Faculty

Faculty

RSM instructors and academic researchers driving elements of sustainability in their research and/or teaching

Samer Abdelnour

Dr Samer Abdelnour is assistant professor in the Department of Business-Society Management of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research is multidisciplinary: political sociology, social intervention, entrepreneurship, institutional theory and humanitarian technology. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in Sudan on the topic of social intervention, including the promotion of fuel-efficient stoves for reducing sexual violence in Darfur, reintegration of former fighters through cooperative enterprises in the Blue Nile, and promotion of vocational and entrepreneurial education in Southern Sudan. 

Muriel Arts

Muriel Arts is a senior researcher in the Department of Business-Society Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. She has specialized in sustainable marketing, strategy, brands, media, impact measurement and social nnovation both B2B and B2C with international experience in FMCG, telecom, media, construction industry and private equity. Specialties: creating shared value with business leaders and their organizations for sustainable value and impact. 

Akin Ates

Dr Melek Akin Ates is assistant professor of Purchasing and Supply Management in the Department of Technology & Operations Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Her main research interests are purchasing and innovation, buyer-supplier relationships, purchase category management, and green supply chain management.

Saskia Bayerl

Dr Petra Saskia Bayerl is associate professor of Public Safety Management in the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Her research examines emerging technologies als tools for public participation in the creation of public safety, the emerging technologies als tools for public participation in the creation of public safety, and online social movements. In addition, she serves Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University as associate dean for Diversity. Dr Bayerl will monitor the success of diversity measures implemented at RSM, give advice to the school’s Executive Board, the academic department chairs, directors of administrative departments, and the Promotions and Tenure committee, and will liaise with diversity bodies inside and outside the university.

Luca Berchicci

Dr Luca Berchicci is associate professor of Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Dr Berchicci's research explores how managers develop and make use of the firm's capabilities to achieve greater performance. His research also considers how firms acquire capabilities that allow them to improve their performance relative to new criteria. With growing demands on firms to improve their social and environmental performance, this research is of increasing importance. His work clarifies the role that both intentional search and unintentional discovery play in the acquisition or development of these capabilities.

Guido Berens

Dr Guido Berens is assistant professor of Corporate Communication at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research and teaching interests include corporate branding, corporate social responsibility (including the role of religion), public affairs, and employee alignment. Broadly, he focuses on the influence of the way a company behaves and communicates about its actions on the attitudes and behavior of the company's stakeholders.

Bram van den Bergh 

Dr Bram van den Bergh is assistant professor of Marketing Management in the Department of Marketing Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He studies how we make decisions. Using frameworks borrowed from psychology, economics, and biology, he attempts to uncover the fundamental drivers of our behaviour. 

Frans A.J. van den Bosch

Dr Frans A.J. van den Bosch is professor of Management Interfaces Between Organisations and Environment in the Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His major research interests lie in the development of integrative strategy frameworks incorporating both the externally and internally-focused view of strategy;  and the application of these frameworks to general management issues.

Michael Braungart

Dr Michael Braungart holds the Academic Chair in Cradle to Cradle for Innovation and Quality at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He pioneered the system of innovation known as Cradle to Cradle, and co-authored the bestselling book of the same name with William McDonough. 

Joep Cornelissen

Dr Joep Cornelissen is professor of Corporate Communication and Management in the Department of Business-Society Management of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. The main focus of his research involves studies of the role of corporate and managerial communication in the context of innovation, entrepreneurship and change, and of social evaluations of the legitimacy and reputation of start-up and established firms. 

Dirk Deichmann

Dr Dirk Deichmann is assistant professor in the Department of Technology and Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Dr Deichmann is currently involved in the “Battle of the Souls” project in which he studies innovation projects between firms from the creative industry and firms from other sectors. His general research focuses on the determinants and outcomes of creative and innovative behaviour, with particular emphasis on the role of social networks.

Dirk van Dierendonck

Dr Dirk van Dierendonck is professor of Human Resource Management in the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His areas of expertise include human resource management, leadership and leadership development, positive organisational scholarship and measurement development. Professor van Dierendonck is the associate editor of the International Journal of Servant Leadership. He is academic director of the Erasmus Centre for Human Resource Excellence and co-founder of the Erasmus Center for Leadership Studies. 

