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.