prof.dr. J.P (Joep) Cornelissen

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Fellow ERIM
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2015

Joep Cornelissen is Professor of Corporate Communication and Management at 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. 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, Academy of Management Journal, 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 sixth edition (2020).

 

 

 

He is the Editor-in-Chief of Organization Theory, a former 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, Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies.

Publications

  • Academic (31)
    • Giessen, M., Langenbusch, C., Jacobs, G., & Cornelissen, J. (2021). Collective sensemaking in the local response to a grand challenge: Recovery, alleviation and change-oriented responses to a refugee crisis. Human Relations. https://doi.org/10.1177/00187267211004688

    • Chatterjee, I., Cornelissen, J., & Wincent, J. (2021). Social entrepreneurship and values work: The role of practices in shaping values and negotiating change. Journal of Business Venturing, 36(1), [106064]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2020.106064

    • Schildt, H., Mantere, S., & Cornelissen, J. (2020). Power in sensemaking processes. Organization Studies, 41(2), 241-265. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840619847718

    • Wenzel, M., Cornelissen, J., Koch, JM., Hartmann, M., & Koch, M. (2020). Un)Mind the gap: How organizational actors cope with an identity–strategy misalignment. Strategic Organization, 18(1), 212-244. https://doi.org/10.1177/1476127019856524

    • Cornelissen, J., & Cholakova, M. (2019). Profits Uber everything? The gig economy and the morality of category work. Strategic Organization. https://doi.org/10.1177/1476127019894506

    • Clarke, JS., Llewellynn, N., Cornelissen, J., & Viney, R. (2019). Gesture analysis and organizational research: The development and application of a protocol for naturalistic settings. Organizational Research Methods. https://doi.org/10.1177/1094428119877450

    • Solinger, O., Jansen, PGW., & Cornelissen, J. (2019). The emergence of moral leadership. Academy of Management Review, 45(3), 504-527. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2016.0263

    • van Werven, R., Bouwmeester, O., & Cornelissen, J. P. (2019). Pitching a business idea to investors: How new venture founders use micro-level rhetoric to achieve narrative plausibility and resonance. International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship, 37(3), 193-214. https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242618818249

    • Cornelissen, J. (2019). Imagining futures for organization studies: The role of theory and of having productive conversations towards theory change. Organization Studies, 40(1), 55-58. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840618767468

    • Wenzel, M., Cornelissen, J., Koch, J., Rothmann, W., & Senf, N. (2019). How Organizational Actors Live Out Paradoxical Tensions Through Power Relations: The Case of a Youth Prison. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 155, 55-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2019.03.001

    • Cornelissen, J., & Hoellerer, M. (2019). An Open and Inclusive Space for Theorizing: Introducing Organization Theory. Organization Theory, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.1177/2631787719887980

    • Lounsbury, M., Cornelissen, J., Granqvist, N., & Grodal, S. (2018). Culture, innovation and entrepreneurship. Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, 21(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/14479338.2018.1537716

    • Logemann, M., Piekkari, R., & Cornelissen, J. (2018). The sense of it all: Framing and narratives in sensegiving about a strategic change. Long Range Planning, 52(5), [101852]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2018.10.002

    • Clarke, JS., Cornelissen, J., & Healey, M. (2018). Actions speak louder than words: how figurative language and gesturing in entrepreneurial pitches influences investment judgments. Academy of Management Journal, 62(2). https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2016.1008

    • Savage, P., Cornelissen, J., & Franck, H. (2017). Fiction and organization studies. Organization Studies, 39(7), 975-994. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840617709309

    • Cornelissen, J. (2017). Preserving Theoretical Divergence in Management Research: Why the Explanatory Potential of Qualitative Research Should Be Harnessed Rather than Suppressed. Journal of Management Studies, 54(3), 368-383. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12210

    • Wickert, C., Vaccaro, A., & Cornelissen, J. (2017). Buying corporate social responsibility: Organizational identity orientation as a determinant of practice adoption. Journal of Business Ethics, 142(3), 497-514. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-015-2740-z

