Academic staff

Voordijk, Hans T.

Department Construction Management & Engineering
Room Horstring-Z231
Tel. +31 (0)53 489 4214/4254
Position Associate Professor Supply Chain Management; Director PDEng Civil Engineering Program

Employment record

Dr. Hans Voordijk is Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management and director of the PDEng program in Civil Engineering. In April and June 2016 he was visiting professor at the School of Property, Construction & Project Management of RMIT University Melbourne. Hans was project manager at the Netherlands Organization of Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Assistant Professor at Tilburg University and lecturer at Asmara University, Eritrea. He was also member of the Board of Supervisory Directors of Ubbink B.V. He started his career as Research Assistant at the Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) of Maastricht University.


  • PhD, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Maas­tricht University (UM).
  • MSc, Faculty of Economics, Erasmus University Rotter­dam (EUR).
  • MA, Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotter­dam (EUR).


Research, consultancy and lecturing of Hans are in the following fields:

  • Supply chain management and ICT in the construction industry
  • Epistemological issues in Construction Engineering and Management research


  • Supervision of MA and BA thesis projects
  • MA course Supply Chain Management and ICT
  • MA course Academic Research Skills
  • MA course Design Project Urban Development

Other Activities

  • Academic member of the Visualization and Simulation Center of Twente University
  • Member of the University of Twente Initiative of Purchasing Studies (UTIPS)

Finished Ph.D. projects

  • Julia Wijnmaalen, Intergroup behavior in Multiteam systems, successfully defended on September 17, 2015
  • Hendrik Cramer, The Barriers to Empowering Niche-innovations in Long-term Care, successfully defended on June 4, 2014
  • Maartje Reedt Dortland, Cure for the Future: The Real options approach in corporate real estate management, successfully defended on June 14, 2013.
  • Mieke Hoezen, The competitive dialogue in the Dutch construction industry, successfully defended on June 22, 2012.
  • Jeroen Bemelmans, Portfolio management of buyer-supplier relationships in the construction industry, successfully defended on February 24, 2012.
  • Albertus Laan, Building on Trust, successfully defended on January 15, 2009.
  • Arjen Adriaanse, ICT in construction: a critical perspective, successfully defended on November 8, 2007.
  • Mirjam Bult-Spiering, Public Private Partnerships – Focus on the Actor, successfully defended on June 14, 2003.
  • Member of PhD committees of Maarten Rutten (UT), Louise Buildsten (Lund University) Bram Entrop (UT), Joop van Duren (UT), and Erwin Hofman (UT).


  • Formal bargaining and informal sense making in the Competitive Dialogue procedure – An event-driven explanation - article selected by the Editorial Team of International Journal of Managing Projects in Business as Highly Commended Paper of 2013.
  • Supervisor of Peter Melis - selected as Best Graduate 2013 of the Netherlands on the recommendation of the Boston Consulting Group. His MA thesis was supervised by Hans Voordijk and Bram Entrop.
  • Supervisor and assistant promoter of Mieke Hoezen – winner of the European Court of Auditors 2012 Fabra Award for her PhD thesis The competitive dialogue procedure: negotiations and commitment in inter-organisational construction projects.
  • Supervisor of Julieta Matos Castano - Winner of the Twente University Award of the Best MA Thesis in Civil Engineering and Management 2012 - Impact of the institutional environment on the development of Public Private Partnerships in the road sector.
  • Winner of the Concept Teaching Award 2006 Most Innovative Teacher in Civil Engineering and Management.
  • Supervisor of Bas te Wierik - Winner of the National NEVI Thesis Award 2004 (2nd price) – Between In- and Outsourcing– Towards the development of a procurement strategy for the Schiphol Group.
  • Winner of the Teaching Innovation Award in Business Economics 2000 of Tilburg University.

Refereed journals (international)

