Stephanie Maas

Stephanie Maas

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


Stephanie is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Business-Society Management Department at RSM. Besides her research and teaching, she is project lead for RSM's Community Service Programme.

Stephanie completed her PhD in 2020 at RSM. Her dissertation "In the Moment of Giving" centers on contemporary forms of giving, including both private and corporate philanthropy. She focused on topics such as trends in volunteerism and modern channels for corporate giving or corporate community involvement.

Broader research interests include (peripheral) CSR, business-nonprofit relationships, philanthropy, and nonprofit and volunteer management.

As an academic researcher, Stephanie teaches several courses on both BSc. and MSc. level, including courses on nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, qualitative research, and research in an international context (Shanghai; Cape Town). She also guides numerous BSc. and MSc. theses, and BSc. internships with a focus on (peripheral) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and beyond. She further works on research projects on corporate foundations and volunteering, impact measurements, and a European funded research project on service-learning. She also served as an advisor for the Erasmus Consultancy Project in Colombia (2016-2017).

Since 2019, Stephanie joint RSM's Positive Change Initiative and became project lead of RSM's Community Service Programme. As project lead she set up a community service programme to centralize and enhance RSM's community involvement and to become a force for positive change. As project lead she organizes and coordinates volunteering activities for employees. Central to this is forging and managing collaborations with nonprofit organizations.

Professional experience

Academic Researcher

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


Work in Progress

  • P.S.M. van Overbeeke, S.A. Maas, L.C.P.M. Meijs & J.L. Brudney (2021). You Shall (not) Pass: The Role of Third-Party Gatekeepers in Volunteer Inclusion Strategies. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.

Scholarly Publications (3)

Doctoral Thesis


Side positions

  • Center for Global Generosity

    Research Associate


Media item


Philosophy of Science

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BK1207
  • Level: Bachelor 1

Philosophy of science

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BKB2016
  • Level: Bachelor 2, Pre-master

Sustainability Leadership and Planetary Boundaries

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BM01GBS
  • ECTS: 6 Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Sustainability Grand Challenges

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BM05GBS
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Internationaal Project

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BMA2102
  • ECTS: 5


  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BP1102
  • ECTS: 3

Past courses

Corporate Social Investment as a force for positive social change

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BMME143
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Philosophy of Science

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BK1107
  • Level: Bachelor 1

Research Methodology

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMRM4GBS
  • ECTS: 1 Level: Master


  • Study year: 2017/2018
  • Code: BMA1011
  • ECTS: 4

Learning by doing: consulting to social entrepreneurs

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BKBMIN020
  • ECTS: 15 Level: Bachelor, Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3

Managing NGO's

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMME037
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master