Steven van den Oord

Senior Researcher

Steven van den Oord (born 1988) is a graduate from Tilburg University, where he developed his professional and research interests. At PM • Risk Crisis Change, Steven is part of the Research and Development department, coordinating and participating in several research projects. He also consults practitioners within his areas of expertise.

Currently, Steven is a researcher and lecturer at Antwerp Management School, University of Antwerp, and Avans University of Applied Sciences. He teaches in the Executive Public Management program and Postgraduate Health Care Management program of Antwerp Management School. At the Department of Management, University of Antwerp, he is a PhD candidate and project member of the E3Cases project of the European Erasmus+ program. At the Centre of Expertise for Public Safety and Criminal Justice, he is a senior researcher and project leader of various research projects on Digital Safety and Law and Safety.

Steven is experienced in teaching and supervising students in executive programs (B- and C-level) of Antwerp Management School. In addition, he has instructed and supervised Master and Bachelor students at University of Antwerp and at Avans University of Applied Sciences.

His research focuses on the design and governance of purpose-oriented organizational networks, its effectiveness, and how they develop over time, among other things. Recently his research interests have broadened towards organizational learning, digital (public) safety, co-production and governance of data commons. Over the years, Steven has given various keynotes and talks at (inter-)national conferences, educated and consulted practitioners, public policy planners, and strategic decision-makers. Recently, his research was published in (inter-)national scientific and practitioners’ journals and books.

Steven joined PM in 2019 as a vital part of its Research and Development department together with dr. Hugo Marynissen. Within PM R&D, Steven is coordinating and participating in several projects of applied research for PM’s clients. Putting his broad experience to good use, Steven is often staffed on consulting projects where he is tasked with applying his knowledge to solve real-life problems which practitioners of all backgrounds are facing. Together with Robbert Meulemeester, Steven also works on expanding PM’s offering of Gaming Simulation.

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