A.H. van Marrewijk

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+31 20 59 86736
faculteit der sociale wetenschappen ( afdeling organisatiewetenschappen )
Professor of Business Antropology


Thursday and Friday, and through e-mail


Based upon anthropological theories and methods Prof.dr. van Marrewijk studies cultural collaboration between corporations in a technological complex context focusing on changing practices. He applies a social-material perspective in which objects, material and buildings are integral part of cultural collaboration. His fields of study are:

  • Project Management
  • Megaprojects
  • Construction and infrastructure sector


  • Business Anthropology (in Ba minor Organization Culture)
  • Changing Organizational Culture (Ma)
  • Masterthesis supervision (thesis subjects)


Prof.dr. van Marrewijk focusses on the everyday life in technology driven organizations and complex (mega)projects. The topics of interests are project management, cultural change, collaborative practices of public and private partners, and (cross cultural) collaboration. Furthermore, van Marrewijk studies social material work practices in organizations in which the design of spatial settings is intertwined with organizational change processes. Van Marrewijk works in close collaboration with public and industry partners in the construction and infrastructure sector and is frequently acting as an expert consultant. Recent research programs are:

  • Learning from inter-organizational projects (2016-2017)
  • Inter-organizational collaboration in the joint building of utilities networks (2012-2017)
  • Disruptions at the Dutch railway network door PhD student Thijs Willems (2013-2017)
  • Power in African Megadam constructions door PhD student Paulette Nonfodji (2014- )


Publications (Source: METIS VU)

Ancillary activities

Bureau Paradox - Director/Owner Leiden, 02 december 2013
Bureau Paradox - Director/Owner Leiden, 23 maart 2015
Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017