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Peter van den Besselaar

Royal Netherland Academy for Arts and Science

Peter van den Besselaar is professor of organisation sciences at the VU University Amsterdam (Rathenau Institute - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences endowed chair). Previously he was Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Amsterdam, Research Director of the Science System Assessment Department of the Rathenau Institute, Director of the Netherlands Social Science Data Archive and Associate Professor of Social Informatics at the University of Amsterdam.
His earlier research focused on the organizational and social conditions and effects of advanced ICT applications, and the implications for design. Currently, he studies the organization and dynamics of science and innovation. He participated in many international research projects, and published more than 175 articles, chapters, books and reports.