RSM Outlook was RSM’s corporate magazine from 2005 until 2019 to enhance communication between the school and its alumni, corporate relations and business professionals all over the world to keep up with current activities and developments while staying on top of the latest management topics.
Since 2020, there’s a new magazine. Think.Do. features news, enterprising alumni, lifelong learning opportunities, events, and academic and executive interviews. RSM alumni should receive a free copy by mail. Make sure your details are updated in the alumni database. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you change your address, job title or company.
RSM Outlook Summer 2019
Lead ... or die. Well, not quite. But for a group of RSM MBA students in Norway, the challenge was considerable: the equipment, the distance – and, of course, the weather. All in all, the perfect test of leadership as described in this issue of RSM Outlook. You’ll also read up on new academic views on corporate political responsibility, and learn about personal effectiveness: how to get what you really want. There’s also Marjolein van Gerven’s story about halving Dutch poverty in 10 years. And read how business and education can prepare the next generation to think and do with reflection, creativity and a collaborative spirit.
RSM Outlook Winter 2018
The power of purpose can contribute to a better world, and boost careers and profits at the same time. Read how business and research are tackling societal challenges by using people’s sense of purpose. You’ll find interviews with fashion designer Marlies Dekkers and world champion surfer Shaun Tomson, and features about inspiring and distinguished RSM alumni whose purpose is to be a force for positive change. We also celebrate the 20-year anniversary and achievements of RSM’s Department of Business-Society Management. You’ll also learn why managers need a new mindset and different perspectives, and what happened when alumni reunited in Rotterdam and in Dubai too.
RSM Outlook Summer 2018
Food sustainability and security isn’t a local issue; it’s a global one. This issue of RSM Outlook brings you an exploration of these challenges, and how research and business skills among the RSM community contribute to sustainable agriculture, fighting hunger, and innovation in food production and distribution. You’ll also meet Sue Martin, our new director of corporate and alumni relations. And don’t miss the entrepreneurial and corporate journeys of several inspiring alumni who are on a quest to create a positive culture, impact and networks worldwide. We also present all the good things happening at RSM: mentoring, STAR’s 40th anniversary, and the I WILL Award winners.
RSM Outlook Winter 2017
How can the RSM community work together as a force for positive change? Alumni can really show the way and act as role models. In this edition of RSM Outlook, you can meet people who use their leadership skills to fight against illiteracy, encourage biodiversity, care for senior citizens, and who support RSM and Erasmus University’s fundraising and alumni engagement campaign Challenge Accepted. You’ll also learn how ABP Pension Fund invests sustainably and how the rest of the finance world can make similar positive impact. Read it online now!
RSM Outlook Summer 2017
It’s time to be a force for positive change! This issue of RSM Outlook takes a good look at the school as it launches its new strategic mission; it is already helping to tackle society’s biggest challenges through its research, education programmes, and by engaging with the RSM community. Read how core aspects of the new mission are already in place; the latest expert thinking from Prof. Stefano Puntoni about how RSM will support its brand position and the values inherent to it; what Rotterdam’s smart city can offer society and business; and DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma talks about the challenges of running a successful business while aligning strategy with the UN’s Sustainable Development. Also, how Prof. Michaéla Schippers reinforces RSM’s mission with her work in getting students to express a vision that can help them be that force for positive change. And as usual, we meet entrepreneurial alumni and students, and there’s plenty of news plus alumni movers and shakers.
RSM Outlook Winter 2016
What’s hot – and what’s not – in the business of fashion? Download this issue of RSM Outlook for interviews with fashion empire OTB’s CEO Stefano Rosso, plus our distinguished alumni award winners, and other entrepreneurial alumni. There’s also a feature on our RSM Leadership Summit, which explore how to create a ‘we culture’ in business. And RSM’s Prof. Stefano Puntoni explains why luxury branding is a topsy-turvy world where fortunes are spent advertising to people who will never buy your product, and when raising the price can sometimes increase demand.
