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P.P.M.A.R. (Pursey) Heugens

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Pursey Heugens
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Professor of Organization Theory, Development, and Change

Programme:
Strategy & Entrepreneurship
ERIM Membership:
Fellow ERIM, affiliated since 1997
ERIM Role(s):
Member Exam Committee ERIM Master of Philosophy in Business Research Programme (since 2008)
Profile

Pursey Heugens is a professor of organisation theory, development, and change at the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

His research interests include comparative corporate governance, business ethics, and bureaucracy, institutional, and demographic theories of organisation.

Professor Heugens has won numerous awards for his research and teaching. He currently serves on the editorial boards of six scholarly journals. His research has been published in academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, and the Journal of Management Studies.

His most recent works argues that the field of organisation theory is locked into a state of permanent failure due to powerful centrifugal forces which prevent it from producing a unified theory of organisational effectiveness – while equally strong centripetal forces keep university administrators and policy makers from cashing in their chips.

He offers three research strategies that might end the stalemate by increasing the integration, relevance and realism of current theories of organisation.

He obtained his PhD from RSM in 2001.

Publications (58)
  • Books (2)
    • 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. (Ed.). (2001). Strategic issues management: Implications for corporate performance (ERIM Ph.D series research in management, ISSN 1568-1726 ; 7). Rotterdam: ERIM.
  • Book contributions (10)
    • Kroezen, J.J. & Heugens, P.P.M.A.R. (2012). Organizational Identity Formation: Processes of Identity Imprinting and Enactment in the Dutch Microbrewing Landscape. In M. Schultz, S. Maguire, A. Langley & H. Tsoukas (Eds.), Perspectives on Process Organization Studies Volume 2 (pp. 89-127). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Heugens, P.P.M.A.R. (2011). Social institutions of capitalism. In G. Ritzer (Ed.), Blackwell Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology (pp. 48-49). Oxford: Blackwell.
    • Heugens, P.P.M.A.R. (2010). Social institutions of capitalism. In G. Ritzer & J.M. Ryan (Eds.), Concise Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Oxford: Blackwell.
    • Osadchiy, S., Bogenrieder, I. & Heugens, P.P.M.A.R. (2010). Organizational learning through problem absorption: A processual view. In T. Hernes & S. Maitlis (Eds.), Perspectives on Process Organization Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • 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. (2007). Organizations and the theory of the firm. In G. Ritzer (Ed.), The Blackwell encyclopedia of Sociology (pp. 3326-3331). Oxford: Blackwell.
    • Heugens, P.P.M.A.R. (2007). Social institutions of capitalism. In G Ritzer (Ed.), The Blackwell encyclopedia of Sociology (pp. 395-398). Oxford: Blackwell.
    • Heugens, P.P.M.A.R. (2005). Issues management: Core understandings and scholarly development. In P. Harris & C. Fleisher (Eds.), The Handbook of Public Affairs (pp. 481-500). London: Sage.
    • 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.
  • Professional publications (6)
    • 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.
    • Heugens, P.P.M.A.R. (2009). Een mooie toekomst voor een chronisch tekortschietend vakgebied. Holland Management Review, 125(-), 2-8.
    • Heugens, P.P.M.A.R., Kaptein, S.P. & Nieuwenboer, N.A. den (2007, December 20). Liever high-trust toezicht. Het Financiële Dagblad
    • Heugens, P.P.M.A.R., Van Den Bosch, Frans, A.J. & Riel, C.B.M. van (2001). Stakeholder integratie: werken aan wederzijds versterkende relaties. M en O, 55(4), 5-26.
    • Van Den Bosch, Frans, A.J., Heugens, P.P.M.A.R. & Riel, C.B.M. van (1998). De introductie van GMO-soja in Nederland. Beschrijving en analyse van de communicatie en de strategie van het margarine-, vetten- en oliën-cluster in de periode 1992-1998. Rotterdam: Corporate Communication Centre.
    • Heugens, P.P.M.A.R. (1998). Naar een nieuwe definitie van crisismanagement: plaatsbepaling. Tijdschrift voor Strategische Bedrijfscommunicatie, 4(2), 16-17.
Recognitions (9)
  • Editorial position (6)
    Journal Journal of Business Ethics
    Role Editorial Board

