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

He is writing a dissertation on the double hermeneutic of organization and management theory. He has a background in sociology (urban studies), obtaining both his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Erasmus University.

Giorgio has conducted and coordinated research on a variety of topics, including knowledge migration, radicalization and cultural differences at work. He also teaches on a variety of topics, ranging from urban sociology and globalization to organizational sociology.

At RSM, Giorgio has taught and coordinated a course on cross-cultural management and lectured about Dutch culture. Giorgio has published articles and book reviews in both Dutch and international peer-reviewed journals.

In addition to his PhD work and being a stay-at-home dad, Giorgio occasionally writes op-ed pieces and columns.

You can find out more about Giorgio at his personal website.

Publications

Academic (4)
  • Touburg, G. (2016). National Habitus: An Antidote to the Resilience of Hofstede’s ‘National Culture’? Journal of Organizational Change Management, 29(1), 81-92. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-11-2015-0219

  • Touburg, G., & Veenhoven, R. (2014). Mental Health Care and Average Happiness: Strong Effect in Developed Nations. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 42(4), 394-404. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-014-0579-8

  • Burgers, J., & Touburg, G. (2013). International Mobility of Professional Knowledge from the Global South: Indian IT Workers in the Netherlands. Global networks : a journal of transnational affairs, 13(4), 517-534. https://doi.org/10.1111/glob.12012

  • Burgers, J., & Touburg, G. (2012). De overkomst van kenniswerkers uit niet-westerse landen naar geavanceerde economieën: Indiase IT professionals in Nederland. Sociologie, 8(2), 248-268. https://doi.org/10.5117/SOC2012.2.BOHE

Popular (29)
  • Touburg, G. (2017). Geleende tijd. Erasmus Magazine, 20(8), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2017). Academische correctheid. Erasmus Magazine, 20(5), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2017). Academic Correctness. Erasmus Magazine, 20(5), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2017). Stemmen met gebalde vuisten. Erasmus Magazine, 20(6), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2017). Voting with Clenched Fists. Erasmus Magazine, 20(6), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2017). This Column Will Change Your Life! Erasmus Magazine, 20(7), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2017). Deze column zal je verbazen! Erasmus Magazine, 20(7), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2017). Borrowed Time. Erasmus Magazine, 20(8), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2017). Hard reset. Erasmus Magazine, 20(9), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2017). Hard Reset. Erasmus Magazine, 20(9), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2017). Afschaffen die hap. Erasmus Magazine, 20(10), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2017). Let's Get Rid of the Bloody Things. Erasmus Magazine, 20(10), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2016). Gonorrhea or Cholera. Erasmus Magazine, 20(2), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2016). Intolerant Atheism. Erasmus Magazine, 20(4), 11.

  • Touburg, G. (2016). It's All Gone Pea-Shaped! Erasmus Magazine, 20(3), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2016). Snertwerk. Erasmus Magazine, 20(3), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2016). Gesubsidieerd apenkooien. Erasmus Magazine, 20(1), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2016). Spamfilter. Erasmus Magazine, 19(10), 11.

  • Touburg, G. (2016). Reality check. Erasmus Magazine, 19(9), 8.

  • Touburg, G. (2016). Innovatie. Erasmus Magazine, 19(8), 34.

  • Touburg, G. (2016). Rijdende trein. Erasmus Magazine, 19(7), 8.

  • Touburg, G. (2016). Dubbel genaaid. Erasmus Magazine, 19(6), 8.

  • Touburg, G. (2016). Echokamers. Erasmus Magazine, 19(5), 8.

  • Touburg, G. (2016). Wild and Subsidised Fun. Erasmus Magazine, 20(1), 15.

  • Touburg, G. (2015). Stille krachten. Erasmus Magazine, 19(4), 20.

  • Touburg, G. (2015). Quiet Forces. Erasmus Magazine, 19(4), 20.

  • Touburg, G. (2015). Zelffelicitatie. Erasmus Magazine, 19(3), 8.

