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Overall, my research is about the human side of technology in changing and transforming organizational and organizational field settings. Theoretically, I'm interested in how ideas are valued, the emergence of new organizational shapes, subsequent power shifts, and the role of value and valuation processes.  I also study how foresight and futures methods can help organizations navigate the evolving spaces.

In my PhD, I researched the same theoretical topics in the evolving social sector. 

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Open Science Foundation


We aim to analyze and facilitate the transition to personalized and precise care and to contribute to management theory in the process.  Each project has its own theoretical underpinning, including practice adoption, novel organizational forms, organizational learning, institutional change and privacy literatures. I am grateful for grant funding from ZonMw, the Dutch organization for healthcare innovation, and the Herbert Simon Research Initiative (HSRI). Current projects:

  • A field-level study about changes to the field of diabetes care (solo-authored)

  • Medical devices & how organizations learn from failure (With Federica Angeli, York, and Marius Meeus, Tilburg)

  • Continuation of medical devices and risk project with incoming PhD student (with Marius Meeus and Nikolas Rathert, Tilburg)

  • Privacy & Covid-19 apps (Comparison with Canada and South Korea with Vurain Tabvuma, Saint Mary's, and Paul Hartley, Human Futures Studio); (Longitudinal study with Tim Reeskens, Tilburg)

  • Towards the Digitally Empowered Diabetes Clinic; in a series of projects on how advances in technologies matter for clinic management and new professions.


In addition to supporting practical work on foresight, I engage with futures and foresight (long-term strategy) in research. 


Articles under review not included.

Metz, A. & Hartley, P. 2020. Scenario Development as Valuation:  Opportunities for Reflexivity.  Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 155: 1-15.


Hehenberger, L., Mair, J., & Metz, A.* 2019.  The Assembly of a Field Ideology:  An idea-centric perspective on systemic power in impact investing. The Academy of Management Journal, 62(6):  1672-1704.

* authors listed alphabetically, authors contributed equally​


Metz, A. & Tabvuma, V. 2022. The Social Contracts We Didn’t Sign: Viewing COVID-19 technologies as deterministic extensions of the state to understand and mitigate issues. in The COVID-19 Pandemic: Ethical Challenges and Considerations. Eleftheria Egel and Cheryl Patton Eds. Ethics International Press.


Angeli, F., Metz, A.*, Raab, J. 2022. Organizing for Sustainable Development:  Addressing the Grand Challenges. Routledge. * authors listed alphabetically. Main contributions:

  • Angeli, F., Metz, A., & Raab, J. A Compelling Call to Address the Grand Challenges through New Forms of Organizing.

  • Metz, A. & Rathert, N.  Responsible Innovation: the role of organizational practices and structures

  • Marinov, K., Metz, A., Alexander, K. & Angeli, F. Chapter 4 – Learning in Hybrid Organisations: A Systematic Literature Review.

  • Toschi, L., & Metz, A. Impact investing and new social funding: history, actors and promise.

  • Metz, A., Angeli, F., & Raab, J. Moving beyond fragmented traditions: towards an integrated view of organizing for sustainable development.


Preconditions for Covid-19 mobile apps: A feature-level investigation of user acceptance based on insights from South Korea and Canada, applied in the Netherlands.  You can find a description on Open Science Foundation.  Data will be publicly available at the conclusion of the project.



  • Cass Business School Faculty of Management Research Seminar. March 9, 2023


  • Tilburg School of Social & Behavioral Sciences. Organizing for Sustainable Development. Book Launch with co-authors Federica Angeli & Joerg Raab. 


  • Tilburg School of Social & Behavioral Sciences Webinar Series on COVID-19: COVID-19: E-health and risk & protective factors. March 22, 2021.

  • Preconditions to Covid-19 Apps. Tilburg University “knowledge snack” video clip.

  • Preconditions to Covid-19 Apps.  Webinar to policy & technical stakeholders. February 5, 2021.

  • Panel speaker, EngageEU panel discussion about sustainability in management education, organized by LUISS University, Rome.



  • Podcast: Why do some ideas catch on? The Hertie School of Governance. 29.10.2019

  • Ideas in fields shape how we think and behave – but how do ideas catch on? Tilburg University Organization Studies.





  • Co-Principle Investigator with Tim Reeskens (TiU Sociology), Values and Perceptions about COVID-19 Digital Monitoring Solutions: A Longitudinal Perspective.  Funded by the Herbert Simon Research Initiative for interdisciplinary projects in the cross-cutting theme Adaptive societies, organizations, and workers. 


  • Principle Investigator, Preconditions for Covid-19 mobile apps: A feature-level investigation of user acceptance based on insights from South Korea and Canada applied in the Netherlands.  Funded by ZonMw, the Dutch organization for health research and care innovation).


  • Research Fellow, Global Innovation for Impact Lab at Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS).


  • Full stipend from the Stiftung Ökonomischer Fortschritt (Foundation for Economic Progress) (2016-2018).


  • Full stipend from the Hertie School of Governance (2015).

  • Numerous travel field research, visiting research and conference presentation grants from DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service (2015-2018).



Mai, D. & Metz, A. 2022. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Using Organizational Ethnography to Solve Decoupling Between Sustainability Policies and Day-to-day Business Practices. Future Types.


Metz, A. 2022.  Can the Polar Bears Please Hire Better PR Next Time if this Happens Again Someday, I Guess, When Earth Survivors Are Living on Mars? Why we need to put the sustainability message in human terms. Terms like: Fungal infection. Future Types


Tabvuma, T. & Metz, A. 2022. Is your organizational culture sustainable innovation-ready? Future Types

Metz, A. 2021. Eindverslag COVID-19 programma: Preconditions for Covid-19 mobile apps: A feature-level investigation of user acceptance based on insights from South Korea and Canada, applied in the Netherlands. Report for ZonMw.

Metz, A. 2019.  Serious Business:  Business Research Needs to Get Real. Human Futures Studio:  Medium post. December 12, 2019.


Metz, A., Deltour, A., and Conci, M. 2015. Principles and Enablers for Citizen Engagement: The Experience from the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities. Market Place of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities.


Metz, A. 2013.  Innovation at UA, a case study for executive education. IESE Business School and Henkel AG & Company, KGaA.


Metz, A.  2012. Input to Impact. Offscreen Magazine.


Metz, A., and Hehenberger, L.  2012. Joined-up Funding, Charity Financials, 30 Sep, 2010.


Metz, A. & Hehenberger, L. 2011. A guide to venture philanthropy for venture capital and private equity investors. Brussels: European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). 


Hehenberger, L. & Metz, A. 2010. Strategies for foundations: When, why and how to use venture philanthropy. Brussels: European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), London: Alliance Publishing Trust. 


Arora, B. & Metz, A. 2010. Reuters Market Light: Creating Efficient Markets. GIM Case Study No. B088. New York: United Nations Development Programme.


Arora, B. & Metz, A. 2009. A Little World: Facilitating Safe and Efficient M-Banking in Rural India. UNDP Growing Inclusive Markets Programme.

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