Dr Korcan Kavusan

Korcan Kavusan

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


Korcan Kavusan is an Assistant Professor of Global Strategy in the Department of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

Korcan joined the department upon completion of his Ph.D. at Tilburg University. His research focuses on strategic alliances and acquisitions with three main themes: (1) antecedents of technological capability development through strategic alliances (2) transfer of managerial capabilities across alliances and acquisitions, and (3) country-level determinants of international alliance and acquisition performance.

His teaching portfolio includes Strategic Management and Renewal and External Innovation through Alliances and Acquisitions in the Master’s program as well as International Business in the English language bachelor program.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship


Professional Publications

Work in Progress

  • K. Kavusan & N.G.N. Noorderhaven (2019). Learning to Learn or Learning to Coordinate? Academy of Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings .

Scholarly Publications


Organization Memberships


International Business

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015
  • Code: BAP072
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1

Strategic management & renewal

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM03MIM
  • ECTS: 2 Level: Master

Disruptive innovations

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BM12MIM
  • ECTS: 2 Level: Master

Managing innovation with alliances and acquisitions

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMME091
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Past courses

Changing Business through Strategic Innovation

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BMSM06
  • ECTS: 3 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Strategic Management

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BM22MIM
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

External innovation strategies through alliances and mergers and acquisitions

  • Study year: 2014/2015
  • Code: RSMME087
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Strategic management & renewal

  • Study year: 2014/2015
  • Code: BKM03GM
  • ECTS: 2 Level: Master