Michaël Dooms

Professor of Management

  • Current position Professor of Management
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Department of Business
    Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences
    Building C – Room 2.13
    Pleinlaan 2
    BE-1050 Brussels
  • Phone +32 2 629 21 30
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  • Website research.vub.ac.be

Michaël Dooms is affiliated as professor with the Solvay Business School at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). At the VUB, he teaches courses in Management and Strategy, Organization Design & Change and is responsible for the internship program and the foreign trade mission. He won the 2011 Palgrave MacMillan MEL PhD Competition (4th edition) with his PhD Thesis. He is a member of PortEconomics.eu and a member of the Port Performance Research Network (PPRN), where he co-animates the port authority strategy group. His other research interests are in the fields of complex project evaluation (of large scale infrastructure projects), internationalisation strategies and corporate strategy. He has worked as a project manager and researcher on several research and consulting projects, which need a multi-disciplinary (integration of technical, economic and environmental criteria) and multi-stakeholder (public and private sector, local communities) approach. From 2013 onwards, he leads the PORTOPIA project (www.portopia.eu), a large EU-FP7 collaborative research project on port performance measurement.

Key publications

De Schepper, Steven, Elvira Haezendonck and Michael Dooms, Michael (2015) Understanding pre-contractual transaction costs for Public–Private Partnership infrastructure projects, in: International Journal of Project Management 33: 932-946.

Van Balen, Mitchell, Michael Dooms and Elvira Haezendonck (2014) River tourism development: The case of the port of Brussels, in: Research in Transportation Business and Management, Vol. 13, No. Cruises and Cruise Ports, Structures and Strategies: 71-79.

De Schepper, Steven, Michael Dooms and Elvira Haezendonck (2014) Stakeholder dynamics and responsibilities in Public–Private Partnerships: A mixed experience, in: International Journal of Project Management 32(7): 1210-1222.

Dooms, Michael, Alain Verbeke and Elvira Haezendonck (2013) Stakeholder management and path dependence in large-scale transport infrastructure development: the port of Antwerp case (1960–2010), in: Journal of transport geography 27(2): 14-25.

Dooms, Michael (2010) Crafting the integrative value proposition for large scale transport infrastructure hubs: a stakeholder management approach, Brussels: VUBPress.