Recent news

Katinka Quintelier joined the M&O department


This month Katinka Quintelier joined the M&O department as an assistant professor in Strategy and Organization.

Peeter Verlegh Keynote Speaker Retail Conference


On May 12, Peeter Verlegh provides the opening keynote at the international 2017 Koc University Retail conference.

ABRI PhD Summer School in Management Studies 2017 open for registration


ABRI is delighted to announce the ABRI PhD Summer School in Management Studies 2017, which will take place on June 19-21. This year’s theme is: Approaches for studying collaboration across boundaries and the pursuit of common good.

Best Paper Award for Natalja Laurey, Hans Berends and Marleen Huysman


With their paper titled “Creativity as Service: how creative agents facilitate a liminal experience” Natalja Laurey, Hans Berends and Marleen Huysman are nominated for the Best Paper Award from the TIM (Technology, Innovation and Management) Division of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017, in Atlanta, USA.

Workshop on the “Microfoundations of Institutions”


On April 6-7, 2017, the research network “Microfoundations of Institutions”, sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and co-organized by Patrick Haack (HEC Lausanne), Jost Sieweke (VU Amsterdam), and Lauri Wessel (FU Berlin), held its first workshop at the VU Amsterdam.

Raymond Gradus appointed as new chairman of the Boards of financial supervision


As per July 1, 2017, the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom has appointed professor Raymond Gradus as the new Chairman of the Boards of financial supervision: (Cft): Cft Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba and Cft Curaçao and Sint Maarten and the Board of financial supervision Aruba (CAft)

ABRI appointed 3 new Visiting Professors


The Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI) is delighted to announce that as of April 1, three internationally renowned professors have joined the ABRI research community as a Visiting Professor; Prof. Nicole DeHoratius (Logistics & Operations Research), Prof. Katrijn Gielens (Marketing) and Prof. Brian Pentland (Information & Innovation Management).

New book: ‘The Social Construction of Rationality’


A new book of Associate Professor Onno Bouwmeester “The Social Construction of Rationality: Policy Debates and the Power of Good Reasons” is published by Routledge.

Record number of presentations at ABRI PhD Day


This year’s edition of the ABRI PhD Day featured 11 presentations of PhDs plus a panel discussion on connecting to practice, and had a high attendance of colleagues from all ABRI departments. A big thanks to everyone!

Dr. Ruben van Werven successfully defended his PhD Thesis


On March 15, 2017, Ruben van Werven successfully defended his PhD thesis, titled "Acquiring resources for a new venture: A study of the micro-level linguistic practices of startup entrepreneurs" and obtained the grade of Doctor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

“Inside Executive Education: The Participants’ View”, by Prof. dr. Konstantin Korotov


VU Business School is working on developing new Executive Education programmes. Various initiatives are taken by the School of Accounting, School of Finance and School of Management. At the same time we are looking for opportunities to learn from other schools who are successful in offering executive education. One of such schools is ESMT - European School of Management and Technology in Berlin. ESMT was founded in 2002 by 25 leading German corporations. Today, it is placed 12th globally in Financial Times combined ranking of executive education programs.

Eirini Spiliotopoulou wins Wickham Skinner Best Paper Award


Dr. Eirini Spiliotopoulou (Logistics & OR) has won the Wickham Skinner Best Paper Award of the leading journal Production and Operations Management of the American Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) for her paper “Information Reliability in Supply Chains: The Case of Multiple Retailers”.

5 PhD Positions at ABRI


ABRI offers 5 Fulltime PhD positions in Business and Management.

VU starts its own Center for Entrepreneurship


On January 1st, 2017, the VU has opened its own Center for Entrepreneurship @ Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (CfE@VU).