World-class research is the backbone of all our educational programmes. To provide the best possible environment for conducting research, RSM co-founded the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), together with the Erasmus School of Economics.
Taking its cue from Anglo-Saxon business schools, ERIM challenges researchers to publish their work in academic journals with the greatest possible impact on their field. To accomplish this, the institute provides excellent support and research facilities like generous research funding, a state-of-the-art behavioural lab and survey facilities, access to dozens of specialised databases, and skilful support for external grant applications that has proved to be very successful.
Since its foundation in 1999, ERIM has grown into a community of over 300 researchers – spanning from promising young researchers in the Research Master and PhD programmes to the most accomplished senior researchers who are at the absolute top of their respective fields.
ERIM has borne fruit for RSM. In the steady hands of RSM's Dean of Research, who doubles as the institute's Scientific Director, ERIM's clear focus on top research has resulted in an on-going stream of top publications by RSM's faculty, and is attracting top faculty to the school's departments.