World-class research is the backbone of all RSM educational programmes.

To provide the best possible environment for conducting research, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) co-founded the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), together with Erasmus School of Economics. The institute provides excellent support and research facilities like generous research funding, a state-of-the-art behavioural lab and survey facilities, access to dozens of specialised databases, and skilful support for external grant applications that has proved to be very successful.

Since its foundation in 1999, ERIM has grown into a community of over 300 researchers – spanning from promising young researchers in the Research Master and PhD in Management programmes to the most accomplished senior researchers who are at the absolute top of their respective fields. ERIM has borne fruit for RSM. ERIM's clear focus on top research has resulted in an on-going stream of top publications by RSM's faculty, and is attracting top faculty to the school's departments.

Advancing in-company innovation

The RSM research centres of expertise bring together faculty members from multiple disciplines; generating research inspired by real day-to-day business challenges and problems, and working directly with organisations and businesses. They conduct applied and focused research and teaching in specialised areas in order to advance in-company innovation.

RSM is home to eight Centres of Expertise, each of them presenting our expertise in a domain of management research, and often in a multidisciplinary manner.

Communicating to business

RSM also plays an important role in communicating management theory to business practitioners and in bringing first-hand knowledge of business practice to management education. It does this through three actions: teaching, connecting and innovating theory and practice. Three centres are highlighted in this category.

Impact for Research

By partnering with RSM’s research institute, the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), our world-class researchers develop unique and new knowledge in multiple areas of management research. ERIM’s 'teams and themes' operate a wide range of initiatives to realise impact for their research through interaction with the outside world.

Beneficial Results

Discover how organisations can benefit from RSM's ground-breaking academic research driving solutions for sustainable business. View the RSM Discovery videos and articles.

Click on the links the top menu of this page to view the sustainability related ERIM Research Centres. In addition you will find Affiliated Centres and Global Research Networks infoming sustainable business.