Expertise center

Strategy, Organization & Leadership

Our mission

Nyenrode's Center for Strategy, Organization & Leadership aims to provide future leaders and managers with strategic knowledge and knowhow, so they can be of added value to their organization.

In the center we work closely with the business community. We focus on tech-driven academic education and research, allowing our students to gain strategic insights and the ability to set up optimum business architectures and strategies, using their leadership skills.

Our activities

Professors from within our faculty support PhD students and their research projects – individually and with accountability to the dean. We also develop and execute a number of programs, the most important being:

  • The Nyenrode Supervisory Board Cycle – NCD
  • The New Board Program
  • Foundations of Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Governance for Top Leaders' Secretaries
  • Strategic Leadership Program
  • Your Leadership Development Program – YMP

Additionally, we participate in all Nyenrode's Master Programs:

  • International Master of Business Administration
  • Part-time Master of Business Administration
  • Public Sector Master of Business Administration
  • NyVu Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Full-time Master of Science in Management
  • Part-time Master of Science in Management

Our research

Most of Nyenrode's Center for Strategy, Organization & Leadership
publications and research revolve around at international affairs, and we do not apply standard research methods. This forces our researchers to consistently and continuously defend their methods.

Themes

The themes we conducts research around are:

  • Strategical learning
  • Knowledge-based network organizations
  • New ways of working
  • Innovation and new business development
  • Using the corporate dialogue to manage strategic outlining

Topics

Our research is focused on the EU and Asia. Some of the topics on which we have participated are:

  • Strategies for growth
  • Spin-outs
  • Performance effects of various forms of internationalization
  • Vertical and horizontal synergies
  • Effects of EU competition policies


Jolanda Kroon Organizing ownership through change

Organizing ownership through change

Research |  June 18 2021
In the doctoral research ‘Perspectives on change within organizations’ from Jolanda Kroon, she asked 27 respondents about their perception of reality and their vision of the future of hospital organizations in the changing context of healthcare. On June 18, she successfully defended her PhD dissertation at Nyenrode Business Universiteit.
Pascale Peters Great majority of office workers want to continue working from home post pandemic

Great majority of office workers want to continue working from home post pandemic

Research |  April 13 2021
Nearly all employees who are working from home (97%) prefer to keep working from home, even when offices are open. According to respondents in the third round of a joint research conducted by Nyenrode Business University, Open University and Moneypenny.
Bob de Wit Society 4.0 - Build a vital and hopeful future for the next generations

Society 4.0 - Build a vital and hopeful future for the next generations

Research |  December 4 2020
In Society 4.0 author Bob de Wit paints a picture of a world standing at a crossroads and facing choices that will determine the future development of our society. Do we want to stay with the existing power establishments? Or will we display the motivation and courage required to combine the best of global and local and establish a Glocalcitizens community as the basis for an alternative and optimistic future society?
Bob de Wit Society 4.0 - Build a vital and hopeful future for the next generations

Society 4.0 - Build a vital and hopeful future for the next generations

Research |  December 4 2020
In Society 4.0 author Bob de Wit paints a picture of a world standing at a crossroads and facing choices that will determine the future development of our society. Do we want to stay with the existing power establishments? Or will we display the motivation and courage required to combine the best of global and local and establish a Glocalcitizens community as the basis for an alternative and optimistic future society?
Nick van Dam The Future of Education: Everything Is Liquid

The Future of Education: Everything Is Liquid

Opinion |  September 3 2020
The future of learning is fluid, dynamic, adaptable, immersive, personalized, and engaging. It is all about the richness of the experience supported by research and teaching excellence.
Hugo de Jonge en Lidewey van der Sluis The leader as captain: Varen in de mist

The leader as captain: Varen in de mist

Research |  August 25 2020
On August 24, Prof Lidewey van der Sluis presented the first copy of her book to Hugo de Jonge, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public health, Welfare, and Sport.
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Our partners

  • North West University, South Africa
  • Open Universiteit, Netherlands
  • Radboud Universiteit, Netherlands
  • Universiteit van Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
  • Fordham University, United States

Prof. dr. Hans Bakker (emeritus)

  • Organizational Development
  • Transformation Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Strategy & Collaboration

Prof. dr. Robert Jan Blomme

  • Organization Theory
  • Organization Sociology

Jeroen Brinkhuis MBA

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategy Process
  • Organizational Culture & Strategy

Prof. dr. Nick van Dam

  • Health, Wellbeing and Happiness

Prof. dr. Jeff Gaspersz

  • Innovative Leadership
  • Crowdfunding
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Venture Capital

Dr. Richard Janssen

  • Dual Strategy
  • Innovation Management
  • Strategic Management

Drs. Irene Jonkers

  • Social Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Lerning change and agency

Dr. Yasmina Khadir-Poggi

  • Knowledge Management
  • Micro-mechanisms and Micro-foundations in Strategy

Prof. dr. Bas Kodden

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Personal Development

Dr. ir. Wolter Lemstra

  • Business Strategy

Dr. Xander Lub, PhD MSc

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Change

Drs. Erik Maier

  • Learning and development
  • Personal Development

Dr. Jan Morsch

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Research Methodology

Prof. dr. Pascale Peters

  • Change Management
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Foundations of Research
  • Flexible Working
  • Engagement
  • Work-life balance
  • Sustainable HRM

Prof. dr. Willem van Rhenen

  • Enthusiasm and Productivity
  • Labor and health
  • HRM & Leadership

Peter Robertson

  • Organization Ecology
  • Business Transformation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Innovative Leadership

Prof. dr. Annemieke Roobeek

  • Strategy & Transformation
  • Design of Ecosystems and intercompany networks
  • Innovation & Sustainability

Dr. Melanie de Ruiter

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Change Management

Dr. Joyce Rupert

  • Gender Diversity in Organizations
  • Leadership
  • Change Management

Prof. dr. Jaap Schaveling

  • Cooperation & Leadership
  • System Thinking
  • Trauma in Organizations

Prof. dr. Lidewey van der Sluis

  • Leadership Development
  • Strategic Talent Management
  • Talent Investment
  • Workplace Learning
  • Talent Economics

Prof. dr. René Tissen (emeritus)

  • Management & Organizations
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Organization

Dr. Jeroen van der Velden

  • Digital Transformation
  • Strategic Transformation
  • Future of Organizing

Prof. dr. Rob Vinke (emeritus)

  • Human Resource Management

Prof. dr. Bob de Wit

  • Leadership
  • Strategy

Prof. dr. Danielle Zandee

  • Organizational Development
  • Change Management
  • Sustainability
  • Organization Theory
  • Action research