Marius van Dijke

Dr Marius van Dijke is endowed professor of Behavioural Ethics in the Department of Business-Society Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and scientific director of the Erasmus Centre of Behavioural Ethics (ECBE). In addition Dr van Dijke serves the Erasmus Research Institute of Management as director of Doctoral Education. His research is concerned with behavioural ethics and leadership of high integrity. Examples of issues he examines in his research include when power stimulates moral and immoral behaviour, why people so deeply value social justice, and the role of intuitive and controlled processes in moral judgement and behaviour. 

Jan Dul

Dr Jan Dul is professor of technology and human factors in the Department of Technology and Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research focuses on human factors (ergonomics) and, in particular, the interaction between people and the physical and social environment. His research contributes to the design of successful products and services, and the development of work environments for high performance (creativity, innovation, productivity, quality, health and safety) to maximise business performance and human well-being.He has a special interest in empirical research methodology, in particular Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA).

Jan van den Ende

Dr Jan van den Ende is professor of Management of Technology and Innovation in the Department of Technology and Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His field of expertise is the development process of new products and services in firms. Dr van den Ende's current research interests include firm idea management, control of NPD projects, design management and sustainable innovation. 

Alina Ferecatu

Dr Alina Ferecatu is assistant professor of Marketing Management in the Department of Marketing Management of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Her research interests lie at the intersection between behavioural decision making and marketing research. She studies decision heuristics and biases in marketing contexts, and devises individual-specific strategies aimed to overcome these biases. Theoretically, she draws from behavioural decision theory, which describes how individuals incorporate their set of beliefs and values into their decisions.

Willem Ferwerda

Wiliam Ferwerda is executive fellow Business & Ecosystems at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. As special advisor Business & Ecosystems at the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (Switzerland), Ferwerda is creating an innovative and practical mechanism that involves companies and investors to scale-up the restoration of ecosystems in partnership with science, local people, farmers and nature organisations. Among others, RSM is assisting in setting up this international initiative to restore millions of hectares worldwide with business.

Steffen Giessner

Dr Steffen R. Giessner is professor of Organisational Behaviour and Change in the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research is located at the intersection of organizational psychology and management. His primary research topics are employee support during organizational merger, follower’s perceptions of leadership, antecedents of leader behaviour, and non-verbal communication of power. He has authored and co-authored papers in the areas of organizational behavior, management, and psychology. 

Wendy van Ginkel

Dr Wendy van Ginkel is associate professor of organisational behaviour in the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Her research interests include team leadership, team decision making, shared cognition, and diversity.

Eric van Heck

Dr Eric van Heck is professor of Information Management and Markets in the Department of Technology and Operations Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He holds the chair position of the department. His research concentrates on the role and impact of of business architectures and digital platforms to solve complex societal and business challenges. He is currently working on Digital Business & Architecture, Big Data & Analytics, Digital Work and Energy Markets. 

Diana den Held

Diana den Held is senior researcher with Dr Michael Braungart’s Academic Chair on the implementation of Cradle to Cradle methodology. In addition she works as strategic advisor for Michael Braungart, as a senior researcher at the C2C Chair at Erasmus University and as CSD at Braungart Consulting. She contributes to various projects implementing Cradle to Cradle in companies and governments. Diana provides lectures and workshops on Cradle to Cradle and is one of the renowned scientists invited by ‘Groene Zaak’ to contribute to the ‘Groene Brein’.

Pursey Heugens

Dr Pursey Heugens is professor of organisation theory, development, and change in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research interests include comparative corporate governance, business ethics, and bureaucracy, institutional, and demographic theories of organisation. He offers three research strategies that might end the stalemate by increasing the integration, relevance and realism of current theories of organisation.

Inga Hoever

Dr Inga Hoever is assistant professor in the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Her research focuses on questions related to teams and workplace creativity. She is particularly interested in how individual employees and team members relate to each other through processes like perspective taking, feedback, and information elaboration and how these processes help employees realize the potential of the diversity present among their co-workers or team members. In addition, Dr Hoever serves RSM as advisor to the oikos Rotterdam chapter of oikos International addressing leadership in sustainability.