    • Cornelissen, J. (2017). From the editors: Developing propositions, a process model or a typology? Addressing the challenges of writing theory without a boilerplate. Academy of Management Review, 42(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2016.0196

    • Ketokivi, M., Mantere, S., & Cornelissen, J. (2017). Reasoning by analogy and the progress of theory. Academy of Management Review, 42(4), 637-658. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2015.0322

    • Haslam, SA., Cornelissen, J., & Werner, M. (2017). Metatheories and metaphors of organizational identity: integrating social constructionist, social identity, and social actor perspectives within a social interactionist model. International Journal of Management Reviews, 19(3), 318-336. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12150

    • Van grinsven, M., Heusinkveld, S., & Cornelissen, J. (2016). Translating Management Concepts: Towards a Typology of Alternative Approaches. International Journal of Management Reviews, 18(3), 271-289. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12106

    • Schoeneborn, D., Vasquez, C., & Cornelissen, J. (2016). Imagining organization through metaphor and metonymy: Unpacking the process-entity paradox. Human Relations, 69(4), 915-944. https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726715612899

    • Corbett, A., Cornelissen, J., Delios, A., & Harley, B. (2015). Variety, novelty and perceptions of scholarship in research on management and organizations: An appeal for ambidextrous scholarship. Journal of Management Studies, 51(1), 3-18. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12032

    • Kroon, DP., Cornelissen, J., & Vaara, E. (2015). Explaining Employees' Reactions towards a Cross-Border Merger: The Role of English Language Fluency. Management International Review, 55(6), 775-800. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11575-015-0259-2

    • van Werven, R., Bouwmeester, O., & Cornelissen, J. (2015). The power of arguments: How entrepreneurs convince stakeholders of the legitimate distinctiveness of their ventures. Journal of Business Venturing, 4(1), 616-631. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2014.08.001

    • Cornelissen, J., Durand, R., Fiss, PC., Lammers, JC., & Vaara, E. (2015). Putting communication front and center in institutional theory and analysis. Academy of Management Review, 40(1), 10-27. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2014.0381

    • Ueberbacher, F., Jacobs, CD., & Cornelissen, J. (2015). How Entrepreneurs become Skilful Cultural Operators. Organization Studies, 36(7), 925-951. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840615575190

    • Cornelissen, J., & Durand, R. (2014). Moving forward: Developing theoretical contributions in management studies. Journal of Management Studies, 51(6), 995-1022. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12078

    • Cornelissen, J., Mantere, S., & Vaara, E. (2014). The contraction of meaning: The combined effect of communication, emotion, and materiality on sensemaking the stockwell shooting. Journal of Management Studies, 51(5), 699-736. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12073

    • Werner, M., & Cornelissen, J. (2014). Framing the Change: Switching and Blending Frames and their Role in Instigating Institutional Change. Organization Studies, 35(10), 1449-1472. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840614539314

    • Cornelissen, J., & Werner, M. (2014). Putting Framing in Perspective: A review of Framing and Frame Analysis across the Management and Organizational Literature. The Academy of Management Annals, 8(1), 181-235. https://doi.org/10.1080/19416520.2014.875669

  • Professional (1)
    • Cornelissen, J., & Kroon, DP. (2015). Post-merger integration and the role of language fluency. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 24(4), 13-14. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/79319

  • Academic (1)
    • Cornelissen, J. (2017). Corporate communication: A guide to theory and practice. Sage publications, 5th edition.

  • Academic (7)
    • Viney, R., Clarke, JS., & Cornelissen, J. (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 Sage.

    • Bangerter, A., & Cornelissen, J. (2017). Studying Discourse Processes in Institutional Contexts. In The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Processes, second edition Routledge.

    • Cornelissen, J., Schoeneborn, D., & Vasquez, C. (2017). Deconstructing the Theoretical Language of Process Research: Metaphor and Metonymy in Interaction. In A. Langley, & H. Tsoukas (Eds.), Handbook of Process Organization Studies (pp. 607-615). Sage Publications. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781473957954.n39

    • Wickert, C., & Cornelissen, J. (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 (pp. 328-349). Cambridge University Press.

