Meetings of shareholders are sometimes reminiscent of parliaments in authoritarian states. Proposals of the company’s senior management are usually adopted without too much critical comment or opposing votes. Hans van Oosterhout, ERIM Fellow and Professor Corporate Governance at Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University, discovered that the few shareholders who do vote against management proposals often do this to express their dissatisfaction to the management of the company. Precisely what those dissatisfied ‘No’ voters want to make clear is related to the corporate governance model customary in the country, the research showed.
In her dissertation ‘The Effectiveness of Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Leadership Structure: Impacts on Strategic Change and Firm Performance’, ERIM’s Ying Feng seeks to join the conversation and contribute to corporate governance and strategic management literature by taking a behavioral perspective and investigating the contextual factors.
In her dissertation ‘A Test of Time: A Temporal and Dynamic Approach to Power and Ethics’, ERIM’s Laura Giurge zooms-in on two crucial organizational behaviors that are bound to vary from one day to another: decision-making and unethical behavior. Next, this study investigates the underlying cognitive process that drives unethical behavior, moral reasoning, and aims to show that even this stable developmental cognitive process is susceptible to momentary influences.
In his dissertation ‘Empowering Leadership and Employees’ Achievement Motivations: The Role of Self-Efficacy and Goal Orientations in the Empowering Leadership Process’ ERIM’s Tobias Dennerlein aims to advance our knowledge of when and why empowering leadership is most effective.
Are the rich more selfish than the poor, or do they just have more money? It is the main question in the field experiment of Jan Stoop, ERIM Member and associate professor Applied Economics at Erasmus School of Economics, and two American colleagues. The result? As a group, the rich are not more selfish than the poor.
In his dissertation ‘Social Neuromarketing: The Role of Social Context in Measuring Advertising Effectiveness’ ERIM’s Rumen Pozharliev focuses on the influence of social context on consumers’ cognitive responses to marketing stimuli.
In his dissertation ‘Corporate Responses to Social Issues: Essays in Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility’ ERIM’s Ona Akemu advances scholarship in entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and organisational ethnography
New research by the Erasmus Centre for Family Business (ECFB) at ERIM shows family businesses with strong family values considerably outperform ‘regular’ firms.
In his dissertation ‘Intelligent Information Systems for Web Product Search’ ERIM’s Damir Vandic investigates how to design Web product search engines that automatically aggregate product information from different sources and allow users to perform effective and efficient queries on this data.
In her dissertation ‘Essays on Genetics and the Social Sciences, ERIM’s Aysu Okbay explores questions at the intersection of economics and biology, and thus contributes to an emerging field of research commonly referred to as: genoeconomics, social-science genetics, biosocial science and biological economics.