Prof. dr. Pursey Heugens

Professor Pursey Heugens is a professor of Organisation Theory, Development, and Change at the Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).
His research interests include comparative corporate governance, business ethics, and bureaucracy, institutional, and demographic theories of organisation.

Professor Heugens has won numerous awards for his research and teaching. He currently serves on the editorial boards of six scholarly journals. His research has been published in academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, and the Journal of Management Studies.

His most recent works argues that the field of organisation theory is locked into a state of permanent failure due to powerful centrifugal forces which prevent it from producing a unified theory of organisational effectiveness – while equally strong centripetal forces keep university administrators and policymakers from cashing in their chips.

He offers three research strategies that might end the stalemate by increasing the integration, relevance, and realism of current theories of organisation.