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Prof.dr.ir. O.A.M. (Olaf) Fisscher

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Olaf A.M. Fisscher

Prof.dr.ir. O.A.M. (Olaf) Fisscher

Professor of Organisation Studies and Business Ethics

Office: RA-flex
T: +31 53 4894512
E: o.a.m.fisscher@utwente.nl

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Olaf A.M. Fisscher (°24.06.1947), has been at the University of Twente since 1989. He holds a master degree in Industrial Engineering Management. He obtained his Ph.D. in Social Sciences at the University of Groningen in 1986 on the management and organization of R&D laboratories. His research is focused on Organizing for Innovation and Organizing for Corporate Social Responsibility. Currently he is Professor of Organization Studies and Business Ethics and Director Continuing Education at the School of Management & Governance, University of Twente.

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

Bachelor and Mastercourses in:

  • Organization Theory
  • Business ethics
  • Innovation Management
  • Quality Management

PUBLICATIONS

  • Asif, M. and De Bruijn E.J., Douglas, A., Fisscher, O.A.M. (2009). Why quality management programs fail: a strategic and operations management perspective. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 26 No. 8,2009 pp. 778-794
  • Visscher, K & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2009). Cycles and diamonds: how management consultants diverge and converge in organization design processes. Creativity and innovation management, 18(2), 121-131.
  • Asif, M, De Bruijn, E.J., Fisscher, O.A.M., Searcy, C. and Steenhuis, H.- J. (2009), “Process embedded design of integrated management systems”, International journal of quality and reliability management, VOL. 26 No. 03, pp.261
  • Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de, Visscher, K., Altena, J & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2008) Operational effectiveness and strategic flexibility: scales for performance assessment Of new product development systems. International Journal of Technology Management, 44 (3/4). 354-372).
  • Fisscher, O.A.M., Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de & Visscher, K. (Eds.). (2008) Creativity and innovation management, 17,
  • Fisscher, O.A.M. (2008). Book Reviews [Bespreking van het boek Creative Leadership, Skills That Drive Change]. Creativity and innovation management., 17(1), 88-89
  • Govindaraju, R., Bruijn, E.J. de & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2007). Enterprise system implementation: managing project and post project stage. In U. Laptaned (Ed.), Regional and Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management . Bangkok: New UM Ad. Co..
  • Middel, H.G.A., Fisscher, O.A.M. & Groen, A.J. (2007). Managing and organising collaborative improvement: a system integrator perspective. International journal of technology management, 37(3/4), 221-236.
  • Middel, H.G.A., Groen, A.J. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2007). From Continuous Improvement to Collaborative Improvement: Scope, Scale, Skill and Social Networking in Collaborative Improvement. In A.J. Groen, R. Oakey, P.C. van der Sijde & S. Kauser (Eds.), New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium - volume V (pp. 189-204). Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M. (2006). Book review [Bespreking van het boek The three faces of leadership]. R & D management., 36 (5), 541-542.
  • Nijhof, A.H.J. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2006). Breaking through the self-fulfilling prophecy of CSR: a typology of critical perspectives based on an analysis of the media. Glocalist magazine, 2006(10), 14-21.
  • Nijhof, A.H.J., Karssing, E. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2006). Het collectiviseren van competenties voor Maatschappelijk Verantwoord Ondernemen. Methoden, technieken en analyses voor personeelsmanagement, 2006(84), 201-218.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M. & Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de (Eds.). (2006). Creativity and innovation management, 15.
  • Harkink, E.W.F.P.M., Nijhof, A.H.J. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2006). Inter-organizational collaboration for improved project performance in construction. In Proceedings of the 7th International CINet Conference, 8-12 September 2006, Lucca (pp. 375-388). Rundle Mall: Causal Productions.
  • Nijhof, A.H.J., Bruijn, T.J.N.M. de, Fisscher, O.A.M., Jonker, J., Karssing, E. & Schoemaker, M. (2006). Learning to be Responsible: Developing Competences for Organization-Wide CSR. In J. Jonker & M. de Witte (Eds.), The Challenge of Organizing and Implementing Corporate Social responsibility (pp. 148-172). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Middel, H.G.A., Boer, H. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2006). Continuous Improvement and Collaborative Improvement: Similarities and Differences. Creativity and innovation management, 15(4), 338-247
