A. Rutkowski

A. Rutkowski
Tilburg University | UVT · Department of Management

PhD of cognitive and social psychology

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January 2013 - February 2016
Tilburg University
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  • Professor
January 1999 - January 2013
Tilburg University
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  • Professor (Associate)
January 1998 - February 2016
Tilburg University
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  • Professor

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Publications (76)
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Ensuring surgeons are well-trained in various skills is of paramount importance to patient safety. Surgical simulators were introduced to laparoscopy training during the last 2 decades for basic skills training. The main drawback of current simulation-based laparoscopy training is their lack of true representation of the intro-operative experience....
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Background Minimally invasive surgery requires surgeons to allocate more attention and efforts than open surgery. A surgeon’s pool of resource is affected by the multiple occurrences of interruptions and distractions in the operating room. Surgical flow disruption has been addressed from a quantitative perspective. However, little is known on its i...
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Virtual reality (VR) training is widely used in several minimal invasive surgery (MIS) training curricula for procedural training. However, VR training in its current state lack immersive training environments, such as using head-mounted displays that is implemented in military or aviation training and even entertainment. The virtual operating room...
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Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) laparoscopy simulation is emerging to enhance the attractiveness and realism of surgical procedural training. This study analyses the usability and presence of a Virtual Operating Room (VOR) setup via user evaluation and sets out the key elements for an immersive environment during a laparoscopic procedural training....
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Despite all the software systems we have seen, both in <;italic>IEEE Software's<;/italic> columns and through our professional experience, periodically, something happens in the world of software engineering that really takes us by surprise. The last time we were in this position was after the revelation of software "cheats," that is, algorithms de...
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This viewpoint article describes two research topics under-researched by Information Systems (IS) researchers: Robotics and IT addiction. These topics offer great potential for IS researchers in terms of business and societal impacts and it would behoove IS researchers to study them more fully. The aspects of the research topics that are related to...
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We live in a world of limitless information. With technology advancing at an astonishingly fast pace, we are challenged to adapt to robotics and automated systems that threaten to replace us. Both at home and at work, an endless range of devices and Information Technology (IT) systems place demands upon our attention that human beings have never ex...
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Studies of decision-making in High Reliability Organizations as supported by Information Technology have mostly pertained to the “cold” context, that is, the planning and briefing tasks that precede intervention. Meanwhile, the degree of elasticity required of High Reliability Teams during critical processes is key to stabilizing team performance a...
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Software’s lack of reproduction costs provides benefits to not just legitimate developers but also people who want to use software for criminal purposes. The software community must address this issue or risk disenfranchising the users on whom the software industry depends.
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With the big data trend, automated algorithmic decision making will open the door to countless more lines of code. Too many people already worship and revere software as a solution to human needs. And, in a continuous spiral, more data collection accelerates the need for more technology and more automated decision support systems. On a neo-Luddite...
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This article explores the effects of health information technologies (HIT) in operating rooms (ORs). When functioning well, HIT are a boon to mankind. However, HIT in the OR also create hazards for patients for a number of interrelated reasons. We introduce 5 interrelated components of hazard situations for medical teams operating in the OR: comple...
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The Link Class Project presented in this article provides an example of established collaborative group activities to negotiate and build a report together in virtual teams composed of students at Universidad ESAN, Lima (Peru) and Tilburg University, Tilburg (Netherlands). It further analyzes the effects of a campus based internationalization strat...
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This paper sheds light on the complexities intergovernmental organizations are facing during post-conflict reconstruction. The article discusses the added-value of Social Responsibility in the context of the Comprehensive Approach, involving collaboration amongst defense, diplomacy and development. To better understand the role of public-private pa...
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This article describes virtual worlds (VWs) and a theory of virtual space and place (VSP) that explains the basic elements of VWs. VSP theory may thus be used to explain how individuals can work more effectively in virtual three-dimensional spaces. It links the concepts of space, place, and presence and seeks to understand the relationships among t...
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Minimal access surgery and, lately, single-incision laparoscopic procedures are challenging and demanding with regard to the skills of the surgeon performing the procedures. This article presents the results of an investigation of the performance and attention focus of 21 medical interns and surgical residents training in an immersive context. That...
