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Kasmire, J. (author)
The Westland-Oostland Greenport is a large Dutch industrial cluster that is economically, socially and culturally important. Like many industries and regions, the greenport is facing serious challenges as a result of globalisation, energy supplies, and greenhouse gas emissions. These challenges can be understood as sustainability issues that...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Karippacheril, T.G. (author)
The starting point for this research was the rapid proliferation of mobile devices, which had covered 95% of the world’s population by 2014. This research addresses the role of multi-sided mobile service platforms in improving the lives of smallholder farmers, who make up a large proportion of the world’s poor. The mobile phone has the potential...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Schmidt, A. (author)
Open source and peer production have been praised as organisational models that could change the world for the better. It is commonly asserted that almost any societal activity could benefit from distributed, bottom-up collaboration — by making societal interaction more open, more social, and more democratic. However, we also need to be mindful...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Zuiderwijk, A.M.G. (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author), Davis, C.B. (author)
Open data ecosystems are expected to bring many advantages, such as stimulating citizen participation and innovation. However, scant attention has been given to what constitutes an open data ecosystem. The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of essential elements of open data ecosystems for enabling easy publication and use of open...
journal article 2014
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Zuiderwijk, A.M.G. (author), Helbig, N. (author), Gil-García, J.R. (author), Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author)
For decades good governance scholarship has focused attention on the importance of government openness [26], [34]. Since the 1960s, Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation has formed the backbone of institutional support for opening information and documents [76] and participatory processes [4], [79]. However, FOI represents a passive approach...
journal article 2014
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Van der Zwaan, J.M. (author)
Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in employing Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs) as companions or coaches. These roles are typically performed by humans and require exhibiting certain social behaviors, such as providing social support. For interactions between users and coaching or companion ECAs to become truly social,...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Solaimani Kartalaei, H. (author)
For a long time, technology has served as a silver bullet to gain a sustainable competitive advantage and to outperform the competitors. However, access to and exploitation of technologies gradually becomes a commodity, hence a less powerful resource to be leveraged to a competitive edge. Instead, companies increasingly are captivated by the...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Ghorbani, A. (author)
Socio-technical systems consist of many heterogeneous decision making entities and technological artefacts. These systems are governed through public policy that unravels in a multi-scale institutional context, which ranges from norms and values to technical standards. Simulation, agent-based modelling and simulation (ABMS) in particular, is an...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Behdani, B. (author)
The degree of supply chain risk faced by many companies has risen dramatically and the impact of disruptions can cascade easily across companies’ and countries’ borders. To handle this increased vulnerability, systematic approaches and decision making tools are needed to provide support in managing supply chain disruptions. In this thesis, an...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Gong, Y. (author)
To provide up-to-date services towards citizens and businesses, administrative organizations need to make sure their business services and processes and supporting applications are flexible and agile enough to deal with changing situations and ensure legal compliance all the time. The research presented in this dissertation provides a reference...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Van Duin, J.H.R. (author)
Logistics has become a field of growing interest for public policy making over recent decades. Logistics has a great impact on society. Due to these societal impacts there is a need for a more explicit intervention by governmental policies. This development demonstrates that the growing importance of transition and innovation in logistic...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Abbasy, A. (author)
The “balancing market” in the liberalized electricity sector of today is the tool in the hands of the system operator to balance generation and consumption in the grid and ensure system security. This dissertation addresses market design issues of balancing services markets from a national perspective, and uses the findings to make practical...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Van der Veen, R.A.C. (author)
In today’s unbundled electricity markets, the balancing market is an intricate institutional arrangement that makes sure that the balance between electricity supply and demand is maintained. In the light of the development of a single electricity market in Europe, harmonization and integration of currently national balancing markets have...
doctoral thesis 2012
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De Joode, J. (author)
The topic of this dissertation is the regulation of gas infrastructure expansion in the European Union (EU). While the gas market has been liberalised, the gas infrastructure has largely remained in the regulated domain. However, not necessarily all gas infrastructure facilities – such as gas storage facilities, LNG import terminals and certain...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Chiong Meza, C.M. (author)
Transitions are processes of change that have always occurred in society: for example, the production of goods changed from handcraft to machine-made. In recent years, these transitions attract more and more attention, mainly because societies now wish to actively bring about certain changes, such as the reduction of the use of fossil fuels –...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Janssen, M.F.W.H.A. (author), Klievink, B. (author)
Purpose: Scant attention has been given to the role of enterprise architecture (EA) in relationship to risk management in information system development projects. Even less attention has been given to the inter-organizational setting. The aim of this paper is to better understand this relationship. Design/methodology/approach: The relationship...
journal article 2012
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Klievink, B. (author)
Governments aim to improve service delivery towards citizens and businesses. One of the main trends in this area is that organisations are increasingly trying to integrate service delivery by using information and communication technology (ICT). Service integration is necessary as individual service offerings are often just a part of a bigger...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Cantarelli, C.C. (author)
In the Netherlands, the costs of railroad infrastructure construction work out 11 per cent higher than forecast; the percentage for roads is 19 and 22 for bridges and tunnels. While this puts the Netherlands in a favourable light compared to other countries, the actual cost overruns are probably far higher, believes Chantal Cantarelli, who...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Stougie, L. (author), Van der Kooi, H.J. (author)
Numerous LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) import terminals are under construction to fulfil the growing demand for energy carriers. After storage in tanks, the LNG needs to be heated and evaporated, also called ‘regasified’, to the natural gas needed in households and industry. Several options exist for providing the required heat. In the interest of...
conference paper 2011
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Van Rossum, J.A. (author)
journal article 2011
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