Wim Hulsink

Dr Wim Hulsink is associate professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He teaches courses in Strategic Entrepreneurship such as "Getting things done without resources: Entrepreneurial bootstrapping". His current research involved new practices of farm-based community-oriented social care services in the Netherlands.

Gabriele Jacobs

Dr Gabriele Jacobs is associate professor of Social and Organisational Psychology in the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Her research interests include: Organizational change, justice and identity, leadership, international management, and methodology. She is the director of the Centre of Excellence on Public Safety Management (CESAM) which she co-founded. She derives her academic passion and inspiration from the collaboration and dialogue with practitioners. She feels that academia needs to address core societal challenges in order to facilitate sustainable and innovative solutions.

Justin Jansen

Dr Justin Jansen is professor of Corporate Entrepreneurship in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship of Rotterdam School of Management. He is intrigued by the notion that most organizations tend to focus on existing businesses and clients, and are not able to break away from existing routines and processes in order to explore into new territories. To what extent are existing firms able to facilitate the emergence of entrepreneurship within their organization and – even more difficult – balance this desire of innovation and change with a continued focus on operational excellence? Professor Jansen’s research provides new insights into the roles of leadership, the organizational design as well as the development of novel capabilities as to improve long-term viability and performance.

Muel Kaptein

Dr Muel Kaptein is professor of Business Ethics and Integrity Management in the Department of Business-Society Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research interests lie in the area of ethics management, compliance programs and soft-controls. Muel is also partner at KPMG where he helps organizations in developing and auditing their integrity.

Wolfgang Ketter

Dr Wolfgang Ketter is professor of Next Generation Information Systems in the Department of Technology and Operations Management of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Dr Ketter is the founder and director of the Learning Agents Research Group at Erasmus. The goal of this group is to research, develop and apply autonomous and mixed initiative intelligent agent systems to support human decision making in the area of business networks, electronic markets, energy grids and supply chain management. His is also the founder and director of the Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business which enables robust, intelligent, efficient and sustainable energy networks of the future.

Steve Kennedy

Dr Steve Kennedy is assistant professor of Corporate Sustainability in the Department of Business-Society Management, Rotterdam School of Management. Erasmus University. Dr Kennedy's research focus is on how corporate sustainability strategies are translated into successful innovation and the formation of future-ready sustainable business models.  He is the academic director of the MSc Global Business & Sustainability Programme and teaches courses such as 'Climate Change Strategy Role-Play' and 'Sustainability Leadership and Planetary Boundaries".

Daan van Knippenberg

Dr Daan van Knippenberg is professor of Organizational Behavior in the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His key research interests are leadership, diversity, teams and creativity.  Daan is founding editor of Organizational Psychology Review and an associate editor of Journal of Organizational Behavior. In addition he is co-founder and director of the Erasmus Center for Leadership Studies, and co-founder/ co-organizer of the New Directions in Leadership Research Conference organized by Duke University, Erasmus University, INSEAD, and The Wharton School.

Ksenia Koroleva

Dr Ksenia Koroleva is assistant professor in the Department of Technology and Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. The main focus of her dissertation lies in the analysis of information value and social capital on Social Network Sites. Dr Koroleva is currently working on projects in the areas of social network analysis, group communication dynamics and bounded rationality in decision making. Additionally, Ksenia is developing a behavioural research stream at the Center for Future Energy Business which focuses on user behaviour, decision making as well as network analysis of relationships on the energy market.

René de Koster

Dr René (M.) B.M. de Koster is professor of Logistics and Operations Management in the Department of Technology and Operations Management of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Dr de Koster's research interests are warehousing, material handling, container terminal operations, behavioural operations and sustainable logistics.

Erwin van der Laan

Dr Erwin van der Laan is associate professor of Logistics & Operations Management in the Department of Technology and Operations Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His areas of interest include closed loop supply chain management, reverse logistics, sustainability, humanitarian logistics and inventory management.

Salla Laasonen

Dr Salla Laasonen is assistant professor in the Department of Business-Society Management of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Dr Laasonen’s research interests focus on responsible business, cross-sector interaction, including collaborative and adversarial relations between public, private and civil society actors. She is particularly interested in stakeholder engagement and dialogue as a mechanism in different types of cross-sector interactions. Her teaching focuses on corporate responsibility related themes, methodology, and qualitative methods in particular. 

