Expertise center

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


Institute for Integrity management en Corporate Ethics EIBE

  • Download Rapport Morele Cultuur en Moreel Gedrag van Financiële Professionals
    Een onderzoek van Nyenrode/Eibe in samenwerking met HighQ Financieel Interim en NIVE Opleidingen, mei 2013 (Dutch)
  • Marcel Becker, Paul van Tongeren, Alain Hoekstra, Edgar Karssing en Ron Niessen
    Deugdethiek en Integriteit. Achtergronden en Aanbevelingen. Van Gorcum, 2010 ISBN 9789023246732 (Dutch)
  • Tom Berkhout en Ronald Jeurissen, Net werken en netwerken, Nyenrode Business Universiteit, 2009 (Dutch)

Publications by faculty members

Sustainability (in Dutch if so indicated by the title)

  • Publications list André Nijhof
  • Taco van Someren en André Nijhof. Triple P Business Development in the Dutch agro-food sector: 9 cases of strategic innovation. Van Gorcum, 2010
    ISBN 9789023246763
  • André Nijhof en Hans Wesseling (redactie). Human Resources in Ethisch Perspectief
    Van Gorcum, 2010
    ISBN 9789023245377
  • André Nijhof, Edgar Karssing, Raoul Wirtz & Theo de Bruijn. En nu doorpakken! Gedragsverandering in de Nederlandse bouwsector. Van Gorcum, 2008
    ISBN 9789023244424
  • Edgar Karssing en Ron Niessen (red.). Geroepen om het algemeen belang te dienen: ambtenaren, integriteit en beroepstrots. CAOP, 2008
    ISBN 9789079391011
  • Edgar Karssing. Integriteit in de beroepspraktijk. Van Gorcum, 2006
    ISBN 9023241746
  • Ronald Jeurissen. Bedrijfsethiek: een goede zaak (6e druk). Van Gorcum, 2006
    ISBN 9023242173
  • Edgar Karssing. Morele competentie in organisaties. Van Gorcum, 2000 ISBN 9023236181 


Faculty members

Dr. Aikaterini Argyrou LL.M.

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability
  • Business Law

Dr. Marta Berent-Braun

  • Ownership dynamics
  • Family Business
  • Entrepreneurship

Prof. dr. Willem Burggraaf (emeritus)

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Culture

Dr. Nicolas Chevrollier

  • meaningful organizations
  • Social Impact
  • Stewardship Orientation
  • Sustainable Business Models

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
  • Sustainable Building

Prof. dr. Haico Ebbers

  • Globalization; China
  • Globalization
  • China

Prof. dr. Roberto Flören

  • Family Business
  • Private Wealth Management

Sander van ‘t Foort BBA LL.M. (hons)

  • CSR
  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Environmental Law
  • National Contact Points of the OECD

Rosalien van 't Foort-Diepeveen

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate law
  • Gender diversity in organizations
  • Contract law

Prof. dr. Désirée M. van Gorp LLM.

  • International trade and investments
  • Global sourcing and sustainable value chains
  • Innovation and 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

  • Filosofie
  • Recht
  • Ethiek

Dr. Edgar Karssing

  • Integrity Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Professional Ethics

Dr. ir. Henk Kievit

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business
  • Entrepreneurial Philanthropy
  • Natural and Social Capitalism
  • Social Venturing
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Philanthropy

Prof. dr. Ad Kil (emeritus)

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

Dr. Ingrid Koning

  • Transport en logistiek
  • Luchtvervoer
  • Commercieel recht

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

  • Organizational Innovation and Spirituality
  • Entrepreneurship

Prof. dr. ir. André Nijhof

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Ethics
  • Sustainable Business and 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

Prof. mr. Steven Schuit (emeritus)

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Governance

Drs. Sacha Spoor MBA

  • Integriteitmanagement
  • Bedrijfsethiek

Prof. dr. André Wierdsma (emeritus)

  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Leadership
  • Change Management
  • Learning Organization

Prof. mr. dr. Leo Witvliet (emeritus)

  • Strategic Management
  • Professional Service Management

Dr. Jianhong Zhang

  • Internationalization strategy
  • Multinational enterprise
  • Foreign direct investment
  • International Business
  • International Economics