State of the Art in New Ways of Working Research



During the Dutch "week van Het Nieuwe Werken", the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University will organize a symposium titled 'State of the Art in New Ways of Working Research'. This academic symposium will examine contemporary research regarding changes in how work is conducted, how those changes are implemented and how they are experienced by respective stakeholders.

Keynote speakers for this event are Diane E. Bailey, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and Petra Bosch-Sijtsema, Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. In addition, several members of RSM's Erasmus@Work research team will present findings and research outcomes concerning High Performance Workplaces, virtual work and (mobile) telework in the 21st century. The symposium will conclude with a discussion on research challenges related to New Ways of Working.

This event, which is organized in cooperation with the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) and the ProWork project, will take place on November 7th, from 13:30 until 17:00 at campus Woudestein (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Room T03-31.

Prelimenary Programme
13.30-13.45 Welcome & Introduction Erasmus@Work
Eric van Heck
Professor of Information Management and Markets, RSM
13.45-14.30 From Remote Control to Distributed Teams to Simulated Reality: The Increasing Virtualization of Work in a Digital Workplace
Diane E. Bailey
Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
14.30-15.00 High Performance Workplace
Peter van Baalen
Associate Professor Information Management, RSM
15.00-15.30 BREAK
15.30-16.15 Knowledge Work and Productivity
Petra Bosch-Sijtsema
Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden
16.15-16.45 The effects of home-based telework
Dominique van der Meulen
PhD Candidate, RSM
16.45-17.15 Reflections, directions for future research
17.15-17.20 Closure
17.20-18.00 Drinks


Register via sending an email with your name and organization to Cheryl Eiting



Diane E. Bailey studies technology and work in information and technical occupations. With an expertise in organizational ethnography, dr. Bailey primarily conducts large-scale empirical studies, often involving multiple occupations, countries, and researchers. She publishes her research in top organization studies, engineering, and information studies journals, such as Organization Science, MIS Quarterly, and the Journal of Management. Her research has won best paper awards, a dissertation award, and an NSF CAREER award. Dr. Bailey holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley.

Petra Bosch-Sijtsema studies knowledge sharing and innovation within New Ways of Working contexts, with a special focus on global and distributed work. Her research has been performed in collaboration with various researchers and projects, leading to many publications in journals such as Group and Organization Management, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and the Journal of Knowledge Management. Dr. Bosch-Sijtsema holds a PhD in Management & Organization from Groningen University.

Peter J. van Baalen is associate professor Information Management at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) of the Erasmus University. He is head of the department Decision- and Information Sciences and academic director of the Centre of e-Learning and Knowledge Management of the RSM. His research focuses on (online) knowledge sharing, network coordination, IT-adoption and –implementation, digital platforms, online communities, new media, management education, e-learning and New Ways of Working. Peter van Baalen published 8 books and more than 100 articles in national and international journals (Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, European Management Journal, Management Learning, Organizational Change Management) and book chapters.

Dominique (Nick) van der Meulen is a doctoral candidate at the department of Decision and Information Sciences at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). He holds a BSc in Business Administration and a MSc in Business Information Management, both from RSM. He is a member of the Erasmus@Work research group; his research focuses on spatial and temporal dimensions of work and the impact on knowledge worker performance.

Contact information:
Cheryl Eiting