Dr CLAASEN Cyrlene

Assistant Professor

Department : Management and Organization

Nationalities :

Teaching

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

Qualifications

  • Open University, Rennes, France, Business Ethics, (2012)
  • Masters of Public Administration – University of Botswana, Gabarone, Botswana, Public Management (Project Management minor), (2005)
  • Masters of Political Science – University of Paris X, Nanterre, Paris, France, International Relations (French Culture minor), (1999)
  • B.A. University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia, Political Studies, (French minor), (1995)

Service

Service to the Institution

University Assignments

Member

  • 2017-2018: École Verte
  • Dissertation Assignments

Chair

  • 2016-2017: Aghavni Matrirosyan

Thesis Assignments

Chair

  • 2017-2018: Marcelo Knust
  • 2017-2018: Orlando Contreras Pacheco

Service to the Profession

Reviewer – Article / Manuscript

  • 2015 – 2017: Journal of Business Ethics.
  • 2016: EGOS Colloquium.

Presentation

  • 2013: Esc Rennes – Atelier de la Performance, Rennes, France.
    2012: Doctoral Research Training Workshop for Brazillian Students, Rennes, France. PhD Research Training Workshop for Brazillian

Doctoral Students

  • 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

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

 

Intellectual contributions

Refereed Articles

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

  • Contreras Pacheco, Orlando and Cyrlene Claasen, “Concealment and Deception: Self-defeating Crisis Response.” Journal of Business Strategy (2017)
  • Descubes, Irena , Tom McNamara, and Cyrlene Claasen, “E-Marketing Communications of Trophy Hunting Providers in Namibia:
  • Evidence of Ethics and Fairness in an Apparently Unethical and Unfair Industry?” Current Issues In Tourism (2017)
  • Hudson, Sarah , Helena V. González-Gómez, and Cyrlene Claasen, “Legitimacy, particularism and employee commitment and justice.” Journal of Business Ethics (2017)
  • Claasen, Cyrlene and Julia Roloff, “The Link between Legitimacy and Responsibility. The Case of DeBeers in Namibia.” Journal of Business Ethics (2012)
  • Claasen, Cyrlene , “Organisational Legitimacy and CSR in Equal Public Private Joint Ventures in the Mining Industry – The Case of Namdeb.” Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik (2009)

Refereed Proceedings

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

  • Contreras-Pacheco, Orlando E. and Cyrlene Claasen, “Decoupled CSR in Crisis Communication: A Latin-American Perspective.” (in press) International CSR Communication Conference – CSRCOM 2017 (Vienna, Austria) (2017)
  • Contreras-Pacheco, Orlando E. , Cyrlene Claasen, and Rohit Nishant, “Knowledge Sharing among Engineers: An Empirical Examination.” (in press) The 1st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (Santa Clara, CA). (2017)
  • Contreras-Pacheco, Orlando E. and Cyrlene Claasen, “Drummond Vs. Colombia: ¿Hasta qué punto?” Memorias LI Asamblea Anual CLADEA 2016 – La Innovación en las Escuelas de Negocio, Medellín, Colombia (2017)
  • Hudson, Sarah , Helena Gonzalez-Gomez, and Cyrlene Claasen, “Legitimacy, organizational nepotism and employee affective commitment.” (in press) EGOS Colloquium (2016)
  • Claasen, Cyrlene and Orlando Pacheco, “Stakeholders’ Expectations – Riches and Rags in the Namibian Diamond Mining Industry.” 2nd EMES-Polanyi International Seminar, May 19-20, 2016, Paris (2016)
  • Claasen, Cyrlene , Irena Descubes, and Tom Mcnamara, “Ethical Discourse in a contentious industry: Trophy hunting in Namibia.” 32nd EGOS Colloquium Organizing in the Shadow of Power (2016)
  • Claasen, Cyrlene , “The Link between Cognitive Legitimacy and the Social Licence to Operate.” (in press) Impact Assessment: The Next Generation, 33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2013)
  • Roloff, Julia , Cyrlene Claasen, and George Archeampong, “The challenge of measuring the social licence to operate: comparing narrations and scales collected from African mining stakeholders.” Impact Assessment: The Next Generation, 33rd Annual
  • Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2013)
  • Claasen, Cyrlene and Julia Roloff, “Public-Private Partnerships in the African Extractive Industry: Venues for Empowerment or Embezzlement?” 29th EGOS Colloquium on the topic (2013)
  • Claasen, Cyrlene and J. Roloff, “The link between Responsibility and Legitimacy, The Case of de beers in Namibia.” EABIS Colloquium,October 26-28,Fontainebleau,France (2011)
  • Claasen, Cyrlene , “Public Private Joint Ventures in the Mining Industry – The Case of Namdeb.” ESC Rennes Centre for Responsible Business in cooperation with EBEN and the European SPES Forum (2010)
  • Claasen, Cyrlene and J. Roloff, “The concept of corporate political responsibility.” EABIS Colloquium in the topic (2009)
  • Claasen, Cyrlene , “The Synthesis of Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility and National Development Goals under the Joint Venture between De Beers and the Government of Namibia.” International Society for Business,Economics and Ethics Conference, Cape Town,South Africa ,July 14-18 (2008)
  • Claasen, Cyrlene and J. Roloff, “Stakeholder Dialogue of Puma,Banz,Germany,November 4-6.” Germany,November 4-6 (2007)

