S.B. (Suzana) Rodrigues

Executive Fellow
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Affiliate Member ERIM
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2009

Suzana B. Rodrigues is Emeritus Professor of International Business and Organisation at the Department of Business-Society Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

Her research interests centers around firms’ strategies in and from emerging markets. She does research on firms’ strategic responses to different institutional environments. These include multinationals’ and small firms’ strategies in and from emerging markets.

The research on multinationals aims to contribute to theories of market and non-market strategies – how multinationals from both developed and emerging countries respond to market and institutional failures in host countries and their country of origin, while the research on SMEs focuses on entrepreneurial firms’ international strategies and their capacity to adapt and innovate in emerging and less developed countries. Her research appears in leading journals such as, Journal of International Business Studies; Journal of Management Studies; Organization Studies; Human Relations; Journal of International Management; International Journal of Management and Governance;Corporate Governance: An International Review; Management International Review; Management & Organization Review

  • J.P. Doh, S.B. Rodrigues, A. Saka-Helmhout & M.V. Makhija (2017). Guest editorial on "International business responses to institutional voids". Journal of International Business Studies, 48 (3), 293-307. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41267-017-0074-z
  • P.N. Puthusserry, J. Child & S.B. Rodrigues (2014). Psychic Distance, its Business Impact and Modes of Coping: a Study of British and Indian Partner SMEs. Management International Review, 54 (1), 1-29. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11575-013-0183-2
  • L. Hiesh & S.B. Rodrigues (2014). Revisiting the Trustworthiness-Performance-Governance Nexus in International Joint Ventures. Management International Review, 54 (5), 675-705. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11575-014-0217-4[go to publisher's site]
  • L.M. van der Lugt, S.B. Rodrigues & R. van den Berg (2014). Co-evolution of the strategic reorientation of port actors: insights from the Port of Rotterdam and the Port of Barcelona. Journal of Transport Geography, 41 (december), 197-209. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2014.09.008[go to publisher's site]
  • S.B. Rodrigues (2012). Indigenous or Imported Knowledge in Brazilian Management Studies: A Quest for Legitimacy? Management and Organization Review, 8 (1), 211-232. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8784.2011.00276.x[go to publisher's site]
  • R. Seifert, J. Child & S.B. Rodrigues (2012). The role of interpretation in the internationalization of smaller brazilian firms. BAR. Brazilian Administration Review, 9 (4), 475-497. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1807-76922012005000002[go to publisher's site]
  • S.B. Rodrigues & J. Child (2012). Building social capital for internationalization. Revista de Administracao Contemporanea, 16 (1), 23-38. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-65552012000100003[go to publisher's site]
  • J. Child, S.B. Rodrigues & K. Tse (2012). The dynamics of influence in corporate co-evolution. Journal of Management Studies, 49 (7), 1246-1273. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2012.01057.x[go to publisher's site]
  • J. Child & S.B. Rodrigues (2011). How Organizations Engage with External Complexity: A Political Action Perspective. Organization Studies, 32 (6), 803-824. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840611410825[go to publisher's site]
  • S.B. Rodrigues & J. Child (2010). Private equity, the minimalist organization and the quality of employment relations. Human Relations, 63 (9), 1321-1342. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0018726709353637[go to publisher's site]
  • J. Child, S.B. Rodrigues & J.G. Frynas (2009). Psychic distance, its impact and coping modes: interpretations of SMEs decision-makers. Management International Review, 49 (2), 199-224. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11575-008-0136-3
  • L. Hiesh, S.B. Rodrigues & J. Child (2009). Risk perception and post-formation governance in international joint ventures in Taiwan: the perspective of the foreign partner. Journal of International Management, 16 (3), 288-303. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2010.06.007[go to publisher's site]
  • S.B. Rodrigues & J. Child (2008). The development of corporate identity: a political perspective. Journal of Management Studies, 45 (5), 885-911. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2007.00750.x
