About the Erasmus Consultancy Project (ECP)
The Erasmus Consultancy Project (ECP) dates back to over thirty years and is the oldest in its kind. The ECP is part to STAR, the official faculty association of the Rotterdam School of Management, and the biggest student-run study association in Europe.
In 1986, the ECP started as the Project Committee investigating Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. Research in countries such as China, India, Malaysia, Mexico and Vietnam followed before the project was renamed to European Business Study (EBS) in 1993. The focus of the project was on European upcoming economies such as Ukraine, Turkey, Poland and Russia. This changed in the year 1997 when the project broadened its horizon to investigate global opportunities once again; accordingly, the name of the project changed to the International Business Study (IBS).
The ECP exists of four different phases. In the preliminary research phase, consultants are recruited and the new team conducts general research into the Indonesian market, aimed at gaining the appropriate insights. This is done in order to provide companies with in-depth research regarding promising industries and markets. From January onwards, the acquisition phase takes place, during which we approach those companies that we feel should take full advantage of the investigated opportunities. After the acquisition phase, we dedicate ourselves to conducting desk research in order to focus on company specific opportunities.
In July 2018, we will set off to Indonesia to conduct three weeks of field research. Here, we will gain relevant information and insights that can only be acquired through meetings with local companies and governmental institutions. By being in contact with the local community we can provide you with the most relevant and practical information and connect your company with crucial contacts in Indonesia. After the field research trip, the report for your company will be finalized and we will offer you our final findings and recommendations.