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J. (Hans) van Oosterhout

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Hans van Oosterhout
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Professor of Corporate Governance and Responsibility

Programme:
Strategy & Entrepreneurship
ERIM Membership:
Fellow ERIM, affiliated since 1998
Profile

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.

Publications (33)
  • Books
    • Heugens, P.P.M.A.R., Oosterhout, J. van & Vromen, J.J. (2004). The Social Institutions of Capitalism: Evolution and Design of Social Contracts. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Book contributions (6)
    • Heugens, P.P.M.A.R. & Oosterhout, J. van (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.
    • Heugens, P.P.M.A.R., Oosterhout, J. van & Vromen, J.J. (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.
    • Heugens, P.P.M.A.R., Kaptein, S.P., Oosterhout, J. van & Wempe, J. (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.
    • Oosterhout, J. van, Wempe, B.H.E. & Willigenburg, T. van (2002). A Critique of Monistic Organizational Ethics. In Proceedings Ninth Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics. Niagara Falls.
    • Rutte, K.L. van & Oosterhout, J. van (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).
    • Oosterhout, J. van, Heugens, P.P.M.A.R. & Kaptein, S.P. (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.
Recognitions (1)
  • ERIM Awards (1)
    Name ERIM Top Article Award
    Year 2007
    Website http://www.erim.eur.nl/index.php?id=10029

PhD Projects (8)

PhD in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship_HvO

Omar El Nayal
PhD Candidate: Omar El Nayal Role: Supervisor Timeframe: 2014 -
 

Profits or Professionalism? On designing professional service firms

Michel Lander
PhD Candidate: Michel Lander Role: Supervisor Defended: 06 January 2012 Full text: Download this thesis
 

An Institution-Based View of Ownership

Marc van Essen
PhD Candidate: Marc van Essen Role: Supervisor Defended: 10 March 2011 Full text: Download this thesis
 

Attention Mosaics: Studies of organizational attention

Luciana Ferreira
PhD Candidate: Luciana Ferreira Role: Supervisor Defended: 30 June 2010 Full text: Download this thesis
 
Events (15)
Jun 20, 2013 R&D Investment in Family and Non-Family Sart-ups: A Behavioral Perspective
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

May 14, 2013 Organizational and Institutional Contingencies behind the Utilization of Proxy Advice in Shareholder Dissent
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Nov 30, 2012 Academic Symposium on Family Business
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Oct 4, 2012 SMS Extension: Strategy & Institutions
  Conference | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Jan 10, 2011 ERIM Research Clinic: Competing Perspectives on Comparative Corporate Governance
  ERIM Research Clinic | Business-Society Management

Apr 14, 2010 "Going beyond a long-lasting debate: What is behind the relationship between corporate social and financial performance?"
  ERIM Research Seminar | Business-Society Management

Mar 22, 2010 ERIM Research Clinic: Foundations of corporate governance
  ERIM Research Clinic | Business-Society Management

Nov 11, 2009 The New Political Role of Business in a Globalized World: A Review of the Paradigm Shift in CSR and its Implications for the Firm, Governance, and Democracy
  ERIM Research Seminar | Business-Society Management

Sep 12, 2008 Het disciplineringsmodel voorbij: over autoriteit en legitimiteit in corporate governance
  ERIM Inaugural Address Research in Management Series | Business-Society Management

Jun 10, 2008 Moral Partiality and the Economic Theory of the Firm
  ERIM Research Seminar | Business-Society Management

Jun 9, 2008 EITC Symposium 'Reputational Penalties in Business Regulation: The Business Case for Business Ethics?'
  ERIM Research Seminar | Business-Society Management

Mar 5, 2007 The Allocation of Ownership Rights in Consulting Firms
  ERIM Research Seminar | Business-Society Management

May 17, 2005 Individual Responsibility in the American Corporate System:
  ERIM Research Seminar | Business-Society Management

Mar 2, 2005 Corporate Citizenship Fact, fad or fiction?
  ERIM Research Seminar | Business-Society Management

May 2, 2002 The Quest for Legitimacy: On Authority and Responsibility in Governance
  PhD Defence ERIM Doctoral Programme | Business-Society Management

Visiting address
Office: T07-53
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA, Rotterdam
Netherlands
Postal address
Postbus 1738
3000 DR, Rotterdam
Netherlands
 

Latest publication

Oosterhout, J. van, Heugens, P.P.M.A.R. & Essen, M. van (2013). The effect of blockholders in corporate governance. RSM Insight, 13(1), 18-19.

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