  • Fisscher, O.A.M. & Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de (Eds.). (2005). Creativity and innovation management, 14.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M. (2005). Book Review [Bespreking van het boek The Necessary Nature of Future Firms. Attributes of Survivors in a Changing world]. Creativity and innovation management, 14(4), 438-440.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M. (2005). Kwaliteitsmanagement nog steeds springlevend. Sigma (Rotterdam), 2005(1), 38-41.
  • Nijhof, A.H.J., Bruijn, T.J.N.M. de, Fisscher, O.A.M., Jonker, J., Karssing, E. & Schoemaker, M. (2005). Learning to be Responsible: Developing Competencies for Organisationwide CSR. In J. Jonker & J. Cramer (Eds.), Making a Difference. The Dutch National Research Program on Corporate Social Responsibility (pp. 57-84). The Hague, Netherlands: Ministry of Economic Affairs.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M., Gerrichhausen, J. & Vinke, R.H.W. (Eds.). (2005). Handboek Human Resource Management (losbladig + issue papers). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
  • Middel, H.G.A., Boer, H. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2005). Collaborative improvement: What do we know? Where do we need to go? In Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the 6th International CINet Conference, 4-6 September 2005, Brighton, UK (pp. 456-467). Continuous Innovation Network.
  • Punt, P.T.I.J., Weggeman, M.C.D.P. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2005). Organisatieveranderingen met blijvende toegevoegde waarde. Een casestudie binnen het productcreatieproces. Management executive, 3(3), 50-54.
  • Nijhof, A.H.J., Fisscher, O.A.M. & Karssing, E. (2005). Het ontwikkelen van noodzakelijke competenties. In J. Cramer, M. Jacobs & J. Jonker (Eds.), Ondernemen met MeerWaarde. Een overzicht van de praktische resultaten van het Nationale Onderzoeksprogramma Maatschappelijk Verantwoord Ondernemen (pp. 29-35). Den Haag: Ministerie van Economische Zaken.
  • Cludts, S., Fisscher, O.A.M., Looise, J.C. & Nijhof, A.H.J. (2005). Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility; a Self-evaluation Method of Embedding Codes of Conduct. In G. Széll, C.H. Bösling & J. Hartkemeyer (Eds.), Labour, Globalisation & The New Economy (Work - Technology - Organization Society, 30) (pp. 351-370). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
  • Punt, P.T.I.J., Fisscher, O.A.M. & Weggeman, M.C.D.P. (2005). Robuuste organisatieveranderingen: toegevoegde waarde die standhoudt. Holland management review, 22(100), 18-28.
  • Middel, H.G.A., Gieskes, J.F.B. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2005). Driving collaborative improvement processes. Production planning and control, 16(4), 368-377.
  • Looise, J.C., Huijgen, F. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2005). Editorial. Creativity and innovation management, 14(2), 105-107.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M. & Nijhof, A.H.J. (2005). Implications of business ethics for quality management. TQM magazine, 17(2), 150-160
  • Fisscher, O.A.M., Frenkel, D., Lurie, Y. & Nijhof, A.H.J. (2005). Stretching the Frontiers: Exploring the Relationships Between Entrepreneurship and Ethics. Journal of business ethics, 60(3), 207-209.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M., Gerrichhausen, J. & Vinke, R.H.W. (Eds.). (2005). Handboek Human Resource Management (losbladig + issue papers). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
  • Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de, Altena, J., Visscher, K. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2005). Assessing operational NPD effectiveness and strategic NPD flexibility for the design of new product development configurations. In Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the 6th International CINet Conference, 4-6 September 2005, Brighton, UK (pp. 185-197). Continuous Innovation Network.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M., Frenkel, D., Lurie, Y. & Nijhof, A.H.J. (Eds.). (2005). Journal of business ethics, 60(3).
  • Fisscher, O.A.M. & Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de (Eds.). (2004). Creativity and innovation management, 13(1 t/m 4).
  • Fisscher, O.A.M., Looy, B. Van, Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de & Debackere, K. (2004). Organisatie van innovatie: een radicale, gelaagde procesbenadering. In P.C. de Weerd-Nederhof, B. Van Looy & K. Visscher (Eds.), Innovatie(f) organiseren (pp. 121-142). Deventer: Kluwer.
  • Middel, H.G.A., Groen, A.J. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2004). From continuous improvement to collaborative improvement: scope, scale, skill and social networking in collaborative improvement. In Proceedings (Volume 1) of the High-Technology Small Firms Conference, The 12th Annual International Conference at the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 24-25 May 2004 (pp. 1-11). Enschede: Nikos.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M., Gerrichhausen, J. & Vinke, R.H.W. (Eds.). (2004). Handboek Human Resource Management (losbladig + issue papers). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