  1. Cardenas, I., Voordijk, H., Dewulf, G. Beyond Theory: Towards a Probabilistic Causation Model to Support Project Governance in Infrastructure Projects. International Journal of Project Management (accepted).
  2. Voordijk, H., Adriaanse, A. (2016) Engaged Scholarship in construction management research: the adoption of information and communication technology in construction projects. Construction Management and Economics 34 (7/8), 536-551.
  3. Graaf, R. de, Voordijk, H., Van den Heuvel, L. (2016) Implementing Systems Engineering in the Civil Engineering Consulting Firm: An Evaluation. Systems Engineering 19 (1), 44-58.
  4. Wijnmaalen, J., Heyse, L., Voordijk, H. (2016) Organisational commitment and turnover intentions in humanitarian organisations. Int. J. Human Resources Development and Management 16 (1/2), 47–66.
  5. Janssen, R., Graaf, R. D., Smit, M., Voordijk, H. (2016) Why local governments rarely use PPPs in their road development projects: Understanding the barriers. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business 9(1), 33-52.
  6. Voordijk, H. (2016) Guest Editorial Managing transport infrastructure PPPs and alliances, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business 9(1).
  7. Cramer, H., Voordijk, H., Dewulf, G. (2015) The barriers to sustaining and scaling-up housing experiments in community-care: the Dutch experience. Housing, Care and Support 18(3/4), 69-79.
  8. Snippert, T., Witteveen, W., Boes, H., Voordijk, H. (2015) Barriers to realizing a stewardship relation between client and vendor: the Best Value approach. Construction Management and Economics 33(7), 569-586.
  9. Cramer, H., Dewulf, G., Voordijk, H. (2015) Lessons learnt from applying action research to support strategy formation processes in long-term care networks. Action Learning: Research and Practice 12(2), 166-194.
  10. Bemelmans, J., Voordijk, H., Vos, B., Dewulf, G. (2015) Antecedents and benefits of obtaining preferred customer status. International Journal of Operations and Production Management 35(2), 178-200.
  11. Lith, J. van, Voordijk, H., Matos Castano, J., Vos, B. (2015) Assessing maturity development of purchasing management in construction. Benchmarking: An International Journal 22(6), 1033-1057,
  12. Van Duren, J., Dorée, A., Voordijk, H. (2015) Perceptions of success in performance-based procurement: Differences between clients and contractors. Construction Innovation 15(1),107-128.
  13. Cramer, H., Dewulf, G., Voordijk, H. (2014) The barriers to nurturing and empowering long-term care experiments - Lessons learnt to advance future healthcare projects. International Journal of Healthcare Management 7(3), 165-184.
  14. Hoezen, M., Voordijk, H., Dewulf, G.P.M.R. (2014) Procuring Complex Projects using the competitive dialogue. International Journal of Project Organization and Management 6(4), 319-335.
  15. Reedt Dortland, M. van, Voordijk, H., Dewulf, G. (2014) Towards phronetic knowledge for strategic planning in corporate real estate management: a real option approach. Journal of Corporate Real Estate 16(3), 203 – 219.
  16. Cramer, H., Dewulf, G., Voordijk, H. (2014) The Barriers to Govern Long-Term Care Innovations - The paradoxical role of subsidies in a transition program. Health Policy 116 (1), 71–83.
  17. Blankendaal, T., Schuur, P., Voordijk, H. (2014) Reducing the environmental impact of concrete and asphalt: a scenario approach. Journal of Cleaner Production 66, 27-36.
  18. Van Reedt Dortland, M., Voordijk, H. Dewulf, G. (2014) Making sense of future uncertainties using real options and scenario planning. Futures 55, 15-31.
  19. Boer, S.J. de, and Voordijk, H. (2014) The changing strategic roles in an emerging economy: case study in Ukraine. International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation 6(1), 1-21.
  20. Voordijk H. (2013) Managing Project Supply Chains. Construction Management and Economics 31(11), 1160–1162.
  21. Van Reedt Dortland, M., Dewulf, G., Voordijk, H. (2013) Project Coalitions in Healthcare Construction Projects and the Application of Real Options: An Exploratory Survey. Health Environments Research & Design Journal 7(1), 14-36.
  22. Hoezen, M., Voordijk, H., Dewulf, G.P.M.R. (2013) Formal bargaining and informal sense making in the Competitive Dialogue procedure – An event-driven explanation. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business 6 (4), 674-694.
  23. Voordijk H. (2013), Facilities Change Management. Construction Management and Economics 31(7), 789-791.
  24. Van Reedt Dortland, M., Voordijk, H. Dewulf, G. (2013) Real Option Thinking in Project Coalitions in Dutch healthcare: Two case studies of construction projects. Construction Management and Economics 31(3), 266-286.
  25. Bemelmans, J., Voordijk, H., Vos, B. (2013) Designing a tool for the effective assessment of purchasing maturity in construction. Benchmarking: An International Journal 20(3), 342-361.
  26. Halman, J.I.M. and Voordijk, J.T. (2012) A Balanced Framework for Measuring Performance of Supply Chains in House Building. Journal of Construction and Engineering Management 138(12), 1444-1450.
  27. Reedt Dortland, M. van, Voordijk, H., Dewulf, G. (2012) Towards a decision support tool for real estate management in the health sector using real options and scenario planning. Journal of Corporate Real Estate 14(3), 140 -156.
  28. Hoezen, M., Voordijk, J.T., Dewulf, G.P.M.R. (2012) Formal and informal contracting in the competitive dialogue procedure: a multiple case-study. Engineering Project and Organization Journal 2(3), 145-158.
  29. Laan, A., Voordijk, H., Noorderhaven, N., Dewulf, G. (2012), Levels of Interorganizational Trust in Construction Projects: Empirical Evidence. Journal of Construction and Engineering Management 138 (7), 821-831.
  30. Voordijk, H. (2012) Contemporary Issues in Construction in Developing Countries. Construction Management and Economics 30(4), 331-333.
  31. Bemelmans, J., Voordijk, H., Vos, B. (2012) Supplier-contractor collaboration in the construction industry: A taxonomic approach to the literature of the 2000-2009 decade. Engineering Construction and Architectural Management 19(4), 342 - 368.
  32. Hoezen, M., Voordijk, H., Dewulf, G. (2012) Contracting dynamics in the Competitive Dialogue procedure. Built Environment Project and Asset Management 2 (1), 6-24.
  33. Bemelmans, J., Voordijk, H., Vos, B., Buter, J. (2012) Improving Buyer Supplier Management in the Construction Industry. Journal of Construction and Engineering Management 138 (1), 163-176.
  34. Voordijk, H. (2011) Construction Management Research at the Interface of Design and Explanatory Science. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management 18(4), 334 – 342.
