In her dissertation, ERIM’s Basak Manders examines the effectiveness of ISO 9001 adoption, since its initial creation in 1987 to the run-up of an introduction of a new version in 2015. Noting that current literature provides mixed results regarding the operational and market benefits of ISO 9001 adoption, Basak seeks to provide a definitive answer to the debate.
In his dissertation ERIM’s Markus Peters confronts the decentralization of energy production in the face of renewable sources, electric mobility, and related advances, which are usurping traditional, centralized power systems based on inelastic demand.
In his dissertation ERIM’s Simon den Uijl examines two-sided market and the emergence of de-facto standards within them. Using data on past standards emergence, Simon demonstrates that emergence occurs in six stages and is influenced by a large number of variables, of which nineteen variables can be manipulated in strategic decision-making.
In his dissertation ERIM’s Gijs van Houwelingen investigates the influence of short-lived influences (fleeting drivers) on long-term goals and commitments (stable drivers), and creates a construal measure to determine the situation-sensitivity of our cognition.
Mathijs van Dijk, Endowed Professor of Financial Markets at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) has been awarded a fellowship by the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS). During a 10-month period, Professor Van Dijk will research the value of a financial system for society, building on previously done research at ERIM.
ERIM’s Saeed Khanagha investigates how organizations handle major technological shifts, with a focus on Cloud Computing, and demonstrates that though organizations can usually successfully handle the technical aspects of transformational change, they stumble when it comes to more fundamental, organizational changes.
In this inaugural address, Professor Marius van Dijke confronts the major ethical challenges which have faced the business world in recent years and seeks to develop a comprehensive method to integrate ethics into business curricula and ultimately the mindset of decision-makers in the field.
In her dissertation Lameez Alexander confronts innovation in organizational settings and the broad consensus of innovation as the ‘Holy Grail’ of competitive advantage and growth. Lameez Alexander creates an innovation management model which (1) centre’s around ‘people’ as the key determinant of innovation, and (2) accounts for ‘innovation ownership struggles’ between two key actors, ‘innovators’ and ‘managers’.
ERIM’s Zhihua Li confronts the many dimensions of irrationality in her dissertation, ‘Irrationality: What, Why and How’. The ‘What’ develops an understanding on the topic of irrationality. ‘Why’ explores the influence of ambiguity on irrationality and the reasons we reject irrationality. Lastly, ‘How’ debates the idea of imposing better decisions on individuals when freedom of choice is lacking and proposes interesting recommendations in this regard.