RSM Outlook Summer 2016
Discover how knowledge and skills obtained at our business school can be transferred into leadership accomplishments in the business of sports, through coaching or sports retail. Also, exclusive interviews include a discussion between RSM dean Steef van de Velde and RSM’s founding dean Harrie Langman; an interview with alumnus Nick Jue, CEO of ING Netherlands, about the bank’s restructuring activities; and an academic interview about the human aspects of HR management with Prof. Dirk van Dierendonck. Meet alumni who have turned their entrepreneurial dreams into a reality, and read about I WILL Award winner Kukua, RSM’s new online careers advisory platform RSM MentorMe, an international exchange student reunion and RSM’s first Women in Leadership Conference.
RSM Outlook Winter 2016
Learn how organisations can make a social impact through business through the entrepreneurial journeys of alumni, and first-hand experiences of how NGO partnerships create a win-win situation for all stakeholders. Bayer CEO Marijn Dekkers explains how he takes a sensitive approach to leadership, and you will dive deeper into the stories of RSM’s distinguished alumni and top business leaders who spoke at the RSM Leadership Summit. And, don’t miss the features about Prof. René de Koster’s 20 years of impact with his logistics and supply chain research, and Professors Lucas Meijs and Rob van Tulder’s perspectives on the rise of the social enterprise.
RSM Outlook Summer 2015
Explore ethics in business from three expert views: on being led astray by cultural and behavioural dynamics; ethics and integrity management after being caught on the wrong side in a major scandal; and what the recent prominence of ethics means for business. Pieter Zwart, CEO of online retailer Coolblue, explains his company’s success and the high street’s terminal decline. Ying Zhang, associate dean for China business and relations, discusses RSM’s fruitful relationships in China. And discover alumni’s triumph in the A.T. Kearney Global Prize competition, and RSM’s Steve Kennedy and Paolo Perego’s views on integrated reporting.
RSM Outlook Winter 2014
Discover how to use disruptive innovation to your business advantage, avoid becoming a victim to it, and bring it into your business. Explore big data through our RSM Leadership Summit 2014 report, and from interviews with senior executives at digital publisher Sanoma. Prof. Dianne Bevelander tells about the new Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations, and we interviewed Ellen Kuppens, vice president of HR at DSM. Also, meet the Distinguished Alumni of 2014 and other inspiring alumni.
RSM Outlook Summer 2014
Focus on the circular economy evolution as a response to finite resources, increasing costs and the growing number of consumers. Read about the RSM Sustainability Forum, the €15,000 I WILL Award, and cross-cultural competencies with the German state police chief on RSM’s Advisory Board. Discover why alumni ‘give back’ to the school, and read a group joining forces to expedite a cure for ALS, which is afflicting an MBA alumnus. And don’t miss our inspiring 26-year-old alumnus who is a rising star in the global energy industry.
RSM Outlook Winter 2013
Discover the new Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, and gather practical insights and advice from researchers and alumni on the perils, highs and lows of starting your own business. Read the highlights of the 2013 RSM Leadership Summit about reinventing the future; our interview with Frans van Houten, CEO of Philips; benefits of mentoring at RSM; the RSM Distinguished Alumni Awards; RSM’s new office in Taiwan; and the university’s centenary.
RSM Outlook Summer 2013
Find out what it means to make business social, this year’s Alumni Day theme. Read an exclusive discussion about the future of retailing between RSM Dean Steef van de Velde and Dick Boer, CEO of Ahold. And learn about the new international accolades for the school; inspiring alumni; and the re-opening of our new-look campus at the start of the university’s centennial celebrations.
RSM Outlook Winter 2012
Focus on women in business through views from three of the university’s high-profile women. We also hear from Dean Steef van de Velde about RSM’s plans for extending and improving, and from executive in residence Theo Backx on the school’s strategy for the future. Learn about the recently-launched Erasmus Centre for Family Business at RSM, the RSM Leadership Summit 2012, and the Distinguished Alumni Awards. And don’t miss our executive interview with alumnus Philip Malmberg, CEO of Ecover.
RSM Outlook Summer 2012
The focus inside the summer 2012 issue of RSM Outlook magazine - and the focus of its production - is energy.
