Professor J. (Hans) van Oosterhout is a professor of Corporate Governance at the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).
His research is on comparative corporate governance, involving both comparisons between different national corporate governance systems (for listed firms), and comparisons between different forms of ownership and enterprise organization.
His current research focuses on how active ownership strategies in different types of firms and across different countries drive the strategic choices and performance outcomes of firms.
Professor Van Oosterhout has published extensively in journals including the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and the Journal of Business Ethics. He has held visiting positions at the Australian National University and as a visiting full professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2016.
Professor Van Oosterhout obtained an MA Cum Laude in political science from Leiden University and a Ph.D. in Management from Erasmus University.