Frank Lekanne Deprez is assistant professor at Nyenrode Business University. Frank earned his Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the Free University in Amsterdam and his PhD at Nyenrode Business University. His research interests focus on spatial organization design, organizing knowledge, knowledge governance and human resource management. His passion is helping organizations target and apply knowledge when and where it is really needed.
Frank is co-author of Value-Based Knowledge Management (1998); The Knowledge Dividend (2000); Zero Space: Moving Beyond Organizational Limits (2002) and Towards a Spatial Theory of Organizations. Principles and Practices of Modern Organizational Design (2016) . His publications have been translated into German, Spanish, Korean, Serbian, Japanese and Chinese (complex and simplified).
Before starting his own company in 2003, Frank was a research associate at the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands and held management and functional positions at KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines). From 1995 to 1997 he was the Manager of Market and Product Development at Galileo Nederland, Ltd. During the period 1997 - 2003 he was a manager at KPMG Knowledge Advisory Services, where he was a consultant and also provided executive training and education for a number of international organizations. From 2002-2010 Frank was part-time professor of Knowledge Organizations and Knowledge Management at the University of Applied Sciences Zuyd, Heerlen, The Netherlands. Frank is also chairman of General Practitioner Center Amstelland in Amstelveen, Netherlands on a volunteer basis.
Frank is also owner and founder of ZeroSpace Advies in Amstelveen, The Netherlands and an associate partner at Globally Cool (Creating Solutions for Sustainable Development) in Zeist and Catalyse (Healthcare) in Rotterdam, both in the Netherlands.