  • Middel, H.G.A., Fisscher, O.A.M. & Groen, A.J. (2004). Managing and organising collaborative improvement: A System Integrator perspective. In Continuous Innovation: Strategic Priorities for the Global Knowledge Economy. Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the 5th CINet conference, 22-25 September 2004, Sydney, Australia (pp. 652-663). Australia: Causal Productions.
  • Bout, Y., Lombaers, J.H., Constantinides, E. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2004). Post-Project Reviews as a tool for simulating commercialisation of knowledge creation at TNO Industrial Technology. In Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the R&D Management Conference, 6-9 July 2004, Sesimbra, Portugal .
  • Weisenfeld, U., Meyer, U., Korjamo, E., Fisscher, O.A.M. & Hunck-Meiswinkel, A. (2004). Sustainable innovation through commitment and engagement: The example of SunFuel. In Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the R&D Management Conference, 6-9 July 2004, Sesimbra, Portugal .
  • Wognum, P.M., Fisscher, O.A.M. & Weenink, S.A.J. (2003). Balanced relationships. Management of client-supplier relationships in product development. Technovation issn. 0166-4972.
  • Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de & Fisscher, O.A.M. (Eds.). (2003). Creativity and innovation management, 12.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M. (2003). Geen innovatie zonder improvisatie. In O.A.M. Fisscher, J.T.G. Gerrichhauzen & R.H.W. Vinke (Eds.), Handboek HRM (aflevering 20) (pp. 1-13). Deventer: Kluwer.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M. (2003). Book review [Bespreking van het boek Social interaction and organizational change. Aston perspectives on innovation networks]. R & D management, 33(1), 91-92.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M. (2003). Het organiseren van morele competentie. Gids voor personeelsmanagement, 13-16
  • Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2003). Editorial. Creativity and innovation management, 12(2), 63-64.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M. & Laan, A.T. (2003). Het organiseren van morele competentie. In O.A.M. Fisscher, J.G.L. Gerrichhauzen & R.H.W. Vinke (Eds.), Handboek HRM (aflevering 20) (pp. 1-13). Deventer: Kluwer.
  • Bruijn, T.J.N.M. de, Fisscher, O.A.M., Jonker, J., Nijhof, A.H.J. & Schoemaker, M. (2003). Corporate Social Responsibility as a Collective Competence; A Proces Model. International Research Conference Managing on the Edge: Nijmegen, september 25 - 26).
  • Fisscher, O.A.M., Gerrichhauzen, J.T.G. & Vinke, R.H.W. (Eds.). (2003). Handboek HRM (aflevering 20). Deventer: Kluwer.
  • Kerssens-van Drongelen, I.C. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2003). Ethical dilemmas in performance measurement. Journal of business ethics, 2003(45), 51-63
  • Nijhof, A.H.J., Cludts, S., Fisscher, O.A.M. & Laan, A.T. (2003). Measuring the implementation of codes of conduct. An assessment method based on a process approach of the responsible organisation. Journal of business ethics, 2003(45), 65-78.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M., Nijhof, A.H.J. & Steensma, H. (2003). Dynamics in responsible behavior in search of mechanisms for coping with responsibility. Journal of business ethics, 2003(44), 209-224.
  • Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2003). Alignment and alliances for research institutes engaged in product innovation: Two case studies. Creativity and innovation management, 12(2), 65-75.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M., Gerrichhausen, J. & Vinke, R.H.W. (Eds.). (2002). Handboek Human Resource Management (losbladig + issue papers). Deventer: Kluwer Bedrijfswetenschappen.
  • Harten, W.H. van, Casparie, T.F. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2002). The evaluation of the introduction of a quality management system. A process-oriented case study in a large rehabilitation hospital. Health policy, 60, 17-37, issn. 0168-8510.
  • Nijhof, A.H.J., Fisscher, O.A.M. & Looise, J.C. (2002). Inclusive innovation: a research project on the inclusion of social responsibility. Corporate social responsibility and environmental management, 9(2), 83-90, issn. 1535-3958.
  • Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de and Fisscher, O.A.M., Alignment and alliances for Research Institutes engaged in Product Innovation. Two case studies. Creativity and Innovation Management, 12(2), 65-76 (2002)
  • Weisenfeld, U., Fisscher, O.A.M. & Pearson, A. (2002). The virtual organisation and benefits for small firms: a case study from the biotechnology industry. In Oakey, R., During, W.E. & Kauser, S. (Ed.), New technology-based firms in the new millennium - volume II. (pp. 247-259). Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science. isbn. 0-08-044133-5.
  • Looy, B. Van, Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. de, Debackere, K. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2002). Addressing the paradoxical nature of innovation processes: structure and action. In Impact on R&D activities. Proceedings (CD-ROM) of the 2002 R&D Management Conference on Strategy, Policy and Performance, 8-9 July 2002, Leuven, Belgium .
