Joep Cornelissen is Professor of Corporate Communication and Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. The main focus of his research involves studies of the role of corporate and managerial communication in the context of innovation, entrepreneurship and change. In addition, he also has an interest in questions of scientific reasoning and theory development in management and organization theory.
His work has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science and Organization Studies, and he has written a general text on corporate communication (Corporate Communication: A Guide to Theory and Practice, Sage Publications) which is now in its sixth edition (2020).
He is the Editor-in-Chief of Organization Theory, a former Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Review, a Council member of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies, a former General Editor of the Journal of Management Studies (2006-2012) and serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies.
J.P. Cornelissen & M. Hoellerer (2020). An Open and Inclusive Space for Theorizing: Introducing Organization Theory. Organization Theory.
M. Wenzel, J.P. Cornelissen, J.M. Koch, M. Hartmann & M. Koch (2020). Un)Mind the gap: How organizational actors cope with an identity–strategy misalignment. Strategic Organization, 18 (1), 212-244. doi: 10.1177/1476127019856524
O. Solinger, P.G.W. Jansen & J.P. Cornelissen (2020). The emergence of moral leadership. Academy of Management Review, 45 (3), 504-527. doi: 10.5465/amr.2016.0263
M. Wenzel, J.P. Cornelissen, J. Koch, W. Rothmann & N. Senf (2019). How Organizational Actors Live Out Paradoxical Tensions Through Power Relations: The Case of a Youth Prison. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 155, 55-67. doi: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2019.03.001
F. Ueberbacher, C.D. Jacobs & J.P. Cornelissen (2015). How Entrepreneurs become Skilful Cultural Operators. Organization Studies, 36 (7), 925-951. doi: 10.1177/0170840615575190
R. van Werven, O. Bouwmeester & J.P. Cornelissen (2015). The power of arguments: How entrepreneurs convince stakeholders of the legitimate distinctiveness of their ventures. Journal of Business Venturing, 4 (1), 616-631. doi: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2014.08.001
J.P. Cornelissen, R. Durand, P.C. Fiss, J.C. Lammers & E. Vaara (2015). Putting communication front and center in institutional theory and analysis. Academy of Management Review, 40 (1), 10-27. doi: 10.5465/amr.2014.0381
D.P. Kroon, J.P. Cornelissen & E. Vaara (2015). Explaining Employees' Reactions towards a Cross-Border Merger: The Role of English Language Fluency. Management International Review, 55 (6), 775-800. doi: 10.1007/s11575-015-0259-2
A. Corbett, J.P. Cornelissen, A. Delios & B. Harley (2015). Variety, novelty and perceptions of scholarship in research on management and organizations: An appeal for ambidextrous scholarship. Journal of Management Studies, 51 (1), 3-18. doi: 10.1111/joms.12032
J.P. Cornelissen & M.D. Werner (2014). Putting Framing in Perspective: A review of Framing and Frame Analysis across the Management and Organizational Literature. The Academy of Management Annals, 8 (1), 181-235. doi: 10.1080/19416520.2014.875669
M.D. Werner & J.P. Cornelissen (2014). Framing the Change: Switching and Blending Frames and their Role in Instigating Institutional Change. Organization Studies, 35 (10), 1449-1472. doi: 10.1177/0170840614539314
J.P. Cornelissen, S. Mantere & E. Vaara (2014). The contraction of meaning: The combined effect of communication, emotion, and materiality on sensemaking the stockwell shooting. Journal of Management Studies, 51 (5), 699-736. doi: 10.1111/joms.12073
J.P. Cornelissen & R. Durand (2014). Moving forward: Developing theoretical contributions in management studies. Journal of Management Studies, 51 (6), 995-1022. doi: 10.1111/joms.12078
J.P. Cornelissen (2017). Corporate communication: A guide to theory and practice. London: Sage publications, 5th edition
J.P. Cornelissen, D. Schoeneborn & C. Vasquez (2017). Deconstructing the Theoretical Language of Process Research: Metaphor and Metonymy in Interaction. In A. Langley & H. Tsoukas (Eds.), Handbook of Process Organization Studies (pp. 607-615). New York, US: Sage Publications doi: 10.4135/9781473957954.n39
C. Wickert & J.P. Cornelissen (2017). Corporate social responsibility and reputation: Too much of a good thing? In J. Moon, M. Morsing & A. Rasche (Eds.), Corporate Social Responsibility: Strategy, Communication and Governance (pp. 328-349). UK: Cambridge University Press
R. Viney, J.S. Clarke & J.P. Cornelissen (2017). Making meaning from multimodality: Embodied communication in a business pitch setting. In C Cassell, A.L. Cunliffe & G. Grandy (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods: Methods and Challenges. London: SAGE
A. Bangerter & J.P. Cornelissen (2017). Studying Discourse Processes in Institutional Contexts. In The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Processes, second edition. New York: Routledge
J.P. Cornelissen (2016). Morgan's Legacy in Theorizing and Understanding Organizations. In A. Ortenblad, K. Trehan & L.L. Putnam (Eds.), Exploring Morgan’s Metaphors: Theory, Research, and Practice in Organizational Studies. -: -
J.P. Cornelissen, S.A. Haslam & M.D. Werner (2016). Bridging and Integrating Meta-Theoretical Perspectives on organizational identity: A social Interactionist Model of Organizational Identity Development. In Mike Pratt, Majken Schultz, Davide Ravasi & Blake Ashforth (Eds.), Handbook on Organizational Identity. Oxford: Oxford University Press
J.P. Cornelissen & H. Schildt (2014). Sensemaking and strategy as practice. In D. Seidl, J. Balogun, E. Vaara & D. Golsorkhi (Eds.), Handbook on strategy as practice. Oxford University Press
J.P. Cornelissen, O. Akemu, J. Jonkman & M.D. Werner (2020). Building character: The formation of a hybrid organizational identity in a social enterprise. In Journal of Management Studies
B. Harley & J.P. Cornelissen (2020). Rigor With or Without Templates?: The Pursuit of Methodological Rigor in Qualitative Research. In Organizational Research Methods. Sage
E. Van Burg, W. Stam, J.P. Cornelissen & S. Jack (2020). Advancing Qualitative Entrepreneurship Research: Leveraging Methodological Plurality for Achieving Scholarly Impact. In Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice doi: 10.1177/1042258720943051
I. Chatterjee, J. Wincent & J.P. Cornelissen (2020). Social entrepreneurship and values work: The role of practices in shaping values and negotiating change. In Journal of Business Venturing
B. Harley & J.P. Cornelissen (2018). Reframing Rigor as Reasoning: Challenging Technocratic Conceptions of Rigor in Management Research. In Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Emerald
D. Gregoire, D. Dimov, J.P. Cornelissen & E. Van den Burg (2015). The mind in the middle: Taking stock of affect and cognition research in entrepreneurship. In International Journal of Management Reviews
M.N. Cholakova & J.P. Cornelissen (2018). Sailing towards an unknowable future: How different types of factual reasoning support early-stage entrepreneurial idea validation. 10th International Process Symposium on Temporality and History in Organization Studies,: Halkidiki, Greece.
M.N. Cholakova & J.P. Cornelissen (2017). Being a permanent beta – How different types of factual reasoning support effective opportunity development. European Theory Development Workshop: Zurich, Switzerland.
M.N. Cholakova, J.P. Cornelissen & C. Andriopoulos (2017). What if I do or I don’t, had or had not: The role of prefactual and counterfactual thinking in supporting entrepreneurial reasoning. Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Atlanta, USA. doi: 10.5465/ambpp.2017.14432abstract