    Journal Corporate Reputation Review
    Role Editorial Board

    Journal Business and Society
    Role Editorial Board

    Journal Business Ethics Quarterly
    Role Editorial Board

    Journal Journal of Public Affairs
    Role Editorial Board

    Journal Strategic Organization
    Role Editorial Board

  • ERIM Awards (3)
    Name ERIM Top Article Award
    Year 2007
    Website http://www.erim.eur.nl/index.php?id=10029

    Name ERIM Award for 'Outstanding Performance by a Young Researcher'
    Year 2005
    Website http://www.erim.eur.nl/index.php?id=10026

    Name ERIM Dissertation Award
    Year 2003
    Website http://www.erim.eur.nl/index.php?id=10023

PhD Projects (13)

PhD in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship_TR_PH

Ron Maas
PhD Candidate: Ron Maas Role: Supervisor Timeframe: 2014 -
 

Home market institutions and internationalisation strategies

Guus Hendriks
PhD Candidate: Guus Hendriks Role: Supervisor Timeframe: 2013 -
 

The Effectiveness of the Environmental Institutions in China

Ruxi Wang
PhD Candidate: Ruxi Wang Role: Supervisor Timeframe: 2012 -
 

Institutional Perspectives on Organizational Identity

Jochem Kroezen
PhD Candidate: Jochem Kroezen Role: Supervisor Timeframe: 2010 -
 

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
 

The Dynamics of Formal Organization: Essays on Bureaucracy and Formal Rules

Sergey Osadchiy
PhD Candidate: Sergey Osadchiy Role: Supervisor Defended: 06 May 2011 Full text: Download this thesis
 

Steering Through: How Organizations Negotiate Permanent Uncertainty and Unresolvable Choices

Prabhir Vishnu
PhD Candidate: Prabhir Vishnu Role: Supervisor Defended: 30 September 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
 
Doctoral courses (8)
2013/2014 Advanced Qualitative Methods
Code: BERM.AMC.001
ECTS: 5
Course level: Advanced Methodology

2013/2014 Advanced Topics in Organisation Theory
Code: BERM.ASC.012
ECTS: 5
Course level: Advanced Specialisation

2013/2014 Foundations of International Business
Code: BERM.ASC.034
ECTS: 5
Course level: Advanced Specialisation

2013/2014 Publishing Strategy
Code: BERM.SKL.010
ECTS: 1
Course level: Skill

2012/2013 Advanced Qualitative Methods
Code: BERM.AMC.001
ECTS: 5
Course level: Advanced Methodology

2012/2013 Foundations of International Business
Code: BERM.ASC.034
ECTS: 5
Course level: Advanced Specialisation

2012/2013 Publishing Strategy
Code: BERM.SKL.010
ECTS: 1
Course level: Skill

2012/2013 Steps in the Meta-Analysis Research Process
Code: BERM.SS.005
ECTS: 3
Course level: Advanced Methodology

Events (44)
Dec 16, 2013 Should Birds of a Feather Flock Together? Agglomeration by Nationality as a Constraint in International Expansion
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Dec 10, 2013 Learning to Learn or Learning to Coordinate? The Influence of Alliance Experience on Acquisition Performance
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Dec 9, 2013 The Effect of CEO Compensation on their Responses to Institutional Pressures: Evidence from the Choice between Cross-Border Alliances and Acquisitions
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Dec 4, 2013 Varieties in State Capitalism: Outward FDI Strategies of Central and Local State Owned Enterprises from Emerging Economy Countries
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Dec 3, 2013 Behind the Scenes: The Inside Story of the IWC 1982 Whaling Moratorium and its Impact on Greenpeace's International Strategies
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Jun 20, 2013 R&D Investment in Family and Non-Family Sart-ups: A Behavioral Perspective
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Jun 13, 2013 Understanding the Environments of Emerging Markets: The Social Costs of Institutional Voids
  ERIM Farewell Address | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Jun 13, 2013 The Politics of Institutions and Firms: Implications for Organization and Strategy
  Valedictory symposium | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Dec 12, 2012 Opening Up but Staying Local: Insights from Partnership Formations between Established and Startup Firms
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Dec 4, 2012 Two Presentations on Entrepreneurial Action: Disinhibition and Nascent Entrepreneurial Behavior, & Heterogeneity in Entrepreneurial Spinoff Performance
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Dec 3, 2012 Lets (Not?) Hang Out! Examining the Exit of Prestigious Directors from Newly Public Firms
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

