J.P (Joep) Cornelissen

Full Professor
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Fellow ERIM
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2015

Joep Cornelissen is Professor of Corporate Communication and Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.

The main focus of his research involves studies of the role of corporate and managerial communication in the context of innovation, entrepreneurship and change, and of social evaluations of the legitimacy and reputation of start-up and established firms.

In addition, he also has an interest in questions of scientific reasoning and theory development in management and organization theory.

His work has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Studies,Organization Science and Organization Studies, and he has written a general text on corporate communication (Corporate Communication: A Guide to Theory and Practice, Sage Publications) which is now in its fourth edition.

He is an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Review, a Council member of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies, a former General Editor of the Journal of Management Studies (2006-2012) and serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies.

  • J.P. Cornelissen (2018). Contestation over theory: A response to Burrell and Reed. In Organization Studies
  • J.P. Cornelissen (2017). Corporate communication: A guide to theory and practice. London: Sage publications, 5th edition
  • R. Viney, J.S. Clarke & J.P. Cornelissen (2017). Making meaning from multimodality: Embodied communication in a business pitch setting. In C Cassell, A.L. Cunliffe & G. Grandy (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods: Methods and Challenges. London: SAGE
  • C. Wickert & J.P. Cornelissen (2017). Corporate social responsibility and reputation: Too much of a good thing? In J. Moon, M. Morsing & A. Rasche (Eds.), Corporate Social Responsibility: Strategy, Communication and Governance. Cambridge University Press
  • J.P. Cornelissen, D. Schoeneborn & C. Vasquez (2017). Deconstructing the Theoretical Language of Process Research: Metaphor and Metonymy in Interaction. In A. Langley & H. Tsoukas (Eds.), Handbook of Process Organization Studies. Sage Publications
  • A. Bangerter & J.P. Cornelissen (2017). Studying Discourse Processes in Institutional Contexts. In The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Processes, second edition. New York: Routledge
  • J.P. Cornelissen, S.A. Haslam & M.D. Werner (2016). Bridging and Integrating Meta-Theoretical Perspectives on organizational identity: A social Interactionist Model of Organizational Identity Development. In Mike Pratt, Majken Schultz, Davide Ravasi & Blake Ashforth (Eds.), Handbook on Organizational Identity. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • J.P. Cornelissen (2016). Morgan's Legacy in Theorizing and Understanding Organizations. In A. Ortenblad, K. Trehan & L.L. Putnam (Eds.), Exploring Morgan’s Metaphors: Theory, Research, and Practice in Organizational Studies. -: -
  • J.P. Cornelissen & H. Schildt (2014). Sensemaking and strategy as practice. In D. Seidl, J. Balogun, E. Vaara & D. Golsorkhi (Eds.), Handbook on strategy as practice. Oxford University Press


Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T11-53
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Work in progress

J.P. Cornelissen (2018). Contestation over theory: A response to Burrell and Reed. In Organization Studies

Latest publication

P. Savage, J.P. Cornelissen & H. Franck (2018). Fiction and organization studies. Organization Studies, Accepted, in press. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840617709309