Professor Jatinder S. Sidhu


Dr. Jatinder Sidhu joined the Management Division of LUBS in June 2019. He started his academic career at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University, Netherlands, to which he was affiliated first as Assistant Professor and then as Associate Professor of Strategic Management. He earned his Ph.D. degree at the Tinbergen Institute, Erasmus School of Economics, Netherlands. He has rich and varied experience as academic administrator, instructor and researcher. He was for many years the Academic Director of the M.Sc. Strategic Management program at RSM, and over the course of his career he has developed and taught a range of undergraduate and graduate courses centering on strategy, organization and innovation. He has supervised more than a 100 M.Sc. theses and has been a member of more than 15 doctoral-thesis committees. His research has appeared in a variety of prestigious journals including, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Organization Science, and Organization Studies. He serves on the Scientific Council of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) and as Associate Editor for European Management Review, EURAM's peer-reviewed journal.


  • Subject Group Leader - Strategy & Organization

Research interests

Jatinder has a keen interest in developing better understanding of how companies manage and balance the demands and expectations of their shareholders and stakeholders, and with what consequences. In this regard, much of his current research centers on the influence CEOs, top management teams, and boards of directors have on the financial performance of firms and firms’ commitment to sustainability and other social goals. He is particularly drawn to studying the impact of corporate leaders’ gender, personalities and values on strategy and innovation in organizations. At a more micro level, his research examines how identity and identification shape organizational decisions, routines and outcomes. His areas of expertise include behavioral strategy, strategic leadership & governance, organizational learning, organizational identity, and innovation.

International Collaboration Project

For a project proposal to examine how companies may create long-term value by serving stakeholders better, my co-authors at the University of Amsterdam (Prof. H. Volberda, Dr. P. Vishwanathan, and Dr. K. Heij) and I won the 2020 competitive tender of Euro 70.000,00 announced by SMS (Stichting Management Studies / Foundation of Management Studies). SMS is affiliated to the largest employer-association in the Netherlands, VNO-NCW, and serves as a bridge between management practice and science. On behalf of its VNO-NCW members and its donors, among other activities, SMS awards grants for practice-oriented research centering on themes viewed to be important by the management board of SMS. Members of the SMS board include senior executives of a wide range of companies including, Ahold, Air France–KLM, Deloitte, KPMG, Philips, and Shell, among others ( The SMS board selected our proposal as the winner of the 2020 theme, Maatschappelijk Bewustzijn van Ondernemingen (Corporate Social Awareness). The report of the research project will be published as a book by van Gorcum Publishers.

Student education

Current doctoral students:

  • Lance Cosaert, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Lisanne Veter, Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 
  • Scarlet Lausen, Leeds University Business School, UK
  • Peiwen Wang, Leeds University Business School, UK

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Technology Innovation and Engagement

Current postgraduate researchers