  • Touburg, G. (2015). Trots. Erasmus Magazine, 19(2), 8.

  • Touburg, G. (2015). Guilt trip. Erasmus Magazine, 19(1), 8.

Professional (2)
  • Touburg, G. (2019). Geert Hofstede: verguisd of gevierd? Sociologie Magazine, 27(1), 10-11. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/115127

  • Touburg, G. (2016). Why Managers Should Not Treat Nationality as ‘Software of the Mind’. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge.

Academic (1)

Popular (1)
  • Touburg, G. (2016). Schiebroek. In J. Kerklaan, & O. Vijfvinkel (Eds.), Groots Rotterdam scheurkalender 2017 DrukwerkMAX.

Academic (6)
  • Touburg, G., & Essers, J. (2019). Mythologizing Management: A Mythographic Analysis of the Case Method. 11th International Critical Management Studies Conference, Milton Keynes.

  • Touburg, G., & Essers, J. (2018). Mythologizing Management: A Mythographic Analysis of the Case Method. 7th International Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research, Barcelona.

  • Touburg, G. (2013). Culture and Actionable Knowledge: Proximities and Transfers. 12th Annual IACCM Conference, Rotterdam.

  • Touburg, G., & Lee, C. (2013). Tacit Knowledge Transfer through Global Narratives. 5th International Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research, Barcelona. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/39581

  • Touburg, G. (2011). Soft Skills, Tacit Ties: Exploring the Role of Non-Geographical Proximities in International Knowledge Transfer. RC21 Annual Conference, Amsterdam. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/38220

  • Burgers, J., Touburg, G., & Sonneveld, W. (2011). Indiase kenniswerkers binnen Capgemini: het bedrijf als 'nabijheid'. Dag van de Sociologie, Ghent.

Professional (2)
  • Entzinger, H., & Touburg, G. (2011). Terug naar Curaçao? Hoog opgeleide Curaçaoënaars voor de keuze. Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (EUR). http://hdl.handle.net/1765/37514

  • Touburg, G. (2010). Soft Skills, Tacit Ties: An Explorative Case Study about the Relationship between Knowledge Types and Migration Patterns (Report for the IHS). Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). http://hdl.handle.net/1765/37276

Popular (7)
  • Touburg, G. (Author). (2017). Hoe De Correspondent racisten legitimeert en critici de mond snoert. Web publication/site, Frontaal Naakt.

  • Touburg, G. (Author). (2016). Hoe de media zich inspannen om Jeremy Corbyn uit te schakelen. Web publication/site, Frontaal Naakt.

  • Touburg, G. (Author). (2016). Daan Roosegaarde bij College Tour: narcist of slachtoffer?. Web publication/site, Joop.

  • Touburg, G. (Author). (2015). Saskia Sassen: "Rotterdam niet als bedrijfskundige managen": interview met socioloog Saskia Sassen. Web publication/site, .

  • Touburg, G. (Author). (2015). Hypocriete borstklopperij. Web publication/site, Republiek Allochtonië.

  • Touburg, G. (Author). (2014). Ordehandhavers op CS zijn lemmings. Web publication/site, Vers Beton.

  • Touburg, G. (Author). (2014). Golf van afschuw over Wilders: too little, too late. Web publication/site, The Post Online.

Professional (1)
  • Touburg, G. (Author). (2018). Talking Globalisation into Being. Web publication/site, CESAM Blog.

Courses

Past courses

Bachelor Thesis

  • Study year: 2021/2022
  • Code: FSWS-3072

Sociologische onderzoekspuzzels

  • Study year: 2021/2022
  • Code: FSWS-3061

Cross Cultural Management

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

Featured in the media

  • '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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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."

  • 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."

  • 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. …

  • 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'

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Gonorrhea or Cholera

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

  • Gesubsidieerd apenkooien

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. …

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dubbel genaaid

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

Featured on RSM Discovery

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.