Stephanie Maas

Stephanie Maas

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


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

In her PhD, Stephanie's research centers on contemporary forms of giving, including both private and corporate philanthropy. She focuses 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, cross-sector collaborations, and nonprofit management.

As an academic researcher, Stephanie teaches several courses on both BSc. and MSc. level, including courses on nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, consultancy, and academic research in an international context (Shanghai; Cape Town). She also guides numerous BSc. and MSc. theses, and BSc. internships with a focus on 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.

During the final year of her PhD, 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, students, and alumni. 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


Scholarly Publications (2)

  • S.A. Maas (2019). Outsourcing of corporate giving: What corporations can(‘t) gain when using a collective corporate foundation to shape corporate philanthropy. In L. Roza, S. Bethmann, L.C.P.M. Meijs & S. Von Schnurbein (Eds.), Handbook on Corporate Foundations: Corporate and Civil Society Perspectives (Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies) (pp. 193-214). Cham, Switzerland: Springer
  • L.C.P.M. Meijs, S.A. Maas & P. Aramburuzabala (2019). Institutonalisation of service learning in European higher education. In P. Aramburuzabala, L. McIlrath & H. Opazo (Eds.), Embedding Service Learning in European Higher Education: Developing a Culture of Civic Engagement (pp. 213-230). Abington, UK: Routledge

Doctoral Thesis


Side positions

  • Center for Global Generosity

    Research Associate


Internationaal Project

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

Research Methodology

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

Past courses


  • 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