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In this paper, we employ a perspective on overload that focuses on information processing rather than on the amount of information an individual receives. To understand how individuals determine whether or not to use a new technology, we introduce a new type of overload: Emotional and Cognitive Overload (ECO). To understand the role of ECO on the a...
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Software can have a significant negative generational impact on society in particular, on its oldest and youngest users. This rapidly growing and often relatively affluent sector of society is becoming increasingly disenfranchised by consumer systems with interfaces that appear to have been designed by Klingons. A walk to a nearby elderly care home...
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In this paper, we investigate the potential of Virtual Worlds (VWs) in fostering group collaboration in Virtual Teams. A team building activity, the Get Together Activity (GTA), was built in Second Life. It consisted of a set of eight activities. The first six intend to offer the participants experiences of transformed social interaction and embodi...
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Information Systems (IS) researchers rely heavily on self-report measures, especially when studying the use, impact and adoption of Information Technology(IT). Recently psycho physiological and neuro physiological tools have been presented as an efficient way to gather measures and improve IS theory. The study presents thermal imaging as a technolo...
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Little is known about how individuals come to relate to settings in virtual worlds (VWs), which are defined as digital environments in which individuals, groups, and even organizations interact in virtual (that is to say, nonphysical) spaces. This research develops a theory of virtual space and place (VSP), specifically relating this to the setting...
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Emotional and cognitive overload with information technology can be caused by more than just too many digital devices.
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Surgeons perform complex tasks while exposed to multiple distracting sources that may increase stress in the operating room (e.g., music, conversation, and unadapted use of sophisticated technologies). This study aimed to examine whether such realistic social and technological distracting conditions may influence surgical performance. Twelve medica...
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Engineering teams are often globally distributed and comprise participants from multiple disciplines and cultures who rely on professional communication support. Companies, organizations, and institutions increasingly embrace these virtual teams and use a variety of information and communication technologies to support synchronous and asynchronous...
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Companies and individuals can easily calculate their e-mail pollution index, with a low index indicating good behavior in the virtual world.The data presented shows that significant improvements can be achieved with simple measures. Better still, the same individuals who suffer from e-mail overload can start implementing the rules today.
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Using a sample of students (N = 118) engaged in an 8-week project to build an e-book chapter, this study finds that cognitive absorption impacts interpersonal conflict and team performance. In particular, virtual teams with aggregated higher levels of focus immersion and temporal dissociation (dimensions of cognitive absorption) demonstrate higher...
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E-learning and virtual classrooms have proven to be efficient ways to discuss, to exchange information and to build shared knowledge amongst distributed participants. The paper presents the evaluation of three multimedia technologies that were developed to support e-learning for nurses (n = 84) working in shift at the hospital. The multimedia tools...
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Applications of Information Technologies (ITs) are increasing in the healthcare domain. Recent developments in ITs towards a digital hospital address medical practitioners and patients within the walls of the hospital. Little attention has been given to crossing these walls, for example, supporting relatives of hospitalized patients. BabyMobile cro...
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Using fuzzy relational modeling for preference visualization, the FURIA fuzzy decision support system aims to facilitate preference alignment and group agreement. Findings are presented from a field study on IT Service Continuity threat assessments by IT and business managers that motivate the design and development of the FURIA prototype. The resu...
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The management of operational risks, i.e., risks of loss resulting from inadequate or failed processes, people and systems or from external events, is crucial for the stability of financial institutions. The international Basel II Capital Accord therefore has imposed a strict timing on the banks’ compliance with sound risk management practice. In t...
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In this paper we investigate the application of High Reliability Theory (HRT) to the field of operational risk management. In particular, we illustrate how HRT can contribute to the analysis of the risks associated with the Incident Management process at the IT department of a large European financial institution. We examine the characteristics of...
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We conducted a pilot study to compare the emotions experienced by Dutch and Chinese students during a face-to-face negotiation role play. Emotions play an important role in negotiations because they influence the behaviour and judgments of negotiators. The Data Printer case developed by Greenhalgh was used to examine the patterns of feelings that e...
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Electronic markets are virtual meeting places where buyers and sellers interact to trade products or services. The main motivation for both buyers and sellers to participate in an electronic market is the desire to maximize their private utility (Bakos 1998). Electronic markets therefore usually provide some form of communication, decision or negot...
