CTIT University of Twente

Vries, Dr. Sjoerd de

Picture Dr.S.A. de Vries, SjoerdContact:

Website: http://www.rinc.nl

E-mail: s.a.devries@utwente.nl

Address: Cubicus, room B 102a

Telephone: + 31 (0)53 - 489 3952

Work information:

Sjoerd de Vries’ works as University lecturer and researcher in the field of Networked Communication at the Faculty of Communication Studies at the University of Twente. He is member of the Board of Directors of KonICT BV, Knowledge Management Consultancy Company (www.konict.nl). His specific interest is into the application of networked communication in knowledge-rich contexts. This may include communication through intranet, company portals, knowledge networks, electronic learning environments, communities, and groupware. His interest focusses on the question of how can we understand the adoption and development of these communication forms.



networked communication


organizational and strategic online communication

Research projects:

His research projects are RiNC (CS): Design and implementation of networked organizational communication, EU eComp Int: The development of an appropriate qualification for academic staff (in Higher Education) in the use of ICT in teaching and learning, tracking of professional development schools: Development and application of a generic schooltrack system for tracking innovative schooldevelopments and Servicetrack: Tracking research into design, use and quality of online services.



Communication design (Bach)


ICT and Organizations: Implementation and use (Ma)


ICT and Organizations: Project development and management (Ma)


E-Marketing (Ma)


Research in E-Marketing (Ma)


Visual Literacy and Visual Communication (Ma)


Research Projects (Ma)


Member of Supervisory committees of Masters’ theses.


Management and consultancy: Senior knowledge management consultant (www.konict.nl)

Resent publications:

de Vries, S. A. (2003). Concourse: The design of an online collaborated writing center. Informatica, 27(4).

de Vries, S. A. (2003). Online knowledge communities: Meeting places for continuing professional development. In: T. van Weert & B. Munro. Social, ethical and cognitive issues of Informatics and ICT. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

de Vries, S. A., & de Diana, I. P. F. (2005). Implementation of networked organizational communication: A communication reference model. Corporate Communication, 10(2).

de Vries, S. A., & Hurme, P. (2005). Understanding knowledge networks. In: A. Ausluata & J. Rosenbaum (Eds), Shaping the future of communication research in Europe. Istanbul: Yeditepe University Publications.

de Vries, S. A., & Kommers, P. A. M. (2004). Online knowledge communities: Research issues and future trends. International Journal of Web-Based Communities, 1(1), 115-123.