dr. S.R. (Samer) Abdelnour

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Associate Member ERIM
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2015

I use organization theory and qualitative methods to study topics at the intersection of social enterprise and international development. Current projects explore how post-war enterprise projects with former fighters diffuse societal risk (Blue Nile, Sudan), how the idea sets of would-be entrepreneurs reflect potential paths for economic development (Morocco), and beneficiary perspectives on humanitarian technology (Darfur, Sudan), the production of health policy metrics (global), and how advocacy organizations elevate humanitarian issues (US/global). Since 2006, I have undertaken extensive fieldwork in Sudan and Southern Sudan with displaced communities, former combatants, and the organizations seeking to serve them. A key focus for my current work is 'Humanitarian Technology', funded through a Marie Curie Fellowship (2015-2017).

Organization Memberships (2)

  • Academy of Management


  • European Group for Organizational Studies


  • Advanced Topics in Organisation Theory (2017/2018)


Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T11-45
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam