In her dissertation ‘Flexible Working Practices: How Employees Can Reap the Benefits for Engagement and Performance’, ERIM’s Christina Wessels uncovers that performance and well-being gains can be achieved through flexible working practices.
On May 18, after the other speeches at the Goodbye Drinks of Professor Daan van Knippenberg, Professor Marno Verbeek (ERIM Scientific Director) asked attention to mark the special achievement that Daan van Knippenberg has delivered his 25th PhD. With a short speech Professor Verbeek presented the unique honour award for this occasion: the ERIM Praeceptor Doctorum Celeberrimus Award (in English: 'Highly Distinguished Supervisor'). The award is entirely written in Latin and contains a collage of all 25 dissertations.
In her dissertation ‘Make Minorities Great Again: A contribution to workplace equity by identifying and addressing constraints and privileges’, ERIM’s Jasmien Khattab aims to provide a comprehensive account of how stereotypes and bias cause workplace inequality when it comes to leadership careers.
RSM will host the 9th Annual ARCS Research Conference (Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability), a prestigious network of scholars active in research on corporate sustainability, from 14 to 16 June 2017. The conference is co-sponsored by ERIM.
Vareska van de Vrande, ERIM Member and professor of collaborative innovation and business venturing at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), will deliver her inaugural address Collaborative Innovation: Creating opportunities in a changing world on 2 June 2017. During her address, Professor Van de Vrande will call on companies to start thinking about different interorganisational strategies as part of their integrated growth strategy.
In her dissertation ‘Status Inequalities in Business Exchange Relations in Luxury Markets’, Miriam Pocock examines purchase exchanges between high status buyers and suppliers of lower status in luxury markets.
Meetings of shareholders are sometimes reminiscent of parliaments in authoritarian states. Proposals of the company’s senior management are usually adopted without too much critical comment or opposing votes. Hans van Oosterhout, ERIM Fellow and Professor Corporate Governance at Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University, discovered that the few shareholders who do vote against management proposals often do this to express their dissatisfaction to the management of the company. Precisely what those dissatisfied ‘No’ voters want to make clear is related to the corporate governance model customary in the country, the research showed.
In her dissertation ‘The Effectiveness of Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Leadership Structure: Impacts on Strategic Change and Firm Performance’, ERIM’s Ying Feng seeks to join the conversation and contribute to corporate governance and strategic management literature by taking a behavioral perspective and investigating the contextual factors.
In her dissertation ‘A Test of Time: A Temporal and Dynamic Approach to Power and Ethics’, ERIM’s Laura Giurge zooms-in on two crucial organizational behaviors that are bound to vary from one day to another: decision-making and unethical behavior. Next, this study investigates the underlying cognitive process that drives unethical behavior, moral reasoning, and aims to show that even this stable developmental cognitive process is susceptible to momentary influences.