prof.dr. (Pursey) PPMAR Heugens


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.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Full professor | Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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  • Pursey Heugens (15 februari 2020) - Netherlands : New chair established for conducting research into family businesses
  • Pursey Heugens & Ansgar Richter (5 december 2019) - ERIM marks 20 years of research in management
  • Corinna Frey-Heger & Pursey Heugens (8 november 2019) - How Business Research Contributes to the Issues Behind World Science Day for Peace and Development

  • SM Musa, Katrin Smolka & Pursey Heugens (2023) - Babson-NFIB Best Paper Award in General Topic in Entrepreneurship
  • 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.


Start date approval
november 2022
End date approval
november 2025
GEMBA cursus "Strategy in a global environment"

Organisation Theory

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Qualitative Methods

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  • 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

    Unringing the stigma bell: Investigating informational and social mechanisms behind boards of directors’ appointments
  • Jitse Duijsters

    Change in Inter-Organizational Relationship Portfolios and Social Networks in the Context of Corporate Venturing
  • Katrin Smolka

  • Pepijn van Neerijnen

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

    Breaking the Conduit: A Relational Approach to Communication in Management and Entrepreneurship
  • 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

    Making a Life on the Margins: An Ethnographic Account from Kutupalong
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mohammadamin Yousefi

    Standardisation Management at the Local Level to Support Authenticity and Sustainability
  • Sarah Dodson

    Exogenous Shock in a Vulnerable SME Environment
  • Martin Schwarz

  • James Profestas

    Changing Corporate Boarders: Pressure by Stakeholders and Society
  • Denver Berman-Jacob

    Firm-level response to Industry Diminution An Institution-Based View of the Clothing Manufacturing Industry in South Africa
  • Gauri Sharma

    PhD in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Zhirong Fan

    PhD in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Alexandra Claudia Mariëlle Bul

    PhD in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Lonneke Cornelia Margaretha Maria Weterings

    PhD in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

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"Engaged Research is samen onderzoek doen en niet alleen over mensen"

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