PhD Candidates

  • Roy Heesakkers

    Roy Heesakkers

    Roy Heesakkers studies the inclusion of public interests in corporate governance, from a corporate law perspective. His approach combines insights from systems thinking, regenerative economics and pluralistic notions of social justice.

  • Lydia Baan Hofman

    Lydia Baan Hofman

    Baan Hofman's research interests lie in (intersections between) ecophilosophy, (feminist) science and technology studies and aesthetics. In her PhD project, she elaborates Donna Haraway’s notion of response-ability towards the urgencies of climate change.

  • Heleen Tiemersma

    Heleen Tiemersma

    Heleen Tiemersma studies the potential of financial institutions to exercise their leverage on corporate clients and business partners to contribute to the realisation of human rights. The research will take a multidisciplinary approach (legal and managerial), focussing on the combination of innovative management stances and innovative legal arrangements for responsible and pro-active business conduct beyond compliance.

  • Yannick Wiessner

    Yannick Wiessner’s academic background is in International Business. He is interested in foreign trade and especially in foreign direct investment (FDI), most notably in emerging markets. In particular, his research explores how FDI as a foreign impetus can contribute to a host country’s sustainable development, not only in economic terms, but also considering legal, social, and environmental aspects of investment impact.

  • Negar Noori

    My current research lies on policy and governance domain of smart city development supervised by Prof. Martin de Jong (DoIP) and Dr. Thomas Hoppe (TUDelft). I contribute to an inclusive city to address the question: To what extend a smart city can be an inclusive city? It aims to show how technology and innovation can help cities to be more inclusive.

  • Maria Carmen Punzi

    Maria Carmen graduated from the master "Global Business and Sustainability". In her MSc thesis she explored the ways in which social businesses are challenging and changing the way society thinks of and experiences menstruation. After graduating, she worked at the BSM department of RSM as a research assistant and at a global health non-profit organization, to continue the work started with the thesis. During her PhD, she is planning to analyze the menstrual health context as a case where different stakeholders – social entrepreneurs, incumbent firms, non-profit organizations, regulators and donors – dynamically interact and work towards collaborative governance.

  • Jiejing Shi

    During her undergraduate period, Jiejing studied theology and business administration at the Pyeontaek University. During her master she majored in Human Resources at the Kyunghee University in Korea. The content of her research is understanding the practice of the Beijing consensus model of development; The opportunities and challenges of exporting Chinese institutions to OBOR countries. The objective of this research is to know what OBOR leads to in practice, what the Chinese model of development implies and how other countries deal with Chinese inspired laws and management practices.

  • Aziza Mayer

    Aziza Mayar’s academic background is in Humanities, International Relations and Global Political Economy. The research of Aziza Mayar is on governing the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations from a smart mix perspective. This mix includes law, economics and corporate governance. The research focuses on EU-laws connected to the SDG’s and corporate governance of the SDG’s as a strategy for Responsible Business Conduct of European companies.