1st Symposium of The Reputation Research Centre



If you would like to attend this event, please register by sending an email to gberens@rsm.nl.

The goal of this first symposium of the Reputation Research Centre is to gather top scholars with an interest in corporate reputation and closely related constructs (such as status, image, legitimacy, and trust) to present and discuss in an informal setting the research they are working on. We are honored that prof. Kimberly Elsbach (U. of California, Davis), one of the world’s most eminent scholars in the field of reputation management, has agreed to deliver a keynote speech at the symposium.


Location: room ‘Shanghai’ (M2-12), Van der Goot (M) Building

9:00 – 9:15 Opening words

9:15 – 10:30 Keynote address

Kimberly Elsbach - “Explaining identification with lower-prestige collectives: A study of NASCAR fans”

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break

10:45– 11:45 Session 1

Katinka Quintelier - “The bright, dark and far side of stakeholder reciprocity: Stakeholder theory, moral psychology and value creation”

Bauke Visser - “Reputation management and assessment in the lab”

11:45 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00 Session 2

Fabrizio Castellucci - “Playing well with others: The effect of early-stage affiliations on the performance and survival of new entrants in creative fields”

Silviu Tierean - “A good neighbor or a distant friend? The role of distance and supplier’s reputation in international purchasing”

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Session 3

Mignon van Halderen and Marieke Wenneker - “The discourse on Black Pete: Shifting perceptions?”

Yijing Wang - “Post-crisis reputation in the Volkswagen scandal among the German public: The role of crisis

responsibility, personal Involvement, person-company fit and emotions”

Bas Hillebrand - “Stakeholder marketing performance; some initial thoughts”

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 – 16:30 Brainstorm session: The future of reputation research

16:30 - 16:45 Wrap-up

17:30 - Dinner at Gym & Gin (Kralingseweg 224, 3062 CG Rotterdam)