Drs. S.J.S. Verhaegh (Stefan)

stefan verhaegh

PhD Student


Stefan Verhaegh
PO Box 217
7500 AE Enschede

E-mail: s.j.s.verhaegh _at_ utwente.nl
Telephone: (053) 489 4132
Fax: (053) 489 2159


Stefan Verhaegh (1976) is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Twente, School of Management and Governance,, at the STePS department. He is a member of the research cluster Users of Science and Technology at the Centre for Studies of Science, Technology and Society at the University of Twente. Verhaegh holds a M.A. in Arts and Sciences (University of Maastricht). His thesis dealt with questioning the democratic character of user participation in free / open source software development.


Stefan Verhaegh focuses on the dynamics of user-initiated innovation processes in the domain of ICT-networks. In the common conception, users are usually black-boxed as passive 'end users', only contributing to the diffusion of technology in their role as consumers. However, looking at current developments (for example free software development on Internet, or local community Wi-Fi networks), it is clear that the bi-polar user/producer distinction is no longer tenable. Verhaegh is especially interested in the ways in which the heterogeneous groups of so-called 'users' are actively contributing to innovation by the creation of new technologies, uses, meanings, configurations, applications, services or user organizations.


2005-2006: Technology Assessment of ICT (411110)


No academic publications yet.


Member of the Netherlands Graduate School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC) (http://www.wtmc.net)

Other activities

For non-academic publications have a look at: http://www.spleen.nl/~stefan/.