Dr CLAASEN Cyrlene

Assistant Professor

Pôle : Management and Organization

Nationalités :

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.