Ting Li

Dr. Ting Li is associate professor of Information Systems and the academic director of MSc Business Information Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. She is a founding member of the Erasmus Centre for Data Science and Business Analytics. Her research interest focuses on the understanding of the strategic use of information and its economic impacts on consumer behaviour and firm strategy. Theoretically, she proposes new theoretical perspectives to understand why and how firms develop digital capabilities to improve their business capability, and how new information (technologies) impact consumer behaviour and decision making.

Marleen Lodder

Marleen Lodder is an academic researcher in the Department of Technology and Operations Management under the supervision of Dr. Michael Braungart (C2C Chair) and both Dr Jan Rotmans and Derk Loorbach of DRIFT in Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Her research focuses on how urban area development in the Netherlands can become beneficial, by regenerating economic, ecologic and social cultural value. 

Lucas Meijs

Dr Lucas C.P.M. Meijs is professor of Volunteering, Civil Society and Businesses at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. In addition he is a professor of Strategic Philanthropy in ERIM's Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (ECSP). Dr Meijs' current research focuses on issues related to strategic philanthropy, volunteer/non-profit management, corporate community involvement, business-society partnerships, voluntary energy as a natural resource, re-embedding voluntary energy, student-volunteering and involved learning (life-long development by volunteering). He teaches strategic philanthropy and several business non-profit-relations courses at the master level, as well as service learning, strategic philanthropy and social entrepreneurship at the bachelor level.

Hans van Oosterhout

Dr Hans van Oosterhout is professor of corporate governance and responsibility in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research is in comparative corporate governance, involving both comparisons between different national corporate governance systems, and comparisons between different forms of enterprise organization. His current research focuses on how jurisdiction level institutions shape the respective role of owners and executives in publicly listed firms, and on the corporate governance challenges and practices of professional partnerships, family firms, and philanthropic organizations.

Gabriele Paolacci

Dr Gabriele Paolacci is assistant professor of Marketing in the Department of Marketing Management of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research focuses on consumer judgment and decision-making. He has particular interest in how people decide over uncertainty. He teaches Managerial Decision-Making and Negotiation to MSc students and Influencing People: Psychology and Practice to BSc students.

Paolo Perego

Dr Paolo Perego is assistant professor of Management Accounting in the Department of Accounting and Control of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He serves as academic director of the department and as academic faculty representative on the RSM Faculty Council. He teaches 'Financial Information for Decision Making' to MSc students. Dr Perego's research interests are focused on management control. performance measurement and reporting systems for sustainabilty and in not-for-profit organisations (healthcare and charities). 

Morteza Pourakbar

Dr Morteza Pourakbar is assistant professor at Department of Technology and Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His main research interests are inventory management, reverse and service logistics, sustainable operations and risk and security management in global supply chains.

Erik van Raaij

Dr Erik van Raaij is professor of Purchasing & Supply Management in Healthcare in the Department of Technology and Operations MAnagement of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His current research interests include Healthcare procurement, buyer-supplier relationships, socially responsible purchasing and empirical research methods.

Jan Rotmans

Dr Jan Rotmans is professor of Transitions and Transition Management in the Department of Business-Society Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University He is one of the founders of Integrated Assessment (IA), and has experience in IA modeling, scenario-building, uncertainty management and transition management. He founded the DRIFT-institute: Dutch Research Institute For Transitions. He is one of the founders of Integrated Assessment (IA), and has outstanding experience in IA modeling, scenario-building, uncertainty management and transition management. During the past twenty years he has led a diversity of innovative projects in the field of climate change, global change, sustainable development and transitions and system innovations. Dr Rotmans has published ten books and more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles in journals and books in the fields of environment, sustainability, governance, transitions and system innovations.

Michaéla Schippers

Dr Michaéla Schippers is endowed professor of Behaviour and Performance Management in the Department of Technology and Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Current research concentrates on team reflexivity, team diversity and team leadership, as well as academic performance (study success) and the use of team charters to improve student team performance. Other current projects concern knowledge sharing within teams and networks, virtual teams, new ways of working, behavioral operations management, and social exclusion/inclusion.Dr. Schippers is co-founder of the Reflexivity Network and scientific director of the Erasmus Center of Behavioural Operations Management.

