Dr. Eelco van Hout

Dr. Eelco van Hout

Associate Professor
Expert areas: Management & Organisation (Change Management, Human Resource Management, Public Administration, Strategic Management)


Eelco van Hout is academic entrepreneur. At Tias he is Academic Director Public Sector Leadership and Strategy. He lectures in the Executive Master of Public en Non-profit Management at TIAS and several company specific programs. In his work he integrates social science and consultancy. He develops executive academic courses, programs and ‘ateliers’.
Dr. van Hout specializes in innovative organizational and network design and its effects on leadership, hrm, management and change processes in the public sector. He takes a special interest in public private network alliances and the strategic dilemmas this causes for managers and leaders in public sector organizations. Van Hout received his PhD on a research project on fundamental change processes in public administration. He has been active for nearly 20 years as consultant and process manager in which he gained an extensive experience in practically all domains of the public sector. His style is described as provocative and inspiring but also just as purely enthusiastic. He develops practical visionary concepts and foresights, which he translates, together with his clients and students into useful concepts and instruments in the daily practice.
Recent (book) publications: Goed Werkgeverschap (2010: on the innovative connection of policy, organization and hrm in local government), Verbonden Verantwoordelijkheden (2009: on connected accountability in the public domain) and Zorg in Spagaat. (2007: on healthcare dilemmas and management of hybrid organizations). 


  • Brandsen, T., Hout, E.J.Th. van, Oude Vrielink, M., & Schillemans, T. (2010). Social Accountability in the Third Sector. A critical appraisal. In S.P. Osborne & A. Ball (Eds.). Social Accounting and Public Management: Accountability for the Public Good. London, England: Routledge.
  • Duivenboden, H.P.M. van, Hout, E.J.Th. van, Montfort, C.J. van & Vermaas, J.C. (Eds.). (2009). Verbonden Verantwoordelijkheden in het publieke domein. Den Haag, Nederland: Lemma.
  • Oude Vrielink, M., Schillemans, T., Brandsen, T., Hout, E.J.Th. van (2009). Horizontale verantwoording in de praktijk: een empirisch onderzoek in de sectoren wonen, zorg en onderwijs, in Bestuurskunde, (8).
  • Wal, Z. van der, & Hout, E.J.Th. van (2009). Is public value pluralism paramount? The intrinsic multiplicity and hybridity of public values. International Journal of Public Administration, 32(3-4).
  • Hout, E.J.Th. van (2007). Zorg in Spagaat. Management van hybride maatschappelijke organisaties. Den Haag, Nederland: Lemma.