holds a master degree in Information & Knowledge Management (cum laude) from the VU. Before starting his PhD he followed the junior research program. His thesis aims to understand the conditions under which professionals in organisations engage in knowledge collaboration. An important element herein is studying how individual experiences can become organisational knowledge. His research also focuses on the use of enterprise social media and other collaboration technologies in organisations. He studies the various ways in which these communication technologies facilitate and frustrate knowledge collaboration among professionals. To understand under what conditions professionals engage in knowledge collaboration, he adopts a qualitative research approach, combining both offline data from interviews and observations with large amounts of online data from collaboration technologies.

Research Interests

  • Information communication technologies
  • Enterprise social media
  • Knowledge collaboration
  • Institutional logics
  • Digital innovation
  • Ethics of information technology


  • Business Information Technology / Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Ethics
  • Advanced Business Research Methods
  • Master Thesis supervision


  • Oostervink, N.P., Agterberg, L.C.M. & Huysman, M.H. (2016). Knowledge sharing on Enterprise Social Media: Practices to Cope with Institutional Complexity. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 21 (2), 156-176. doi: 10.1111/jcc4.12153
  • Oostervink, N.P., Huysman, M., & van den Hooff, B. (2017). Enterprise Social Media in Practice: A Case Study on the Process of Domestication. Presented at PROS Conference, Kos, Greece.
  • Oostervink, N.P., Leonardi, P., & Huysman, M. (2016). Putting it to the Test: Emergent Recoupling as a Process of Validation. Presented at PROS Conference, Corfu, Greece.