S.G. (Sai) Kalvapalle

RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM Doctoral Student
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2017

PhD Project

PhD project in Value Based Organising

Traditionally, management research takes the perspective of business and focuses on how conditions for business can be improved. Research conducted within the Value Based Organizing subprogramme of ERIM starts with the challenges that society and our natural environment face and focuses on how business, in partnership with other actors, can address these challenges in a more (pro)active manner. In other words, we help business to take responsibility for the context in which it operates. Research in our group focuses on alternative definitions of and approaches to business, including issues around climate change, sustainable development, reputation, business ethics, philanthropy, social enterprise and partnerships. The research methods we use vary from qualitative interview techniques to survey and laboratory research.

For this recruitment round we focus on research about “behavioral ethics” (see below, “topic”, for a description). This means that we look primarily for candidates with a background suitable to, or a strong willingness to learn conducting this type of research. However, we are also very much interested in outstanding candidates with an interest in other topics in the field of Value Based Organizing.

Behavioral Ethics, Business Ethics, Ethical Leadership, Sustainability, Sustainable Management
Time frame
2017 -


Visiting address

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Supervisory team

Sai Kalvapalle
Endowed Professor in Behavioral Ethics
Promotor, Daily supervisor
Sai Kalvapalle
Professor of Corporate Communication and Management
Sai Kalvapalle
Professor of Business Ethics and Integrity Management
Sai Kalvapalle
Professor of Volunteering, Civil Society and Businesses and Professor of Strategic Philanthropy
Sai Kalvapalle
Professor of International Business-Society Management
Sai Kalvapalle
Niek Hoogervorst