Non-Refereed Proceedings

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

  • Claasen, Cyrlene , “Political and Economic Complexities in African Mining Public Private Joint Ventures.” Sustainable Development in Africa through Management Theory, Research and Practice (2014): (Invited)
  • Claasen, Cyrlene , David Weir, and Julia Roloff, “Corporate and Societal Challenges to the legitimacy of public private joint ventures.” (in press) Critical Management Studies – New Perspectives on International Development: The Role of the Extractive Industries (2013): (Invited)
  • Roloff, Julia and Cyrlene Claasen, “Measuring the social licence to operate: Exploring validity and reliability by triangulating qualitative and qualitative data.” EBEN France (2013): (Invited)
  • Claasen, Cyrlene , David Weir, and Julia Roloff, “Corporate and Societal Challenges to the legitimacy of public private joint ventures.” Critical Management Studies – New Perspectives on International Development: The Role of the Extractive Industries (2013): (Invited)
  • Claasen, Cyrlene , “The Link between Cognitive Legitimacy and the Social Licence to Operate.” Impact Assessment: The Next Generation, 33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2013): (Invited)
  • Claasen, Cyrlene , “Managing Organisational Legitimacy of Public Private Joint Ventures – A Case Study.” International Days of Statistics and Economics, Prague (2011): (Invited)
  • Roloff, Julia and Cyrlene Claasen, “Public Private Joint Ventures in the Diamond Mining Industry: Development at the Expense of the Environment?” Partnerstwo Publiczno-Prywatne Jako Instrument Rozwoju Zrownowazonego, Wydawnictwo, Educator (2009): (Invited)

Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements

Case

  • Claasen, Cyrlene , Tom Mcnamara, and Irena Descubes, “Namdeb: DeBeers’ joint venture with the Namibian government. A partnership of equals or an asymmetric relationship?”, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies. Emerald, 2016.
  • Claasen, Cyrlene , Tom Mcnamara, and Irena Descubes, “Namdeb: DeBeers’ joint venture with the Namibian government.”, The Case Centre. The case centre, 2016.
  • Mcnamara, Tom , Irena Descubes, and Cyrlene Claasen, “Trophy Hunting in Namibia – Controversial but Sustainable? A case study of Hunters Namibia Safaris.”, The Case Centre. EECH, 2016.
  • Gonzalez, Helena and Cyrlene Claasen, “Colombian coffee: Trying to adapt to an ever changing global market.”, Strategic Management – Global Edition. McGraw-Hill, 2014.
  • Claasen, Cyrlene and Helena Gonzalez, “Is Ethiopia the new land of opportunity? Not for those who are faint of heart.”, Strategic Management – Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess. Mc Graw-Hill, 2014.
  • Gonzalez, Helena and Cyrlene Claasen, “Got milk? The Russia – Lithuania trade row over dairy products.”, Strategic Management – Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess. McGraw – Hill Publishers, 2014.
  • Claasen, Cyrlene and Helena Gonzalez, “India has trouble defending the rupee.”, Strategic Management – Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess. McGraw – Hill Publishers, 2014.
  • Claasen, Cyrlene and Helena Gonzalez, “Africa Currency Union – Africa’s Version of the Euro.”, Strategic Management – Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess. McGraw – Hill Publishers, 2014.
  • Gonzalez, Helena and Cyrlene Claasen, “How Nissan protects itself from currency swings.”, Strategic Management – Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess. McGraw – Hill Publishers, 2014.
  • Claasen, Cyrlene and Helena Gonzalez, “The Rise of Bangladesh’s Textile Trade.”, Strategic Management – Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess. McGraw – Hill Publishers, 2014.
  • Claasen, C. and T. McNamara, “Learning From Mistakes: ‘The story of how Showrooming’ almost destroyed ‘Best Buy.”, Strategic Management – Global Edition, 7th ed. by Dess, G. et al, McGraw – Hill Publishers. Mc Graw-Hill, 2014.
  • Claasen, C. and H. Gonzalez, “Strategy Spotlight 6.4 Medtronic: From medical devices to services.”, Strategic Management – Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess, G. et al, McGraw – Hill Publishers. McGraw-Hill, 2014.
  • Claasen, C. and H. Gonzalez, “Learning from mistakes: Organizational Structure: Is Siemens too big to manage?”, Strategic Management – Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess, G. et al, McGraw – Hill Publishers. McGraw – Hill, 2014.
  • McNamara, T. and C. Claasen, “Strategy Spotlight 8.5: From $0 to $10 Billion. Young Chinese tech upstart.”, Strategic Management – Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess, G. et al, McGraw – Hill Publishers. McGraw – Hill, 2014.
  • Gonzalez, H. and C. Claasen, “Spotlight 12.7: Too much innovation? How LEGO’s innovative culture almost destroyed the company.”, Strategic Management – Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess, G. et al, McGraw – Hill Publishers. Mc Graw-Hill, 2014.
  • Gonzalez, Helena and Cyrlene Claasen, “You want to speak to the Boss? Sorry, there is none – Corporate structure at Valve Software.”, Strategic Management – Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess, G. et al, McGraw – Hill Publishers. McGraw-Hill., 2014.
  • Mcnamara, Tom and Cyrlene Claasen, “From 0 to $10 Billion. Young Chinese tech upstart.”, Strategic Management – Global Edition, 7th ed., by Dess. McGraw-Hill., 2013.

