Michael DOOMS

Professor – Brussels, Belgium


« Port-City symbiosis can only be realized through the development of real, actionable stakeholder inclusion competences »

Prof. dr. Michaël Dooms (MSc Management Engineering, 2001; PhD, Applied Economics: Business and Technology, 2010, Solvay Business School, University of Brussels) is affiliated as professor with the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management at the University of Brussels (VUB).

He is program director of the MSc in Management and the MSc in Bedrijfskunde.

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 teaches courses at the Institute of Transport and Maritime Management (ITMMA) in Antwerp as well as the Erasmus University Rotterdam, as coordinator of the port management 1&2 modules of the MEL programme.

He has worked as a project manager and researcher on several research and consulting projects for ports, regional development agencies and other infrastructure managers, which need a multi-disciplinary (integration of technical, economic and environmental criteria) and multi-stakeholder (public and private sector, local communities) approach.

In the field of strategic management and organizational development, he was closely involved in the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the Belgian rail infrastructure manager Infrabel (2006-2010).

From 2013 onwards, he leads the PORTOPIA project, a large EU-FP7 collaborative research project on port performance