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Entrepreneurship, Governance & Stewardship

Our mission

Nyenrode's Center for Entrepreneurship, Governance & Stewardship strives for a higher academic understanding of the processes of entrepreneurship and stewardship, instilling an entrepreneurial attitude in our students.

We cover the following fields of expertise:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business & Diplomacy
  • Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Ethics and Integrity Management
  • Corporate Governance

The Center for Entrepreneurship, Governance & Stewardship's goal is to strengthen the international visibility of our program within the academic and business communities in the fields of entrepreneurship and stewardship. In order to achieve this, we conduct and support research, teach Nyenrode's students and participants, and provide a number of services to aforementioned communities.

Our activities

Nyenrode's Center for Entrepreneurship, Governance & Stewardship participates in the following programs:

  • BSc in Accountancy
  • BSc in Management
  • MSc in Management (full-time and part-time)
  • MSc in Accounting
  • MSc in Controlling
  • MBA (International, Executive and Modular)
  • Executive Education (various programs and courses)
  • Executive Doctorate Program

Our research

Our research covers the following areas:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business and Transfer
  • Entrepreneurial Transformation
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • Social (Venturing) Entrepreneurship

International business

All of our research activities focus on realistic applications within the corporate world, therefore contributing well-defined added value to businesses' results.

We conduct research in international business topics in specific countries and regions, such as China, India, the Middle East and North and South America. Common subjects are:

  • Corporate Governance and Managing Shareholders’ Value
  • Dealing with the World as a Global Place
  • Dutch and Chinese Systems
  • Emerging Markets
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Research |  March 31 2022
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Faculty members

Dr. George (Giorgos) Apostolakis

  • Social Finance & Innovation
  • International Corporate Finance

Dr. Aikaterini Argyrou LL.M

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Research Methodology
  • Sustainability
  • Business Law
  • Sustainable Development

Prof. Dr. George Baourakis

  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Supply Chain Management

Prof. dr. Marta Berent-Braun

  • Ownership Dynamics
  • Family Business
  • Entrepreneurship

Martine Bosman LL.M

  • Business & Human Rights
  • Circular Economy
  • Labour Law
  • Sustainable Development

Prof. dr. Willem Burggraaf (emeritus)

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Culture

Dr. Nicolas Chevrollier

  • Meaningful Organizations
  • Social Impact
  • Sustainable Business Models

Maurice Coen MSc

  • Market Transformation & Organizational Development
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Business & Stewardship

Prof. dr. ir. Gert van Dijk (emeritus)

  • Entrepreneurship & Investment Strategies
  • Cooperative Business Aministration Strategies
  • Cooperative Business Finance in Developing Economies

Birgit Dulski MSc

  • Heritage Buildings
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship

Prof. dr. Roberto Flören

  • Family Business
  • Private Wealth Management

Dr. Sander van ‘t Foort BBA LL.M.

  • Grievance mechanisms
  • Business and Human Rights
  • National Contact Points of the OECD

Dr. Rosalien van 't Foort-Diepeveen LL.M.

  • Gender Diversity in Organizations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate law

Prof. dr. Désirée M. van Gorp LL.M.

  • International Trade and Investments
  • Global sourcing and sustainable value chains
  • Innovation & Digitalization

Prof. dr. lr. Andrzej Hajdasinski Meng (emeritus)

  • Systems Theory
  • Large Scale Control Systems
  • Business Transformation
  • Transformational Outsourcing

Prof. dr. ir. Anke van Hal

  • Sustainable Building & Development

Prof. dr. Paul Hilbers

  • Financial Sector Supervision

Dr. Bart Jansen LL.M.

  • Philosophy
  • Law
  • Ethics

Prof. dr. Ronald Jeurissen

  • Professional Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Law & Ethics

Prof. Dr. Edgar Karssing

  • Integrity Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Professional Ethics
  • Dilemma Training
  • The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
  • Moral leadership
  • Moral courage

Prof. dr. ir. Henk Kievit

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business
  • Natural and Social Capitalism
  • Social Venturing
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship

Prof. dr. Ad Kil (emeritus)

  • Family Business
  • Research Methodology
  • Business Research
  • Professional Service Firms
  • Succession and Wealth Mananagement

Dr. Ingrid Koning

  • International and European Law
  • Transport and Logistics Law
  • Air Transport Law
  • Commercial Law

Prof. dr. Tineke Lambooy LL.M.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Globalization

Dr. Yulia Levashova LL.M.

  • FDI policy
  • Economic law
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Investment Law

Prof. dr. Sharda Nandram

  • Entrepreneurial Behavior
  • Organizational Innovation and Spirituality
  • Entrepreneurship

Prof. dr. ir. André Nijhof

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Ethics
  • Sustainable Business & Stewardship
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Regenerative Business Models
  • Stewardship
  • Meaningful Organizations

Prof. dr. Leen Paape RA RO CIA

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Auditing
  • Management Control

Dr. Albert Plugge MBT

  • IT Sourcing
  • Corporate Governance

Prof. mr. Steven Schuit (emeritus)

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Governance

Bart van der Linden

  • IT sourcing and Innovation
  • Digital Business Ecosystems
  • Digital Ecosystems

Dr. Jeroen Veldman

  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Governance

Prof. dr. André Wierdsma (emeritus)

  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Learning Organization

Prof. mr. dr. Leo Witvliet (emeritus)

  • Strategic Management
  • Professional Service Management

Diane Zandee MSc RC

  • Circular Economy Business Models
  • Sustainability voor Financials

Dr. Jianhong Zhang

  • Internationalization Strategy
  • Multinational Enterprise
  • Foreign direct investment
  • International Business
  • International Economics