Dr. D.A. (Arjen) Wassenaar

Picture Arjen Wassenaar

Emeritus Associate Professor Business Information Systems
Capitool Building

P.O. Box 217

7500 AE Enschede
Tel: (31) (0) 53 489 3500

Fax: +31 (0) 53 489 2159

Email: d.a.wassenaar@planet.nl

General information

Conformists will be cast away by the tide of history, Haier (China)



Curriculum Vitae


•Ph.D. in Management Information Systems, Free University of Amsterdam

•MA in Organizational Behavior, Foundation post doctoral Organization Science and Behavior

•Special trainings in system design and project management IBM

•BA and MA in Economics, University of Groningen

Business and Academic Experience

•Part-time Assistant and Associate Professor, University of Twente, 1983 – 2005

•Chairman IS department, 1988-1997

•Part-time IT consultant, 20-30 consultancy projects in Dutch government, private companies and Dutch multinationals, 1983 – 2000

•Manager IT consultancy department, 1980 - 1983

•Head of the department system analysis Computer center, 1976 - 1980

•IT project leader Computer Center, 1971 - 1976

•Trainee programming and systems analysis, Ministry of Internal Affairs, 1967 - 1971

Research Areas

•Strategic IS planning

•Impact and Evaluation IS systems and managerial aspects

•Interorganizational systems


Professional Service

•Visiting professor University of Bandung, Indonesia, 1996

•Chairman founding committee of a new interdisciplinary study Business Information Technology, a joint venture of the Faculties Computer Science and Management and Technology of the University of Twente, 1990 - 1993

•Responsible for the development of a new curriculum Business Information Systems, a differentiation within the study Management and Technology, 1983 - 1987

Recent and Relevant Publications

Journal Publications

•Driedonks, C., Gregor S., Wassenaar, A. & Van Heck, E. (2005) Economic and Social Analysis of the Adoption of B2B Electronic Marketplaces: A Case Study in the Australian Beef Industry. International Journal of Electronic Commerce. 9:3.

•Gregor, S., Wassenaar, D.A. & S. Marshall (2002) Developing a virtual organisation: Serendipity or Strategy? Asian Academy of Management. 7:1, 1-19

•Keil, M., Tan, B.C.Y., Wei, K.K., Saarinen, T., Tuunainen, V. & Wassenaar A. (2000) A cross-cultural study on escalation of commitment behavior in software projects, MIS Quarterly, 24 (2): 299-325

Conference Papers

•Wassenaar, D.A. & Katsma, C.P., IT-based Innovation in a digital economy - a social learning perspective, 6th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, 25-27 October, Delft, 2004

•Standing, C., Sims, I., Stockdale, R. & Wassenaar, A., Can E-Market places bridge the digital divide? IFIP WG8.2, Athens, 15-17 June, 2003

•D.M. Swagerman, D.M., Stöpetie, D.H. & Wassenaar, D.A., Application Of XBRL For Local Authorities, 6th European Accounting Information Systems Conference, Seville, March 31/April 1, 2003

•Swagerman, D.W., and D.A. Wassenaar, The transformation of Traditional Organizations Into virtual Organizations, PRO-VE, Sesimbra, Portugal, 2002

•Wassenaar, D.A., Towards an eclectic approach of Strategic IOS Management - or how to act strategically in a turbulent E-Business Environment, 4th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, 23-25 October, Hong Kong, 2002

•Wassenaar, D.A., S. Gregor and D.W. Swagerman, ERP implementation in different organizational and cultural settings, European Accounting Information Systems Conference, Copenhagen, 23-24 April, 2002