As we believe research on the interface of business and regulation requires a multidisciplinary approach, BRM offers a platform for people from various scientific domains to co-operate.
Research topic: Economic analysis of accidents, environmental pollution, liability rules and insurance Michael Faure is professor of comparative law and economics at the Rotterdam School of Law and Economics, Erasmus School of Law. He is equally connected to Maastricht University where he is professor of comparative and international environmental law and academic director of the Maastricht European Institute for Transnational Legal Research, METRO. Michael's research interests are in the area of the economic analysis of accidents, environmental pollution, liability rules and insurance. He has more particularly worked on the trade-off between various policy instruments (liability rules, legislation) and on the search for smart mixes between those different policy instruments. Michael equally worked on (the economic approach to) crime and punishment and on (environmental) compliance. He is the chair of the Flemish High Council of Environmental Enforcement (Brussels, Belgium). Contact: +31-10-4082180/+31-10-4082186, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research topic: Sytem based regulation in health care
My research interests are in health care management and governance, the scientific evaluation of innovation/improvement programs, management of knowledge infrastructures for quality and safety and the exploration of boundaries and bindings between different organizational levels. Currently I am involved in the research project 'System based supervision' of the Dutch Health Care Inspectorate (IGZ). Contact: +31-10-4088555, email@example.com.
Research topic: Enforcement Strategies and Corporate Compliance
Modern regulatory approaches secure a greater role for corporations in shaping, implementing and even in enforcing regulatory standards. Increasingly, corporations as well as their employees are considered key parties - rather than counterparties - of regulatory authorities in controlling and mitigating regulatory and business related risks. How can enforcement strategies be shaped to efficiently induce corporate compliance?
Contact: +31-6-5156 7173, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research topic: international interdisciplinary research on regulatory governance (and especially also balancing public and private supervision).
He amongst others researches effectiveness private supervision of transnational private regulation (i.e. legislation not stemming from ordinary legislative procedures) vis-a-vis public supervision as well as whether such transnational private regulation might be a viable alternative or addition to public supervision. As (national) public supervisors do not avail over powers to supervise on a global level whereas the world is globalising at a fast pace, new approaches are needed in connection with public supervision. Thus transnational private regulation and supervision might be a feasible alternative or addition to public supervision provided it is effective.
Contact: +31-10-4088684, email@example.com
Research topic: Standardisation management
BRM relates to governmental regulations but also to voluntary standards set by private stakeholders. Such standards may also be linked to regulation. Henk studies such standards and the process of developing them, standardisation, from a business point of view. He is Associate Professor of Standardisation at the Department of Technology and Operations Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Furthermore, Henk is President of the European Academy for Standardisation EURAS.
Contact: +31-10-4082002, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research topic: Influencing compliance of average complying SMEs through modern media by regulators
A lot of effort of regulators is put into poor compliers and there is less focus on a large, easy influenceable group of moderate compliers. Why and how can active social marketing through social media play a role in encouraging compliance by SMEs?
Contact: +31-70-4563273, email@example.com.
Research topic: The use of moral messages in regulation
The spontaneous compliance under traditional regulation strategies stagnates. How can a moral message to a regulated entity affect the level of compliance?
Contact: +31-6-18303075, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research topic: Supervision of self-regulation of industries
Why companies that are able and willing to comply still are able to deviate from the norm. The importance for public supervisors to recognize the use of neutralization techniques within organizations.
Contact: +31-6-53265075, email@example.com.
Research topic: Goal displacement
The phenomenon of goal displacement within public enforcement organizations has gained little attention to date. Important questions addressed in this research, which focusses on goals-means displacement, are: how likely is its occurrence, what types can be distinguished, what consequences will it have for the effectiveness of enforcement and finally, how can it be prevented or mitigated? Contact: +31-6-10281374, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research topic: Regulatory interventions beyond the law
As regulations remain incomprehensive and flawed and pressure to act intensifies, regulators increasingly avert corporate behaviour that is harmful to society but nevertheless in compliance with regulations. An example of such corporate behaviour is loophole seeking; an example of corresponding regulatory interventions are moral suasion and other informal means of pressure. These regulatory interventions beyond the law can meet a societal need, but there is limited systematic knowledge about their legitimacy and effectiveness.
Contact: +31-20-7972978, email@example.com.
Research topic: Understanding and Detecting Cartels
Up until 1998 cartels were permitted in the Netherlands. Whereas they are nowadays prohibited by law. What were the drivers of this transition? How did legal cartels manifest, and how do the illegal ones operate? How can these insights be combined to detect current cartels?
Contact: +31-70-222693, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research topic: The optimal relationship between internal and external supervision
Internal and external supervising systems are largely separated, while there is an overlap in the functionality. The optimal balance between internal and external oversight is not clear. What is the optimal relationship between internal and external supervision and what are the conditions determining it?
Contact: +31-30-2968916, email@example.com.
Research topic: Information sharing for government-wide regulation
One regulator has data about the regulated entity that can also be valuable for other regulators. But what are the limitations for sharing this information? The aim is to establish a conceptual framework to share information with other regulators.
Contact: +31-6-52541189, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research topic: Predicting risks in integrated regulation of quality and finance
The behaviour of inspectees funded with public money may induce risks with regard to the desired levels of quality and financial performance. Predicting such problems is difficult. How can the regulator assess the organizational effectiveness of these public institutions and improve the prediction of possible failure?
Contact: +31-6-52354369, email@example.com.