Dr Corinna Frey-Heger

Corinna Frey-Heger

Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Corinna Frey-Heger is an Assistant Professor in the Business-Society Management department. 

As a qualitative scholar, she draws on organization theory (institutional theory, practice theory, pragmatism) to better understand organization's responses to grand challenges and wicked problems, such as global displacement. Currently, she is particularly interested in how organizations' responses to these problems intensify the very problems they are meant to solve. She has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in refugee camps in Rwanda and Lebanon.

She completed her PhD in 2018 at the University of Cambridge. Her dissertation on 'Organizing in times of global displacement and refugee crises' won the SAMS Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award 2019

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Business-Society Management


Scholarly Publications (5)

Semi Scientific Publications (6)

Doctoral Thesis


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Past courses

Grand Challenges and innovative forms of organizing

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BMME145
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Sustainability Grand Challenges

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BM05GBS
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master