Giorgio Touburg , MSc

Giorgio Touburg

Academic Researcher
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Giorgio Touburg is a postdoctoral researcher at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

He has a background in sociology (urban studies), obtaining both his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Erasmus University. He is finishing his dissertation on performativity in management theory and practice.

Prior to joining RSM, he conducted and coordinated research on knowledge migration. He has published articles and book reviews in both Dutch and international peer-reviewed journals.

At RSM, Giorgio has taught and coordinated a course on cross-cultural management and lectured about Dutch culture. Before joining RSM, he taught classes on academic skills, urban sociology, organizational sociology, and globalization.

He is currently employed on PROPHETS, an EU-wide research consortium that studies online radicalization.

In addition to his work at RSM, Giorgio frequently writes op-ed pieces and columns.

Professional experience

Academic Researcher

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Organisation and Personnel Management

Publications

Key Publications (3)

Professional Publications (5)

Scholarly Publications (11)

Semi Scientific Publications (37)

Recognitions

Editorial positions (6)

  • Journal of Organizational Change Management

    Occasional Reviewer

  • BMC Public Health

    Occasional Reviewer

  • Sociologie

    Occasional Reviewer

  • SOCIAL & CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY

    Occasional Reviewer

  • Academy of Management Proceedings

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • BMJ Open

    Occasional Reviewer

Side positions (8)

  • IMISCOE

  • RC21

  • NSV

  • IACCM

  • ERIM PhD Council

    Vice-chairman

  • Vers Beton

    Member of the scientific editorial team

  • Erasmus Magazine

    Columnist

  • AOM

    member

Media

Media items

  • Driemaal Scheepsrecht: de gelukkige Rotterdammer?

    A Whatsapp discussion on the current affairs in Rotterdam, focusing on the news that residents in Rotterdam are the happiest in the Netherlands. Giorgio Touburg is one of the participants.

  • Daan Roosegaarde bij College Tour: narcist of slachtoffer?

    Giorgio Touburg starting the discussion on whether Daan Roosegaarde posed as a narcissist or a victim at the College Tour event.

  • Dubbel genaaid

    Giorgio Touburg on the discussion of how much the goverment should intervent with innovation as private and public interests intertwine.

  • Innovatie

    Giorgio Touburg provides a critical analysis of the often positive connotation of innovation and Uber. This often overshadows the negative effects innovations such as Uber might cause.

  • Promovendi op het podium

    Theater Walhalla organized an event where promovendi could take the stage to answer any questions of the public. Giorgio Touburg was one of them answering questions on cultural diversity in companies.

  • Spam filter

    Columnist Giorgio Touburg notices a flyer ban for political parties on the EUR camps, but at the same time companies and people of certain persuasions can speak out freely.

  • Hoe de media zich inspannen om Jeremy Corbyn uit te schakelen

    An article written by Giorgio Touburg regarding how people and the media conspired to prevent Jeremy Corbyn from becoming priminister and reduce his power.

  • Gesubsidieerd apenkooien

    Giorgio Touburg columnist and former sorority member, discusses student associations as cultural heritage.

  • Gonorrhea or Cholera

    An analysis of the election campaigning in America and the consequences of such.

  • Snertwerk

    A dear member of Mr Touburg's family, said some time ago that the company for which they worked was in a downward spiral. Cutbacks and layoffs appeared inevitable, leading to the necessary unrest among workers. Hence, a group of...

  • It’s all gone pea-shaped!

    A dear member of Mr Touburg's family, said some time ago that the company for which they worked was in a downward spiral. Cutbacks and layoffs appeared inevitable, leading to the necessary unrest among workers. Hence, a group of...

  • Intolerant atheism

    'By allowing only one interpretation of the Quran, some atheists ironically commit the same mistake as the fanatics they claim to be combatting'

  • Hoe De Correspondent racisten legitimeert en critici de mond snoert

    Sometimes understanding contact between opposing beliefs leads to something beautiful. As Abdel Karim El Fassi showed in his trilogy about the political tensions in the country in talks with several "ordinary citizens". The...

  • Voting with clenched fists

    Giorgio Touburg mainly sees 'cynical politics determined by focus groups'. "So when you enter a polling station, please take some time to consider what is really arousing your anger."

  • Stemmen met gebalde vuisten

    Giorgio Touburg mainly sees 'cynical politics determined by focus groups'. "So when you enter a polling station, please take some time to consider what is really arousing your anger."

  • Deze column zal je verbazen! This column wil change your life!

    In the USA "fake news" is a topic of much debate. Many commentators blame websites like Breitbart for Trump's victory. Breitbart's headlines include gems such as "Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy" and "Gay Rights...

  • Reacties op motie Duisenberg: ‘Er heerst een verstikkende consensus op de universiteit’

    A majority of the House wants to know if there is self-censorship and lack of diversity of perspectives "at Dutch universities. EM asked three scientists what they think of such research including Giorgio Touburg.

  • 'Docent = eikel', universiteiten klaar met snoeiharde studentenkritiek

    Giorgio Touburg, PhD Candidate at RSM, has given his opinion in an article bij NOS. The article states that some universities are debating whether to change their course evaluation method, as some evaluations by students seem to...

Discovery item

Why managers should not treat nationality as ‘software of the mind’

Nationality does not predict behaviour, says Giorgio Touburg. Managers should explore the national cultural backgrounds of their teams.

Past courses

Cross Cultural Management

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BAB23
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 2, Bachelor 2