  • J. Child & S.B. Rodrigues (2008). The process of SMEs internationalization: British firms entering Brazil. Economia e Gestao, 17 (3), 31-55.
  • S.B. Rodrigues (2006). The political dynamics of organizational culture in an institutionalized environment. Organization Studies, 27 (4), 537-557. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840605059454
  • H.C. Martins & S.B. Rodrigues (2005). Atributos e papeis dos conselhos de administracao das empresas Brasileiras (Attributes and roles of the board of directors of Brazilian companies). RAE = Revista de Administracao de Empresas, 45, 23-35.
  • J. Child & S.B. Rodrigues (2005). The internationalization of chinese firms: a case for theoretical extension? Management and Organization Review, 1 (3), 381-410.
  • J. Child & S.B. Rodrigues (2004). Repairing the breach of trust in corporate governance. Corporate Governance: An International Review, 12 (2), 143-152. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8683.2004.00353.x
  • S.B. Rodrigues, J. Child & L. Talita (2004). Aprendizagem contestada em ambiente de mudanca radical (Contested learning under radical change). RAE = Revista de Administracao de Empresas, 44 (1), 27-43.
  • S.B. Rodrigues (2004). Os desafios da administracao no seculo 21 (Challenges of management in the 21st century). RAE = Revista de Administracao de Empresas, 4, 108-110.
  • J. Child & S.B. Rodrigues (2003). Corporate governance and new organization forms: issues of double and multiple agency. Journal of Management and Strategy, 7 (4), 337-360.
  • S.B. Rodrigues & J. Child (2003). Co-evolution in an institutionalized environment. Journal of Management Studies, 40 (8), 2137-2162.
  • J. Child & S.B. Rodrigues (2003). The international crisis of confidence in corporations. Journal of Management and Strategy, 7 (3), 233-240.
  • Z. Kilimilik & S.B. Rodrigues (2000). Trajetórias, Transições e Âncoras de Carreiras: Um Estudo Longintudinal com Profissionais de Recursos Humanos. Comportamento Organizacional e Gestao, 17 (Janeiro-Abril), 145-172.
  • S.B. Rodrigues & R. Duarte (1998). Diversidade Cultural no Contexto International de Negocios (Cultural Diversity in the Context of International Business). Comportamento Organizacional e Gestao, 4 (1), 117-134.
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1997). A ANPAD nas Palavras de seus Presidentes. Revista de Administracao Contemporanea, 1 (1), 159-162.
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1997). Cultura Corporitiva e Mudanca Organizacional. Revista de Administracao Contemporanea, 1 (2), 45-72.
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1996). Negociacoes para Aliancas Estrategicas: O Ingresso de Empresas Brasileiras no Mercado Chines. Revista de Administracao da Universidade de Sao Paulo, 31 (3), 28-37.
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1995). Having Fun? Humour as Resistance in Brazil. Organization Studies, 15 (6), 739-768. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/017084069501600501
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1995). Success in Decision Making: Different Organisations, Differing Reasons for Success. Journal of Management Studies, 32 (5), 655-678.
  • S.B. Rodrigues & D. Collinson (1994). Metaphors of Control and Resistance: Subversive Humour in a Brazilian Workplace. Revista Anual da ANPAD, 10 (4), 168-190.
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1991). Cultura Corporativa como Subculturas das Organizacoes (Parent Coltures as Organization Sub-Cultures). Revista Anual da ANPAD, 4 (5), 57-68.
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1990). Perspectivas da Educacao Gerencial no Brasil (Perspectives of Managment Education in Brazil). Revista Anual da ANPAD, 5 (1), 1-10.
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1989). Tecnocracia, Processo Decisorio e Mudanca Organizacional (Technocracy Decision-Making and Organizational Change). Revista Anual da ANPAD, 2 (3), 1193-1216.
  • S.B. Rodrigues, R. Sa, de & C. Arruda (1989). O Impacto da Tecnologia da Informacao no Setor Bancario. Revista de Administracao da Universidade de Sao Paulo, 24 (3).
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1988). Microeletronica e Qualidade dos Servicos: Estudo de Caso de um Hospital. Revista de Administracao da Universidade de Sao Paulo, 23 (4), 17-28.
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1987). Tecnologia da Informacao e Organizacao do Trabalho. RAE = Revista de Administracao de Empresas, 28 (3), 43-46.
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1986). Tecnologia da Informacao no Setor de Servicos: o Impacto na Configuracao do Trabalho. RAE = Revista de Administracao de Empresas, 26 (1), 43-56.
