René Van Someren


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I graduated from university in business management and public management, specialising in implementation and change management. After having studied parts of commercial law and corporate law, I graduated in financial law at the Erasmus School of Law. I combined my interest in psychology, sociology and organisations in interdisciplinary research on organisational behaviour and organisation development awarded with a PhD from Tilburg University. Having started my career as a self-employed Information Technology professional, I soon engaged in management, research and consulting with regard to social and organisational issues.

Even though I am well grounded theoretically, I am also still a practitioner. My extensive experience as entrepreneur, manager, researcher and consultant in the public and private sector, led me to know and understand how things work in real life.

My sideline as teacher and other education related activities are very important to me.

Research Interests

My research interests are diverse and many. Currently, research quality and relevance receive more of my attention than specific topics do. Since I am also working on a long-term project to map the DNA of organisational behaviour, all research within that domain, meeting scientific standards, has my profound interest.

Selected publications

Van Someren, R. (2018). Sociale verandering door structuuraanpassingen, Sociologie Magazine, 2018, 1

Van Someren, R. (2017). Niet meer vragen naar leeftijd, Elsevier Weekblad, 2017, 37

Van Someren, R. (2017). (Verboden) Onderscheid tijdens het aanbieden en aangaan van een arbeidsverhouding, in: Tijdschrift voor HRM, Editie 06 2017, (pp. 1 - 22)

Van Someren, R. (2017). From Thought to Behaviour (TtB): An integrative explanation of human behaviour [PDF version].

Van Someren, R. (2016). Fundamentals of Organisations, The Hague:Van Someren ISBN/EAN: 9789079641109

Van Someren, R. (2014). Aptitude and Attitude as Constraints and Enablers in Organisation Development: An Elementary Model of Organisational Processes, The Hague:Van Someren

Van Someren, R. (2012). Een Interdisciplinaire Beschouwing Van Effectieve Aanwending Van Het Recht Inzake Corporate Governance, Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.

Van Someren, R. (2011). Teleworking: To what extent can it fulfil its promises?

Van Someren, R. (2011). Het Nieuwe Werken: (Wanneer) heeft telewerken zin?

Van Someren, R. (2011). The New Way to Work: To what extent can Leaders contribute to Organisational Effectiveness when assuming Virtual Leadership?, The Hague:Van Someren ISBN/EAN: 9789079641000

Van Someren, R. (2010). Acquireren van Informatiesystemen, The Hague:Van Someren ISBN/EAN: 9789079641024

Van Someren, R. (2010). Implementeren van Informatiesystemen, The Hague:Van Someren ISBN/EAN: 9789079641017

Van Someren, R. (2009). Competentiegericht Examineren in het kort, The Hague:Van Someren

Van Someren, R. (2008). ICT en Overheid.

Van Someren, R. (2007). Over Ondernemen, The Hague:Van Someren ISBN/EAN: 9789080877474

Van Someren, R. (2007). Van School Naar Werk, The Hague:Van Someren ISBN/EAN: 9789080877467

Van Someren, R. (2004). May you have many employees! The Hague:Van Someren ISBN/EAN: 9789080877474

Van Someren, R. (2004). About your Business, The Hague:Van Someren ISBN/EAN: 9080877441