Cees van Riel

Prof. dr. Cees B.M. van Riel

Prof. dr. Cees B.M. van Riel is professor of Corporate Communication at the Rotterdam School of Management/Erasmus University, Programme Director of the Master of Science in Corporate Communication and co-founder of the Reputation Institute. Cees van Riel has published several books and articles about corporate communication. His most recent book The Alignment Factor: Leveraging Total Stakeholder Support in 2012. He received the Pathfinder Award for Life Time Achievement from the Institute for Public Relations in 2011.Moreover, he has published many scientific articles in prominent journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies and Journal of Marketing. Cees van Riel's business activities include his role as Vice Chairman of the Reputation Institute in New York, founding the Reputation forum The Netherlands (RfN), the Dutch reputation forum. In the past, he has worked as a communication strategy consultant for a variety of international companies such as Coca Cola, FedEx, Grolsch, IBM, Royal Dutch Shell, Siemens and Unilever.

Joep Cornelissen

Prof. dr. Joep Cornelissen

Joep Cornelissen is Professor of Corporate Communication and Management at the 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. In addition, he also has an interest in questions of scientific reasoning and theory development in management and organisation theory. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Organisation Science and Organisation Studies, and he has written a general text on corporate communication (Corporate Communication: A Guide to Theory and Practice, Sage Publications) which is now in its fourth edition. He is an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Review, a Council member of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies, a former General Editor of the Journal of Management Studies (2006-2012) and serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies and Organisation Studies.

Pursey Heugens

Prof. dr. Pursey Heugens

Pursey Heugens is Professor of Organisation Theory and Chair of the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University. He received his PhD in strategic management from RSM in 2001. Pursey has received a number of awards for his scholarly work, including the Academy of Management SIM Division Best Dissertation Award in 2002, the ERIM award for Outstanding Performance by a Young Researcher in 2005, the ERIM top article award in 2007, and the Academy of Management IM Division Best Paper Award in 2011. Furthermore, he received best teacher awards from all three universities at which he was previously employed (Concordia University, Utrecht University, Erasmus University). At RSM, Pursey presently teaches the Core Course in Strategic Management in the Fulltime MBA program. Pursey serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Organization, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Public Affairs, and Business and Society. He has published some 50 peer-reviewed articles in journals like Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, and Journal of Management Studies.

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