Prof. Joep Cornelissen

Joep Cornelissen

Professor of Corporate Communication and Management
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Profile

Joep Cornelissen is Professor of Corporate Communication and Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. The main focus of his research involves studies of the role of corporate and managerial communication in the context of innovation, entrepreneurship and change. In addition, he also has an interest in questions of scientific reasoning and theory development in management and organization theory.

 

His work has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science and Organization Studies, and he has written a general text on corporate communication (Corporate Communication: A Guide to Theory and Practice, Sage Publications) which is now in its sixth edition (2020).

 

He is the Editor-in-Chief of Organization Theory, a former Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Review, a Council member of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies, a former General Editor of the Journal of Management Studies (2006-2012) and serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies.

Professional experience

Full Professor

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

Publications

Professional Publications

Scholarly Publications (40)

Other (3)

  • M.N. Cholakova & J.P. Cornelissen (2018). Sailing towards an unknowable future: How different types of factual reasoning support early-stage entrepreneurial idea validation. 10th International Process Symposium on Temporality and History in Organization Studies,: Halkidiki, Greece.
  • M.N. Cholakova & J.P. Cornelissen (2017). Being a permanent beta – How different types of factual reasoning support effective opportunity development. European Theory Development Workshop: Zurich, Switzerland.
  • M.N. Cholakova, J.P. Cornelissen & C. Andriopoulos (2017). What if I do or I don’t, had or had not: The role of prefactual and counterfactual thinking in supporting entrepreneurial reasoning. Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Atlanta, USA.

Media

Media items

  • ‘Bedrijven als Uber moeten anders worden geclassificeerd’

    Companies such as Uber, which supply on demand, must be classified differently. The category in which Uber wants to see himself classified is morally and legally doubtful, says new research by Magdalena Cholakova and professor…

  • ‘BEDRIJVEN ALS UBER MOETEN ANDERS WORDEN GECLASSIFICEERD’

    Companies such as Uber, which supply on demand, must be classified differently. The category in which Uber wants to see himself classified is morally and legally doubtful, says new research by Magdalena Cholakova and professor…

  • ‘Bedrijven als Uber moeten anders worden geclassificeerd’

    Companies such as Uber, which supply on demand, must be classified differently. The category in which Uber wants to see himself classified is morally and legally doubtful, says new research by Magdalena Cholakova and professor…

  • Rotterdamse wetenschappers waarschuwen voor framing van bedrijven als Uber

    An article regarding research done by Joep Cornelissen and Magdalena Cholakova into Uber.

  • Winst Uber alles

    Companies such as Uber, which supply on demand, must be classified differently. The category in which Uber wants to see himself classified is morally and legally doubtful, says new research by Magdalena Cholakova and professor…

  • De keerzijde van een nieuw businessmodel: winst Uber alles

    Digitization has brought us platforms such as Airbnb, Facebook and Uber. These are companies that rent out rooms without owning real estate, offering content without employing editors or arranging transport without owning cars.…

  • Uber workers cling to “precarious” existence

    An article regarding Joep Cornelissen's en Magdalena Cholakova's new research that examines Uber’s argument that its drivers are “independent workers” who are, in some respects, like individuals working for others and in other…

  • Nieuwe categorie schijnzelfstandigen 'moreel en juridisch twijfelachtig'

    An article that discusses new research conducted by Joep Cornelissen and Magdalena Cholakova on Uber.

  • Winst Uber alles

    For employees, it is of great importance how companies like Uber, which supply on demand, are classified. The category in which Uber wants to see himself classified is morally and legally questionable, according to new research by…

  • Abstracte plannen overbrengen? Non-verbale communicatie wordt belangrijker

    Joep Cornelissen, Professor of Corporate Communication and Management, has been mentioned in an article. The article discusses how an abstract story may be sold to the public. He states that "the type of language used is quite a…

  • Abstracte plannen overbrengen? ‘Non-verbale communicatie belangrijker dan taal’

    Joep Cornelissen, Professor of Corporate Communication and Management, has been mentioned in an article. The article discusses how an abstract story may be sold to the public. He states that "the type of language used is quite a…

  • When You Pitch an Idea, Gestures Matter More Than Words

    An article in Harvard Business Review that discusses the influence of arm and hand motions during pitching. Hand motions help to communicate an abstract or unfamiliar idea by making it concrete, according to Joep Cornelissen,…

  • New Research Reveals The Surprising Nonverbal Technique That Makes Pitches More Convincing

    An article in Forbes that discusses the influence of arm and hand motions during pitching. Hand motions help to communicate an abstract or unfamiliar idea by making it concrete, according to Joep Cornelissen, professor of…

  • Bol en NS winnen de Stakeholder Management Award 2018

    Joep Cornelissen, Professor of Corporate Communication and Management at RSM was a member of the jury for the Stakeholder Management Award 2018.

  • Bol.com en NS winnen de Stakeholder Management Award 2018

    Joep Cornelissen, Professor of Corporate Communication and Management at RSM was a member of the jury for the Stakeholder Management Award 2018.

