Knowledge development SBR

Much has been learned and achieved since the start in 2007. From the beginning, all stakeholders recognised the need for knowledge retention and sharing. As a result, the SBR programme has explicitly included mechanisms for knowledge exchange and transfer. These mechanisms result in the following track record (not exhaustive): 

  1. SBR working groups (national and international): The working groups are designed to facilitate the exchange of knowledge with other parties (governments, businesses, intermediaries, etc.). Dutch SBR officials were often invited by other countries to discuss SBR. These countries include Australia, the United States, Denmark, Ireland, China, Singapore, United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada and India. A close working relationship exists with Australia on SBR-related developments.
  2. A comprehensive guidebook on SBR: This book is called “Challenging the Chain” and can be purchased in print or downloaded for free.
  3. Public lectures at Delft University of Technolgy: Based on the book, a series of lectures were given (in Dutch) to a live audience over a period of seven months. These lectures are available for all interested parties and can also be viewed online at
  4. A two-year university Masters programme: In order to facilitate in-depth knowledge sharing, the SBR programme supported the initiation of a Masters programme at the Delft University of Technology. This Masters programme – called Compliance Design & Management – is in its third year and the first students have graduated. Students are practitioners from various government agencies, intermediaries, consultancy firms and businesses that operate in reporting chains.
  5. Scientific research and presentation at international conferences: The SBR programme fostered the need to promote collaboration between practitioners and the academic community. Collaboration was expected to result not only in knowledge retention (publications), but also in knowledge transfer between scholars who were hypothesising about concepts and methods, and practitioners who were applying these concepts and methods. This interaction between theory and practice helped to enrich, evaluate and extend knowledge on numerous concepts such as governance, institutions, architecture, multi-sided platforms and information assurance. The results include peer-reviewed journal papers, conference papers and workshop presentations.

    The list of publications includes amongst others:
  • Hulstijn, J. (2014). Towards Assurance on Demand, in: Weigand, H. (ed.) Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Value Modeling and Business Ontology (VMBO 2014), Freie Universität, Berlin.
  • Bharosa, N., Klievink, A., Tan, Y. & Janssen, M. (2013). Developing multi-sided platforms for public-private information sharing : Design observations from two case studies. In S Mellouli, Luna-Reyes & J Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of the 14th annual international conference on digital government research (pp. 146-155). New York: ACM.
  • Bharosa, N., de Winne, N., van Wijk, R. & Janssen, M. (2012). Lean government: Critical success factors for XBRL-based business-to-government reporting. European Journal of ePractice (online), 24-37.
  • Bharosa, N., Janssen, M., van Wijk, R., de Winne, N, van der Voort, H., Hulstijn, J. & Tan, Y. (2012). Tapping into existing information flows: The transformation to compliance by design in business-to-government information exchange. Government Information Quarterly: an international journal of information technology management, policies, and practices, 30 (Supplement 1), S9-S18.