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We present a multi-phased action research project conducted at the department of Information Management-Customer Support and Operations in a large multinational company. This department is in charge of IT service continuity and was asked to develop an IT response and recovery plan that had to be integrated within the organization's overall business...
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E-learning and virtual classrooms have proven to be efficient ways to discuss, exchange information and build shared knowledge amongst distributed participants. The paper presents 3 years of experiences gathered and the lesson learned through of an e-learning project conducted at the Catharina hospital. Results show that in such a 24-hour organizat...
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The paper describes the implementation and acceptance of e-learning in a hospital environment using off-the-shelf technology. Twenty-eight nurses participated in a pilot study that was designed to support an electronic course on advanced electrocardiogram interpretation. The paper presents the procedure and the technologies used to support the e-le...
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In this paper we describe • explicit materials that were generated in an ongoing effort to help undergraduate and Masters-level students learn about off-shore outsourcing and radical technical changes in Information Technology development, and • the environment in which these materials were developed and continue to be distributed. The environment...
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The paper describes the implementation and acceptation of e-learning (electronic learning) in a hospital environment using off-the-shelf technology (Blackboard). Twenty-eight nurses participated in a pilot study that was designed to support an electronic course on advanced electro-cardiogram interpretation, a requi red skill for nurses working in c...
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This article demonstrates experimentally that in the context of dyadic conflict, patterns of interpersonal communication (PIC), supported by a particular Group Decision Support System (GDSS) technology, affect the quality of decision making. A GDSS technology that supports confrontation of strongly-internalized personal meanings appears less effici...
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E-collaboration is much more than the technological equivalent or substitute for traditional face-to- face collaboration. The new metrics of time and distance modify, in essence, human interactions and, indeed, turn the classic network of face-to-face relationships into a network of e-relationships between individuals. The network, in turn, influen...
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With the development of new technologies, and particularly information and communication technologies (ICTs), teams have evolved to encompass new forms of interaction and collaboration. By focusing on the communicative dimensions of global virtual teams, this paper demonstrates that e-collaboration is more than a technological substitution for trad...
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the quality of decision-making a group support system (GSS) can be useful. It can support the ongoing organizational development of hospitals and make a contribution to the improvement of performance in hospitals. So, the main questions are: - How can communication between stakeholder groups be improved? - Which (GSS) tool or method is the most app...
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Groupware, and particularly Group Support System (GSS) tools, support organisational co-ordination and interaction between various organisational structures working within a decentralised market that evolves in different times and places. In 1998, 1999 and 2000 an educational project (HKNet) between the City University of Hong Kong (China) and the...
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This paper analyses communication between actors as a major theoretical element in understanding the link between GDSS (Group Decision Support System) and the construction of shared meaning. The concept of shared meaning is discussed by using two schools of thought: Constructionism versus Constructivism. The schools differ in their approach to proc...
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The paper describes the implementation and acceptation of e-learning (electronic learning) in a hospital environment using off-the-shelf technology (Blackboard). Twenty-eight nurses participated in a pilot study that was designed to support an electronic course on advanced electro-cardiogram interpretation, a requi red skill for nurses working in c...
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1 This paper contains an extended abstract based on the forthcoming paper "Group Support Systems and Virtual Collaboration: The HKNet Project" to appear in the Journal of Decision and Negotiation. For more details regarding the HKNet project, see Vogel et al. (2001).
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The paper presents a four-phase action research project that was (and still is) conducted at the department of Information Management Customer Support and Operations (IM\CS&O) of a large multi-national company. The department is in charge of ICT-service continuity and has to produce ICT recovery plans that are integrated with the organization's ove...
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the quality of decision-making a group support system (GSS) can be useful.It can support the ongoing organizational development of hospitals and make acontribution to the improvement of performance in hospitals.So, the main questions are:- How can communication between stakeholder groups be improved?- Which (GSS) tool or method is the most appropri...
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Applications of Information Technologies (ITs) are increasing in the healthcare domain. Recent developments in ITs towards a digital hospital address medical practitioners and patients within the walls of the hospital. Little attention has been given to crossing these walls, for example, supporting relatives of hospitalized patients. BabyMobile cro...
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Abstract Applications of Information Technologies (ITs) are increasing in the healthcare domain. ITs have been proven to be a support for the dissemination of knowledge and training amongst specialists in the use of computer-aided surgery [2]. The development,of new technologies advances care opportunities for patients, e.g., improving patient well...

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