Mark de Bruijne is an Assistant Professor in the School of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. His research focuses on issues of reliability, the management of critical infrastructure industries, and the consequences of institutional fragmentation that results from developments such as privatization, liberalization and outsourcing.
The research aims to describe and analyze how operators and organizations who manage these infrastructures cope with these changes. He has written articles on this subject, which have appeared in journals like Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management and the Journal of Public Administration Research. His broader research interest involves how (high levels) of safety and reliability are achieved in networks (of organizations).
His recent work explores the consequences of institutional fragmentation on the reliability of service provision in critical infrastructures. The research focuses on how individuals and organizations who are responsible for the reliable management and operation of these infrastructures cope with these changes. He currently focuses on resilience in the management of critical infrastructure industries.