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Prof. dr. Rob van Tulder

Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands)

Dr. Rob Van Tulder is Professor of International Business-Society Management at Rotterdam School of Management/Erasmus University Rotterdam. He holds a PhD degree (cum laude) in social sciences from the University of Amsterdam. He has been visiting professor in a number of universities and consultant to international organisations (such as the UN, the IMF and the European Union), multinational enterprises, Non-Governmental Organisations and ministries around the world. He is co-founder of the department of Business-Society Management, one of the leading departments in the world studying and teaching about the contribution of business and leaders towards society. He founded the SCOPE databank project, which in collaboration with UNCTAD compiles the listings of the world’s largest TNCs from developed and developing countries. Every year this list is published and referred as ‘UNCTAD/Erasmus University databank’.  Dr. Van Tulder is co-founder of the Expert Centre on Sustainable Business and Development Cooperation and rotating chair of the Department of Business-Society Management. Rob is presently also academic director of the Partnerships Resource Centre (www.partnershipsresourcecentre.org) that studies the cross-sector partnerships between firms, NGOs and government for sustainable development.  The Resource Centre itself is organised as a partnership between business schools, multinationals, governments and NGOs.

Over the past 25 years, Dr. Van Tulder published across disciplinary boundaries (development, international business, international relations, economics, innovation) on the following topics: European and Global Business, high-tech industries, Corporate Social Responsibility, Codes of Conduct, Reputation Management, skills, network strategies, cross sector partnership strategies, smaller industrial countries (welfare states) and European Community/Union policies. His latest book publications include: Corporate Responsibilities in Turbulent time, Beijing (2010) China Economic Publishing House (in Chinese); Skill Sheets: an integrated approach to research, study and management, Amsterdam (2007): Pearson International (www.skillsheets.com) ; International Business-Society Management, London (2006): Routledge. For more information, see: www.ib-sm.org.

For more information: http://www.erim.eur.nl/people/rob-van-tulder/