Entrepreneurship is one of the pillars of Erasmian values as a force for positive societal change as pressing economic, societal, and environmental issues urge us to find sustainable and innovative solutions. Rotterdam School of Management boasts high-quality knowledge from S&E scholars, equipping emerging entrepreneurs with unique tools for a competitive edge.

This entrepreneurial approach isn't limited to start-ups; it's also vital for established firms and individuals in society. The 2023 edition of the Scaleup Dashboard indicates that high-growth firms in the Dutch economy have created over 250,000 jobs. Focusing on "ambidexterity" - balancing established and innovative business models to adapt to a changing global economy - attracts major Dutch companies. RSM's academic research informs tailored executive education programs and mentorship, facilitating the adoption of ambidexterity techniques. These practices showcase RSM's ability to bridge academic knowledge with practical business applications, generating positive societal change and branching out into areas of inclusive entrepreneurship.

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