Dr. Joerg Raab

Dr. Joerg Raab

Associate Professor
Expert areas: Context (Politics, Sociology), Health & Education (Health Care Management), Management & Organisation (Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy), Marketing (Management)


Joerg Raab is Associate Professor for Policy and Organization Studies at the Department of Organization Studies/School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Tilburg University. He is the director of the international Bachelor Global Management of Social Issues at Tilburg University and affiliated with the GovernanceLAB of TIAS School for Business and Society and the Tilburg Center for Regional Law and Governance (TIREG). He is currently teaching in the Bachelor Global Management of Social Issues, in the Master Organization Studies and the Research Master Social and Behavioral Sciences. He is coordinator for and teaches in the module “Organization” in the Master of Public and Non-Profit Management and the Master of Management in Education. He also supervises Master theses, Research Master theses and is daily supervisor of several PhD students. His current research mainly focuses on the management and effectiveness of inter-organizational networks and wicked problems.

Joerg Raab studied Public Policy and Management at the University of Konstanz/Germany, Universitá di Messina/Italy and Rutgers University/USA. He completed his PhD in 2000 at the University of Konstanz, was a visiting scholar at the University of Arizona and worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Konstanz in 2002-2004. From April 2004 – 2015 he was Assistant Professor Policy and Organization Studies at Tilburg University, educational director and member of the departmental board. He has taught classes in the area of public administration, organization theory, social and organizational networks in Germany, the U.S.A. and the Netherlands at various academic levels. He has published in the area of public and non-profit organizations, social networks, dark networks, and team in German, Dutch and English. Some of his major work was published in the top journals in Public Management.


  • Raab, J., Mannak, R. and B. Cambré. 2015. Combining Structure, Governance and Context: A Configurational Approach to Network Effectiveness, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (ISI), 25: 479-511
  • Curseu, P., Kenis, P., Raab, J. and U. Brandes. 2010. Composing effective teams through team-dating. Organization Studies, 31: 873–894
  • Raab, J., Kenis, P. 2009. Heading toward a Society of Networks – Empirical Developments and Theoretical Challenges, Journal of Management Inquiry 18, 198-210.
  • Raab, J. and H.B. Milward. 2003. Dark Networks as Problems. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 13(4), 413-440 (most downloaded article of the Journal in 2004)
  • Raab, J. 2002. Steuerung von Privatisierung. Eine Analyse der Steuerungsstrukturen der Privatisierung der ostdeutschen Werft- und Stahlindustrie 1990 – 1994. Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher Verlag.