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Future Leader Program

April 25, 2019

RSM is one of the founding schools of the Future Leader Program- a truly international undergraduate program for future leaders. The program is keen to serve the fast-changing world and provide future leaders to the under-changing world (new) order. The Program Partners incl. Erasmus University’s Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands), Peking University (China), ESSEC School of Business (France), IE School of Business (Spain), Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia), National University of Singapore, Queen’s University’s Smith School of Business (Canada), and SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Poland)

Identitat Global Forum: The Changing World, Europe and China

February 07, 2019

China has emerged from the Financial Crisis of 2008 as the fastest growing world power. Its ascent is changing the prevailing world order. The ramifications of these changes are felt across the globe. The ensuing US-China trade frictions are only one precursor of the significance of these changes. Erasmus China Business Centre and Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce are gathering colleagues from business, economics, politics, and academia to organize an annual Identitat-Global Forum. This forum analyses the economic and geopolitical impact of these changes on the Global Economy. The view must not be myopic and bilateral, the focus should rather be ; on Asia on the one side and Europe on the other. In order to deal with the importance of the topic,  ECBC and SACC are cooperating with renowned experts from Academia, Politics and Business. This year's conference is themed around The Changing World – Europe and China. It will focus on subjects such as the Trade War, Disruptive Technologies, The Changing World Order, The Belt Road Initiative, and further topics as they might emerge in the run up to the conference. The Forum aims to become The annual event where protagonists of all stripes and colors may voice their concerns and visions on neutral ground. Switzerland is uniquely positioned to be the birthplace of this dialogue.

The New Silk Road Group-Public Roundtable II-China and EU in the MENA Region

December 20, 2018

As part of a series of public round table discussions, this event will explore EU and Chinese perspectives on the role of The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The aim of this public round table is to bring together researchers, companies and government officials to discuss how the EU should position itself with regard to the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) in the MENA region. The discussion will include examining the short- as well as long-term prospects of the BRI and their relevance to the three regions.

The New Silk Road Group-Roundtable I

October 18, 2018

As part of a series of monthly roundtable discussions, this event will explore the role of the Netherlands in the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). The aim of this public roundtable is to bring together researchers, companies and government officials to discuss how the Netherlands should position itself with regard to the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). The discussion will include examining the short- as well as long-term prospects of the BRI and their relevance to the Netherlands.

Erasmus-CKGSB Chinese CEO Outbound Programme

September 23, 2018

Held on 24th and 25th September, 2018, Erasmus-CKGSB Chinese CEO Outbound Programme is a two-day intensive event designed to connect the Netherlands and China, academia and industry, and specifically promote RSM to function as a knowledge bridge between each stakeholder. Centering on the theme of “Innovation and Transformation, being Smart and being Sustainable”, the programme gathered notable professors and leaders across government, academia, and industrial sectors, and organized lectures and panel discussions at Forum Zaal, Erasmus University Rotterdam on the first day, and the field study (Priva and Port of Rotterdam) on the second day for 26 Chinese CEOs, as alumni of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB).

Visit of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce & Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau

September 18, 2017

On 19th September, 2017, a delegation group from Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce and Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau visited RSM. Dean Prof. dr. Steef van de Velde, Associate Dean dr. ir. Ying Zhang, Prof. dr. Bert Balk, and Mr. Hans Horstink MSc MCM were present in the meeting. Discussions on Chinese statistics and future cooperation were held between both sides.

Arie Lewin: Contrasting Leadership of Zhang Ruimin and Ren Zhengfei as They Face Selection of Their Successors

March 28, 2017

Recent research suggests that the leadership of Chinese companies does not seem to follow conventional western leadership theories and practice as they increasingly emerge as serious global competitors. This paper contrasts the leadership of two iconoclastic Chinese companies – Haier, and Huawei. The analysis is based on longitudinal qualitative historical analyses from founding to the end of 2015. Both companies have become global leaders in their sectors at a record time when compared with their competitors in White Good (in case of Haier) and in Telecommunications Networks and Smart Phones (in case of Huawei).  Both leaders have imprinted themselves on their companies but they differ in their basic values, vision of organization and beliefs in how to organize. Both companies have unique founding conditions, followed a different growth journey and are not government owned. But each has some government affiliation. The central question of this paper is to compare and contrast the succession dilemma that the founders face at both companies given the different organizations and culture that both leaders imprinted on their companies.

Erasmus-Huawei Collaboration Program

March 15, 2017

[Amsterdam, March 16, 2017]  – Huawei and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), announced today to jointly launch the Erasmus-Huawei Collaboration Program with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). In the presence of the RSM Advisory Board and the Chinese Embassy, Mr Wonder Wang, CEO of Huawei Technologies Netherlands, and Mr Steef van de Velde, Dean of RSM, signed the MoU in the Amsterdam ArenA, a technology partner of Huawei. The MoU will continue in effect until September 2019.


June 15-19, 2016

IACMR Conference PDW “How do Cultural layers interact with current critical managerial topics: sustainability
management and organizational change? A managerial, academic, and consulting perspective”, June 15-19, 2016,
Hanghzou, China

August 11th, 2015

Symposium of Globalization of Chinese firms at 2015 AOM Annual Conference. AOM 2015,
Vancouver. (Nominated as the best international symposium by OMT division at AOM)

June 22. 2014

Navigating the Research Process in Management: A Comprehensive Practical Guide and Specific Critical Juncture
Decision Points. IACMR Annual Conference 2014.

Oct. 30th, 2014

Speaking of Corporate Social Responsibility. Presenter: Christopher Maquis. ERIM Seminar.

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Oct 17th, 2014

China going to West. ERIM Seminar and RSM MBA seminar, Presenter: Joel Backaler (CEO of China Observer), Oct 17th, 2014, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

14 March, 2014

Internal and External Discipline: The Effect of Project Leadership and Government Monitoring on the Performance of
R&D Consortia. ERIM Seminar. Presenter: Hiroyuki Okamuro (Vice Dean from Graduate School of Economics,
Hitostubashi University), 14 March, 2014, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

13 March, 2014

China Economic transformation: the past, present, and the future. ERIM Seminar. Presenter: Xiang Bing (Dean of Cheng Kong Graduate School of Business), 13 March, 2014, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

3 March, 2014

Copenhagen Business School. Entrepreneurial Leapfrogging by Emerging Multinationals: the Mechanism of Disruptive Innovation from the Bottom of the Pyramid as Home Context. ERIM Seminar, presenter: Peter Ping Li (Professor from Copenhagen Business School), 3 March, 2014, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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