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1985). Tecnologia da Informacao em Organizacoes. Revista de Administracao da Universidade de Sao Paulo, 23 (4), 1-13.
  • S.B. Rodrigues & R. Sa, de (1984). A Estrutura das Organizacoes Brasileiras: Algumas Implicacoes Metodologicas da Comparacao com os Estudos de Aston. RAE = Revista de Administracao de Empresas, 24 (4), 158-174.
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1984). Processo de Decisao em Universidades: teoria III (Decission-Making in Universities Theory III). Revista de administraçao Pública, 19 (4), 60-75.
  • J. Child, K. Tse & S.B. Rodrigues (2013). The Dynamics of Corporate Co-evolution. London: Edward Elgar
  • S.B. Rodrigues & J. Child (2008). Corporate Co-evolution: A Political Perspective. Oxford: Wiley
  • M. Cunha & S.B. Rodrigues (2003). Manual de Estudos Organizacionais: Temas de Psicologia, Psicossociologia e Sociologia das Organizacoes (Handbook of Organization Studies: the Contribution of Psychology, Psychosociology and Sociology of Organizations). Lisbao: RH Editora
  • S.B. Rodrigues, A. Carrieri & T. Luz (2003). Organization Transformation in Times of Deconstruction. B. Horizonte: UFMG Publishers
  • S.B. Rodrigues & M. Cunha (2000). Estudos Organizacionais: Novas Perspectives para a Administracao de Empresas. Iglu: Sao Paolo
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1999). Competitividade Alliancas Estrategicas e Gestao Internacional (Competitiveness, Strategic Alliances and International Management). Sao Paulo: Atlas
  • J. Child & S.B. Rodrigues (2014). A Hierarquia e seus Descontentamentos. In Marlene Marchiori (Ed.), Liderança e Comunicação Interna (pp. 141-162). Rio de Janeiro: Senac Rio de Janeiro
  • S.B. Rodrigues (2013). A dinâmica da cultura organizacional em um ambiente institucionalizado. In Marlene Marchiori (Ed.), Estudos Organizacionais em Interface com Cultura (pp. 99-130). Rio de Janeiro: Difusão Editora e Editora Senac
  • J. Child & S.B. Rodrigues (2012). How organizations engage with external complexity: A political action perspective. In A. Davila, M. Elvira, J. Ramirez & L. Zapata-Cantu (Eds.), Understanding Organizations in Complex, Emergent and Uncertain Environments (pp. 13-44). UK: Palgrave Macmillan
  • J. Child & S.B. Rodrigues (2011). Social Identity and Organizational Learning. In Mark Easterby-Smith & Marjorie.A. Lyles (Eds.), Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management (pp. 305-330). Chichester: Wiley
  • J. Child, S. Elbanna & S.B. Rodrigues (2010). The political aspects of strategic decision making. In P.C. Nutt & D. Wilson (Eds.), The handbook of decision making (pp. 105-137). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell
  • S.B. Rodrigues (2010). A Dinamica da Politica da Cultura Organizacional em um Ambiente Institucionalizado. In M. Marchiori (Ed.), Faces da Cultura e Communicacao Organizacional. Sao Paulo: Sao Caetano do Sul
  • J. Child & S.B. Rodrigues (2010). Padrões e Motivos da Internacionalização de Empresas Chinesas. In M.D.M. Oliveira Junior (Ed.), Multinacionais Brasileiras: Internacionalização, Inovação e Estrategia Global. Porto Alegre: Bookman
  • J. Child & S.B. Rodrigues (2004). Corporate Governance in International Joint Ventures: Toward a Theory of Partner Preferences. In A. Grandori (Ed.), Corporate Governance and Firm Organization (pp. 89-102). Oxford University Press
  • J. Child & S.B. Rodrigues (2003). Social Identity and Organizational Learning. In M. Easterby-Smith & M.A. Lyles (Eds.), Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management. Chichester: Wiley
  • S.B. Rodrigues (2002). Management in Latin America. In M. Warner (Ed.), Management in the Americas (pp. 3750-3764). London: Thompson Learning
  • S.B. Rodrigues & B. Betania (2002). Management in Brazil. In M. Warner (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Business and Management (pp. 528-540). London: Thompson Learning
  • S.B. Rodrigues (2001). De Fabricas a Lojas de Conhecimiento: As Universidades e a Desconstrucao do Conhecimiento sem Cliente (From Factories to Knowledge Shops: Universities and De-construction of Knowledge without a Client). In M.T. Fleury & M.M. Oliveira (Eds.), Gestao e Estrategia do Conhecimiento (pp. 87-117). Sao Paulo: Atlas
  • B. Betania & S.B. Rodrigues (2001). Compreendendo a Dimensao Cultural nos Negocios Internacionais (Understanding the Cultural Dimensions in International Business). In B. Tanure de Barros (Ed.), Fusoes & Parcerias (Mergers and Acquisitions) (pp. 103-123). Sao Paolo: Atlas
