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Dr Pieter-Jan Bezemer

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5283, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.372
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5283
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.372  


Dr Pieter-Jan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Law.

Current teaching

  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Leadership & Stakeholder Management


Pieter-Jan holds a PhD in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands. After the completion of his PhD he moved overseas and has been teaching strategic management and corporate governance in Australia, Estonia, Italy and New Zealand.

Professional associations

  • Editorial review board of Corporate Governance: An International Review (2019-2021)
  • Editorial review board of International Journal of Business Ethics and Governance (2012-now)

Awards and recognition

  • 2018 Best Paper Award, Corporate Governance: An International Review
  • 2015 Best Paper Award, Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management

Research areas and interests

Pieter-Jan enjoys conducting research at the crossroads of strategy and behavioural governance and finds it important that his work has practical relevance. Over the last years he has been addressing the following research questions:

  • How do boards of directors contribute to strategic decision-making in organisations?
  • How do directors behave during board meetings and how does effective group decision-making look like?
  • What do board chairs do during meetings and what is effective boardroom leadership?
  • How do organisations respond to foreign, challenging strategic management and governance ideas and how does it affect their performance when they adopt them?
  • Is it good for organisations to be associated with management fashions?


  • PhD in Liberal Arts, Netherlands, 2010.
  • Master of Science in Business Administration, Netherlands, 2005.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Veltrop, D., Bezemer, P., Nicholson, G., Pugliese, A., (2020), Too Unsafe to Monitor? How Board–CEO Cognitive Conflict and Chair Leadership Shape Outside Director Monitoring. Academy of Management Journal, XX(XX), XX, DOI:
  • Bezemer, P., Nicholson, G., Pugliese, A., (2018), The influence of board chairs on director engagement: A case‐based exploration of boardroom decision‐making. Corporate Governance (Oxford): an international review, 26(3), 219-234, DOI: 10.1111/corg.12234.
  • Nicholson, G., Pugliese, A., Bezemer, P., (2017), Habitual accountability routines in the boardroom: how boards balance control and collaboration. Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, 30(2), 222-246, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, DOI: 10.1108/AAAJ-07-2015-2143.
  • Nijholt, JJ., Bezemer, P., Reinmoeller, P., (2016), Following fashion: Visible progressiveness and the social construction of firm value. Strategic Organization, 14(3), 220-247, DOI: 10.1177/1476127015617673.
  • Peij, S., Bezemer, P., Maassen, G., (2015), Role ambiguity and conflicts: A study of company secretaries and two-tier boards in the Netherlands. Corporate Ownership and Control, 12(3), 114-123, DOI: 10.22495/cocv12i3p10.
  • Bezemer, P., Zajac, EJ., Naumovska, I., Van Den Bosch, FA., Volberda, HW., (2015), Power and Paradigms: The Dutch Response to Pressures for Shareholder Value. Corporate Governance (Oxford): an international review, 23(1), 60-75, DOI: 10.1111/corg.12093.
  • Pugliese, A., Nicholson, G., Bezemer, P., (2015), An Observational Analysis of the Impact of Board Dynamics and Directors' Participation on Perceived Board Effectiveness. British Journal of Management, 26(1), 1-25, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12074.
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