Prof. Tal Simons

Tal Simons

Professor of Organization Theory
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Tal Simons is a professor of organisation theory at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).


Professional experience

Full Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Organisation and Personnel Management


Scholarly Publications (22)

Work in Progress (5)

  • T. Simons & T. Sagiv (2019). Identity on the move: The interplay among the creative product, the leader, and the organization in the dynamics of identity work.
  • Y. Dewan & T. Simons (2019). The ideological imperative: The role of ideology in news coverage of deviant organizations.
  • A. Aranda, Y. Dewan & T. Simons (2019). The antecedents and outcomes of organizational legitimacy: A meta-analysis and theory.
  • S. Koornneef & T. Simons (2019). Once upon a time: Effects of temporal anchoring devices on audience members’ perceptions of organizations. Under review. Organization Science.
  • M. Eisenman & T. Simons (2019). A rising tide lifts all boats: The origins of institutionalized aesthetic innovation. Under review. Advances in Strategic Management.


Editorial positions (3)

  • Organization Theory

    Editorial Board

  • Academy of Management Journal

    Editorial Board

  • Organization Science

    Editorial Board

Organization Memberships (3)

  • Academy of Management (AoM)

    Member Executive Committee

  • Academy of Management (AoM)

    Member Graduate Studies Committee

  • European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)

    Member Graduate Studies Committee


Discovery item

Using strategic design as a competitive advantage

Why are #aesthetics important for #success in competitive markets?