Lucas C. P. M. Meijs

Lucas C. P. M. Meijs
Erasmus University Rotterdam | EUR · Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

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September 1992 - present
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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September 1992 - present
Rotterdam School of Management
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  • Professor (Full)

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Publications (103)
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Punishment and forgiveness are two very different responses to a moral transgression that both have been argued to restore perceptions of moral order within an organization. Unfortunately, it is currently unclear what motivates organizational actors to punish or forgive a norm transgressor. We build on social cognitive theory to argue that punishme...
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Multiple types of deviant behavior take place in and by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), even though NGOs are perceived to be morally good. Research explains NGO’s deviant behavior in spite of their moral goodness. In this article, we conceptualize how NGO moral goodness can cause NGO deviant behavior. We propose that the three inherent charac...
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Following a lapse in scholarly attention, coproduction, the joint production of services by government officials and citizens, has re‐emerged as an important topic. However, the field lacks information on broad parameters of coproduction implementation and how public managers view coproduction. To address the lacuna, this study examines patterns of...
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In this article, we are concerned with the recruitment potential of one-off episodic events for attracting and retaining volunteers. Our specific focus is on the neglected pool of non-returning volunteers. These are one-off event participants who are unwilling to volunteer again in future. Many studies generally document an overwhelming willingness...
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A well-known form of cross-border philanthropy, remittances, was traditionally done to help modernize migrants’ home-countries in economic and social ways. These acts of giving were, one: faith-based, two: international, and three: done from a secular social context towards an (Islamic) faith-based society. However, over the last two decades, we ha...
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There are ongoing management and societal challenges affecting volunteering participation. These place a premium on organizations identifying individuals that currently do not volunteer but have the willingness and capacity to do so, the “Potentials”. Supplementing the limited non-volunteer literature, we seek to quantify this potential volunteer p...
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Purpose The I DO project connects business students to the European branch of small private international development organizations (PIs), using experiential service learning, which combines skill-based and hands-on volunteering opportunities, to achieve learning objectives with students (learning) while helping PIs (service). This paper aims to su...
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Volunteering appears to be a mechanism that can contribute to societal inclusion. As nonprofit organizations continuously seek more volunteers, opportunities for volunteer inclusion seem limitless. We argue that, in reality, it is not that simple. Volunteer exclusion derives from the failure to seek, recruit, and place potential volunteers with ant...
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This article is intended as the leading article in a Special Issue of Voluntas devoted to episodic volunteering from a cross-cultural perspective. This article focuses on summarizing and distilling knowledge about episodic volunteering. Based on a thorough literature review, the authors present state-of-the-art knowledge about episodic volunteering...
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National Day of Service (NDS) volunteering events have become common, yet little is known about how the design of such events affects volunteer satisfaction. This relationship is important because volunteer satisfaction ensures a strong volunteer base for special events and promotes sustained volunteerism. We explore how the design of NDS projects...
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With the aim to clarify if there is a European approach of Service-Learning in Higher Education, the Observatory organized the first Experts’ Seminar in Madrid, 26TH February 2020. This Newsletter is based on the information thrown by twenty-six experts on Service-Learning from twelve European countries that contributed to this event.
Technical Report
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The European Observatory of Service-Learning in Higher Education (EOSLHE) aims to enhance and disseminate the knowledge of service-learning (therein after S-L) in Higher Education in Europe as an educational approach that enhances students’ civic engagement and brings them closer to different social realities while allowing them to work in a real e...
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CHAPTER 1: THE EUROPEAN OBSERVATORY CHAPTER 2: MAPPING EUROPEAN SERVICE-LEARNING EXPERIENCES CHAPTER 3: EUROPEAN ASSOCIATIONS & NETWORKS RELATING TO SERVICE-LEARNING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION CHAPTER 4: PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION RELATED TO SERVICE LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATIONCHAPTER 5: THE STATUS OF SERVICE LEARNIN...
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18 July is Mandela Day, an internationally recognised day of volunteering when people are called to take action against poverty and social injustice by helping and giving time in service to their communities. This article discusses the nature of episodic volunteering at Mandela Day events throughout South Africa in 2018. Drawing on quantitative sur...
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Purpose This paper explores the factors that are associated with a capacity of non-profits to develop social innovations (SIs). The purpose of this paper is to examine factors in the Russian national context with weak non-profit sector with an ambiguous governmental policy toward the sector. Design/methodology/approach The study is based on survey...
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Scholars have devoted substantial attention to developing conditional models of volunteer administration and management, but no consensus surrounds the criteria underlying the different models or the rationale. The literature reveals a welter of possibilities but no clear choice. This study conceives the primary managerial challenges as securing ac...
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Food insecurity manifests itself on a continuum, and we note that it can range from absolute food insecurity to relative food insecurity, especially in the context of affluent countries. We focus on one such relative food insecurity that manifests itself when Dutch children cannot afford the culturally appropriate foods to participate birthday cele...
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Most museums find that the resources required to transform from curators into providers of heritage and cultural tourism exceed those available to them. One way of addressing this challenge is through volunteer programs to assist in heritage tourism artefacts preservation. This article is based on a case study of an innovative crowd-sourcing initia...
