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.


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


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

Jeroen van der Velden nieuwsbericht_LOWRES Collaboration as a strategic asset

Collaboration as a strategic asset

Research |  December 20 2022
The better organizations work together, the better the performance. That sounds like pushing at an open door, yet the importance of working together is often underestimated. What are the success factors play an important part in good collaboration? How do you make working together more efficient and effective? Jeroen van der Velden, Associate Professor of Strategy Alignment and director of the Nyenrode Faculty Expertise Center Strategy, Organization & Leadership at Nyenrode Business University can, after more than 25 years of research and consulting work, provide the answers to these questions in great detail.
Irene Jonkers nieuwsbericht_LOWRES Breaking routines within your organization requires guts, playfulness as well as reflection

Breaking routines within your organization requires guts, playfulness as well as reflection

Research |  December 2 2022
Changing to a more sustainable or more social organization means changing existing patterns. And to be able to do so, you need to address three challenges: giving meaning to what you want to do, learning how to do it, and creating space to eliminate resistance. This is according to research conducted by Irene Jonkers, who is receiving her PhD at Nyenrode Business University today. 'If you understand the three challenges, the process becomes more manageable and also more fun,' Jonkers said.
Jaap Schaveling nieuwsbericht_LOWRES Jaap Schaveling, 25 years of cooperation

Jaap Schaveling, 25 years of cooperation

Community |  October 27 2022
"The reason to apply for a position at Nyenrode 25 years ago? The combination of teaching executives and the uniquely beautiful estate!" Speaking is Jaap Schaveling, Professor of Cooperation and Leadership at Nyenrode Business University.
Annemieke Roobeek, Jacques de Swart, Myrthe van der Plas Corporate Responsibility Framework

Corporate Responsibility Framework

Research |  September 21 2022
If an organization wants to do business responsibly and make strategic decisions that benefit people, the environment, and the market, the golden rule is: to measure is to know.
Nick van Dam Dealing with the insecurities of modern society

Dealing with the insecurities of modern society

Research |  September 8 2022
With their book Authentic Confidence, Jacqueline Brassey, Nick van Dam and Arjen van Witteloostuijn offer a how-to-guide on how to start building authentic trust.
-content-presspage-com-uploads-865-500_robblommelangwerpig-jpg The development and evolution of social systems

The development and evolution of social systems

Research |  March 17 2022
Leaders will gain more insights into how they can steer transition processes.
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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

  • Crowdfunding
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Venture Capital

Dr. Richard Janssen

  • Dual Strategy
  • Strategic Management

dr. 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 LL.M.

  • 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

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

Nazlihan Ugur MSc

  • Organizational Learning
  • Business and Corporate Strategy
  • Innovation Management
  • International Strategies
  • Ambidexterity Strategies

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