Empowering leaders to empower
Why is it that leaders do or do not empower their employees? Why do leaders behave the way they do? In her dissertation entitled Leader Empowering Behaviour: The Leader's Perspective, Natalia Hakimi aims in her dissertation to get a better understanding about what leaders and companies should focus on when enforcing a empowerment programme. Hakimi will defend her dissertation on January 7th, 2010 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Professor Susanne Janssen appointed member of National Council for Culture
Susanne Janssen, Professor of Sociology of Media and Culture at the Faculty of History and Arts of Erasmus University Rotterdam, has been appointed a member of the National Council for Culture (Raad voor Cultuur) as of January 2010.The Dutch Cabinet approved the appointment just before the Christmas Break. Janssen has been appointed because of her wide-ranging academic expertise in the field of media and culture, especially on media and information, internationalisation, diversity, and cultural entrepreneurship. Together with the eight other Council members, she will advise the Dutch government on arts, culture and media policy issues in the forthcoming four years.
Lucas Meijs appointed Professor of Strategic Philanthropy at RSM
As of January 1, 2010, Professor Lucas C.P.M. Meijs is appointed as Professor of Strategic Philanthropy at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Meijs is the first professor connected to the Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (ECSP) that has been founded in the course of 2009 by RSM, the Erasmus School of Economics and the Adessium Foundation with the objective to promote and facilitate research and education in the field of philanthropy and nonprofit organisations.
Major European grant for Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture
Susanne Janssen, Professor of Sociology of Media and Culture at the Faculty of History and Arts of Erasmus University, has been awarded a € 900,000 grant to examine the social, cultural and economic significance of popular music heritage with a team of European scholars. Janssen’s project was selected out of 173 proposals that were submitted under the HERA Joint Research Project Theme Cultural Dynamics: Inheritance and Identity.
Women are excluded from the popular music canon
Popular music genres has attracted a great deal more attention and gained considerable cultural legitimacy since 1955. However, popular music genres that receive the most media attention are more male-dominated suggesting that women are excluded from the most valued spaces in the musical field. This is a telling conclusion of Vaughn Schmutz in his dissertation ‘The Classification and Consecration of Popular Music: Critical Discourse and Cultural Hierarchies’. Schmutz will defend his dissertation on December 3th, 2009 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.