dr. Juup Essers

Juup Essers

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

Profile

Juup Essers is Assistant Professor of Models and Policy at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

He holds an MA in Philosophy & Political Theory from Leiden University and an MScBA and PhD from RSM.

Juup has authored and co-authored publications in the areas of philosophy of organization science, incommensurability of management theories, and ideology in organizations. He also sits on the scientific committee of the biennial conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research (RNMR) in Barcelona.

With more than 30 years of teaching experience under his belt, Juup has lectured on a variety of topics, ranging from rhetoric, philosophy of science, and cross-cultural management to business research methodology. He is a regular winner of the Best Teacher award in the Evening MScBA program at RSM.

His current research interests mainly focus on a critical appraisal of the semiotics and rhetoric of leadership discourse.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

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

Publications

Key Publications (4)

  • J.P.J.M. Essers (2012). Re‐writing the Organization: The Ideological Deadlock of Narrative Methodology. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 25 (2), 332-351. doi: 10.1108/09534811211213991
  • J.P.J.M. Essers, S. Böhm & A. Contu (2009). Corporate Robespierres, Ideologies of Management and Change. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 22 (2), 129-140. doi: 10.1108/09534810910947172
  • J.P.J.M. Essers (1999). Incommensurabiliteit en organisatie: over het management van verschil in organisaties. In M.J. van Riemsdijk (Ed.), Dilemma's in de bedrijfskundige wetenschap (pp. 206-234). Assen: Van Gorcum
  • J.P.J.M. Essers & J.F. Schreinemakers (1997). Nonaka's Subjectivist Conception of Knowledge in Corporate Knowledge Management. Knowledge Organization, 24 (1), 24-32.

Professional Publications

  • J.P.J.M. Essers (1995). De idee van een bedrijfskundige methodologie als verantwoordingskader voor bedrijfskundig handelen. Memo. Nieuwsbrief van de Nederlands-Vlaamse Academie voor Management, 4 (1), 3-11.

Scholarly Publications (21)

  • G. Touburg & J.P.J.M. Essers (2019). Mythologizing Management: A Mythographic Analysis of the Case Method. 11th International Critical Management Studies Conference: Milton Keynes (2019, juni 28).
  • G. Touburg & J.P.J.M. Essers (2018). Mythologizing Management: A Mythographic Analysis of the Case Method. 7th International Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research: Barcelona (2018, maart 26).
  • M.J. Flory & J.P.J.M. Essers (2016). Slawomir Magala, Generalist with a Cause. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 29 (1). doi: 10.1108/JOCM-11-2015-0217
  • J.P.J.M. Essers (2016). Necessitas Legem Non Habet: Authority, Democracy and the Language of Leadership. 6th International Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research: Barcelona (2016, maart 22).
  • J.P.J.M. Essers (2013). The Rhetoric of Repetition: Management Discourse on the Verge of Glossolalia. 5th International Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research: Barcelona (2013, maart 25).
  • J.P.J.M. Essers (2013). Teaching Tolerance: Designing an MSc-Programme in Cross-Cultural Management. 12th Annual IACCM Conference: Rotterdam (2013, juni 21).
  • J.P.J.M. Essers (2012). Re‐writing the Organization: The Ideological Deadlock of Narrative Methodology. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 25 (2), 332-351. doi: 10.1108/09534811211213991
  • J.P.J.M. Essers (2011). Re-writing the Organization: Rhetorical Pitfalls of Narrative Research. 4th International Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research: Barcelona (2011, maart 24). [go to publisher's site]
  • J.P.J.M. Essers, S. Böhm & A. Contu (2009). Corporate Robespierres, Ideologies of Management and Change. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 22 (2), 129-140. doi: 10.1108/09534810910947172
  • H.K. Letiche & J.P.J.M. Essers (2004). Jean-François Lyotard. In S. Linstead (Ed.), Organization Theory and Postmodern Thought (pp. 64-87). London/Thousand Oaks/New Delhi: Sage
  • J.P.J.M. Essers & J. van Oosterhout (2000). Het analyseren en schrijven van een betoog. In Ph. van Engeldorp Gastelaars (Ed.), Elementen van bedrijfskundig onderzoek (pp. 175-209). Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel: ServicePost
  • J.P.J.M. Essers (1999). Incommensurabiliteit en organisatie: over het management van verschil in organisaties. In M.J. van Riemsdijk (Ed.), Dilemma's in de bedrijfskundige wetenschap (pp. 206-234). Assen: Van Gorcum
  • A.J.J.A. Maas, J.P.J.M. Essers, H.K. Letiche, S.J. Magala & A.J. Roodink (1998). Managing Change: Change Perspectives. Rotterdam: Donner
  • J.P.J.M. Essers & J.F. Schreinemakers (1997). Nonaka's Subjectivist Conception of Knowledge in Corporate Knowledge Management. Knowledge Organization, 24 (1), 24-32.
  • J.P.J.M. Essers & J.F. Schreinemakers (1996). Critical Notes on the Use of Knowledge in Knowledge Management. In R. Green (Ed.), Knowledge, Organization and Change. Proceedings of the Fourth International ISKO Conference (Advances in Knowledge Organization, Volume 5) (pp. 213-215). Frankfurt: Indeks
  • J.P.J.M. Essers & J.F. Schreinemakers (1996). The Conceptions of Knowledge and Information in Knowledge Management. In J.F. Schreinemakers (Ed.), Knowledge Management. Organization, Competence and Methodology. Proceedings of the Fourth International ISMICK Symposium (Advances in Knowledge Management, Volume 1) (pp. 93-104). Würzburg: Ergon
  • J.P.J.M. Essers, A. Huiberts & J.F.D.B. Wempe (1994). National Legislation versus International Competition: The Environmental Clean-up at Avebe. In B. Harvey, H. van Luijk & H. Steinmann (Eds.), European Casebook on Business Ethics (pp. 159-180). Hertfordshire: Prentice Hall
  • J.P.J.M. Essers (1991). Interdisciplinariteit en herdisciplinering: de ontwikkelingsgang van bedrijfskunde als wetenschap. In H.W. Blom & J.J. Vromen (Eds.), Bedrijfseconomie: hoe bestaat het?: aanzetten tot een filosofische plaatsbepaling (pp. 17-29). Leiden/Antwerpen: Stenfert Kroeze
  • J.P.J.M. Essers (1989). Over de methodologische verantwoording van bedrijfskunde als wetenschap. In J.W.M. Bertrand, J. Geersing, A. Pruyn, J.A.M. Theeuwes & H. van de Water (Eds.), Bedrijfskundig onderzoek 1989: 4e NOBO onderzoeksdag: Eindhoven, 9 november 1989 (pp. 271-280). Eindhoven: NOBO
  • C.P. Veerman & J.P.J.M. Essers (Ed.). (1988). Wetenschap en wetenschapsleer: een inleiding (second ed.). Delft: Eburon
  • J.P.J.M. Essers (1988). De kritische theorie van Jürgen Habermas. In C.P. Veerman & J.P.J.M. Essers (Eds.), Wetenschap en wetenschapsleer: een inleiding (second ed.) (pp. 199-251). Delft: Eburon