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Corporate volunteering is an activity located at the intersection of the corporate and nonprofit spheres. Its coordination and implementation create interesting encounters between professionals from both sectors. This article adopts a pragmatic sociological approach to analysing the discursive processes that nurture or hinder these encounters and t...
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Vooral bij vakbonden en uitkeringsinstantie UWV speelt de vrees dat vrijwilligers beroepsmatig werk overnemen en dat ze daarmee betaalde arbeid verdringen. En helaas ontdekken veel werklozen, en dus ook ouderen, dat ze daarom van het UWV veel vrijwilligerswerk niet mogen doen. Maar veelal gaat het hier om koudwatervrees.
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As volunteering and its benefits gain global recognition, social policymakers can sustain and increase volunteering through social policy, legislation and other types of involvement. A key performance practice is to measure the rate of volunteering based on the percentage of the population that volunteer or the number of hours donated. The focus of...
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This article argues that the nonprofit case for corporate volunteering is complex, requiring a multi-level perspective on the outcomes for nonprofit organizations (NPOs). To develop this perspective, we adopted an inductive research approach, conducting 39 exploratory semi-structured interviews with NPO staff. We argue that NPO scholars and practit...
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The multi-disciplinary interest in social responsibility on the part of individuals and organizations over the past 30 years has generated several descriptors of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee social responsibility (ESR). These descriptors focus largely on socially responsible behavior and, in some cases, on socially responsible...
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Our literature review reveals a call for changes in business education to encourage responsible management. The Principles for Responsible Management Education were developed in 2007 under the coordination of the United Nations Global Compact, AACSB International, and other leading academic institutions for the purpose of promoting responsible mana...
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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a youth achievement Award program that aims to engage young people in purposeful activities focused on gaining knowledge, broadening horizons and accumulating a diversity of experiences. The program promotes positive youth development through an experienced based learning approach and is known to play...
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With their “Beyond Nonprofits: Re-conceptualizing the Third Sector”, Salamon and Sokolowski have made an important contribution to the ongoing debate on how to define the third sector. This Voluntas symposium brings together the comments of five leading scholars both supportive and critical of the new definition. The comments are based on a debate...
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In many Western welfare states, social work services that have traditionally been provided by paid employees are being replaced by family support, community support, informal networks, and volunteering. For the field of social work, it is relevant to know what it matters to beneficiaries whether services are provided by volunteers or by paid employ...
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Liberal scholars attribute an essential role to nonprofit organizations (NPOs) in the process of democratization, due to their roles in raising public awareness and supervising the hegemony of the state. Nevertheless, the current literature has yet to pay sufficient attention to the ways in which governments respond to the dynamics of power. As arg...
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Despite numerous studies on cross-sector collaboration, little is known about the perceptions and involvement of beneficiaries in partnerships between HSOs and companies. This explorative, qualitative study addresses this gap by providing insight into the beneficiaries’ perspectives with regard to a specific form of collaboration: corporate volunte...
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This article focuses on the changing organizational arrangements within voluntary sport associations. It has often been suggested that members of sport associations are increasingly adopting consumerist attitudes towards these organizations, in which they might become less emotionally committed to the association and consequently might be less incl...
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Currently, very little academic research exists on the intersection of entrepreneurship and philanthropy. This unique Handbook fills that gap, exploring how and why entrepreneurs who drive success in the for-profit world become engaged in philanthropy. Top scholars in the fields of family business, entrepreneurship and philanthropy explore the many...
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Op het brede terrein van zorg en welzijn is de praktijk in Nederland fundamenteel aan het wijzigen. Vaak wordt gedaan alsof dit alleen het gevolg is van vergrijzing, financiële krapte en wijzigend overheidsbeleid. Maar er is ook een autonome onderstroom waarin burgers en hun gemeenschappen de ruimte zoeken en nemen omdat ze daarmee een andere, voor...
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Steeds vaker wordt er in Nederland een beroep gedaan op vrijwilligerswerk in het opvoeden en opgroeien van kinderen en jongeren. Of vrijwilligerswerk werkelijk een goede invloed heeft op de ontwikkelingskansen van de jeugd is een nog onbeantwoorde vraag. In dit artikel proberen wij een eerste begrip te krijgen van de pedagogische waarde van vrijwil...
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This paper discusses the relationship between corporate volunteering and civic engagement outside the workplace in Russia, proceeding from a mixed-method approach. The quantitative findings are based on a comparison between employees in 37 Russian companies who participated in corporate volunteering (N = 399) and those who did not (N = 402). Using...
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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a youth achievement Award program that aims to engage young people in purposeful activities focused on gaining knowledge, broadening horizons and accumulating a diversity of experiences. The program promotes positive youth development through an experience based non-formal learning approach and is kno...
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As little is known about the impact of short-term volunteering on volunteers’ future engagement, this study explains how volunteers’ intention to continue volunteering can be affected by specifically designing the volunteering activity. The data used in the present study derive from in-depth semi-structured interviews, and participant observations...
