M.H. (Marius) van Dijke

Endowed Professor
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Fellow ERIM
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2010

Marius van Dijke is professor of behavioral ethics at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University and Scientific Director of the Erasmus Centre of Behavioural Ethics (ECBE). He is currently also ERIM Director of Doctoral Education. 

His research is concerned with behavioral ethics and leadership of high integrity. Examples of issues he examines in his research include when power stimulates moral and immoral behavior, why people so deeply value social justice, and what the role is of intuitive and controlled processes in moral judgment and behavior. These issues have important implications both for theory and practice, supplying tools that stimulate employees and managers to function both productively and ethically.

He has published widely on these topics in Management and Psychology journals, for instance in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

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  • J. Syroit, E. Derous, M. Hommes, H. Lodewijckx, M.H. van Dijke & P. Poelmans (2002). Interventies in groepen: conflicthantering en mediation. Heerlen: Open Universiteit Nederland
  • M.H. van Dijke & D. De Cremer (2014). Justice in the work setting. In C. Sabbagh & M. Schmitt (Eds.), Handbook of Social Justice Theory and Research. Springer
  • D. De Cremer & M.H. van Dijke (2009). Acting fairly to be the boss: Procedural justice as a tool to affirm power relationships with subordinates. In D. Tjosvold & B.M. van Knippenberg-Wisse (Eds.), Power and interdependence in organizations (pp. 118-132). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • M.H. van Dijke. Understanding power dynamics. Effects of social comparison on tendencies to change power and power differences. UvT Prom./coprom.: M. Poppe & J. Rijsman.
  • G. Van Houwelingen, N. Hoogervorst & M.H. van Dijke (2015). Reflectie en actie. Een onderzoek naar moreel leeroverleg binnen Dienst Justitiële Instellingen (DJI). [Reflection and action. A study on moral learning consultation within DJI]. (Extern rapport). den Haag: WODC, ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie
  • M.H. van Dijke, S.R. Giessner, R. Van Tulder & R.I. Gilbert (2014). What value ethical leadership? RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 18 (2), 8-11.
  • D. De Cremer, G.G. van Houwelingen, I. Cornelis, N. Hoogervorst, L.G.G. Brebels, M.H. van Dijke & A. Van Hiel (2014). Are leaders fair? On the need to understand fairness management in organizations. European Business Review, July-Augus, 6-8.
  • J. Stouten, M.H. van Dijke, D. Mayer, D. De Cremer & M. Euwema (2014). Can a Leader Be Too Ethical? (nieuwsbrief). Ideas for Leaders.
  • P.T.M. Desmet, N. Hoogervorst & M.H. van Dijke (2014). Profits Vs Principles: Market Competition and Moral Transgression. (nieuwsbrief). Ideas for Leaders. (available: 1 May 2015).
  • N. Hoogervorst, D. De Cremer & M.H. van Dijke (2014). How Employees Win ‘Voice’ and Influence Decisions. (nieuwsbrief). Ideas for Leaders.
  • M.H. van Dijke (2013). A broader perspective: Harmonizing leadership activities. RSM Insight, 13 (1), 16-17.
  • D. De Cremer, J.M. Leunissen, C.P. Reinders Folmer & M.H. van Dijke (2012). Sorry limited. Business Strategy Review, 23 (3), 76-77. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8616.2012.00882.x[go to publisher's site]
  • J.V.R. Van Ruysseveldt & M.H. van Dijke (2012). Wanneer bevordert en wanneer hindert werkdruk het werkplek leren? Gedrag en Organisatie, 25, 28-44.
  • K. Proost & M.H. van Dijke (2009). Werving van personeel. In M..H. van Dijke, J. Syroit & J. Van Ruysseveldt (Eds.), Strategisch Selecteren. Groningen: Noordhoff Publishers
  • K. Könings & M.H. van Dijke (2009). Predictoren en criteria. In M. van Dijke, J. Syroit & J. Van Ruysseveldt (Eds.), Strategisch Selecteren (pp. 59-78). Groningnen: Noordhoff Publishers
  • M.H. van Dijke, J. Syroit & J. Van Ruysseveldt (2009). Trends in selectie. In M. van Dijke, J. Syroit & J. Van Ruysseveldt (Eds.), Strategisch Selecteren (pp. 263-276). Groningen: Noordhoff Publishers
  • M.H. van Dijke & K. Proost (2009). Voorselectie. In M. van Dijke, J. Syroit & J. Van Ruysseveldt (Eds.), Strategisch selecteren (pp. 149-160). Groningen, The Netherlands:: Noordhoff Publishers.
  • M.H. van Dijke, J. Syroit & J. Van Ruysseveldt (Ed.). (2009). Strategisch selecteren. Groningen / Houten: Noordhoff Publishers
  • K. Zamani & M.H. van Dijke (2007). Virtueel Laboratorium: Onderzoeken op afstand. De Psycholoog, 42, 379-380.
  • P.T.M. Desmet, N. Hoogervorst & M.H. van Dijke (2014). Prophets vs. Profits: How Market Competition influences Leaders’ Disciplining Behavior. Best OB Paper Award for Outstanding Practical Implications for Management: . Overig.
  • M.H. van Dijke (2014). Understanding immoral conduct in business settings. A behavioural ethics approach. (2014, december 19). Rotterdam: Erasmus Research Institute of Management
Past courses

Open PhD projects in Value Based Organizing: Acting on unprecedented change

Traditionally, management research takes the perspective of business and focuses on how conditions for business can be improved. Research conducted within the Value Based Organizing subprogram starts with the challenges that society and our natural environment face and focuses on how business, in partnership with other actors, can address these challenges. In other words, we help business to take responsibility for the context in which it operates. Research in our group focuses on alternative definitions of and approaches to business, including issues around climate change, poverty alleviation, health, reputation, business ethics, philanthropy, social enterprise and partnerships. We support the general ambition of RSM to help business be a ‘force for positive change in society’. The research methods we use vary from qualitative techniques to surveys and laboratory research.

“Acting on unprecedented change” describes a series of interrelated projects that address the most current challenges that businesses face. Specifically, our social and natural environments are changing in unprecedented ways. Business contributes to some of these developments, such as climate change, growing inequality, and also alienation from the general public by losing track of the interests of broader society. Business is confronted with very low levels of trust in their ability to responsibly deal with grand societal challenges. Yet, society also changes in ways that are difficult to foresee for companies. Each project describes ways for companies to deal with these challenges and to contribute in such a way that changes work out for the best (or at least, are less damaging). A common theme underlying each project is that each seriously considers the possibility that the way companies do business -including how they relate to the context in which they operate- needs to be changed fundamentally and that small gestures are unlikely to be sufficient to help solve the large problems that society faces. 

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Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T11-57
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Latest publication

X. Zheng, M.H. van Dijke, J. Narayanan & D. De Cremer (2017). When expressing forgiveness backfires in the workplace: Victim power moderates the effect of expressing forgiveness on transgressor compliance. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Accepted. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2017.1392940