Dr. R. Timans (Rob)
Rob Timans is an economist and sociologist, and is currently a postdoc researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is worked on the PhD project The Transformation of Large Dutch Corporations, in which new approaches to the study of the business elites are explored. Part of the project entails setting up a data base of the top executives and directors of the largest Dutch firms. In the second part of the project, the effect of the new approach on the knowledge dynamics in the field whas been be studied.
The project was supervised by Johan Heilbron and Paul Wouters.
The dissertation has been published under the title: Studying the Dutch Business Elite. Relational Concepts and Methods. The PhD defense took place in OCtober 2015.