Faculty Profile

Kim van Oorschot

Professor - Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour


Dr. Kim van Oorschot is Professor Project Management & System Dynamics in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at the BI Norwegian Business School. Her current research focuses on decision-making, trade-offs, and tipping points in dynamically complex settings, like new product development (NPD) projects. Her research projects are aimed at discovering so-called ‘decision traps': decisions that seem to be good on the short term, but have counterproductive effects on the long term. For this purpose she develops system dynamics models based on actual project data. She also teaches system dynamics and project management to executive and master students.

Before working at BI, Kim van Ooschot was an assistant professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands), in the School of Industrial Engineering. Before that, she was a Post-Doc at Tilburg University at the Information Management department, and a research fellow at INSEAD, France. From 2002 until 2006 (after finishing her PhD project), she was a consultant at Minase Consulting BV, working for large international companies like ASML, DSM, KPN, NXP, and Stork Fokker on projects aimed at improving business processes.

Kim van Oorschot has published in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of the Operational Research Society, and International Journal of Operations and Production Management.

Research areas
Project Management; Systems Thinking and System Dynamics; Decision Making & Managing Complexities; Poduct Development & Innovation.

Teaching areas
Project Management; Systems Thinking and System Dynamics.

Google scholar: http://scholar.google.no/citations?user=e575J3MAAAAJ&hl=no

Publications registered in Cristin

(Current research information system in Norway)

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2001 Eindhoven University of Technology Ph.D.
1996 Eindhoven University of Technology Master of Science
2001 Eindhoven University of Technology Ph.D.
1996 Eindhoven University of Technology Master of Science
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2016 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Professor
2013 - Present CEDEP Guest lecturer
2011 - 2016 BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
2011 - 2013 INSEAD Guest lecturer
2008 - 2011 Eindhoven University of Technology Assistant Professor
2007 - 2008 University of Tilburg Post-Doc
2006 - 2007 INSEAD Research Fellow
2002 - 2006 Minase Consulting BV Consultant
2001 - 2002 Eindhoven University of Technology Post-Doc
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