In this issue, Shell's Executive VP of Strategy and Planning takes a global view of the increasingly urgent need for sustainable energy; we offer a profile of the recently-launched Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business at RSM, and provide an overview of the Erasmus Energy Forum event, which takes place on June 15. Interested in contributing to the energy debate? Join the new alumni-led Energy Affinity Group for networking opportunities and a much-needed local forum for knowledge sharing. Details are in our Energy feature.
There's also a short history of Strategic Management at RSM, which has just celebrated its 25th anniversary; an Executive Interview with a CEO and enthusiast of the Cradle to Cradle concept; plus more features, lots of news and a list of forthcoming events.
For the first time, RSM Outlook has been printed on 100 per cent recycled paper, saving 170 trees, 148 tonnes of fresh water, 1,823 litres of petroleum, and 23,354 kWh of electricity when compared to using virgin paper. In other words, an average Dutch family's annual fresh water demand, a complete tour of the 30,000km Australian coastline in a car, and enough electricity for seven Dutch families for a year.
RSM Outlook Winter 2011
In this issue, read about the hugely successful 2011 RSMLeadership Summit which brought together leaders in business and the RSM community, find out about researchinto styles of leadership at RSM and discover how the desire to serve others has emerged as one of the latest leadership trends.
A new face that might be unfamiliar to some is RSM's new Dean, Steef van de Velde who introduces himself and his ideas; more familiar faces include Marijke de Kovel from the Alumni and Corporate Relations Office celebrating 40 years with RSM, and four Distinguished Alumni who have been recognised for their achievements with our prestigious award. Will you recognise the alumni describing their business and management experiences after their time at RSM? Plus, keep up-to-date with our regular round-up of RSM news and events.
RSM Outlook Summer 2011
The Summer 2011 issue of RSM Outlook is out. This summer, we take a wide-ranging view of new attitudes to social media, management and business strategy, as well as giving you news from RSM in Rotterdam, and alumni news from all over the world. Do you want to know where the ancient human urge to connect with one another is going to take us next? Wondering how your business will cope with the transparency of social media? And what will be the Next Big Thing in academic gowns?
RSM Outlook Winter 2010
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University celebrated its 40th anniversary in October 2010. How have its '40 Years of Looking Forward' played out so far? This issue looks at the leaders and leading knowledge that distinguish RSM, including winners of this year's Distinguished Alumni Awards: Saskia Stuiveling, Hans van Ierland, Alexander Ribbink, Hans N.J. Smits, and Bart Becht. This year's Leadership Summit, themed 'Winning Strategies in the New Business Landscape', presented the sustaining strategies of success in this new and dynamic landscape from companies GE, Heineken, Philips, and Bain & Company. Further, this issue looks at the ways that climate change, peak oil or water management might affect the future of business, and examines new ways of approaching HR and organisational development.
RSM Outlook Summer 2010
The Summer 2010 edition of RSM Outlook is devoted to our core business: knowledge. Through ERIM, the Erasmus Research Institute of Management, the faculty and researchers of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University have spent the past 10 years building a global reputation as a top source of relevant research. "ERIM has grown enormously in academic impact and reputation over the past ten years," says Scientific Director Ale Smidts. "Now we have to show the world more clearly, and emphasise more strongly to companies, what we have to offer." This RSM Outlook highlights the management challenges we can expect over the next 10 years, including leading diverse teams, viral marketing, innovation within logistics, and how social innovation is the key to strategic renewal. Further, issues of money laundering are discussed by expert Pieter van den Akker, sustainability becomes more than a buzz word, and executive education and organisational development takes a decentralised, full-service approach.
RSM Outlook Winter 2009
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University says I WILL in the new edition of its corporate magazine RSM Outlook. I WILL is a new communications initiative and online community developed by RSM, which allows the people of RSM - including the visionaries featured in this Outlook - to share their ambitions, dreams, and commitments for the future. In other articles, Ahold CFO Kimberly Ross discusses the way a very public scandal made it possible to reorganise - and revitalise - the grocery giant; Prof. David De Cremer of the newly-formed Erasmus Centre of Behavioural Ethics discusses the reason research into ethics and morality will be of ongoing interest in the corporate world; the Greening movement at RSM and Erasmus University gets a report card (and gets RSM closer to being the greenest business school in Europe); and RSM launches its Annual Fund.
