prof.dr. (Pursey) PPMAR Heugens

prof.dr. (Pursey) PPMAR Heugens

Professor of Organization Theory, Development, and Change, Scientific Director ERIM, Dean of Research RSM

Full professor Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
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Pursey Heugens is a professor of organisation theory, development, and change at the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). His research interests include comparative corporate governance, business ethics, and bureaucracy, institutional, and demographic theories of organisation. Professor Heugens has won numerous awards for his research and teaching. He currently serves on the editorial boards of six scholarly journals. His research has been published in academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, and the Journal of Management Studies. His most recent works argues that the field of organisation theory is locked into a state of permanent failure due to powerful centrifugal forces which prevent it from producing a unified theory of organisational effectiveness – while equally strong centripetal forces keep university administrators and policy makers from cashing in their chips. He offers three research strategies that might end the stalemate by increasing the integration, relevance and realism of current theories of organisation. He obtained his PhD from RSM in 2001.

  • Marc van Essen, Pursey Heugens, P. Berrone, L. Gomez-Mejia & P. Duran (2016) - OMT Best International Paper Award for "The family-legitimizing environment and the prevalence, strategy, and performance of family firms"
  • Marc van Essen, Pursey Heugens, Hans van Oosterhout & Jordan Otten (2011) - An institutional-based view of executive compensation; A multilevel meta-analytic test
  • Pursey Heugens & Jordan Otten (2008) - The managerial power theory of executive pay: A cross-national test and extension.

Qualitative Methods

Year Level
PhD, master
Course Code

  • Sarita Koendjbiharie

    The Information-Based View on Business Network Performance
  • Vinay Tiwari

    Transition Process and Performance in IT Outsourcing: Evidence from a Field Study and Laboratory Experiments
  • Johannes Meuer

    Configurations of Inter-Firm Relations in Management Innovation: A Study in China's Biopharmaceutical Industry
  • Mark Greeven

    Innovation in an Uncertain Institutional Environment: Private Software Entrepreneurs in Hangzhou, China
  • René van der Eijk

    Behind Networks: Knowledge Transfer, Favor Exchange and Performance
  • Nathan Betancourt

    Typical Atypicality: Formal and Informal Institutional Conformity, Deviance, and Dynamics
  • Dirk Deichmann

    Idea Management: Perspectives from Leadership, Learning, and Network Theory
  • Michel Lander

    Profits or Professionalism? On designing professional service firms
  • Sergey Osadchiy

    The Dynamics of Formal Organization: Essays on Bureaucracy and Formal Rules
  • Evgenia Dolgova

    On getting along and getting ahead: How personality contributes to social network dynamics
  • Yijing Wang

    Corporate Reputation Management: Reaching Out to Financial Stakeholders
  • Prabhir Vishnu

    Steering Through: How Organizations Negotiate Permanent Uncertainty and Unresolvable Choices
  • Lameez Alexander

    People, Politics, and Innovation: A Process Perspective
  • Niels van der Weerdt

    Organizational Flexibility for Hypercompetitive Markets
  • Jaco Smit

    Unlocking Business Model Innovation
  • Jeanine Porck

    No Team is an Island: an Integrative View of Strategic Consensus between Groups
  • Jorien Pruijssers

    An Organizational Perspective on Auditor Conduct
  • Sebastian Fourné

    Managing Organizational Tensions: A Multi-level Perspective on Exploration, Exploitation, and Ambidexterity
  • Luciana Ferreira

    Attention Mosaics: Studies of organizational attention
  • Ivana Naumovska

    Socially Situated Financial Markets:a Neo-Behavioral Perspective on Firms, Investors and Practices
  • Kellie Liket

    Why ‘Doing Good’ is Not Good Enough. Essays on Social Impact Measurement
  • Julija Mell

    Connecting Minds: On the Role of Metaknowledge in Knowledge Coordination
  • Jochem Kroezen

    The Renewal of Mature Industries: An Examination of the Revival of the Dutch Beer Brewing Industry
  • Roxana Turturea

    Overcoming Resource Constraints: The Role of Creative Resourcing and Equity Crowdfunding in Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Balazs Szatmari

    We are (all) the champions: The effect of status in the implementation of innovations
  • Hendra Wijaya

    Praise the Lord! Infusing Values and Emotions into Neo-Institutional Theory
  • Ruxi Wang

    Corporate Environmentalism in China
  • Guus Hendriks

    Multinational Enterprises and Limits to International Growth: Links between Domestic and Foreign Activities in a Firm’s Portfolio
  • Ron Maas

    Organizations and their External Context: Impressions across time and space
  • Ilaria Orlandi

    Will Directorhsip Get You There: How Joining a Board Directly (and Indirectly) Affects Directors’ Career Prospects
  • Jitse Duijsters

    Capturing the Strategic Value of Corporate Venturing
  • Katrin Smolka

  • Pepijn van Neerijnen

    The Adaptive Organization: The Socio-Cognitive Antecedents of Ambidexterity and Individual Exploration
  • Project Kasper Castricum
  • Sai Kalvapalle

    Communication as anticipation: Receiver-oriented models of communication in organizations operating under high uncertainty
  • Omar El Nayal

    Firms and the State: An Examination of Corporate Political Activity and the Business-Government Interface
  • Vikrant Sihag

    The Effectiveness of Organizational Controls: A meta-analytic review and an investigation in NPD outsourcing
  • S M Musa

    Life in Limbo: Institutions, Identity and Entrepreneurship in a Refugee Camp
  • Maria Carmen Punzi

    Inclusivity Through Menstrual Health: Social Enterprises and the Challenge of Collaborative Governance for Societal Change
  • Krishnan Nair

    Strengthening corporate leadership research: The relevance of biological explanations
  • Chuqiao Zhou

    Where East Meets West in the “OBOR” Initiative: The Relationship between Corporate Sustainability, Globalization and Localization
  • Bas Crombag

    PhD in Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Maria Carmen Punzi

    Inclusivity Through Menstrual Health: Social Enterprises and the Challenge of Collaborative Governance for Societal Change
  • Jun Xiao

    Coordination & Control in Contemporary Organizations
  • Guanyi Song

    PhD in Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Carolin (Chen-Zhi) Su

    PhD in Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Venkata Karthik Rapaka

    Multi Stakeholders Organizations and Organizing

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