Dr. J.S. (Jan) Lodge

Jan Lodge
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Associate Member ERIM
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2021

Jan Lodge is an Assistant Professor in Business-Society Management at the Rotterdam School of Management.

An organizational theorist by training, Jan uses qualitative methods to broadly explore what enables and what inhibits social change.

In this context, he is primarily interested in the topic of negative social evaluations such as stigma or disapproval, as well as their antecedents such as misconduct, scandals, or norm violations. Beyond this, he also undertakes research in the areas of social innovation and institutional theory.

Most recently, Jan has conducted research in an exciting array of empirical settings including social housing organizations, reentry organizations, capital punishment in the U.S., religious minority groups, child marriage in Indonesia.

Prior to joining academia, he was a management consultant at L.E.K. Consulting where he supported international clients across various industries in developing their organisational design, market entry, and growth strategies.

Jan holds a Ph.D. form the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School.


  • Academic (1)
    • Syakhroza, M. A., & Lodge, J. (2024). Birds of a Feather are Punished Together, or Not? Examining Heterogeneity in Career Advancements of Minority Groups. Journal of Management Studies. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.13077

  • Academic (2)
    • Howard-Grenville, J., & Lodge, J. (2021). Context, Dynamics Embeddedness and Routine. In Cambridge Handbook of Routine Dynamics (pp. 229). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108993340

    • Claus, L., De Rond, M., Howard-Grenville, J., & Lodge, J. (2019). When Fieldwork Hurts: On the Lived Experience of Conducting Research in Unsettling Contexts. In Research in the Sociology of Organizations: The Production of Managerial Knowledge and Organizational Theory: New Approaches to Writing, Producing and Consuming Theory ( (Vol. 59, pp. 157-172). Emerald Group Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X20190000059009

  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Mana Saki
  • Time frame: 2022 -
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Aurélie Sapa Furaha
  • Time frame: 2023 -

The Business-Society Management department at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University has re-opened this position. We are seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate looking to study a topic in the area of sustainability and management. For this position, you will be able to freely choose your own research topic, within our department’s area of expertise. Potential research topics broadly cover the challenges that society and our natural environment face and then consider how organisations can address these challenges. Specific topics include (but are not limited to): systems and resilience thinking, sustainability issues in multinational enterprises and global value chains, corporate communication, sense-making processes, social innovation, business ethics, philanthropy, alternative organisational and governance forms such as social enterprises, commons and cooperatives, corporate social (ir)responsibility, (organisational) stigma, stakeholder management, and aligning corporate value propositions with societal issues.

Overall, we are looking for a candidate who is eager to learn to research how organisations and businesses can be key drivers of social change, and we welcome applications from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Strong applicants typically have backgrounds in business or economics and are looking to pursue an academic career. Creativity, self-direction, and a passion for scientific research are therefore essential qualities.

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