Sylke Jellema
PhD Candidate
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Sylke Jellema is a PhD Candidate at the Business-Society Management department at the Rotterdam School of Management. 

The overall theme of her PhD is impact-based organizing. In this context, she is primarily interested in the role of values and a sense of purpose on such organizing. Another area she focuses on in her PhD is the impact of certification standards as a market mechanism designed to realize positive contributions for society. Sylke is a qualitative researcher and has experience with longitudinal ethnographic field studies in a global context. 


Academic (1)
  • Jellema, S. F., Werner, M. D., Rasche, A., & Cornelissen, J. (2022). Questioning Impact: A Cross-Disciplinary Review of Certification Standards for Sustainability. Business and Society, 61(5), 1042-1082.

Academic (1)
  • Werner, M. D., & Jellema, S. F. (2018). 'Becoming a co-operative?': Emergent identity and governance struggles in the context of institutional ambiguity in a citizen-led health-care cooperative. In Managing Hybrid Organizations: Governance, Professionalism and Regulation (pp. 243-265). Springer International Publishing AG.

Internal (1)
  • Jellema, S. (2024). Brace for impact: Good intentions, unintended consequences, and the role of performative micro-processes in organized eff orts for societal change. [Doctoral Thesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam]. Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).