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

Nov 29, 2012 A Behavioral Perspective on Inventors? Mobility: The Case of Pharmaceutical Industry
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Nov 22, 2012 Organizations and Ethics: The Adoption and Implementation of the Ethics and Compliance Officer
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Nov 8, 2012 Configurations for Effective Entrepreneurial Judgment: A Cognitive Structural Perspective on the Process of Early-Stage Investing
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Sep 27, 2012 The Impact of Organizational Prototypes and Industry Clusters on the Fates of Northern Bavarian (Franconian) Breweries
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Jun 7, 2012 The Dissolution of Categories: Process, Organizational Behavior and Consequences
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

May 16, 2012 Chance events in entrepreneurial opportunity development
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Jan 30, 2012 The Co-Evolution of Industries, Social Movements and Institutions: A Study of Wind Power
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Jan 24, 2012 Categorical Cleaning: Divestitures as a Strategic Response to Sustainability Concerns
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Jan 19, 2012 The Market that Never was: Turf Wars and Failed Alliances in Mobile Payments
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Jan 10, 2012 Industry-Level Variability of Learning Outcomes from the Accumulation of Implementation: Experience with an Administrative Innovation
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Jan 4, 2012 Connecting the Dots: A Study of Managerial Network Cognition and Contract Wins Among Firms Tendering for the 2014 Olympic Games in Russia
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Oct 19, 2011 Symposium on the Economic Value of Corporate Reputation
  ERIM Research Seminar | Business-Society Management

Jun 21, 2011 Rule-Based Learning: Problem Absorption and Knowledge Integration into Clinical Practice Guidelines
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

May 30, 2011 to be announced
  ERIM Research Clinic | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

May 23, 2011 How Do Family Firms Differ? A Meta-analysis
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Feb 24, 2011 The Choice Between Joint Ventures and Acquisitions: Insights from Signaling Theory
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Nov 25, 2010 Stigmatized Categories and Public Disapproval of Organizations: Theory and Evidence from the Global Arms Industry (1996-2007)
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Nov 10, 2010 Institutional Work and the Transformation of an Organizational Field: Exploring the Interplay of Boundary Work and Practice Work
  ERIM Research Seminar | Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Jun 30, 2010 Advances in Organizational Attention Studies
  ERIM Research Seminar | Organisational Behaviour & HRM

May 3, 2010 ERIM Research Clinic: Organizations and Institutions
  ERIM Research Clinic | Organisational Behaviour & HRM

Nov 5, 2008 ERIM Grant Workshop
  ERIM Institute Event |

Sep 12, 2008 Organization theory: bright prospects for a permanently failing field
  ERIM Inaugural Address Research in Management Series | Organisational Behaviour & HRM

Jun 23, 2008 Workshop International Developments in Management and Organization of Temporary Agency Work
  ERIM Research Workshop | Organisational Behaviour & HRM

Jun 9, 2008 Uses and Abuses of Governance Indicators
  ERIM Research Seminar | Business-Society Management

May 28, 2008 Bureaucracy and Technology: The Consequences of Information
  ERIM Research Seminar | Business-Society Management

Feb 19, 2008 Take your responsibility and let you inform about EU grants!
  ERIM Grant Workshop |

Jan 30, 2008 Conformity and Defiance of High- and Middle-Conforming Actors: The Case of Share Repurchase by U.S. Specialized and Diversified Firms in the 1997-2005 Period
  ERIM Research Seminar | Business-Society Management

Dec 5, 2007 Taking Happiness Seriously: A Neo-Utilitarian Moral Foundation for Managerial Decision Making
  ERIM Research Seminar | Business-Society Management

Oct 17, 2007 The Role of Professionals in Deinstitutionalization: A Comparative Study of the Danish and French Construction Industry
  ERIM Research Seminar | Business-Society Management

Oct 10, 2007 Workshop on Meta-analytic Methods
  ERIM Research Workshop | Business-Society Management

Sep 26, 2007 Imagined Worlds: the Role of Metaphors and Metaphorical Scenes in Sensemaking Accounts
  ERIM Research Seminar | Business-Society Management

Oct 19, 2001 Strategic Issues Management: Implications for Corporate Performance
  PhD Defence ERIM Doctoral Programme | Strategy (- 2009)

Visiting address
Office: T07-57
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA, Rotterdam
Netherlands
Postal address
Postbus 1738
3000 DR, Rotterdam
Netherlands
 

Latest publication

Carney, M., Van Essen, M., Gedajlovic, E.R. & Heugens, P.P.M.A.R. (2014). What do we know about private family firms? A meta-analytic review. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Accepted.[go to publisher's site]

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