Prof. Rob van Tulder

Rob van Tulder
Professor of International Business-Society Management
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM Membership(s)
  • Fellow ERIM (since 1999)


Rob van Tulder is a professor of international business-society management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

Professor van Tulder has published extensively on the topics of European business, multinationals, high-tech industries, corporate social responsibility, issues management, skills, network strategies, smaller industrial countries (welfare states) and European Community/Union policies. He has received numerous accolades for his intellectual and societal contributions.

His latest books include Corporate Responsibilities in Turbulent Times (also in Chinese), Tipping point sustainability (in Dutch: Duurzaam ondernemen waarmaken), International Business-Society Management: Linking Corporate Responsibilities, and Globalization and Skill Sheets: An Integrated Approach to Research, Study and Management.

Professor van Tulder is co-founder of RSM's Department of Business-Society Management, a world-leading department on the issues surrounding sustainability. The department offers a highly successful master's specialising in sustainability.

He is at the moment academic director of The Partnerships Resource Centre, and expert centre bringing together leading NGOs, firms and governments in the study and management of cross-sector partnerships for the social good. He is also the founder of Scope, an expert centre at Erasmus University in International Business and Sustainable Development. Together with UNCTAD, Scope compiles the widely-published lists of the largest Transnational Corporations worldwide from developed and developing countries, published annually in the World Investment Report.

Professor van Tulder consults for international organisations, ministries and companies. He teaches executive courses for managers and academics on international strategic management and has been a visiting professor at several international universities.

He holds a PhD Cum Laude in social sciences from the University of Amsterdam.

Professional experience

Full Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Business-Society Management