Semi Scientific Publications (2)

  • M.J. Flory & J.P.J.M. Essers (2011). Frits maakt geen vrienden. In J. Groenewegen & A. Dreimüller (Eds.), Frits van Engeldorp Gastelaars: vriendelijke vriendenboek (pp. 33-35). Zeist: A-D Druk
  • J.P.J.M. Essers (1997). Beste Erik. In Ph. van Engeldorp Gastelaars (Ed.), Liberik de Leede: sparringpartners (pp. 110-114). Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel: ServicePost

Doctoral Thesis

Recognitions

Editorial positions (2)

  • Journal of Organizational Change Management

    Co-Editor Special Issue

  • Journal of Organizational Change Management

    Occasional Reviewer

Side positions (4)

  • Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research

    Member Scientific Committee

  • Best teacher in the Evening Master 'Bedrijfskunde'

    winner, several times

  • SR Professor Award 2015: best professor premaster BA

    nominee

  • SR Professor Award 2015: best professor premaster IBA

    nominee

Courses

Cross Cultural Management

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BAB23
  • Level: Bachelor 2, Bachelor 2

Introduction to Business

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BAP064
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1

Wetenschapsleer

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BMA3001
  • ECTS: 3

Rhetoric for managers

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMME065
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

OCC Master Thesis

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BMMTOCC
  • ECTS: 16 Level: Master

Bedrijfskundige Methodologie

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BPA1014
  • ECTS: 4

Past courses

Theories on Change, on Behaviour and on Differences

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2017/2018
  • Code: BM02OCC
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Advisory Skills

  • Study year: 2017/2018
  • Code: BMME064
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Foundations of Consulting

  • Study year: 2017/2018
  • Code: BM05OCC
  • ECTS: 3 Level: Master

Intervention skills

  • Study year: 2017/2018
  • Code: BMME066
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Managing Professional Organisations

  • Study year: 2017/2018
  • Code: BM01OCC
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Organisational Change and Consulting Research Methodology

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMRMOCC
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Personal Development Trajectory

  • Study year: 2017/2018
  • Code: BM06OCC
  • ECTS: 3 Level: Master

Studying Change

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM04OCC
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Final project

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BMA4002
  • ECTS: 20

Kick-off PTO

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BPA1010

Organisational Theory & Dynamics

  • Study year: 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BAB21
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Bachelor 2, Bachelor 2, Pre-master

Organisational theory and dynamics

  • Study year: 2015/2016, 2013/2014
  • Code: BKB1014
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Bachelor 2, Pre-master

Organisational change and consulting research methodology

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMRMOCC
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Rhetoric for managers

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMME060
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master