Chapter

  • Claasen, Cyrlene and Tom Mcnamara, “The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.”, Business in Ethical Focus – An Anthology. Broadview Press, 2017.
  • Hudson, Sarah and Cyrlene Claasen, “Nepotism and Cronyism – a Cultural Phenomenon?”, The Handbook of Business and Corruption: Cross-Sectoral Experiences. Emerald, 2017.
  • Claasen, Cyrlene , “Responsible business and social entrepreneurship in Namibia.”, The world guide to CSR: A country-by-country analysis of corporate sustainability and responsibility. Greenleaf Publishing, 2015.
  • Claasen, Cyrlene and Julia Roloff, “Public-Private Joint Ventures in the Diamond Mining Industry ; Development at the Expense of the Environment?”, Partnerstwo Publiczo-Prywatne Jako, Instrument Rozwuju Zrownowazonego. Urbaniec, Maria, Stec, Piotr & Dolata, Stanislaw (eds), 2009.

Presentations of Refereed Papers

International

  • Claasen, Cyrlene (2013, July). Public-Private Partnerships in the African Extractive Industry: Venues for Empowerment or Embezzlement?   29th EGOS Colloquium on the topic, Montreal, Canada-Quebec.
  • Claasen, Cyrlene (2013, May). Limits of using Perceptions of the Operator to Measure the Social License to Operate.   Impact Assessment: The Next Generation, 33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Calgary, Canada-Alberta.
  • Claasen, Cyrlene (2013, May). The Link between Cognitive Legitimacy and the Social Licence to Operate.   Impact Assessment: The Next Generation, 33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Calgary, Canada-Alberta.
  • Claasen, Cyrlene (2011). Managing Organisational Legitimacy of Public Private Joint Ventures – A Case Study.   International Days of Economics and Statistics, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Claasen, Cyrlene (2011). The Link between Responsibility and Legitimacy. The Case of De Beers in Namibia.   EABIS Colloquium,October 26-28,Fontainebleau,France, Fontainebleau, France.
  • Claasen, Cyrlene (2009). 2009 Corporate Social Responsibility and Legitimacy of Namdeb – 50/50 Joint Venture between the Government of Namibia and De Beers.   European Business Ethics Network, Athens, Greece.
  • Claasen, Cyrlene (2009). Political Responsibility in Public-Private Joint Ventures.   Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Claasen, Cyrlene (2009). The Concept of Corporate Political Responsibility.   EABIS Colloquium in the topic, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Claasen, Cyrlene (2009). Public Private Joint Ventures in the Mining Industry: The Case of Namdeb.   The Centre for Responsible Business (CRB), ESC-Rennes International Symposium on, Rennes, France.
  • Claasen, Cyrlene (2008). Is there a synthesis of strategic corporate social responsibility and national development strategies under joint ventures? The Case of Namibia.   International Society for Business,Economics and Ethics Conference, Cape Town,South Africa ,July 14-18, Cape Town, South Africa.

Presentations of Non-Refereed Papers

International

  • Claasen, Cyrlene (2012). External Stakeholder Issues and the Legitimacy of Multinationals in the Developing Country Context: The Case of De Beers in Namibia. CSR Conference, ZHAW School of Management and Law. Winterthur, Switzerland., Winterthur, Switzerland.