J. (Hans) van Oosterhout

Full Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Fellow ERIM
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 1998

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
2012
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October
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2008
September
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2005
March
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  • ERIM Top Article Award (2007)

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Address

Visiting address

Office: T07-53
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

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.