Dr CLAASEN Cyrlene

Assistant Professor

Department : Management and Organization

Nationalities :

Teaching

  • International Human Resources Management
  • CSR
  • Business Ethics
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Strategy, International Marketing

Qualifications

  • PhD in Management – Open University
  • Masters of Public Administration – University of Botswana
  • Masters of Political Science – University of Paris X, Nanterre
  • B.A. University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia, Political Studies

Service

Service to the Profession

  • 2013

    Rennes School of Business – Atelier de la Performance, Rennes, France.

  • 2012

    Doctoral Research Training Workshop for Brazillian Students, Rennes, France.

  • 2012

    Open University – PhD Training Seminar, Rennes, France.

Service to the Community Speech / Presentation at a Community Meeting

  • 2013

    Atelier de la performance – Les normes environnementales dans les entreprises

Research Interests

  • CSR
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Governance and Accountability Issues
  • Stakeholders and Stakeholder Issues and the interplay between politics and natural resources

Work experience

Academic

  • Assistant Professor, Rennes School of Business, Management and Organization Academic Area (August, 2012 – Present)
  • Researcher, Rennes School of Business, Centre for Responsible Business (2011 – 2012)
  • Teacher of Corporate Social Responsibility, ESC-Rennes (February, 2010 – November, 2013)
  • Teacher of Organisational Behaviour, ESC-Rennes (2007 – 2010)
  • Teacher of International Marketing, ESC-Rennes (2007 – 2010)
  • Lecturer of International Relations, Polytechnic of Namibia (2006 – 2007)
  • Language Teacher, Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (2001 – 2003)
  • English and French Teacher, Jan Jonker Afrikaner Secondary School (1997 – 1999)

Non-Academic

  • 2006 – 2007  International Relations Officer, Polytechnic of Namibia
  • 2000 – 2003 Political Specialist, American Embassy
  • 2000 Democracy and Governance Project Assistant, USAID

 

Intellectual contributions

Refereed Articles Discipline-Based Scholarship

The Link between Legitimacy and Responsibility. The Case of DeBeers in Namibia

Authors:Claasen, C. & Roloff, J Published in:Journal of Business Ethics Date:2012

Organisational Legitimacy and CSR in Equal Public Private Joint Ventures in the Mining Industry

Authors:Claasen, C Published in:Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik. Date:2009

Refereed Proceedings Discipline-Based Scholarship

The challenge of measuring the social licence to operate: comparing narrations and scales collected from African mining stakeholders.

Authors:Roloff, J., Claasen, C., & Archeampong, G Published in:Impact Assessment: the Next Generation, 33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Date:2013

Public-Private Partnerships in the African Extractive Industry: Venues for Empowerment or Embezzlement?

Authors:Claasen, C. & Roloff, J. Published in:29th EGOS Colloquium on the topic. Date:2013

The link between Responsibility and Legitimacy, The Case of de beers in Namibia

Authors:Claasen, C. & Roloff, J Published in:EABIS Colloquium, October 26-28, Fontainebleau, France Date:2011

Public Private Joint Ventures in the Mining Industry

Authors:Claasen, C Published in:The Case of Namdeb. ESC Rennes Centre for Responsible Business in cooperation with EBEN and the European SPES Forum. Date:2010

The concept of corporate political responsibility (Septembre 21-22) at IESE Business School in Barcelona Spain.

Authors:Claasen, C. & Roloff, J. Published in:EABIS Colloquium in the topic "the Role of Business in Society: Challenges and Issues for Corporate and Global Governance". Date:2009

The Synthesis of Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility and National Development Goals under the Joint Venture between De Beers and the Government of Namibia.

