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André de Waal

André de Waal (1960) is Academic Director of the HPO Center, an organization that conducts research into high performance organizations. He is also a partner at the Finance Function Research & Development Center, a company that aims to help finance functions to transform into high-performing units. André has been a consultant and partner with Arthur Andersen for 16 years. André also held a 13-year tenure as Associate Professor Organizational Effectiveness at the Maastricht School of Management. He has been guest lecturer at the Free University Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, and Erasmus University Rotterdam, visiting fellow at Cranfield University UK, and senior lecturer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences. André holds a MSc in Chemistry from Leiden University (the Netherlands), an MBA from Northeastern University Boston (USA), and a Ph.D. in Economics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands). His dissertation was about the behavioral aspects that are important for the successful implementation and use of performance management systems. André teaches and undertakes projects in the field of high-performance organizations and performance management in countries such as China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Nepal, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Suriname, United States, UK, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Palestine, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zambia. He was selected by managementboek. nl as one of the Dutch Masters in Management, 10 people who have influenced management thinking in The Netherlands the most in the past decade. André has published 440 articles (among which more than 140 academic publications) and 35 books. Among his English books are Power of Performance Management, How Leading Companies Create Sustained Value (John Wiley & Sons, 2001), Quest for Balance, the human element in performance management systems (John Wiley & Sons, 2002), What Makes A High Performance Organization (Global Professional Publishing, 2012), Strategic Performance Management (Palgrave MacMillan, 2nd edition, 2013), and High-Performance Managerial Leadership (Praeger, 2020). His articles can be read on and
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