Strategy and Entrepreneurship


Staunchly multidisciplinary, ERIM’s Strategy and Entrepreneurship programme focuses on strategic renewal and firm performance and how the drivers of both can bring about purposeful change within organisations.

The programme is divided into four research themes: corporate governance and competitiveness, entrepreneurship, global strategy, and new managerial roles & organisational forms. Although each draws on its own methodological traditions, faculty members necessarily apply a wide range of methods and frequently rely on meta-analysis, event history modelling, fs/QCA, and ethnographic observations.

Excellence in research

Excellence in research is a prerequisite in all of ERIM’s programmes. Exemplifying the great strides ERIM has made in this regard, numerous honours and awards have been bestowed upon members of the Strategy and Entrepreneurship programme over the years in recognition of their outstanding contributions to management science.

Many members of the programme hold senior editorial positions on, or participate in the editorial review boards of, a long list of highly respected publications such as the Journal of Management Studies, Small Business Economics, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, Long Range Planning, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Organization and Technovation.

Find out more about the Strategy and Entrepreneurship programme’s four research themes by clicking on the links below:

Societal relevance and impact

Supporting ERIM’s philosophy of achieving excellence in research are the two pillars of societal relevance and meaningful impact, through which genuine value is created that makes a lasting contribution to the worlds of management science and business. This desire for knowledge valorisation is deeply embedded in the Strategy and Entrepreneurship programme and this is reflected in the development of a number of centres of excellence:

A joint initiative between Erasmus University Rotterdam, Maastricht University, TNO and University of Amsterdam, Erasmus Centre for Business Innovation brings together an unprecedented combination of leading academic and applied researchers in all fields of social innovation.

The mission of the Erasmus Centre for Family Business is to contribute to the development and long-term viability of family businesses around the world through the provision of research on family business, development of family business leaders, and outreach activities.

Find out more: Erasmus Centre for Family Business

Research Initiatives S&E

  • Family Business


At ERIM we understand importance of creating a highly professional and collaborative environment where researchers share common goals and strive to achieve the highest academic standards.