Steven Dhondt

Steven Dhondt

Senior scientist at TNO and Professor at KU Leuven on Workplace Innovation
Steven Dhondt

My main focus is on the impacts of the newest technologies on organisational and work practice. At TNO, I coordinate the Smart Working-research programme, developing insights on the impacts of robotics and digitization on organisational practices.

Professorship chair

Workplace innovation (KU Leuven).

Research area

In the press you hear a lot about the platform economy, cobotisation of industry and other new developments in the Dutch economy: most of this research is connected to the work of my team. In the past years, I have been closely following the AI developments in the industrial field.

Smart Working means new practices in organisations and in society, building on smart systems and on smart employees. I see it as a challenge to find this connection. I also believe that workplace innovation is the only way forward to achieve this smart connection. Next to my research work, I also coordinated over the past four years the European learning network on Workplace Innovation (EUWIN) and in the Board of Scientific Professors for the Technical University of Dortmund (Sozial Forshungstelle).

Top publications

  • Dhondt, S., Eekhout, I., Kraan, K., Goudswaard, A., Zoomer, T. (2023) Predictieve waarde van drie methoden om de toekomst van banen te schatten. Analyse op basis van de Werkbaarheidsmonitor en de LFS. Tijdschrift voor Arbeidsvraagstukken, 39.1 91-106.
  • Dhondt, S. (2023). Workplace innovation. In: Howaldt, J. and C. Kaletka (eds.): Encyclopedia of Social Innovation. Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, UK. ISBN: 978 1 80037 334 1.
  • Peter R.A. Oeij; Steven Dhondt; Adela J. McMurray (2023). The Research Agenda for Workplace Innovation. Cheltenham: Edgar Elgar.
  • Dhondt, S., Kraan, K.O. & Bal, M. (2022) Organisation, technological change and skills use over time: a longitudinal study on linked employee surveys. New Technology, Work and Employment, November, 37(3), 343-362.

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