ERIM Centres

ERIM Centres

Erasmus Centre of Behavioural Ethics

The Erasmus Centre of Behavioural Business Ethics focuses on the global challenges of responsible leadership and decision making. It aims to understand how people evaluate, interpret and experience ethics and morality when making decisions, building relationships and creating effective and transforming working climates. 

Erasmus Centre for Family Business

The mission of the Erasmus Centre for Family Business is to contribute to the development and long-term viability of family businesses around the world through the provision of research on family business, development of family business leaders, and outreach activities.

Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business

The Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business is an interdisciplinary energy market research centre located at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. The centre's research covers the areas Future Energy Markets, Competitive Performance, and Policy Guidance.

Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (ECSP)

The Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanghropy (ECSP) aims to contribute to the overall performance and effectiveness of the philanthropy sector by building knowledge, capabilities and tools through rigorous academic research, education, and encouraging interaction and debate about philanthropy and its impact on society.

Erasmus@Work Centre

Erasmus@Work is an interdisciplinary research programme focusing on high performance work. Collaborative research among innovative firms and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University provides state-of-the-art knowledge and insights about the key issues for the design and implementation of new ways of working. 


Successful innovation is not just the result of technological inventions, but is also heavily dependent on what has been called “social innovation". INSCOPE brings together an unprecedented combination of leading academic and applied researchers in all fields of social innovation.

Partnerships Resource Centre

The Partnerships Resource Centre (PrC) is built up as a flexible learning network. This implies that it is at the centre of a (virtual) network of professionals, academics and practitioners around the world that share and collect information on selecting appropriate partnerships and increasing their efficiency, impact and effectiveness.


The prime aim of the SCOPE Centre for International Business and Sustainable Development is to document the internationalization strategies of the largest (core) firms in the world. The study of these companies links the micro-economics of corporate behaviour with the macro-economics of national and global trends.

Sustainable Innovation

The project on Sustainable Innovation investigates which innovation processes are appropriate to develop innovations that are successful from a commercial and sustainability perspective. Innovation processes include both firm-internal processes and collaboration with external stakeholders and knowledge networks.