In her dissertation ‘Coordination & Control in Contemporary Organizations' Jun Xiao explored how power hierarchies and organizational routines are changing, arguing for a grounded approach to understand their implications on people and work. As a result, in her dissertation she provided three accounts of contemporary work for individuals and organizations seeking to understand why new forms of organizing matter and contributes to bridging the extant divide between the practice and study of organizing.
Consistently ranked in the top of management research centres in Europe, the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) has created an environment for the development of internationally recognised management knowledge with academic and societal impact since 1998.
ERIM researchers, a community of over 350 management scientists, are focused on the real needs of business and management, and dedicated to produce relevant and excellent research that adds innovative dimensions to management knowledge. ERIM combines publishing in leading academic journals with effective dissemination through research projects and an advanced doctoral programme in business and management for aspiring researchers. Where possible, research is created in conjunction with business.
Jaap Paauwe, emeritus professor Organization and HR Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam and Tilburg University), is the first non-American to receive the Thomas A. Mahoney Mentoring Award, which is given annually by the HR Division of the Academy of Management to an individual who has distinguished herself/himself in the mentoring of PhD students.