Authors:Claasen, C Published in:International Society for Business, Economics and Ethics Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, July 14-18. Date:2008

Stakeholder Dialogue of Puma

Authors:Claasen, C. & Roloff, J Published in:Banz, Germany, November 4-6. Date:2007

Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements Case

Learning From Mistakes: 'The story of how Showrooming' almost destroyed

Authors:Claasen, C. & McNamara, T Published in:Global Edition, 7th ed. by Dess, G. et al, McGraw – Hill Publishers. Date:2014

Strategy Spotlight 6.4 Medtronic: From medical devices to services. In Press, Strategic Management

Authors:Claasen, C. & Gonzalez, H Published in:Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess, G. et al, McGraw – Hill Publishers. Date:2014

Spotlight 7.3 Employing "emerging market" strategies in developed countries. In Press, Strategic Management

Authors:Claasen, C. & Gonzalez, H Published in:Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess, G. et al, McGraw – Hill Publishers. Date:2014

Learning from mistakes: Organizational Structure: Is Siemens too big to manage?

Authors:Claasen, C. & Gonzalez, H Published in:Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess, G. et al, McGraw – Hill Publishers. Date:2014

Learning from mistakes: Organizational Structure: Is Siemens too big to manage?

Authors:Claasen, C. & Gonzalez, H. Published in:In Press, Strategic Management - Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess, G. et al, McGraw – Hill Publishers. Date:2014

Strategy Spotlight 8.5: From $0 to $10 Billion. Young Chinese tech upstart.

Authors:McNamara, T. & Claasen, C Published in:Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess, G. et al, McGraw – Hill Publishers. Date:2014

Spotlight 12.7: Too much innovation? How LEGO's innovative culture almost destroyed the company

Authors:Gonzalez, H. & Claasen, C. Published in:In Press, Strategic Management - Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess, G. et al, McGraw – Hill Publishers Date:2014

You want to speak to the Boss? Sorry, there is none - Corporate structure at Valve Software

Authors:Gonzalez, H. & Claasen, C. Published in:In Press, Strategic Management - Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess, G. et al, McGraw – Hill Publishers. Date:2014

Chapter

Public-Private Joint Ventures in the Diamond Mining Industry; Development at the Expense of the Environment?

Authors:Claasen, C. & Roloff, J. Published in:Partnerstwo Publiczo-Prywatne Jako, Instrument Rozwuju Zrownowazonego (pp. pp. 273-284). Urbaniec, Maria, Stec, Piotr & Dolata, Stanislaw (eds). Date:2009

Presentations of Refereed Papers International

Public-Private Partnerships in the African Extractive Industry: Venues for Empowerment or Embezzlement?

Authors:Claasen, C Published in:29th EGOS Colloquium on the topic, Montreal, Canada-Quebec. Date:2013

Limits of using Perceptions of the Operator to Measure the Social License to Operate.

Authors:Claasen, C Published in:Impact Assessment: The Next Generation, 33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Calgary, Canada-Alberta. Date:2013

The Link between Cognitive Legitimacy and the Social Licence to Operate.

Authors:Claasen, C. Published in:33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Calgary, Canada-Alberta. Date:2013

Managing Organisational Legitimacy of Public Private Joint Ventures – A Case Study

Authors:Claasen, C. Published in:International Days of Economics and Statistics, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic. Date:2011

The Link between Responsibility and Legitimacy.

Authors:Claasen, C. Published in:The Case of De Beers in Namibia. EABIS Colloquium, October 26-28, Fontainebleau, France, Fontainebleau, France. Date:2011

2009 Corporate Social Responsibility and Legitimacy of Namdeb – 50/50 Joint Venture between the Government of Namibia and De Beers.

Authors:Claasen, C Published in:European Business Ethics Network, Athens, Greece. Date:2009

Political Responsibility in Public-Private Joint Ventures.

Authors:Claasen, C Published in:Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. Date:2009

The Concept of Corporate Political Responsibility

Authors:Claasen, C. Published in:EABIS Colloquium in the topic, Barcelona, Spain. Date:2009

Public Private Joint Ventures in the Mining Industry: The Case of Namdeb.

Authors:Claasen, C Published in:The Centre for Responsible Business (CRB), ESC-Rennes International Symposium, Rennes, France. Date:2009

Is there a synthesis of strategic corporate social responsibility and national development strategies under joint ventures?

Authors:Claasen, C. Published in:The Case of Namibia. International Society for Business, Economics and Ethics Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, July 14-18, Cape Town, South Africa. Date:2008