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Research and PhD

Bart is currently engaged in a PhD at Vlerick Business School, in combination with KU Leuven and the Ghent University to study "How to configure an organization’s operating model during digital transformation and digital innovation to achieve sustainable competitive advantage"


  • B. van der Heijden: Towards achieving competitive advantage through making the right operating model choices. Companion Proceedings of the 16th IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference on the Practice of Enterprise Modeling and the 13th Enterprise Design and Engineering Working Conference: BES, DTE, FACETE, Tools & Demos, Forum, EDEN Doctoral Consortium, Vienna, Austria, November 28 - December 01, 2023., online (link)

  • van der Heijden, B., Viaene, S., & Van Looy, A. (2022). Reconsidering the notion of “operating model” in the context of innovation and transformation. A systematic literature review. In J. Gordijn (Ed.), Proceedings of the IEEE 24th Conference on Business Informatics, 15-17 June (Vol. CFP22231-ART, pp. 108–116). (link)

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