Prof. dr. Ronald Jeurissen

Ronald Jeurissen
  • Professional Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Law & Ethics
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Prof. dr. Ronald Jeurissen is Professor of Business Ethics at Nyenrode Business University. He is part of Nyenrode's Faculty Research Center for Entrepreneurship, Governance & Stewardship. Jeurissen is Director of the Institute for Integrity Management and Business Ethics (EIBE). Following in the footsteps of the late prof. Henk van Luijk, Ronald Jeurissen now holds the oldest chair in business ethics in Europe, established at Nyenrode in 1985. Ronald is a member of the Nyenrode Corporate Governance Institute and one of the key professors of Nyenrode’s modular MBA programs. He also teaches courses in philosophy of science and scientific methodology.

Previously, he was associate professor of Business Ethics at Nyenrode and lecturer in the same field at Tilburg University. Jeurissen has published widely on business ethics, and has written six books and numerous articles for international journals, including the Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly and Ethical Perspectives. His textbook on business ethics (Ethics and Business, Van Gorcum, Assen, 2009) is the most widely used textbook on business ethics in the Netherlands. His research interests include the theoretical foundations of business ethics, phenomenological research methodology, corporate governance, business integrity, HR and marketing ethics.

Jeurissen advised many organizations within business and government in the Netherlands on integrity management. With others, he has developed a model for integral integrity management, which is managed by the Center for Organizational Integrity. He received his Master’s degree in Theology and Philosophy from Tilburg University and his PhD from Radboud University Nijmegen in 1993.

His interest are focused on the moral responsibility of people in organizational contexts, especially in relation to their economic and legal environment. Why? Because the market, law and ethics are the three main pillars of how we shape society. He fulfills the mission of “Serving society by shaping responsible leaders” by teaching students to defend the freedom of entrepreneurial action, while always keeping social responsibility in mind. 

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