PHD Council

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What the PhD Council is 
The ABRI PhD council was formed in 2010, and currently consists of 6 SBE PhD candidates. Since all SBE PhD students are affected by the same regulations, the council - although embedded within ABRI, aims to represent the interest of all SBE PhDs. Hence, we would like to invite you to contact us if you feel like there is something that needs to be addressed.

Aside from representing SBE PhDs, the council also organizes PhD lunches, approximately 2 times a year, where we enjoy a lunch while discussing a serious topic that we have encountered or might encounter in our lives as PhDs. The council also organises a social event, as dinners, and fun activities like bowling and laser tag. For more information, check the schedule below and the ABRI newsletter!


Council Representative

Broek, Elmira van den
Elmira van den Broek
KIN Center for Digital Innovation
I am a PhD candidate at the KIN Center for Digital Innovation at the VU University Amsterdam. I hold a 2-year Research Master degree in Business in Society at the VU University Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam, and a BSc degree in Sociology and Economics & Business Economics at Utrecht University (all cum laude). Furthermore, I am an active member of the program committee of the Research Master Business in Society, and now represent the interests of SBE PhD's in the worker's council. My current research focuses on how real-world Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications are developed and used in practice, by studying a large multinational organization and a scale-up vendor working on AI in recruitment. In my free time, I aim to broaden mine horizon by painting, reading absurdist novels, and hiking in nature.


Borner, KathrinKathrin Borner
KIN Center for Digital Innovation
I am a PhD candidate at the KIN Center for Digital Innovation at the VU Amsterdam. After having worked for several years in Germany and the United States, I studied Business and Economics in Germany and China and continued with a Masters in Entrepreneurship at the University of Amsterdam and the VU Amsterdam. I enjoy learning new things and passionately discover change and progress in various settings. For my PhD project, I investigate how digital innovations are created in practice. By doing so, I want to create new insights that help organizations to effectively and responsibly manage digital innovations and ultimately drive forward our society. In my free time, I love to swim, cycle or discover a new part of the Dutch culture!
Max, Malte

Malte Max

My name is Malte, I am a PhD candidate in the Accounting department. I worked and did my Bachelor in International Management in Germany, before I moved to Amsterdam for my Master studies. My research focuses on how taxation influences business decisions (investments, for example). I enjoy playing soccer, meet friends and find Amsterdam a great place to explore.
Mockeviciute, AkvileAkvile Mockeviciute
M&O Department
I am a PhD student at the department of Management and Organization, HRM group. My research concerns feedback at the team and organizational levels. In particular, I aim to conceptualize and develop a tool to measure organizational feedback culture: a culture, where feedback flows freely, is continuously given, sought and valued among employees. Prior to starting my PhD, I obtained a Bachelor degree in Psychology at the University of Groningen and completed a Research Master in Educational Sciences at Utrecht University. Next to academia I have been involved in projects aimed at fostering inclusivity in higher education context and social innovation. Besides that, I enjoy dancing swing dances!
Oskan, SelenSelen Oskan
M&O Department
I am a PhD student at the department of Management and Organization. I focus on employee and leader behavior transformation during organizational change. Prior to academia, I had seven years of corporate experience. In the last years of my career, I worked as a Talent Management and Development Supervisor in the HRM at a private bank. Besides that I enjoy dancing, swimming, and scuba diving.
Schartman, NoudNoud Schartman
Marketing Department
My name is Noud Schartman (1995) I’m a PhD candidate at the Marketing Department of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I finished my Research Master Business in Society at the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. My PhD project is a collaboration between the VU and Validators, a communication and market research company in Amsterdam and the focus of the PhD is the measurement of brands and the impact of brands on consumers. In my free time, I like to play football and I enjoy spending time in Amsterdam, where I live.


ABRI PhD lunches & Dinners

The ABRI PhD Council organizes both lunches and the social event where you can interact with your fellow PhD students. Do not miss them! The social event is usually off campus and start around 18:00. Lunches are on campus (with educational elements) and are from noon to 13:30.

Overview 2020

20 April 2020
12:30 - 13:30
First lunch meeting
September 2020
PhD Council Social Event
November  2020
12:00 - 13:30PhD Council lunch meeting