Prof.dr. Patrick Kenis

Prof.dr. Patrick Kenis

Directeur TIG (Tilburg Institute Governance)
Expert areas: Health & Education, Management & Organisation


Prof. P. Kenis is Professor of Policy and Organisation Studies at Tilburg University and Visting Professor at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. He was previously Academic Dean at Antwerp Management School, TIAS School for Business and Society and he was Chairman of the Department of Organisation Studies at Tilburg University. He has worked at VU University Amsterdam, the University of Konstanz and the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research in Vienna. He obtained his doctorate at the European University Institute in Florence in 1989. He has extensive experience of social science research in the field of organisations, inter- and intra-organisational relationships and policy networks. His research is currently focused on the effectiveness of networks. He has a wide range of publications to his name and has also carried out a large number of studies in that area.


  • Bakker, R.M., Boros, S., Kenis, P.N., & Oerlemans, L.A.G. (2012). It’s only temporary: Time frame and the dynamics of creative project teams. British Journal of Management. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8551.2012.00810.x
  • Lamping, A.J., Raab, J., & Kenis, P.N. (2012). Participation and coordination in Dutch health care policy-making. A network analysis of the system of intermediate organizations in Dutch health care. Health Promotion International. doi:10.1093/heapro/das007
  • Lerner, J., Kenis, P.N., Raaij, D.P.A.M. van, & Brandes, U. (2011). Will they stay or will they go? How network properties of WebICs predict dropout rates of valuable Wikipedians. European Management Journal, 29(5), 404-413.
  • Curseu, P.L., Kenis, P.N., Raab, J., & Brandes, U. (2010). Composing effective teams through team-dating. Organization Studies, 31(7), 873-894.
  • Provan, K. & P. Kenis (2008) Modes of network governance: Structure, management, and effectiveness. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 2008, 18(2), 229-252.
  • Kenis, P. & D. Knoke (2000) How Organizational Field Networks Shape Interorganizational Tie-formation Rates. Academy of Management Review, 2000, 27(2): 275-93.
  • January 7, 2016
    Why collaborations fail
    Collaborations must be based on a clear common goal if they are to succeed, says Professor Patrick Kenis...