Corporate Brochure SEC 2021/2022

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Corporate Brochure Collaboration options with STAR Erasmus Consulting 2021-2022


STAR Erasmus Consulting STAR Erasmus Consulting (SEC) is a committee of STAR, the study association of Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) at Erasmus University. SEC offers profit and non-profit organizations tailor-made research and consultancy services. These services are carried out in the company’s selected country at cost price, provided by motivated RSM students who are carefully chosen by the SEC Board.

What is in it for companies?

What is in it for students?

Our mission is to offer high quality professional consultancy solutions to organizations who want to expand or improve their international business.

We offer an exceptional chance for students to conduct professional consultancy work for orginizations in foreign countries.

Our research is executed by an internationally oriented team from RSM and is supported by professional consulting firms, like Accenture.

Students develop themselves on a personal level and develop professional consultancy skills, while creating impact, building a social network and gaining meaningfull work field experience.


Unique Selling Points

1. Tailor-made research conducted by selected students from the best business school in the world.

2. Company-specific opportunities in a country of your choice.

3. Specialized student-consultants with an internationally oriented mindset.

4. Connected to the biggest study association in Europe and supported by professional consultancy firms.

5. Tailor-made research will be offered at cost price.


Our pillars Quality The project is part of Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), which is ranked in the top 1% business school worldwide. Hence, our students and resources assure the highest professional standards. Additionally, we recruit master and bachelor students with relevant expertise.

Experience With 36 years of experience, the SEC has successfully advised over 200 companies in expansion to emerging economies. We have worked with organizations of all sizes and industries, including Philips, DSM and ING.

Support The supervisors and consultants are trained and supervised by professional firms such as Accenture. Furthermore, they are supported by the Advisory Board and the Supervisory Board of STAR. Next to this, we work closely together with alumni and other full-time committees.


Project Overview 2. Desk research

1. Determine opportunity & tailored proposal •

Defining the country, the market and the opportunity chosen by the organization Unique proposal prepared after listening carefully to the organization’s demands.

• • • •

3. Field research • • •

Unique information and insights from local sources In-depth comprehension of the chosen country Aiming for valuable contacts and partners for your organization.

Company-specific problem research Align expectations Optimize our offerings Access to scientific databases

4. Finalization • • •

Finalizing the report Presenting our findings and sharing our insights Recommendation of next steps


Timeline Contract Proposals September

November

Desk Research

Recruitment January

April

Finalization Field Research July

August September

Before a company decides to join the SEC project, we offer a tailored proposal. Following the proposal, the contract will be set up. Based on the project, consultants are recruited and trained. In the following months consultants execute desk research and in July three weeks of field research. The exact time frame of the field research can be adjusted to the size of the project. In the finalization phase, the proposed solutions are presented to the company. When the finalization phase ends, companies are given the opportunity to go deeper into the chosen problem or propose a new problem for the SEC to solve.


Tailor-made research SEC offers various research options in all business fields, such as finance, IT, SCM, strategy. Below you can see some examples, but this is only an indication of what we offer. You can always contact us if you have any questions, or want additional information.

Entry Strategy

Market Research

SEC conducts research in all factors that are related to entering a market in a specific country. Additionally, a comparison between countries can be made to determine which country is best to enter.

SEC identifies and defines market opportunities by gaining insights into consumer behaviour or a specific target group. Research for companies in the B2B industry is also possible.

Value Chain Analysis

Competitor Analysis

SEC investigates possibilities in every stage of the supply chain. For example, we can conduct research on suppliers, distributors, or potential consumers. Moreover, we can analyze opportunities for outsourcing business or foreign direct investments.

A competitor analysis considers the nature and extent of the competition. Additionally, it identifies major competitors and their strengths and weaknesses of their products, objectives, strategies and technologies. Moreover, the market structure is examined

Supplier Analysis

Feasibility Analysis

In this analysis, SEC investigates the supplier landscape and identifies the best and most fitting suppliers for your organization.

SEC evaluates your business position and desired strategy based on research. This analysis can also be performed on an industry level.


Long-term Relationships Form a long-term relationship with SEC to make sure your company is first in line for a consultancy project. SEC created a pool of long-term partners. Joining the pool gives you flexibility and continuous interaction with SEC. Together we aim to find the best time for your company to join the project. Once the project is completed, there is an opportunity to work with SEC again in the upcoming years. In this way, the conducted research can be deepened, broadened or expanded in order to provide the best and most up-to-date advice for your organization. The relationship between the company and SEC will be maintained and prove to be valuable throughout the years.


Reviews of our clients We have received numerous positive reviews from the 200+ companies we have previously worked with. Below you can see a short impression of satisfied organizations.

“The detailed reports they sent to us, the professionalism and the positive comments we received from some of our interviewed customers - Javier Libré (Royal Philips Healthcare)

“The SEC helped the Port of Rotterdam a lot with research and valididation abroad. The desk research and validation of potential clients went smoothly by a motivated - Wouter Buck (Port of Rotterdam)

“We are impressed by the good communication and by the speedy reporting and the quality of the research results. The study has proved to be - Jeff Snijders (koninklijke Zeelandia)

“SEC came with a relevant proposal, which showed knowledge about our company. In the end, the report met - Ubald Kragten (DSM).


STAR is actively involved in the community. This is expressed in two of our committees which focus on helping the less fortunate. By working together with our business students you are able to reach them and also contribute to encourage the community. We you to contact us by E-mail or telephone for additional

Contact

information or to coordinate a meeting. Or visit our website for more information about past projects, the current board and SEC’s history.

E-mail: We gosec@rsmstar.nl green

Website: secresearch.nl iCare

37th SEC Board Chairman Emiel van Venrooij +31 (0)10 408 85 41 Treasurer Emma Berghuis +31 (0)10 408 28 83 Commercial Relations Manager Florence Barker +31 (0)10 408 18 59 Marketing & Research Manager Kiki Rozendal +31 (0)10 408 27 00


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Postal address: PO Box 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam The Netherlands

Visiting address: Room T05-53, T Building Erasmus University Campus Burgemeester Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam commercial.sec@rsmstar.nl www.secresearch.nl



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