  • Wognum, P.M., Fisscher, O.A.M. & Weenink, S.A.J. (2002). Balanced relationships: management of client-supplier relationships in product development. Technovation, 22, 341-351
  • Middel, H.G.A., Gieskes, J.F.B. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2002). Driving collaborative improvement processes. In Continuous Innovation in Business Processes anNetworks. Proceedings of the 4th International CINet Conference, 15-18 September 2002, Helsinki, Finland (pp. 469-481).
  • Kerssens-van Drongelen, I.C. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2002). Ethical dilemmas in performance measurement. In Business Ethics: Sustaining Humanity in a Global Economy. Proceedings of the 15th EBEN Conference, 29-30 August 2002, Brussels, Belgium
  • Nijhof, A.H.J., Fisscher, O.A.M. & Laan, A.T. (2002). Inclusive innovation; a research project to assess the implementation of codes of conduct. In Proceedings (on CD-ROM) of the Corporate Sustainability Conference 2002, 6-7 June 2002, Rotterdam, The Netherlands . Rotterdam: Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Nijhof, A.H.J., Fisscher, O.A.M. & Laan, A.T. (,). Measuring the implementation of codes of conduct. An assessment method based on a process approach of the responsible organization. Brussels, Belgium, 15th European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) Conference. Sustaining humanity beyond humanism, 29-30 August 2002
  • Nijhof, A.H.J., Fisscher, O.A.M. & Looise, J.C. (2002). Inclusive innovation: a research project on the inclusion of social responsibility. Corporate social responsibility and environmental management, 9(2), 83-90
  • Harten, W.H. van, Casparie, T.F. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2002). The evaluation of the introduction of a quality management system. A process-oriented case study in a large rehabilitation hospital. Health policy, 60, 17-37
  • Kerssens-van Drongelen, I.C. & Fisscher, O.A.M. (2002). Ethische aspecten en implicaties van financiële en operationele maatstaven van bedrijfsresultaten. In A. Silljé (Ed.), Waarborging van waarden (pp. 104-121). Assen: Koninklijk Van Gorcum
  • Nijhof, A.H.J., Fisscher, O.A.M. & Drunen, N. van (2002). Excellent, duurzaam en verantwoord ondernemen. Persoonlijke normen en waarden als basis voor kwaliteitszorg. In A. Silljé (Ed.), Waarborging van waarden. Over het samenspel van kwaliteitsmanagement en bedrijfsethiek (pp. 14-37). Assen: Koninklijke Van Gorcum
  • Bakker, F.G.A. de, Fisscher, O.A.M. & Brack, A.J.P. (2002). Organizing product-oriented environmental management from a firm's perspective. Journal of cleaner production, 455-464
  • Fisscher, O.A.M. & Wognum, P.M. (2002). Service-oriented innovation in R&D. International journal of services technology and management, 3(4), 363-379.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M., K. Visscher, Pearson, A., and U. Weisenfeld (2001), Research and Development as a Competence Creating Business in a Business, Creativity and Innovation Management, 10 (4), pp.251-258.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M. & de Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. (2001). Towards eccentric organisations. A case study of new product development. Journal of workplace learning, 13(1), 5-13, issn. 1366-5626.
  • Stoker, J.I., Looise, J.C., Fisscher, O.A.M. & Jong, R.D. de (2001). Leadership and innovation: relations between leadership, individual characteristics and the functioning of R&D teams. International journal of human resource management, november(12:7), 1141-1151, issn. 0958-5192.
  • Weisenfeld, U., Fisscher, O.A.M., Pearson, A. & Brockhoff, K.K. (2001). Managing technology as a virtual enterprise. R & D management, 31(3), issn. 0033-6807.
  • Fisscher, O.A.M. & de Weerd-Nederhof, P.C. (2000). Social-dynamical aspects of quality management in NPD. TQM magazine, 12(6), 408-421, issn. 0954-478X.
  • Leede, J. de, Fisscher, O.A.M. & Looise, J.C. (2000). Human resource management in R&D: the issue of professional autonomy. In -- (Ed.), K.K.Brockhoff, A.W. Pearson, P.C. de Weerd-Nederhof & I.C. Kerssens-Van Drongelen (eds.) Readings in Technology Management. Enschede: Twente University Press.
  • Nijhof, A.H.J., Fisscher, O.A.M. & Looise, J.C. (2000). Coercion, guidance and mercifulness: The different influences of ethics programs on decision-making. Journal of business ethics, 33-42, issn. 0167-4544.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Co-editor Creativity and Innovation Management Journal (Published by Blackwell, Oxford)
  • Member of the editorial advisory board of R&D Management (The International Journal of Research, Technology and Innovation Management)
  • Member of the R&D Management International Conference Advisory Committee
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of the Doctoral Summer School in Technology Management (EIASM/EDEN, a yearly event since 1990);
  • Member of EBEN European Business Ethics Network;
  • Member of ‘Verband der Hochschullehrer fuer Betriebswirtschaft.