RSM Outlook Summer 2009
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University has just published a new edition of its corporate magazine RSM Outlook. Feature article in this issue is an interview with visiting professor Noreena Hertz: How is the financial and economic crisis impacting upon businesses? Are there lessons to be learned and what does the future hold? Noreena Hertz believes that the time could be right for a new brand of capitalism to emerge, something she defines as Co-op Capitalism. When businesses fail, how are corporate executives able to keep their bonus structures intact? And what of the leaders of smaller businesses - is flexibility their greatest advantage? In other articles, Dean George Yip expounds on the strategy that will take RSM to the Premier League of Business Schools; research highlights show how corporate entities can protect their reputation, and inspirational alumni provide us with insights into their careers.
RSM Outlook Winter 2008
RSM Outlook examines post-crisis strategy with Dean George Yip; Godefroy Motte of Eastman Chemicals; Peter Gerber of Deutsche Lufthansa and Ad Rutten of Schiphol Group. We interview Carien Van der Laan, a founder of Woman Capital, an agency pairing experienced female executives with top-level management positions, and RSM Professor Gail Whiteman who is visible and voluble on issues related to the environment. The role of European business research is measured against that from US business schools, and we review closed loop supply chains, the value of innovation, and the launch of RSM’s Open Programmes.
RSM Outlook Summer 2008
RSM Outlook returns to the theme of entrepreneurship – teaching it, experiencing it, the myths of it and surviving it. A number of RSM alumni share the secrets to their success (one of them is now a Distinguished Alumni award-winner) and how to bounce back after disaster. There’s a profile of influential Finnish business leader Eija Ailasmaa, and of RSM faculty member and NS logistics consultant Leo Kroon who developed an award-winning new system for NS, the Dutch national railway. Professor Barbara Krug describes what Western firms should expect when investing or operating in China, and also featured in this issue is a report on the benefits and detriments of shareholder activism.
RSM Outlook Autumn 2007
As Berend Wierenga becomes interim Dean, RSM Outlook has two reports focusing on leadership traits. There’s a profile of EMBA alumna and CEO Elizabeth van Geerestein, and an examination of companies and organisations finding new ways of investing in and developing their leaders. There’s an exclusive interview with Jo Pieters, vice president Global Recruitment of Philips, a report on the beginnings of business networks for harvesting competitive advantages, a discussion of e-learning, and the value of interns. For the first time, the alumni team is introduced in RSM Outlook on the Alumni News pages.
RSM Outlook Spring 2007
This issue describes the broadening scope of an MBA education over the past 30 years, and profiles the careers of four very different RSM alumni. The Dean writes of an interdisciplinary business education, RSM Professor Abe de Jong describes the role of a firm’s supervisory board to guide the strategic decisions made by management, and there’s an interview with RSM alumnus and Royal DSM Managing Board member Feike Sijbesma. There’s also an introduction to the work of neuromarketing researchers at RSM, and an early discussion of sustainability issues as the next big investment boom. RSM Outlook also meets members of the new global classes at RSM, thanks to the Bologna accord, and the women managers in RSM’s MBA mentoring scheme.
RSM Outlook Summer 2006
RSM Outlook talks to new entrepreneurs as RSM launched a new master programme in entrepreneurship, and in a pre-financial crisis feature on managing risk, an RSM professor shares his views on the regulatory design of financial institutions and the important role that academics play in the debate. This issue of RSM Outlook also reports on the first survey of levels of innovation in Dutch firms carried out by RSM professors, and the implementation of the Bologna accord, which paved the way for a single scheme of bachelor and master degrees across Europe, and reports on the launch of RSM’s Global One MBA programme.
RSM Outlook Autumn 2005
The inaugural issue of RSM Outlook from autumn 2005 includes the opening of the new T-building, and how RSM celebrated its 35th birthday with a wine-tasting session. There are also articles on Professor Cees van Riel and reputation management, the re-branding of the city of Rotterdam and how an RSM alumnus has been influential in re-branding Akzo-Nobel, plus the introduction of the MBA ‘Living Management’ project, and RSM Executive Education. There’s also a profile of RSM MBA alumnus – and now Distinguished Alumnus – Alexander Ribbink.