Kim van Oorschot



Førsteamanuensis, BI Norwegian Business School



Kim van Oorschot


Om foredragsholderen:

Dr. Kim van Oorschot (1973) is an Associate Professor Project Management and System Dynamics in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at the BI Norwegian Business School. Her current research focuses on decision making, trade-offs, and tipping points in dynamically complex settings, like new product development projects. Her research projects are aimed at discovering so-called ‘decision traps': decisions that seem to be good on the short term, but have counterproductive effects on the long term. For this purpose she develops system dynamics models based on actual project data. She also teaches system dynamics and project management to executive and master students.
Before working at BI, she was an assistant professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands), in the School of Industrial Engineering. Before that, she was a Post-Doc at Tilburg University at the Information Management department, and a research fellow at INSEAD, France. From 2002 until 2006 (after finishing her PhD project), she was a consultant at Minase Consulting BV, working for large international companies in the semiconductor, telecom, and aerospace industry on projects aimed at improving business processes. She has published in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of the Operational Research Society, and International Journal of Operations and Production Management.

Planning for Creativity

Om foredraget:

Is creativity something that happens ad hoc and accidentally or can you actually plan for creativity in your project? In this session a short update and overview will be given on state-of-the-art research on creativity in projects, in project teams and in project management.