This is a selection of my scientific publications of the last 20 years. Many of them – not all – are inspired by my desire to support my professional activities at that time. That is how I have ordered the publications below.
From 1988 – 2011, I spend most of my time – working hours and leisure – to support the development of the Nijmegen School of Management. I considered my research as a kind of scaffolding of my managerial work. At least, it prevented my reification from the academic community.
Met: Gijselaers, W. H. (1993). The introduction of problem based learning in the Faculty of Policy Sciences: a management approach. In E. De Graaf & P. A. J. Bouhuijs (Eds.), Implementation of Problem-based Learning in Higher Education. Amsterdam: Thesis Publishers.
(1995). Reflections on innovation methodology. In W. H. Gijselaers (Ed.), Educational innovation in economics and business administration. The case of problem-based learning. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Press.
(2000). Five idealized views on higher education and learning. In O. N. Babüroglu, Emery, M., & Associates (Ed.), Educational futures: Changing paradigm of universities and education. Istanbul: Sabanci University Press.
Met: Kieft, M. (2001). The hybrid curriculum; the acquisition of academic competencies in the university curriculum. In W. Gijselaers (Ed.), Educational innovation in economics and business administration, part VII. (pp. 41-56). Dordrecht: Kluwer, Academic Press.
Van den Bosch, H. M. J., Vodegel, F., & Smid, G. (2012). Logische modellen bij spanningen in grootschalige vernieuwingen. In J. Van Muijen, J. Rupert & H. Tours (Eds.), Spanning in en rond organisaties. Productief maken van spoanning en variëteit. Deventer: Kluwer.
Management of education
Initially my job was called ‘Head of the School’. As all other ‘head of schools’ (principals of primary school) were rebaptized as director, I was the last head of school in the Netherlands. After a few years I became ‘educational director’. Many universities copied this position, so I have reflected upon this position by doing some research.
Met: Teelken, C. J. (2000). Organisation and leadership in higher education. Learning from experiences in the Netherlands. Higher education policy : the quarterly journal of the International Association of Universities, 13(4), 379-398
Met Basten, F (2001). Het betoog versus het epos, contradicties bij organisatieverandering en onderwijsvernieuwing. Tijdschrift voor Hoger Onderwijs, 19(2).
Van den Bosch, H. M. J. (2012). Facilitating student exchenge by credit transfer and the recognition of prior learning (in Chinese). Journal of Open Education Research, 18(1), 27 – 32.
In those days, I was quite desperate about the information overload, although it was nothing compared with now. With one of my students, I developed a new perpective at scientific communication. Unfortunately, I did not continue this promising trail.
Met: Bolluyt, J. (2001). The use of hypertext in the writing of group papers. Journal of Computer-assisted Learning, 17(4), 355-362.
Distance education and technology
After my move to the Open University, the use of technology in education fascinated me. I dreamed about revolutionizing higher education. However, the real nightmare was the lack of progress when I was awoken.
(2004). ICT: driving force behind competency-based distance learning. Paper presented at the Open Universities. National models for a European model; International conference by the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Rome.
(2006). Personalized Course delivery. An empirical analysis of the feasibility of adapting distance learning courses to individual students’ learning preferences. Industry and higher education, 20(5), 337-345.
With Caniëls, M. & Smeets-Verstraeten, A.(2007). LMS, LCMS and E-Learning Environments: where did the didactics go? In M. McCuddy, H. Van den Bosch, B. Martz, A. Metveev & M. K. (Eds.), The challenge of educating people to lead in a challenging world. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
The though provoking ideas of Henry Minzburg inspired me to do research in the learning process of business school students and the questions how education could or should contribute to decent managerial behavior.
(2008a). Master of Science in Business Administration or MBA: Does it matter? An Empirical Study into the Impact of Master Programs. In N. P. Barsky, M. Clements, J. Ravn & K. Smith (Eds.), The Power of Technology for Learning (pp. 161-174). Dordrecht: Springer.
(2008b). A Strategy of Business Education in a Changing World. A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Key Strategic Decisions in 25 Business Schools. In N. P. Barsky, M. Clements, J. Ravn & K. Smith (Eds.), The Power of Technology for Learning (pp. 191-218). Dordrecht: Springer.
The role of higher education in regional innovation
Nowadays, I focus at the role of higher education institutions in regional development. Here is much cross-fettilization with the theme of engaged scholarship. Initially, I have chosen this topic because it integrated geography , educational science and business administration, the three fields of study that have crossed my path.
With Caniëls, M. C. C. (2011). The role of higher education institutions in building regional innovation systems. Papers in Regional Science, 90, Issue 2, pages 271–286(2), 271-286.
Van den Bosch, H., & Caniëls, M. (2012). Improving the involvement of higher education institutions in learning and innovation in a regional framework. In P. Van den Bossche, W. Gijselaers & R. Milter (Eds.), Learning at rthe crosroads of theory and practice. Research on innovative learning practices (pp. 249). Dordrecht: Sringer.