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Several trends are leading to increased and broader involvement of volunteers in social work practice. As a consequence, social workers need to be able to manage volunteers in different settings, based on organizational/program factors and characteristics of the volunteers. Contemporary research on volunteer management can be divided into universal...
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Met de aanstaande transitie van de jeugdzorg staan gemeenten voor de vraag hoe zij de verantwoordelijkheid voor de opvoeding en zorg voor de jeugd gaan organiseren. Beleggen zij die net als de provinciale overheden bij de instituties of is hierin net als in de Wmo en De Winters pedagogische civil society, een rol weggelegd voor de civil society? In...
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Purpose – This article aims to examine the history, mechanisms, interconnectedness and effectiveness of the jasmine-growing enterprise in coastal Karnataka. This article investigates the formation and ongoing successful operation of a community enterprise that is locally originated and administered. The case of the jasmine flower growers in coastal...
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This study uses qualitative research methods on an analytical sample of 34 Dutch Philanthropies to develop a currently lacking comprehensive understanding of the specific corporate governance challenges faced by Philanthropic organizations (POs), and the corporate governance practices that POs feature to meet these challenges. More specifically, th...
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The Netherlands have a rather large civil society. Interestingly, Dutch politicians and civil society organisations do not recognise this themselves, voicing frequent appeals for more civil society. This can be explained by the typical development of Dutch civil society through a system of pillarisation, based upon concepts of subsidiarity and sove...
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Brudney and Meijs (2009) conceive of volunteer energy as a social resource that constitutes the basis for (organizationally based) volunteering. They show that volunteer energy can be compared to a human-made, renewable resource that can be grown and recycled – but likewise one that is subject to misuse and misappropriation that can imperil the vit...
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The association between altruistic values, religious values and pro-social behaviour is well documented, though mainly in North America and across disparate demographic groups. However, we currently have no data that focus on the relationships between personal values, religious values and pro-social behaviour across many different countries. Our st...
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U ovom su radu analizirani rezultati istraživanja volontiranja studenata Sveučilišta u Zagrebu te Tehničkog i Društvenog veleučilišta u Zagrebu, provedenoga 2006.-2007. godine, a u sklopu međunarodnoga komparativnog istraživanja studenata u 14 zemalja svijeta. Cilj istraživanja bio je prikupiti podatke o različitim vidovima volontiranja (iskustvo,...
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In present-day societies, the extent to which young people still participate in civic life is an important matter of concern. The claim of a generational "decline" in civic engagement has been contested, and interchanged with the notion of a "replacement" of traditional engagement by new types of participation, and the emergence of the "monitorial...
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The association between altruistic values, religious values and pro-social behaviour is well documented, though mainly in North America and across disparate demographic groups. However, we currently have no data that focus on the relationships between personal values, religious values and pro-social behaviour across many different countries. Our st...
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Voluntary participation is connected to cultural, political, religious and social contexts. Social and societal factors can provide opportunities, expectations and requirements for voluntary activity, as well as influence the values and norms promoting this. These contexts are especially central in the case of voluntary participation among students...
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This study is targeted to understanding the giving of time and money among a specific cohort – university students across 13 countries. It explores predictors of different combinations of giving behaviors: only volunteering, only donating, neither, as compared to doing both. Among the predictors of these four types of giving behavior, we also accou...
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The case of the jasmine flower growers in coastal Karnataka is an example of a local successful grassroots enterprise that has proved robust for over 70 years. The aim of this research is to examine the history, mechanisms, interconnectedness, and success of the jasmine growing program in coastal Karnataka and assess its compatibility with the comm...
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In the fierce competition that volunteer involving organizations face nowadays over people's willingness to donate their time, marketing strategies should be used. In order to enhance the organization's recruitability (ability to recruit suitable volunteers), it is important for volunteer organizations to understand what the positioning of the orga...
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In Western European societies, there recently has been a growing concern about individualisation and its consequences for volunteering. While the prevailing diagnosis is of a 'dis-embedment' of volunteering, we focus on a less recognised process of 're-embedding' that aims to counter and/or better accommodate the individualising forces in society....
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Service-learning literature has been dominated by studies from North America with little cross-national comparative work. This article reports on a survey of university students conducted across 14 different countries. The study examines the relationships between service-learning programs (both compulsory and optional) at high school and university...
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This research adopts the utilitarian view of volunteering as a starting point: we posit that for an undergraduate student population volunteering is motivated by career enhancing and job prospects. We hypothesize that in those countries where volunteering signals positive characteristics of students and helps advance their careers, their volunteer...
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Volunteering is perceived as important for creating social capital and civil society, and therefore has become a fundamental part of social policies across most Western countries. In this article, we examine the involvement of governments, corporations and educational institutes in encouraging volunteering, and pinpoint their role in developing vol...
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Philanthropic organizations have recently started to focus on how to invest their resources in a way that will really make a difference to society. Strategic philanthropy is the new concept for voluntary action for the public good to create a valuable sustainable impact! This inaugural address presents the future research agenda of the Erasmus Cent...