Research

My research portfolio is quite eclectic, reflecting my diverse intellectual interests. I have previously published on the acceptance of secure multiparty computation, developed the grounded theory methodology and criticized Actor-Network Theory. A major emerging strand of my work concerns socio-technical transitions where I have been involved in studying the role of users in transitions and the socio-spatial embedding of industries and systems.

 

I am currently part of the Deep Transitions research group, the underlying theoretical framework for which was developed by Johan Schot and me. More specifically, I am working on the historical evolution of the basic principles of mass production from the 1760s to the present.