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René Orij

Extern member of exam commissie SVBB/SCS / guest

Dr. R.P. Orij
+31 71 527 5298

René Orij is Assistant Professor at Leiden Law School, Institute for Tax Law and Economics, Department of Business Studies.

Biographical sketch

René Orij is a business lecturer and researcher. He teaches financial accounting, corporate finance and entrepreneurship classes. 
His main research interests are related to the business-society link. How do business behave, especially what do they report?  How does the institutional environment affect businesses? 
Before joining Leiden University was a lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Hogeschool Inholland (university for professional education) in Amsterdam/Diemen from 2002 to 2004.  
From 1999 to 2001 he was an advisor and trainer for SNV with the Vietnamese Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development in Dong Hoi (Vietnam). 
Orij worked as a Credit risk manager with Deutsche Bank, both in Cologne (Germany), Luxemburg (Luxemburg) and Amsterdam from 1992 to 1999.


  • University of Amsterdam, MSc in Accounting and finance, 1992.
  • St.Edward's University, Austin, Texas, participant in an MBA exchange program, 1992.
  • Leiden University, PhD, Law Faculty, 2012.


  • Financial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business and Entrepreneurship

Research interests

On 14 March 2012 Orij defended his PhD dissertation with the title ‘Societal Determinants of  Corporate Social Disclosures’. 
His further research focuses on the business-society link, especially institutional effects on businesses; informal, or, when formal these effects relate to laws and regulations.


Extern member of exam commissie SVBB/SCS / guest

  • Science
  • Leiden Inst of Advanced Computer Science

Work address

Niels Bohrweg 1
2333 CA Leiden



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