1St Giles

World Economic Forum

  • October 2019 – present Research Fellow Global Future Council on the New Education and Work Agenda
  • August 2019 – present Centre for the New Economy and Society Project on the Promise of Platform Work
  • October 2018 – September 2019 Junior Research Fellow Global Future Council on the New Social Contract

Academic Work Experience

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

January 2020-December 2022 Research Fellow and British Academy Postdoctoral Researcher

Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

April 2016 – present Postdoctoral Researcher and MSc Tutor

Faculty of Social Sciences, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • September 2013 – March 2016 PhD Candidate Organization Sciences department
  • September 2011 – August 2013 Junior Researcher and Lecturer Organization Sciences department
  • January 2011 – August 2011 Research and Teaching Assistant at the department of Sociology and Communication Sciences

Stern School of Business, New York University, United States of America

August 2014 – January 2015 Visiting Scholar IOMS department


VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PhD in Organization Sciences

  • September 2011 – May 2018
  • Supervisors: Peter Groenewegen (promotor), Dick de Gilder (co-promotor), Julie Ferguson (co-promotor)
  • Thesis: Boundary Work: Addressing the Challenges of Cross-Boundary Collaboration at Mirai Corporation
  • Date of graduation: 28 May 2018

MSc Social Research, cum laude

  • September 2008 – August 2011
  • (Research Master)
  • Major in Organization Sciences
  • Thesis: Mapping Cultural Identities: Analyzing Cultural Identity Talk in the Context of a Japanese-Dutch Integration Process

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

International Summer University Program 

Summer 2009

VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Pre-Master’s Program in Culture, Organization, and Management, cum laude

  • September 2007 – August 2008
  • Thesis: Issues of Convergence and Divergence in Contemporary Japanese Management and HRM Practices

University of Groningen, The Netherlands

BSc Psychology

  • September 2002 – Aug 2007
  • Minor Contemporary Japan (2006-2007)
  • Bachelor of Music, Classical Violin at Prince Claus Conservatory (2004-2006)
  • Thesis: The Relation Between Music and Visual Spatial Reasoning in Early Adulthood

Doctoral Education – details

PhD Courses followed

  • 2014 Process Research Methods, Amsterdam Business Research Institute. Taught by  Hans Berends
  • 2014 Advanced Theory Construction, Graduate School of Social Sciences. Taught by Marshall Scott Poole
  • 2012 Social Network Analysis, Graduate School of Social Sciences. Taught by Peter Groenewegen, Dan Brass, Joe Labianca, Zuzana Sasavova
  • 2012 Theory Building, Logic, and Argumentation, Amsterdam Business Research Institute. Taught by Joep Cornelissen and Omar Solinger
  • 2011 University Teacher Training Program, taught by Hester Glasbeek and Joyce Brouwer

Summerschools and Workshops

  • 2015 International summerschool on advanced practice-based studies. Faculty: Davide Nicolini, Hari Tsoukas, Maja Korica, Theodore Schatzki, Laurent Thevenot, Paula Jarzabkowski
  • 2015 AOM OCIS Doctoral Consortium. Faculty: Wanda Orlikowski, Emmanuelle Vaast, Andrew Burton Jones, Izak Benbasat, Likoebe Maruping, Marina Fiedler, Ola Henfridsson
  • 2015 Hanken School of Economics Doctoral Workshop. Organizers: Frank den Hond, Virpi Sorsa
  • 2014 Advancing Methods for Cross-Cultural Research. CABS Conference. Faculty: Pamela Hinds
  • 2014 EGOS Doctoral Workshop. Faculty: Markus Höllerer, Ola Bergström, Magdalena Cholakova, Mats Alvesson, Gerry George, Pursey Heugens, Frank den Hond, Jörg Raab
  • 2014 JMS Doctoral Workshop
  • 2013 International Summerschool of Practice-Based Studies. Faculty: Davide Nicolini, Hari Tsoukas, Maja Korica, Theodore Schatzki, Martha Feldman, Dvora Yanow, Mika Pantzar, Jack Walen
  • 2013 AOM OMT Dissertation Proposal Workshop. Faculty: Beth Bechky, Toby Stuart, Christine Beckman
  • 2013 KIN Summer School: Collaborating and Innovating with New Technologies. Faculty: Marleen Huysman, Samer Faraj, Andrea Carugati, Hans Berends, Jennifer Whyte
  • 2012 KIN Summer School: New Ways of Working. Faculty: Marleen Huysman, Samer Faraj, Niki Panteli, Emmanuelle Vaast

Professional Experience

Teijin Aramid, Arnhem, The Netherlands

2009-2010 Research intern Human Resources and Organization department

VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2007-2008 Employee Personnel and Organization Department

GP Association, Dokkum, The Netherlands

2002-2004 Administrative support


Frisian (native), Dutch (native), English (fluent), German (proficient), French (basic), Japanese (basic)

Other Interests

music, yoga, mediation, cooking, cycling, photography