Key publications

Bekerom P. van den, René Torenvlied and Agnes Akkerman (2015). Managing All Quarters of the Compass? How Internally Oriented Managerial Networking Moderates the Impact of Environmental Turbulence on Organizational Performance. American Review of Public Administration.1-21. DOI: 10.1177/0275074015571123

Lehr, Alex, Agnes Akkerman, and René Torenvlied. 2015. The influence of external information on collective bargaining: Survey evidence of union and firm negotiators in the Netherlands. Relations Industrielles / Industrial Relations 70(2), 327-353.

Bursens, Peter, René Torenvlied en Isabelle De Coninck. 2015. Symposium: De internationalisering van het bama onderwijs. Res Publica 57(1): 95-111.

Torenvlied R., E. Giebels, R.A. Wessel, J.M. Gutteling, M. Moorkamp en W. Broekema. 2015. Rapport Evaluatie Nationale Crisisbeheersingsorganisatie Vlucht MH17. [Report Evaluation National Crisis Management Organization Flight MH17]. Den Haag: WODC.

Broekema, W., C. van Eijk, and R. Torenvlied. 2015. Externe experts in de crisisrespons. Centrale processen in de samenwerking met de reguliere crisisbeheersingsorganisatie in Nederland. In: E. Devroe, A. Duchatelet, P. Ponsaers, M. Easton, L. Moor, L. Wondergem (Eds), Zicht op First responders. Handboek bij het beheer van evenementen en noodsituaties in Nederland en België (pp.297-314). Antwerpen: Maklu Uitgevers.

Meijer, Albert, and René Torenvlied. 2014. Social media and the new organization of government communications. American Review of Public Administration Advance access.

Thommes, Kirsten, Agnes Akkerman, René Torenvlied, and Marieke Born. 2014. The dark side of solidarity: Social norms and social relations in the aftermath of strikes. Industrial Relations Journal 45(4): 348-367.

Lehr, Alex, Agnes Akkerman, and René Torenvlied. 2014. Spillover and conflict in collective bargaining: evidence from a survey of Dutch union and firm negotiators. Work, Employment, and Society.

Carola van Eijk, Wout Broekema, René Torenvlied . De rol van externe experts in crisisbesluitvorming en –communicatie. Een analyse over 60 crises. Thema: Nuclear Security Summit 2014 in: Magazine nationale veiligheid en crisisbeheersing 2014 - nr. 2, pp. 54-55. ISSN 1875-7561

Zhu, L., S.E. Robinson, and R. Torenvlied. 2014. A Bayesian approach to measurement bias in networking Studies. American Review of Public Administration Advance access.

Born, M., A. Akkerman, and R. Torenvlied. 2013. Trust your boss, or listen to the union? Trust Your Boss or Listen to the Union? Information, Social Identification, Trust, and Strike Participation. Mobilization Volume 18, Number 2 / June 2013: 161-178.

Akkerman, A., M. Born, and R. Torenvlied. 2013. Solidarity, Strikes and Scabs. How participation norms affect union members’ willingness to strike. Work and Occupations 40(3): 250-280. http://wox.sagepub.com/content/40/3/250

Spruijt, P., A. Knol. R. Torenvlied, and E. Lebret. 2013. Different Roles and Viewpoints of Scientific Experts in Advising on Environmental Health Risks. Risk Analysis Risk Analysis. Volume 33, Issue 10, pages 1844–1857, October 2013

Torenvlied, R., A. Akkerman, K.J. Meier, and L.J. O’Toole Jr. 2013. The multiple dimensions of managerial networking. American Review of Public Administration 43(3): 251-272. doi: 10.1177/0275074012440497.

Akkerman, A., and R. Torenvlied. 2013. Public management and network specificity: Effects of colleges’ ties with professional organizations on graduates’ labour market success and satisfaction. Public Management Review 15(4): 522-540.

Torenvlied, R., A. Akkerman, K.J. Meier, and L.J. O’Toole Jr. 2012. The multiple dimensions of managerial networking. American Review of Public Administration. ARPA advance access, DOI: 10.1177/0275074012440497.

Torenvlied, R., and A. Akkerman. 2012. Effects of managers’ work motivation and networking activity on their reported levels of external red tape. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. Vol. 22(3), pp. 445-471. JPART advance access, Doi:10.1093/jopart/mur076.

Akkerman, A., R. Torenvlied, and J. Schalk. 2011. Two-level effects of inter-organizational network collaboration on graduate satisfaction: A comparison of five inter-college networks in Dutch higher education. American Review of Public Administration. Vol. 42 no. 6, 654-677 ARPA advance access, DOI 10.1177/0275074011425418.

Oosterwaal, A. and R. Torenvlied. 2011. Policy divergence in implementation: How conflict among decisive legislators reinforces the effect of agency preferences. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. Vol. 22(2), 195-217. JPART advance access, DOI 10.1093/jopart/mur037.

Oosterwaal, A., D. Payne, and R. Torenvlied. 2011. The effect of political disagreement on discretion: Mechanisms and conditions. Administration & Society. Vol. 44(7), 800-824. A&S advance access, DOI 10.1177/0095399711413871.

Zhelyazkova, A. and R. Torenvlied. 2011. Provision-level variation in member states’ transposition success: An application to the Framework Equality Directive. Journal of European Public Policy 18(5), 690-708.