  • Z. Kiliminik & S.B. Rodrigues (2001). Gerentes de RH:Reacoes e Carreiras Posdemissao (HR Managers: Reactions and Careers Post-Redundancy). In S. Pimenta & M.L Correia (Eds.), Gestao, Trabalho e Cidadania - Novas Articulacoes (Management, Work and Citizenship - New Articulations) (pp. 219-242). Belo-Horizonte: Autentica Editora/ CEPEAD
  • S.B. Rodrigues & A. Carrieri (2000). Competicao Organizacional: Bricolage e o seu Significado para Gerencia (Organizational Competition: Symbolic Bricolage and its Meaning for Managers). In S.B. Rodrigues & M.P. Cunha (Eds.), Estudos Organizacionais: Novas Perspectivas para a Adminstracao de Empresas (Organization Studies: New Perspectives in Business Organizations) (pp. 335-353). Sao Paulo: Editora Iglu
  • S.B. Rodrigues & A. Carrieri (2000). Estudos Organizacionais: A Tradicao Anglo-Saxonica no Brasil (Organization Studies: The Anglo-Saxon Knowledge in Brazil). In S.B. Rodrigues & M.P. Cunha (Eds.), Estudos Organizacionais Novas Perspectives para a Administracao de Empresas (pp. 21-42). Sao Paulo: Editora Iglu
  • A. Prates & S.B. Rodrigues (2000). Representacoes do Sujeito na Teoria Organizacional (Agency representations in Organinzation Theory). In S. Clegg, C. Hardy & W. Nord (Eds.), Handbook of Organization Studies (Potugese version) (pp. 344-352). Sao Paulo: Atlas
  • S.B. Rodrigues (2000). Management Education in Latin America. In M. Warner (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Business and Management (pp. 171-192). London: Thompson Business Press
  • S.B. Rodrigues & R. Fachin (1999). Teorizando Sobre Organizacoes: Vaidades ou Pontos de Vista? (Theorizing about Organizations: Vanities or Innovations?). In C. Hardy, W. Nord & S. Clegg (Eds.), Handbook of Organization Studies (Portugese version) (pp. 99-104). Sao Paulo: Atlas
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1999). Aliancas Estrategicas Internacionais em Economias Emergentes: o caso Brazil e China (Strategic Alliances in Emerging Economies: The Case of Brazil and China). In S.B. Rodrigues (Ed.), Competitividade Aliancas Estrategica e Gerencia Internacional (pp. 183-205). Sao Paolo: Atlas
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1996). Local Rationality in the Formation of Strategic Alliances: the case of Emerging economies. In D. Gertner, P.F. Bocater & R.P.C. Leal (Eds.), Business Association for Latin America Studies (pp. 374-391)
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1996). Corporate Culture and De-Institutionalisation: Implications for Identity in a Brazilian Telecommunications Company'. In G. Palmer & S. Clegg (Eds.), Constituting Management Markets, Meanings and Identities (pp. 115-137). New York: Walter de Gruyter
  • J. Child & S.B. Rodrigues (1996). The Role of Social Identity in International Transfer of Knowledge Through Joint Ventures. In S. Clegg & G. Palmer (Eds.), The Politics of Management Knowledge (pp. 46-68). London: Sage
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1996). Joint Venture: Aprendizagem Tecnologica e Gerencial (International Joint Ventures: Technological and Managerial Learning). In R. Sbragia, J. Marcovitch & E. Vasconcellos (Eds.), Gestao da Inovacao Tecnologica (pp. 1256-1275). Sao Paulo: Pacto 2
  • S.B. Rodrigues (1992). Joint Ventures Internacionais no Contexto Global (International Joint Ventures in the Global Context. In R. Sbragia, J. Marcovitch & E. Vasconcellos (Eds.), Gestao da Inovacao Technologica (pp. 770-789). Sao Paulo: Pacto

Editorial positions

  • Corporate Governance: An International Review

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of International Accounting Research

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Organization Studies

    Member Editorial Board

  • Journal of Management Studies

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Gender, Work & Organization

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Revista de Administracao da Universidade de Sao Paulo

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Revista de Administracao Contemporanea

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Academy of Management Journal

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of International Business Studies

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Global Strategy Journal

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Edward Elgar: London.

    Editor

Organization Membership

Side positions

  • Erasmus Centre for Emerging Markets

    Founder and Academic Director

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Latest publication

J.P. Doh, S.B. Rodrigues, A. Saka-Helmhout & M.V. Makhija (2017). Guest editorial on "International business responses to institutional voids". Journal of International Business Studies, 48 (3), 293-307. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41267-017-0074-z