J. (Hans) van Oosterhout

Full Professor
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Fellow ERIM
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2002

Hans van Oosterhout is a professor of corporate governance and responsibility at the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

His research is in comparative corporate governance, involving both comparisons between different national corporate governance systems, and comparisons between different forms of enterprise organization.

His current research focuses on how jurisdiction level institutions shape the respective role of owners and executives in publicly listed firms, and on the corporate governance challenges and practices of professional partnerships, family firms, and philanthropic organizations.

Professor van Oosterhout has published extensively in journals including the Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, the Journal of Management Studies, Business Ethics Quarterly and the Journal of Business Ethics.

He has held visiting positions at the Australian National University and the The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor van Oosterhout obtained an MA Cum Laude in political science from Leiden University and a PhD in Management from Erasmus University.

  • P.P.M.A.R. Heugens, J. van Oosterhout & J.J. Vromen (2004). The Social Institutions of Capitalism: Evolution and Design of Social Contracts. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • P.P.M.A.R. Heugens & J. van Oosterhout (2008). Much ado about nothing: A conceptual critique of corporate social responsibility. In D.S. Siegel, D. Matten, A. McWilliams & A. Crane (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility (pp. 197-223). Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • P.P.M.A.R. Heugens, J. van Oosterhout & J.J. Vromen (2004). Social Contract Theories: E Pluribus Unum? In P.P.M.A.R Heugens & J. Van Oosterhout (Eds.), The Social Institutions of capitalism: Evolution and Design of Social Contracts (pp. 1-19). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • J. van Oosterhout, B.H.E. Wempe & T. van Willigenburg (2002). A Critique of Monistic Organizational Ethics. In Proceedings Ninth Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics. Niagara Falls
  • P.P.M.A.R. Heugens, S.P. Kaptein, J. van Oosterhout & J.F.D.B. Wempe (2002). Ethical Criteria for Corporations. In S.P. Kaptein & J. Wempe (Eds.), The Balanced Company: a Theory of Corporate Integrity (pp. 227-262). Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press
  • K.L. van Rutte & J. van Oosterhout (2002). Standard Argumentative Strategies in Conceptualizing Business Ethics. In Duane Windsor & Stephanie Welcomer (Eds.), 2002 Proceedings Thirteenth Anual Conference Victoria (B.C.) June 27-30 2002 of the International Association for Business and Society (pp. 61-65)
  • J.P.J.M. Essers & J. van Oosterhout (2000). Het analyseren en schrijven van een betoog. In Ph. van Engeldorp Gastelaars (Ed.), Elementen van bedrijfskundig onderzoek (pp. 175-209). Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel: ServicePost
  • J. van Oosterhout, P.P.M.A.R. Heugens & S.P. Kaptein (2000). Normative documents, the contract model, and stakeholder management. In Kathleen.A Getz & Duane Windsor (Eds.), Proceedings Eleventh Annual Conference Essex Junction, March 16-19, 2000 of the International Association for Business and Society (pp. 276-281). Essex: International Association for Business /Society
Research Seminar
  • ERIM Top Article Award (2007)



Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T07-53
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Latest publication

S. Sauerwald, J. van Oosterhout & M. van Essen (2018). Proxy advisors and shareholder dissent. A cross-country comparative study. Journal of Management, Accepted. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0149206316675928