René Orij

René Orij


Phone: +31(0)715278873
Postal Address:
Leiden Law School
P.O. Box 9520, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands

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Assistant professor of business studies at Law faculty of Leiden University.

Educational Background /working experience
Initially a banker at Deutsche Bank in several European countries, and microfinance specialist and project manager in Vietnam, Dr. René Orij studied business at the University of Amsterdam with a major in finance and accounting and obtained his PhD on international comparative study on societal determinants of corporate social disclosures from the University of Leiden in 2012. He has taught finance/accounting and entrepreneurship classes at the University of Leiden in the past ten years.

Research Focus (thematic)
 His research focus is on corporate social responsibility, linked to finance and entrepreneurship, mainly from an institutional perspective. Another topic is financial distress and strategic turnarounds.

Research focus (geographical)
Worldwide, but with a particular interest in Asia   

Contributions to E-Publication

His contribution to the e-publication links all his research together; corporate social and environmental investments, financial distress and the strategic turnaround after the decline in value of the Jatropha investments by D1 Oils.

(Main) Publications
2010.         Orij, R.P. “Corporate Social Disclosures in the Context of Culture and Stakeholder Theory”. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. 23, no. 7, pp. 868-889.