Akkerman, A. and R. Torenvlied. 2011. Managing the Agency Environment: Effects of Network Ambition on Agency Performance. Public Management Review 13(1), 159-174. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2010.501618

Thomson, R. and R. Torenvlied. 2011. Information, commitment, and consensus: A comparison of three perspectives on delegation in the European Union. British Journal of Political Science 41(1), 139-159. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007123410000268

Dekker, K.K., B. Völker, H. Lelieveldt and R. Torenvlied. 2010. Civic engagement in urban neighborhoods: Does the network of civic organizations influence participation in neighborhood governance? Journal of Urban Affairs 32(5), 609-632.

Schalk, J., R. Torenvlied and J. Allen. 2010. Network embeddedness and organizational performance. The strength of strong ties in Dutch higher education. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 20(3), 629-653.

Oosterwaal, A and R. Torenvlied. 2010. Politics divided from society? Three explanations for trends in societal and political polarization in the Netherlands. West European Politics 33(2), 258-279.

Lelieveldt, H., Dekker, K., Völker, B. and Torenvlied, R. 2009. Civic organizations as political actors. Mapping and predicting the involvement of civic organizations in neighbourhood problem-solving and co-production. Urban Affairs Review 45(1), 3-24.

Zhelyazkova, A. and R. Torenvlied. 2009. The time-dependent effect of conflict on delays in the transposition of EU directives. European Union Politics 10(1), 35-62.

Torenvlied, R. and C.M. Haarhuis. 2008. Polarization, fractionalization, and policy reform: anti-corruption policy-making in seven sub-Saharan African countries. Journal of Peace Research 45(2), 223-240.

Schalk, J., R. Torenvlied, J. Weesie and F. Stokman. 2007. The power of the presidency in EU-Council decision-making. European Union Politics 8(2), 229-250.

Thomson, R., R. Torenvlied and J. Arregui. 2007. The Paradox of Compliance: Infringements and Delays in Transposing European Union Directives. British Journal of Political Science 37(4) , 685-709.

Klein Haarhuis, C. and R. Torenvlied. 2006. Dimensions and alignments in the African anti-corruption policy debate. Acta Politica 41(1), 41-67.

Flache, A. and R. Torenvlied. 2004. When will they ever make up their minds? The social structure of unstable decision-making. Journal of Mathematical Sociology 28(3), 171-196.

Torenvlied, R. and A. Akkerman. 2004. A theory of soft policy implementation in multilevel systems with an application to Dutch social partnership. Acta Politica 39(1), 31-58. Reprinted in: In Peter Hupe and Michael Hill (Eds.), Public Policy, Volume III: Policy in Action. Sage Library of Public Policy Series. London: Sage.

Thomson, R., F.N. Stokman and R. Torenvlied. 2003. Models of Collective Decision-making. An Introduction. Rationality and Society 15(1), 5-14.

Thomson, R. and R. Torenvlied. 2003. New Directions in Collective Decision Research. Rationality and Society 15(1), 149-52.

Torenvlied, R. and R. R. Thomson. 2003. Is Implementation Distinct from Decision Making? A Micro-level Test. Rationality and Society 15(1), 64-84.

Torenvlied, R. and G. Velner. 1998. Informal networks and resistance to organizational change: The introduction of quality standards in a transport company. Journal of Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 4(2), 1998, 165-188.

Torenvlied, R. 1996. Political control of implementation agencies: effects of political consensus on agency compliance. Rationality and Society 8(1), 25-56.

Torenvlied, René, and Wijbrandt H. van Schuur. 1994. A procedure for assessing large-scale 'total' networks using information from key informants. Connections 17(2), 56-60.


International books and contributions to books:


Torenvlied, René, and Agnes Akkerman. 2014. Managerial networking. In: Reda Alhajj, and Jon Rokne (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Social Networks and Mining (Entry 276, pp. 845-848). Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. (ISBN 978-1-4614-6169-1).


Agnes Akkerman, René Torenvlied, Alex Lehr and Kirsten Thommes (2014). Contagious conflict. Spill-over effects of labor conflict between and within organizations. CH. 7 in Carsten KW. De Dreu (ed.) Social Conflict within and between Groups. Pp. 117-130. Psychology Press ISBN 978-1-84872-296-5.


René Torenvlied (2014). Agency preferences and political conflict:policy implementation in the Netherlands. In: Michael Hill (ed.): Studying Public Policy: An International approach; pp. 198-207. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978 1 44731 107 2.


L.J. O’Toole Jr., R. Torenvlied, A. Akkerman, and K.J. Meier. 2013. Human resource management and public organizational performance: educational outcomes in the Netherlands. Chapter 14 in: Ronald Burke, Andrew Noblet, and Cary Cooper (Eds.), Human resource management in the public sector (pp. 270-285), Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. (ISBN 978-0-85793-73-2).


Dekker, Karien, René Torenvlied, Beate Völker, and Herman Lelieveldt. 2009. Explaining the role of civic organizations in neighbourhood coproduction. In J.W. Duyvendak, F. Hendriks, and M. van Niekerk, City in Sight (pp. 223-248). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.


Torenvlied, René 2000. Political decisions and agency performances. Dordrecht/Boston/ London: Kluwer Academic Publishers (ISBN 0-7923-6092-3), 284 pp.