    • Cornelissen, J., Haslam, SA., & Werner, M. (2016). Bridging and Integrating Meta-Theoretical Perspectives on organizational identity: A social Interactionist Model of Organizational Identity Development. In M. Pratt, M. Schultz, D. Ravasi, & B. Ashforth (Eds.), Handbook on Organizational Identity Oxford University Press.

    • Cornelissen, J. (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

    • Cornelissen, J., & Schildt, H. (2014). Sensemaking and strategy as practice. In D. Seidl, J. Balogun, E. Vaara, & D. Golsorkhi (Eds.), Handbook on strategy as practice Oxford University Press.

  • Academic (3)
    • Cholakova, M., & Cornelissen, J. (2018). Sailing towards an unknowable future: How different types of factual reasoning support early-stage entrepreneurial idea validation. 10th International Process Symposium on Temporality and History in Organization Studies, Halkidiki, Greece.

    • Cholakova, M., Cornelissen, J., & Andriopoulos, C. (2017). What if I do or I don’t, had or had not: The role of prefactual and counterfactual thinking in supporting entrepreneurial reasoning. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, USA. https://doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2017.14432abstract

    • Cholakova, M., & Cornelissen, J. (2017). Being a permanent beta – How different types of factual reasoning support effective opportunity development. European Theory Development Workshop, Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Academic (7)
    • Van Burg, E., Stam, W., Cornelissen, J., & Jack, S. (2020). Advancing Qualitative Entrepreneurship Research: Leveraging Methodological Plurality for Achieving Scholarly Impact. In Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice https://doi.org/10.1177/1042258720943051

    • Harley, B., & Cornelissen, J. (2020). Rigor With or Without Templates?: The Pursuit of Methodological Rigor in Qualitative Research. In Organizational Research Methods Sage.

    • Cornelissen, J., Akemu, O., Jonkman, J., & Werner, M. (2020). Building character: The formation of a hybrid organizational identity in a social enterprise. In Journal of Management Studies https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12640

    • Chatterjee, I., Wincent, J., & Cornelissen, J. (2020). Social entrepreneurship and values work: The role of practices in shaping values and negotiating change. In Journal of Business Venturing

    • Harley, B., & Cornelissen, J. (2018). Reframing Rigor as Reasoning: Challenging Technocratic Conceptions of Rigor in Management Research. In Research in the Sociology of Organizations Emerald.

    • Ravasi, D., Etter, M., Rindova, V., & Cornelissen, J. (2018). The formation of organizational reputation. In Academy of Management Annals http://hdl.handle.net/1765/110535

    • Gregoire, D., Dimov, D., Cornelissen, J., & Van den Burg, E. (2015). The mind in the middle: Taking stock of affect and cognition research in entrepreneurship. In International Journal of Management Reviews

  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Pushpika Vishwanathan
  • Time frame: 2009 - 2016
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  • PhD Candidate: Ona Akemu
  • Time frame: 2011 - 2017
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  • PhD Candidate: Laura M. Giurge
  • Time frame: 2012 - 2017
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  • PhD Candidate: Ruxi Wang
  • Time frame: 2012 - 2017
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  • PhD Candidate: Sai Kalvapalle
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  • PhD Candidate: Amanda Williams
  • Time frame: 2013 - 2018
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  • PhD Candidate: Jingtao Zhu
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  • PhD Candidate: Hendra Wijaya
  • Time frame: 2012 - 2019
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  • PhD Candidate: Jun Xiao
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  • PhD Candidate: Tatjana Schneidmüller
  • Time frame: 2015 - 2020
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  • PhD Candidate: Ying Tang
  • Time frame: 2021 -
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  • PhD Candidate: Daan Abraham Petrus Peeters
  • Time frame: 2021 -
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  • PhD Candidate: Viktor Koritarov
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