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

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Jan Lodge is an Assistant Professor in Business-Society Management at the Rotterdam School of Management.

An organizational theorist by training, Jan uses qualitative methods to broadly explore what enables and what inhibits social change.

In this context, he is primarily interested in the topic of negative social evaluations such as stigma or disapproval, as well as their antecedents such as misconduct, scandals, or norm violations. Beyond this, he also undertakes research in the areas of social innovation and institutional theory.

Most recently, Jan has conducted research in an exciting array of empirical settings including social housing organizations, reentry organizations, capital punishment in the U.S., religious minority groups, child marriage in Indonesia.

Prior to joining academia, he was a management consultant at L.E.K. Consulting where he supported international clients across various industries in developing their organisational design, market entry, and growth strategies.

Jan holds a Ph.D. form the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School.


Academic (1)
  • Syakhroza, M. A., & Lodge, J. (2024). Birds of a Feather are Punished Together, or Not? Examining Heterogeneity in Career Advancements of Minority Groups. Journal of Management Studies. Advance online publication.

Academic (2)
  • Howard-Grenville, J., & Lodge, J. (2021). Context, Dynamics Embeddedness and Routine. In Cambridge Handbook of Routine Dynamics (pp. 229). Cambridge University Press.

  • Claus, L., De Rond, M., Howard-Grenville, J., & Lodge, J. (2019). When Fieldwork Hurts: On the Lived Experience of Conducting Research in Unsettling Contexts. In Research in the Sociology of Organizations: The Production of Managerial Knowledge and Organizational Theory: New Approaches to Writing, Producing and Consuming Theory ( (Vol. 59, pp. 157-172). Emerald Group Publishing.

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    Dr Jan Lodge of RSM co-authored an article that explores why a recent TV drama about the UK's Post Office Horizon IT scandal is an important vehicle for publicising a British miscarriage of justice. …