Dr.Ing. Martin de Bree

Martin de Bree

Academic Researcher
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam


At Rotterdam School of Management, Martin de Bree is researcher. He is a renowned scholar in the area of regulation and governance, meta regulation, system based regulation, self regulation, compliance management, public and corporate governance. His main research focus is on the interface between public and private parties with regard to law and regulation. 

Professional experience

Academic Researcher

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


Professional Publications (13)

  • M.A. de Bree (2020). To Mars on a Bike; Images of Regulation. In N. Pfeffermann (Ed.), New Leadership in Strategy and Communication (pp. 15-25). Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-19681-3_2
  • M.A. de Bree & M. Dees (2019). Complexiteit vraagt om een andere manier van regels maken. TPC: tijdschrift voor public governance, audit & control.
  • C.T. Budding et al. & M.A. de Bree (2019). Rechtmatigheid: Regels en Bedoelingen. In TPC: tijdschrift voor public governance, audit & control.
  • M.A. de Bree (2016). Certificatie en overheidstoezicht; Twee werelden zoeken voorzichtig toenadering; Safety! 3.
  • M.A. de Bree (2016). De promotiegroep Modern Toezicht. Tijdschrift voor Toezicht, 2.
  • M.A. de Bree (2015). Understanding Compliance Management: Opening the Black Box of Self-regulation. In Special Report on Next generation Compliance. INECE
  • M.A. de Bree & H. Ruessink (Ed.). (2015). Innovatng Environmental Compliance Assurance. Washington DC: INECE
  • M.A. de Bree, J.M.G. de Haas & P. Meerman (2015). Can supervision and enforcement networks make self-regulation work? In M. Faure, P. de Smedt & A. Stas (Eds.), Environmental Enforcement Networks; Concepts, Implementation and Effectiveness. Edward Elgar Publishing
  • P. Meerman & M.A. de Bree (2014). Compliance Assurance through Company Compliance Management Systems. In L. Paddock & J. Wentz (Eds.), Next Generation Compliance and Enforcement. Washington DC: Environmental Law Institute
  • A.M.V. Stoopendaal & M.A. de Bree (2014). Evaluatieonderzoek Systeemtoezicht op kwaliteit en veiligheid in de zorg; Fase 1. Ontwikkeling van het instrumentarium en eerste ervaringen. (Extern rapport). : IBMG
  • M.A. de Bree (2014). Overheidstoezicht en Corporate Governance. In M. Luckerath-Rovers, B. Bier, H. van Ees & S.P. Kaptein (Eds.), Jaarboek Corporate Governance 2014-2015. Kluwer
  • M.A. de Bree (2013). Private Borging van Regelnaleving in het Omgevingsrecht. (Extern rapport). : Rotterdam School of Management; Erasmus University
  • J.C.M. Haas, P. Meerman & M.A. de Bree (2012). Compliance Assurance Through Company Compliance Management Systems. (Extern rapport). : IMPEL

Scholarly Publications (9)

Semi Scientific Publications (4)

  • D. de Groot & M.A. de Bree (2018). Zuurstof in het Systeem; Interview met Martin de Bree. JuristenKIJK, Jaargang 7, nummer 2: .
  • M.A. de Bree (2017). Het gaat heen en weer met meer en minder regulering in een oneindige cyclus.
  • R.O. Vos & M.A. de Bree (2016). Meer zuurstof in het systeem. TPC: tijdschrift voor public governance, audit & control, 2016.
  • A. Kasdorp & M.A. de Bree (2013). WRR-advies over toezicht te algemeen; Het Financiële Dagblad 17 september.


Side positions (2)

  • Stichting Bibliotheek Zuid-Hollandse Delta

    Lid Raad van Toezicht

  • Stichting het Westervolkshuis

    Lid Bestuur


Media items

  • Martin de Bree

    Despite the fact that there are hardly any grey hairs to be found on him, the youthful-looking Martin de Bree turned 58 years old this year. Martin works at RSM, where he also obtained his PhD and specialises in regulation.

  • Het gaat heen en weer met meer en minder regulering in een oneindige cyclus

    "And again there was a crisis, this time because of eggs infected with the toxic substance fipronil. There are so many crises that quickly devalue the power of the word crisis. With each crisis you see the same pattern. The…

  • Meer zuurstof in het systeem

    The government often states it should create more room for professionals. Therefore, here, several ways are presented in which policy of management can create that space within finances of the government without losing content.

  • Twee werelden zoeken voorzichtig toenadering

    Martin de Bree writes about private assurance of regulatory compliance and metadata monitoring and then discusses the potential role of certification of management in this.


Professionele ontwikkeling II

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BK2104
  • Level: Bachelor 2

Professional Development II

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BT2104
  • Level: Bachelor 2, Bachelor 3

Past courses

Business skills

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017
  • Code: BKB011

Professional development I

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BK1105
  • Level: Bachelor 1

Professional Development I

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BT1105
  • Level: Bachelor 1

Mentoring for higher performance

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BKBMIN016
  • ECTS: 15 Level: Bachelor 3

RSM Debat

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BKBMIN016X
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 3

Skills 3: Academic Writing

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BAP067
  • ECTS: 2 Level: Bachelor 1