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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
Désirée van Gorp Making global value chains sustainable and enhancing the position of LDCs: A shared responsibility

Making global value chains sustainable and enhancing the position of LDCs: A shared responsibility

Opinion |  February 23 2021
Mother Earth does not care about the boundaries we have defined says Désirée van Gorp. Making global value chains sustainable is a shared responsibility.
Désirée van Gorp Making global value chains sustainable and enhancing the position of LDCs: A shared responsibility

Making global value chains sustainable and enhancing the position of LDCs: A shared responsibility

Opinion |  February 23 2021
Mother Earth does not care about the boundaries we have defined says Désirée van Gorp. Making global value chains sustainable is a shared responsibility.
tineke-lambooy-portret2 Nature needs legal rights to really protect biodiversity

Nature needs legal rights to really protect biodiversity

Research |  February 11 2021
We should attempt to treat nature as a heritage site and look after it for future generations", say professor Dr Tineke Lambooy. She discusses why granting legal personhood to entities of nature could enable society to protect biodiversity.
tineke-lambooy-portret2 Nature needs legal rights to really protect biodiversity

Nature needs legal rights to really protect biodiversity

Research |  February 11 2021
We should attempt to treat nature as a heritage site and look after it for future generations", say professor Dr Tineke Lambooy. She discusses why granting legal personhood to entities of nature could enable society to protect biodiversity.
Nyenrode albert heijn gebouw Nyenrode Business University and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) partner to speed up digital transformation

Nyenrode Business University and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) partner to speed up digital transformation

Education |  February 9 2021
Nyenrode Business University and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today announced a partnership to boost digital transformation across industries. With this collaboration, they aim to shape a generation of business leaders that can manage uncertainty in a rapidly changing world.
Edgar Karssing Edgar Karssing receives donation for work in the field of compliance

Edgar Karssing receives donation for work in the field of compliance

Research |  January 7 2021
Associate professor Dr Edgar Karssing receives a donation from the Vereniging van Compliance Officers en Adviseurs in de Accountancy (Association of Compliance Officers and Consultants in Accounting) because of his contribution in the field of ethics, integrity and compliance and the significant role he has played.
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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

Dr. Marta Berent-Braun

  • Ownership Dynamics
  • Family Business
  • Entrepreneurship

Mr. 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

Rosalien van 't Foort-Diepeveen LL.M.

  • Gender Diversity in Organizations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate law

Prof. dr. Désirée M. van Gorp LLM.

  • 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

Mr. Bart Jansen

  • Philosophy
  • Law
  • Ethics

Prof. dr. Ronald Jeurissen

  • Philosophy of Science

Prof. Dr. Edgar Karssing

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

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. mr. 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

  • 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

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