  35. Habets, M.J.M., Voordijk, J.T., Van der Sijde, P. (2011) Innovation Adoption Knowledge Level and Needs in the Dutch Road Construction Industry. Construction Innovation 11(2), 229-245.
  36. Laan, A., Noorderhaven, N., Voordijk, J.T., Dewulf, G. (2011) Building trust in construction partnering projects: An exploratory case-study. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management 17(2), 98-108.
  37. Adriaanse, A., Voordijk, H., Dewulf, G. (2011), Interorganizational ICT in Projects: A Critical interpretation. International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management 5(1), 36-53.
  38. Laan, A., Voordijk, J.T., Dewulf, G. (2011) Reducing opportunistic behaviour through a project alliance. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business 4(4), 660 – 679.
  39. Hoezen, M., Rutten van, J., Voordijk, H., Dewulf, G. (2010) Towards better customized service-led contracts through the competitive dialogue procedure. Construction Management and Economics 28(11), 1177-1186.
  40. Adriaanse, A., Voordijk, H., Dewulf, G. (2010) The Adoption and Use of Interorganisational ICT in a Dutch Construction Project. Journal of Construction and Engineering Management 136 (9), 1003-1014.
  41. Kremers, J., Rietjens, B., Voordijk, H., De Boer, S.J. (2010) Construction contracting and Civil-Military Interaction. Construction Economics and Management 28(8), 871-883.
  42. Adriaanse, A., Voordijk, H., Dewulf, G. (2010) The use of interorganizational ICT in United States construction projects. Automation in Construction 19(1), 73-83.
  43. Voordijk, J.T. (2010) Physical Distribution Costs in Construction Supply Chains: A Systems Approach. International Journal of Logistics System and Management 7(4), 456-471.
  44. Adriaanse, A., Voordijk, H., Dewulf, G. (2010) The Use of Interorganizational ICT in Construction: A Critical Perspective. Construction Innovation 10(2), 223-237
  45. Voordijk, J.T. (2009) Construction Engineering and Management: the Epistemology of a Multidisciplinary Design Science. Construction Management and Economics, 27(8), 713-720.
  46. Hofman, E., Voordijk, J.T., Halman, J.I.M. (2009) Matching Supply Networks to Product Architecture in the Housebuilding Industry. Building Research and Information 37(1), 31-42.
  47. Holkers, A., Voordijk, H., Greenwood, D. (2008) The development of a Partnering Assessment Tool. The Northumbria Working Papers Series: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Built and Virtual Environment 1(2),102-114.
  48. Halman, J.I.M., Voordijk, J.T. Reymen, I.M.M.J. (2008) Modular Approaches in Dutch House building: An Exploratory Survey. Housing Studies, 23(5), 781-799.
  49. Habets, T., Van der Sijde, P., Voordijk, H. (2007) Adoption of Innovative Production Technologies in the Road Construction Industry. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management 4(3), 283-303.
  50. Orozovskaja, R., Voordijk, J.T., Wilderom, C.P. (2007) Leadership and Cultures of Lithuanian and Dutch Construction Firms. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 133(11), 900-911.
  51. Rietjens, S.J.H., Voordijk J.T., Boer, S.J. de (2007) Co-ordinating humanitarian operations in peace support missions. Disaster Prevention and Management 16(1), 56-69.
  52. Meijboom, B., Voordijk, H., Akkermans, H. (2007) The Effect of Industry Clockspeed on Supply Chain Co-ordination: Classical theory to sharpen an emerging concept. Business Process Management Journal 13(4), 553-571.
  53. Voordijk, H., Meijboom, B., De Haan, J. (2006) Modularity in supply chains: a multiple case study in the construction industry. International Journal of Operations and Production Management 26(6), 600-618.
  54. Veenstra, V., Halman, J.I.M., Voordijk, J.T. (2006) A Methodology for Developing Product Platforms in the Specific Setting of the Housing Industry. Research in Engineering Design 7(3), 157-173.
  55. Voordijk, H., Stegwee, R., Helmus, R. (2005) ERP and the changing role of IT in engineering consultancy firms. Business Process Management Journal 11(4), 418-430.
  56. Adriaanse, A., Voordijk, H. (2005) Interorganisational Communication and ICT in Construction Projects Using Metatriangulation. Construction Innovation 5(3), 159-177.
  57. Voordijk, H., Meijboom, B. (2005) Dominant supply chain co-ordination strategies in the Dutch aerospace industry. Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal 77(2),109-113.
  58. Rietjens, S.J.H., S.J. de Boer, Voordijk, J.T. (2004) Prioritizing humanitarian assistance in a complex emergency: A decision method for military forces. Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement, 12(3), 99-121.
  59. Adriaanse, A., Voordijk, H., Dewulf, G. (2004) Alignment between ICT and communication in construction projects. International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management 4(4), 346-357.
  60. Voordijk, H., Meijboom B., Akkermans, H. (2003) Industry Clockspeed and Supply Chain Coordination: An Exploratory Study. Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal 4(2), 2-9.
  61. Voordijk, H., Leuven, A. van, Laan, A. (2003) Enterprise Resource Planning in a large construction firm: Implementation analysis. Construction Management and Economics, 21(5), 511-521.
  62. Meijboom, B., Voordijk, H. (2003), International operations and location decisions: a firm level approach. Journal of Economic and Social Geography, 94(4), 463-476.
  63. Haan, J. de, Voordijk, H., Joosten, G. (2002) Market strategies and core capabilities in the building industry. Construction Management and Economics 20(2), 109-118.
  64. Verduijn, T., Brugge, R. ter, Voordijk, H. (2001) A Framework for Assessing Transport Information Systems Policies. TA-Datenbank-Nachrichten 10(1), 87-92.
  65. Voordijk, H., Haan, J. de, Joosten, G.J. (2000) Changing Governance of Supply Chains in the Building Industry. European Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 6(3), 217-226.
  66. Voordijk, H. (2000) The Changing Logistical System of the Building Materials Supply Chain. International Journal of Operations and Production Management 20(7), 823-841.
  67. Voordijk, H. (1999) Logistical Restructuring of Supply Chains of Building Materials and Road Freight Traffic Growth. International Journal of Logistics 2(3), 285-304.
  68. Voordijk, H. (1999) Preconditions and dynamics of logistics networks in the Dutch building industry. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal 4(3),145-154.
  69. Voordijk, H. (1999) Obstacles and Preconditions for Logistics and Manufacturing Improvements in Africa - A Case Study. International Journal of Operations and Production Management 9(3), 293-307.
  70. Voordijk, H. (1999), The Economic Role of the Seaport of Massawa. Eritrean Studies Review 3(1), 83-103.

