ERIM's Second Lustrum: 'Dual impact of management research'




ERIM Lustrum Programme

Dual Impact of Management Research

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, ERIM is organizing a lustrum conference on the currently hot theme of 'Dual impact of management research'. The theme recognizes that the two yardsticks that will be used to measure ERIM’s success in its next 10 years will be the impact of its research on the scientific community on the one hand and its resonance with the business community on the other. Several distinctive speakers, representing both ERIM’s external partners as well as its internal research programmes, will illustrate and comment on the conference theme from different knowledge-stakeholders perspectives. The conference will cover the perspectives of the funder of research in management, the publishing / editor's perspective and the perspectives of the researchers as the main producers of new knowledge in Research in Management. The researchers will present selected  examples of impact-driven projects from all five ERIM research programmes. Last but not least the conference will synthesize and reflect upon the strategic challenges for the ERIM community towards a third lustrum.
13:30 – 14:00 Arrival + Coffee and tea
Part I: Introduction
14:00 – 14:10 A founder’s perspective by Philip-Hans Franses, Dean Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Chairman ERIM Supervisory Board
14:10 – 14:20 ERIM: The first ten years by Ale Smidts, Scientific Director, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)
14:20 – 14:30 The Challenge of Managerial Impact by George Yip, Dean Rotterdam School of Management
Part II: Perspectives: Funders and Publishers
14:30 – 15:00 Funding Research in Management by Jos Engelen, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
15:00 – 15:30 Publishing Research in Management by Michael Pratt, associate editor Academy of Management Journal, Boston College
15:30 – 15:45 Break 1: Coffee, tea, and cake
  Perspectives continued: examples of dual impact research projects
15:45 – 16:05 Science meets Practice in Logistics, Optimization, and Innovation: the Railway Case by Leo Kroon, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
16:05 – 16:25 Why do top executives receive option pay? by Ingolf Dittmann, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
16:25 – 16:45 Hello? by Stefan Stremersch, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
16:45 – 17:05 Break 2: Champagne
  Perspectives continued: examples of dual impact research projects
17:05 – 17:25 Social Innovation in Europe: How management scholars can solve the European innovation paradox by Henk Volberda, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
17:25 – 17:45 Understanding diversity by Daan van Knippenberg, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Part III: Synthesizing for a viable future of Research in Management
17:45 – 18:00 ERIM: The next ten years by John Child, Birmingham Business School, International Member ERIM Supervisory Board)
18:00 – 18:15 Closing by Ale Smidts, Scientific Director ERIM
18:30 -  21:00 Walking dinner
Please join us on Thursday October 29th for the festive celebration of ERIM’s second lustrum. The festivities will commence with a lustrum conference (14:00 – 18:15) in the small auditorium of Rotterdam’s main concert hall “De Doelen” (Schouwburgplein 50), followed by a special lustrum ‘walking dinner’ in the foyer (18:15 – 20:00).
During the exclusive 'walking dinner', you will have plenty of opportunities to (re)connect with friends in an informal setting.
To help us plan the catering, please send an RSVP to Tineke van der Vhee ( if you plan to attend the conference and dinner before October 22th.
We look forward to welcoming you on October 29th!
On behalf of both the ERIM lustrum committee consisting of Frans van de Bosch, Pursey Heugens, Albert Wagelmans and Gerard Mertens,
and the ERIM Team,
Ale Smidts
Scientific Director
More information:
Tineke van der Vhee
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