Prof. Marius van Dijke

Marius van Dijke

Professor in Behavioral Ethics
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Marius van Dijke is professor of behavioral ethics at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University and Scientific Director of the Erasmus Centre of Behavioural Ethics (ECBE). 

His research is concerned with behavioral ethics and leadership of high integrity. Examples of issues he examines in his research include when power stimulates moral and immoral behavior, why people so deeply value social justice, and what the role is of intuitive and controlled processes in moral judgment and behavior. These issues have important implications both for theory and practice, supplying tools that stimulate employees and managers to function both productively and ethically.

He has published widely on these topics in Management and Psychology journals, for instance in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Marius served as Director of Doctoral Education of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management from April 2015 until December 2017. 

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Professional experience

Full Professor

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

Publications

Professional Publications (16)

Scholarly Publications (74)

Semi Scientific Publications

  • P.T.M. Desmet, N. Hoogervorst & M.H. van Dijke (2014). Prophets vs. Profits: How Market Competition influences Leaders’ Disciplining Behavior. Best OB Paper Award for Outstanding Practical Implications for Management: . Populariserende publicatie.

Other (2)

Doctoral Thesis

  • M.H. van Dijke. Understanding power dynamics. Effects of social comparison on tendencies to change power and power differences. UvT Prom./coprom.: M. Poppe & J. Rijsman.

Media

Media items

  • Denk mee met je werkgever, ook bij gewetensbezwaren

    Employees are confronted with dilemmas on a daily basis, yet little research has been done on the matter, according to Marius van Dijke. However, some researchers have studied the matter from the perspective and focusing on...

  • Belasting betalen in Ethiopië: een kwestie van vertrouwen

    Lemessa Gobena and Marius van Dijke have researched the tax climate in Ethiopia. In an interview with Lemessa Gobena, the way governments use their power appears important for tax payments, but also that the citizens' trust in...

  • Je baas zegt ‘sorry’. En dan?

    Research conducted by a team of scientists, including Marius van Dijk and Laura Giurge, found that victims find it difficult to forgive culprits if these have more power than them, as they do not believe in the good intentions...

  • Sorry is lastig als de baas het zegt

    Research conducted by a team of scientists, including Marius van Dijk, found that victims find it difficult to forgive culprits if these have more power than them, as they do not believe in the good intentions surrounding the...

  • Sorry, maar je komt niet altijd weg met een sorry

    Research conducted by a team of scientists, including Marius van Dijk, found that victims find it difficult to forgive culprits if these have more power than them, as they do not believe in the good intentions surrounding the...

  • Een manager moet meer doen dan ‘sorry’ zeggen

    Research conducted by a team of scientists, including Marius van Dijk, found that victims find it difficult to forgive culprits if these have more power than them, as they do not believe in the good intentions surrounding the...

  • BNR Nieuwsradio

    During this radio fragment the research conducted by a team of scientists, including Marius van Dijk and Laura Giurge was discussed. It found that victims find it difficult to forgive culprits if these have more power than them,...

  • Hoge functie? Dan is ‘sorry’ lastig

    Research conducted by a team of scientists, including Marius van Dijk, found that victims find it difficult to forgive culprits if these have more power than them, as they do not believe in the good intentions surrounding the...

  • Wel of geen sorry zeggen op je werk?

    During this radio fragment the research conducted by a team of scientists, including Marius van Dijk and Laura Giurge was discussed. It found that victims find it difficult to forgive culprits if these have more power than them,...

  • U komt niet weg met alleen maar 'sorry'

    Research conducted by a team of scientists, including Marius van Dijk, found that victims find it difficult to forgive culprits if these have more power than them, as they do not believe in the good intentions surrounding the...

  • Een simpel 'sorry' is niet voldoende

    Research conducted by a team of scientists, including Marius van Dijk, found that victims find it difficult to forgive culprits if these have more power than them, as they do not believe in the good intentions surrounding the...

  • Doodsbang voor de baas

    One in nine workers in the Netherlands have a leadership that behaves unseemly, which according to Marius van Dijke, occurs when somebody exhibits unethical behaviour. The best remedy is to counteract. "It is often better to show...

  • How Leaders Can Gain Trust When They Say Sorry

    Business leaders at all levels are nowadays expected to engage, to understand, to motivate. And not to act as if they were running a Victorian factory or a penal colony.

  • Klopt dit wel: leidt slecht slapen tot rotgedrag op het werk?

    Steal from the boss, bully peers, arrive too late to the job - all can be caused by sleep deprivation, according to the Rotterdam Professor Marius van Dijke. A new study conducted by Laura Giurge shows that even one bad night...

  • New executive programme teaches ethical leadership in business

    RSM's new executive programme, 'Ethical Leadership in Business' was created to help organisations willing to advance the ethical DNA of their leaders and build and maintain a profoundly ethical culture. This is especially...

  • Nieuw executive-programma leert ethisch leiderschap in business

    RSM's new Executive Programme, 'Ethical Leadership in Business', has been designed to help organisations willing to advance the ethical DNA of their leaders and build and maintain a profoundly ethical culture. RSM Professor Marius...

  • Hoe wordt extra inzet van de medewerker beïnvloed door macht?

    The Journal of Applied Psychology published an article by Marius van Dijke, Endowed Professor in Behavioral Ethics at RSM, about the influence of power on 'pro-social behaviour', or the extent to which employees do more than what...

Discovery items

The influence of power on prosocial behaviour

Fair leadership behaviour and decisions promotes prosocial behavior of employees.

Why people find it hard to forgive leaders who say ‘sorry’

Sometimes saying 'sorry' is ineffictive. Duped employees are less likely to forgive when a violator with higher power apologises.

Marius van Dijke: Your cocoon dictates what's good or bad

How do bankers accept their bonuses without feeling they have done something completely unethical? It can be traced back to one simple word, says RSM’s professor of behavioural ethics.

RSM Discovery Debate: Ethical Leadership

Is it possible to be an ethical leader in today’s shareholder-focused economy?

Courses

Leadership, Sustainability & Governance

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BAB29
  • Level: Bachelor 2, Bachelor 2, Pre-master

Scientific Integrity

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BERMSKL009
  • ECTS: 1 Level: Master

Leadership, sustainability & governance

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BKB3029
  • Level: Bachelor 2, Pre-master

Leiderschap, Management en Bestuur

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BMA2109
  • ECTS: 5

LMB1, Leiderschap, management & bestuur

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMA3078
  • ECTS: 6

LMB2, Majorgebonden methodologie Seminar

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMA3079
  • ECTS: 2

Past courses

Publishing Strategy

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BERMSKL010
  • ECTS: 1 Level: Master

Sustainability and Behavorial Ethics

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM03GBS
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Leadership, Sustainability & Governance

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BAB27
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 2, Bachelor 2, Pre-master

Leadership, sustainability & governance

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BKB2029
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 2, Pre-master

Thesis Proposal Writing

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BERMTP001
  • ECTS: 5

Corporate integrity

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSM04GBS
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

ERIM Research Clinic Organising for Performance

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BERMRC002
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Research Seminars

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: BERMSMR001
  • ECTS: 2 Level: Master

The psychology of good and evil

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: BKBMIN025
  • ECTS: 15 Level: Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3