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Brian Tjemkes and Oli Mihalache win SBE Educational Awards 2018


During the ‘End of the year event’ of the School of Business and Economics (SBE) on July 5, the School announced the winners of the Educational Awards 2018.

Sander de Leeuw wins two awards from Emerald Publishing


Sander de Leeuw's article “Toward a dynamic balanced scorecard model for humanitarian relief organizations’ performance management" published in Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management has been selected by the editorial team as Highly Commended in the 2018 Emerald Literati Awards.

Best Paper Award for "#Trending Topics in Careers" Paper


Jos Akkermans, together with Stella Kubasch has been awarded an Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper Award for the Career Development International Best Paper 2017.

VU Symposium for Consumer Research


On June 18th and 19th 2018, the VU Symposium of Consumer Research took place. The event (sponsored by ABRI) was organized by Aylin Aydinli, Femke van Horen and Peeter Verlegh and turned out to be a true success.

Victor Gilsing nominated for Best Paper Award


The article titled "Managing the coordination-specialization dilemma for innovation: the moderating role of manegerial human capital" authored by Victor Gilsing, Nino van de Wal and Christophe Boone (both University of Antwerp) has been nominated as the Best Paper by the Innovation Strategic Interest Group of the European Academy of Management (EURAM).

Anne Kranzbühler successfully defended her thesis


On 5 July Anne Kranzbühler successfully defended her thesis "Orchestrating the customer journey: four essays on how to create meaningful customer experiences".

Stefan Heusinkveld and Christine Teelken receive NIAA research grant


Stefan Heusinkveld and Christine Teelken (Faculty of Social Sciences) have been granted a research grant of the Network Institute. The proposal was entitled "Postdoctoral Researchers: their (in)formal networks and further Career structure."

Jochem Hummel, Hans Berends, and Philipp Tuertscher receive EGOS Max Boisot award


On 4 July 2018 Jochem Hummel, Hans Berends, and Philipp Tuertscher from the KIN Center of Digital Innovation (VU Amsterdam, School of Business and Economics, ILI department) have received the EGOS Max Boisot award, an award for outstanding and innovative research on topics related to organizing in Big Science organizations and in honor of Professor Max Boisot – an organization scholar and management visionary.

Dung Nguyen successfully defended his thesis


On 28 June Dung Nguyen successfully defended his thesis titled "Order Fulfilment and Consumer Behaviour in Online Retailing".

International Symposium on Meaningful Work


On June 14-15, 2018, VU Center for Meaningful Work in cooperation with Department of Management and Organisation and Faculty of Social Sciences hosted the 3rd International Symposium on Meaningful Work.

Meindert Flikkema Appointed Chairman Central Exams Business Administration A Level


Econometrist Meindert Flikkema has been appointed as from 1 August 2018 as the chairman of the Central Examinations Business Administration A level (HAVO and VWO) at the College of Examinations (CvTE) in Utrecht.

‘De Management Ideeënfabriek’ in top 4 of OoA


The book ‘De management Ideeënfabriek’ (the Management Ideas Factory) by Stefan Heusinkveld has been shortlisted by the OoA (the formal professional association of consultants) as the book of the year 2017.

CSCMP European Research Seminar 2018 successful


On May 17 and 18 the annual CSCMP European Research Seminar (ERS) took place at World Trade Center in Rotterdam.

VU Team Obtains Research Grant for Project on Sustainable Careers and Psychological Contracts among Flexible Workers


A VU SBE team consisting of Sanne Nijs, Jos Akkermans (project leaders), Paul Jansen, Svetlana Khapova, and Bert Breij have received funding for a 4-year full-time PhD project on the “psychology of flexible work”.

Marleen Huysman speaking at the next edition of NRC Live


During the recent World Economic Forum, better known as Davos 2018, it became very clear that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have such an impact on our future society that we need to reimagine our educational programs in order to prepare us for the new economy.