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Professor Daan Stam has been appointed as dean of faculty for Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). He officially began the role on 1 January 2023. 

As the dean of faculty, Stam will be responsible for guiding academic and strategic leadership for RSM faculty members, including working with the heads of research departments, overseeing appointments, promotions and appraisals, addressing integrity issues, as well as developing school-level faculty policies and learning and development opportunities for faculty members.  

New faculty model

Prof. Stam’s priorities will centre around implementing a new faculty model, addressing workload issues and creating a culture of psychological empowerment where people feel free, autonomous and impactful. 

Prior to his appointment as dean of faculty, Stam served as the RSM Dean of Engagement. In the coming weeks, the RSM Executive Board and the heads of departments will be exploring how to ensure the continuity of activities in that area, both in the short term and longer term.  

“As an Executive Board we are confident that Daan will do an excellent job as dean of faculty and are grateful that he agreed to take on this important role for our School.” noted acting RSM Dean Werner Brouwer. “I congratulate Daan on this appointment.” 

About Prof Daan Stam 

Daan Stam is a professor of innovation management in the Department of Technology and Operations Management at RSM. His research interests include leadership and communication, particularly in innovation and operational settings. He is a member of the Erasmus Centre for Leadership. His research is published in academic outlets such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science, Journal of Operations Management, The Leadership Quarterly and Journal of Organizational Behavior

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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.

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