PhD Network Amsterdam in Science, Business and Society

Amsterdam in Science, Business and Society is a PhD network of executives and business leaders who seek to bring innovation into organizations. We believe that while business leaders can outsource routine tasks to specialized service providers, they cannot outsource thinking about the future of their organization and their business to others. For this reason, in 2014 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam together with executives and business leaders from the Amsterdam area have started up an executive science platform to work on pressing issues for business and society, by personally engaging in scientific research relevant for their own organizations.

Today the executive PhD network involves more than 45 executives from organizations such as ESMT Berlin, Lidl Benelux, Philips, Deloitte, Siemens, and Nuon-Vattenfall.  It spans the boundaries of the Amsterdam region, and includes executives flying in to be part of the meetings from such countries as Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Spain, the UK, the USA. While pursuing their personal research interests in such topics as digital transformation, leadership development, effective executive boards, social entrepreneurship, integration of migrants and many other, leading to a PhD degree, they actually generate new evidence-based knowledge that will determine the future of business and society.

Amsterdam in Science, Business and Society network meeting on 16 November
On November 16, the PhD network organizes an executive dinner meeting.

Date:         November 16, 2017
Time:         17:00 – 21:30
Location:    Restaurant Rosarium, Amstelpark 1 Europaboulevard, 1083 HZ Amsterdam

During the executive dinner meeting, we will share a selection of the projects that executives in the network currently work on, and knowledge they have developed. We will also discuss what it would mean to have a more evidence-based management in organizations. Additionally, we will share some of the projects that are still seeking corporate funding, inviting you to consider becoming an organizational or individual sponsor/donor of one of the projects.

Please let us know whether you plan to join the event by filling in the welcome form below.
You will receive the agenda and additional information about the event in due course.