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Khadija van der Straaten
Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Khadija van der Straaten is Assistant Professor researching International Business and Sustainability at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Her main research topics include gender and inequality in multinational enterprises and their global value chains. Her research has been published in the peer-reviewed scientific journals Journal of International Business Studies and Critical Perspectives on International Business. Her research has been featured on the World Economic Forum Agenda, as well as in the Dutch media (including NRC and BNR)In her empirical research, she uses both quantitative and configurational analysis. 

Khadija is editorial review board member of the Journal of International Business Policy. Since 2021, she has been visiting research fellow of the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business at Henley Business School, UK.

Khadija received her PhD from the University of Amsterdam Business School in 2022. Her dissertation won both the Gunnar Heldlund award 2021-23 for best dissertation in the field of International Business (awarded at the European International Business Academy) and the best dissertation award 2021-22 of the University of Amsterdam Business School. 

Publications

Academic (3)
  • van der Straaten, K., Pisani, N., & Kolk, A. (2024). Parenthood wage gaps in multinational enterprises. Journal of International Business Studies. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-024-00691-w

  • van der Straaten, K., Narula, R., & Giuliani, E. (2023). The multinational enterprise, development, and the inequality of opportunities: A research agenda. Journal of International Business Studies, 54(9), 1623-1640. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-023-00625-y

  • van der Straaten, K., Pisani, N., & Kolk, A. (2020). Unraveling the MNE wage premium. Journal of International Business Studies, 51(9), 1355-1390. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-019-00285-x

Academic (2)
  • van der Straaten, K., Narula, R., & Giuliani, E. (2023). Publisher Correction: The multinational enterprise, development, and the inequality of opportunities: A research agenda. Journal of International Business Studies, 54(9), 1641. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41267-023-00628-9

  • Narula, R., & van der Straaten, K. (2021). A comment on the multifaceted relationship between multinational enterprises and within-country inequality. Critical Perspectives on International Business, 17(1), 32-51. https://doi.org/10.1108/cpoib-10-2019-0080

Professional (1)

Courses

Business Sustainability & Social-Ecological Systems

  • Study year: 2023/2024, 2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BM01GBS
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Global Business Strategies

  • Study year: 2023/2024, 2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BM02GBS
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Past courses

International Business from a Societal Perspective

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022
  • Code: B3T4104
  • Level: Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3

Featured in the media

Featured on RSM Discovery

Addressing gender bias: think about who has the advantages

Khadija van der Straaten studied the differences in wages of employees who are fathers and mothers working in multinational organisations. We are not just paying women too little – we’re paying men too much.