  • Cees van Riel verlaat Erasmus, Marijke Baumann en Joep Cornelissen nemen zijn taken over

    Cees van Riel is retiring, and will be transferring his duties at RSM to Marijke Baumann and Joep Cornelissen. Marijke Baumann has been appointed the Director of the Corporate Communication Center (CCC) and Executive Director of…

  • Joep Cornelissen voorziet nieuwe communicatierealiteit

    Joep Cornelissen of the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) at Erasmus University is one of the speakers in the private RSM masterclass' Future Visions of Corporate Communication "on October 20. He first started with the good…

  • Wieneke Buurman in jury Reputatie Management Award

    The jury for the Reputation Management Award has been expanded this year to include Wieneke Buurman (chairman of Logeion) and Joep Cornelisse. Reputation Management Award is the prize for the company with the most creative,…

  • Wieneke Buurman in jury Reputatie Management Award

    The jury for the Reputation Management Award has been expanded this year to include Wieneke Buurman (chairman of Logeion) and Joep Cornelisse. Reputation Management Award is the prize for the company with the most creative,…

  • Winnaar gezocht: wie overtreft grensverleggend reputatiemanagement Rotterdam?

    The jury for the Reputation Management Award has been expanded this year to include Wieneke Buurman (chairman of Logeion) and Joep Cornelisse. Reputation Management Award is the prize for the company with the most creative,…

  • Reputatie Management Award geopend voor nominaties

    The jury for the Reputation Management Award has been expanded this year to include Wieneke Buurman (chairman of Logeion) and Joep Cornelisse. Reputation Management Award is the prize for the company with the most creative,…

  • Deze 7 trends bepalen de toekomst van communicatie

    Communication company Linden & Barbosa organized a discussion with the experts in the field of communication to identify threats and opportunities, resulting in 7 future trends. J.P. Cornelissen is mentioned as participating in…

  • Bad Framing Leads to Bad Decisions and Bad (Even Fatal) Actions

    A groundbreaking analysis of an innocent civilian’s tragic shooting by anti-terrorist police reveals an erroneous frame. A cautionary tale for leaders and other decision makers, exposing how errors or assumptions can cascade into…

  • Hoe de politie een onschuldige burger aanzag voor terrorist

    A groundbreaking analysis of an innocent civilian’s tragic shooting by anti-terrorist police reveals an erroneous frame. A cautionary tale for leaders and other decision makers, exposing how errors or assumptions can cascade into…

  • Hoe de politie een onschuldige burger aanzag voor terrorist

    An analysis of an innocent civilian’s tragic shooting by anti-terrorist police reveals how groups of individuals commit, through the interaction of communication, emotions and material cues, to a single, common frame. It exposing…

  • Corporate scandals and dealing with the aftermath

    The impact of a corporate scandal on an organisation, its employees, customers and other stakeholder depends on the nature of the scandal, said Professor Joep Cornelissen, when interviewed by Reuters on the corporate scandal…

  • Bad Framing Leads to Bad Decisions and Bad (Even Fatal) Actions

    An analysis of an innocent civilian’s tragic shooting by anti-terrorist police reveals how groups of individuals commit, through the interaction of communication, emotions and material cues, to a single, common frame. It exposing…

  • When Bad Framing Leads to Bad Group Decisions and Fatal Actions

    An article concerning the award-winning research that considers what causes individuals in teams to commit themselves to a single frame as opposed to being open to alternative framings. The research is co-written by professor Joep…

Discovery items

Profits Uber everything

Research shows that the category that Uber wants itself to be classified in, is morally and legally questionable.

Post-merger integration and the role of language fluency

Beware of the march of English as the lingua franca of the international commercial world

What we can learn from the police team that mistook an innocent civilian for a suicide bomber

How a team’s communication and ‘emotional contagion’ led to a dramatic group decision.

Courses

Developing Theory and Theoretical Contributions

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BERMAMC017
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Introduction to business administration

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BK1101
  • Level: Bachelor 1

Foundations of Corporate Communication

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC1001
  • ECTS: 7

Summer Course in Corporate Communication

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC1002
  • ECTS: 7

Advanced Reputation Management

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2001
  • ECTS: 5

Corporate branding

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2002
  • ECTS: 5

Crisis Communication

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2003
  • ECTS: 5

Employee Communication

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2004
  • ECTS: 5

Investor Relations

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2005
  • ECTS: 5

Leadership & Communication

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2006
  • ECTS: 5

Media Impact on Reputation

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2007
  • ECTS: 5

Marketing Communication

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2008
  • ECTS: 5

Organisational Identity

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2009
  • ECTS: 5

Public affairs

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2010
  • ECTS: 5

Strategic issues management

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2011
  • ECTS: 5

CSR & Sustainability

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2012
  • ECTS: 5

Leadership development for communication managers

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2013
  • ECTS: 5

Issues Management & Public Affairs

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2014
  • ECTS: 5

Thought Leadership

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2015
  • ECTS: 5

Language & Reputation Management

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2016
  • ECTS: 5

Persuasive Communication

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2017
  • ECTS: 5

Organisational Change

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2018
  • ECTS: 5

Partnerships & Sponsoring

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2019
  • ECTS: 5

Strategic Management

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2020
  • ECTS: 5

Digital Communication

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2021
  • ECTS: 5

Finance for Communication Professionals

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC2022
  • ECTS: 5

International Exchange

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC3001
  • ECTS: 8

Thesis

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMCC4001
  • ECTS: 15

Past courses

Publishing Strategy

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BERMSKL010
  • ECTS: 1 Level: Master

Social Entrepreneurship

  • Study year: 2017/2018
  • Code: BMME080
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master

Communicating Sustainability

  • Study year: 2016/2017
  • Code: BMME107
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Advanced Topics in Organization Theory

  • Study year: 2015/2016
  • Code: BERMASC012
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Developing Theory and Theoretical Contributions

  • Study year: 2015/2016
  • Code: BERMAMC014
  • ECTS: 3 Level: Master

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