Marie Schmidt

Dr Marie Schmidt is assistant professor of Operations Management in the Department of Technology and Operations Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Marie"s research interests are optimization in transportation planning, decision-making under uncertainty (in particular robust optimization), multi-criteria optimization and game theory.

Ale Smidts 

Dr Ale Smidts is professor of Marketing Research, chair of the Department of Marketing Management, and director of Erasmus Center for Neuroeconomics at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He is the former scientific director of ERIM (2004-2011) and the former dean of RSM Research. Professor Smidts current research focus is decision neuroscience and neuromarketing, including the neural processes underlying consumer decision making and social influence. His research involves collaboration with neuroimaging specialists from the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour at Radboud University in Nijmegen.

Daan Stam

Dr Daan Stam is associate professor of Innovation Management in the Department of Technology and Operations Management of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His academic research focuses on leadership in situations of change, including the role of leadership in innovation and business development. A second area of his research is on creativity, including the effects of leadership on creativity, creativity in online settings, and group creativity. Dr Stam is academic director of the FT MBA program at RSM. He also teaches creativity and brainstorming to bachelor and master students, as well as executives.

Sander Tideman

Sander Tideman is an academic researcher in the Department of Business-Society Management of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He is a co-founding director of Flow Foundation, a research initiative aimed at developing tools for leadership to create a sustainable world. His interests are building sustainable organisations and social entrepreneurship, with a focus on leadership and strategy. He works with entrepreneurs, senior leadership and management teams who want to make a difference for a sustainable world. His work is informed by the emerging science of the mind (neuro-science, psychology, contemplative science) and its transformative power for positive change. His takes special interest in Asia.

Rob van Tulder

Dr Rob van Tulder is professor of international business-society management in the Department of Business-Society Management of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. 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 and sustainability. He is co-founder of RSM's Department of Business-Society Management; highlighting teaching and research in sustainability.  Dr van Tulder is academic director of The Partnerships Resource Centre; bringing together leading NGOs, firms and governments in the study and management of cross-sector partnerships.

Ingrid Verheul

Dr Ingrid Verheul is assistant professor of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Her research interests cover different aspects of entrepreneurship: gender differences in entrepreneurship and determinants of entrepreneurship. Other research interests include firm entry and exit, entrepreneurship education and enterprise policy. 

Henk Volberda

Dr Henk W. Volberda is professor of strategic management and business policy in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research is focused on strategic renewal, co-evolution and new organizational forms. Dr Volberda is also director of Knowledge Transfer at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Moreover, he is scientific director of INSCOPE: Research for Innovation, a research consortium involving Erasmus University, Maastricht University, University of Twente and TNO. He is a prolific writer and researcher who continually is cited and awarded for his research globally. 

Mirjam Werner

Dr Mirjam Werner is assistant professor in the Business-Society Management Department at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Her research interests include social movements and political activism, framing and sensemaking, organizational change, organizational identity and culture, and emotions. Two of her current research projects concern social movements as motors of bottom up change within organizational contexts, on the one hand, and exploring the performative nature of emotions in social interaction (what do emotions do?), both intentionally and unintentionally, on the other.

Frank Wijen

Dr Frank Wijen is associate professor of Strategic Management in the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research interests include institutional processes, globalization, organisational learning and corporate and national environmental management. He is an editorial board member of the Academy of Management Review, Organisation Studies, and Strategic Organisation. In addition he is part-time academic coordinator for sustainable RSM. 

Rob Zuidwijk

Dr Rob Zuidwijk is endowed professor of Ports in Global Networks in the Department of Technology and Operations Management of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. The chair, endowed by the Erasmus Trustfund focuses on three topics: co-ordination for sustainable global supply chains, synchromodal transport networks (a flexible and integral deployment of different modes of transport on a network to better meet customer demand and sustainability objectives), and inter-organisational systems in logistics. He teaches freight transport systems, intermodal transportation, international logistics and supply chain management. Dr Zuidwijk makes a significant contribution to Smartport, a strong research community in port-related research for which RSM and EUR are one of the main stakeholders.