Recent book chapters

  1. Voordijk, J.T., Liyanage, C., Temeljotov-Salay, A. (2016) Critical success factors in different stages of delivery in PPP transport infrastructure projects. In: Roumboutsos, A. (Ed.) Public Private Partnership in Transport: Trends and Theory. Routledge, Oxon/New York, 201-217.
  2. Voordijk, H., Vossebeld, N. (2013) Samenwerking tussen bouwbedrijf en toeleverancier: Gepland knuffelen als kritische succesfactor. In: Kok, R., Lekkerkerk, H., Vermeulen, P. Versterking van innovatie. Liber Amicorum voor Ben Dankbaar. Boon/Lemma, Den Haag, pp. 189-200.
  3. Adriaanse, A., Voordijk, H. (2010) De invoeringsrichtling. In: Adriaanse, A. (red.) Een richtlijn voor de invoering van ICT in bouwprojecten, PSIBOUW, 29-56.

Recent professional journals

  1. Voordijk, H. (2015) Supply chain bouw is sterk in beweging. Deal!, December, 35-37.
  2. Voordijk, H., Van Lith, J, Vos, B. (2014) Inkoopmanagement in de bouw wordt langzaam volwassen. Deal!, December, 20-23.
  3. Vossebeld, N., Voordijk, H., Halman, J. (2013) Gepland knuffelen. Kennis en kunde van toeleveranciers vroegtijdig in het bouwproces benutten. Conceptueel 22(3), 28-31.
  4. Jeroen Bemelmans, J., Buter, J., Voordijk, H., Vos, B. (2009) Strategisch Partnering en Inkoop (SPIN) in de bouw, Deal, Juni, 28-31.