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Evgenia Lysova received Best Dissertation Award HRM Network


Evgenia Lysova has received the Best Dissertation Award for her dissertation entitled “What does your career mean to you? Understanding individual career and work behaviors through the prism of the meaning of career”.

Cross cultural management guru Fons Trompenaars inducted into the Thinkers50 hall of fame


Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers, has announced its 2017 list at is Gala dinner yesterday night in Grand Connaught Rooms in London and Fons Trompenaars, co-author with Charles Hampden-Turner of recently published Nine Visions of Capitalism (Infinite Ideas, 2015), has been elevated to the pantheon of management thinkers who have made a contribution over an extended period of time to the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame.

4 million Euro Horizon 2020 ITN grant for SBE career researchers


A team of SBE career scholars — Prof. Dr. Svetlana Khapova, Niki Konijn, Dr. Jos Akkermans, Dr. Evgenia Lysova, together with an international consortium of leading European universities and business partners, received a 4 million EUR Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Network (ITN) grant for an international research project on “Global mobility of employees” (GLOMO).

Jos Akkermans in University of the Netherlands: How to get your first job


Finding a job is by no means easy in today's society. Jos Akkermans explains how to make sure that you are well prepared for the job market!

Wouter Stam receives Emerald Citation of Excellence 2017 Award


The paper entitled “Social capital of entrepreneurs and small firm performance: A meta-analysis of contextual and methodological moderators”, written by Wouter Stam and co-authors and published in Journal of Business Venturing (2014, vol. 29 (1)), has received the Emerald Citation of Excellence 2017 award.

Wouter Stam joins editorial board of Journal of Business Venturing


Journal of Business Venturing (JBV) provides a scholarly forum for sharing useful and interesting theories, narratives, and interpretations of the antecedents, mechanisms, and/or consequences of entrepreneurship.

First international conference on Calling was a great success


On October 13 & 14, VU Center for Meaningful Work, with support of ABRI and the Department of Management & Organisation, hosted the First International Conference on Calling at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Mariëtte Kaandorp successfully defended her Thesis


On 9 October Mariëtte Kaandorp successfully defended her thesis "Creating from within: A study on interpersonal networking approaches and intuition in task-related interaction".

VU researchers involved in research of Nobel Prize winner in Economics, Richard Thaler


The Nobel Prize in Economics is being awarded to Richard Thaler this year for his analyses in behavioural economics. Thaler is being awarded the prize because he integrates human behaviour, which is not always rational, into analyses of economic decisions. VU professor Martijn van den Assem and assistant professor Dennie van Dolder, together with Thaler, studied decision-making behaviour in situations where a lot of money is at stake.

Master’s in Marketing teachers in top 3 of Elsevier magazine’s best teachers ranking


The teachers of the Master’s in Marketing at VU Amsterdam have been named among the best teachers in the Netherlands by students in the category for large master's and research master’s programmes. This is from Elsevier magazine’s ‘Best studies 2017’ publication.

Bert Breij successfully defended his PhD thesis


On August 28, Bert Breij successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, titled “Quitting work at an earlier stage to remain healthy and active; why older lower and secondary skilled technicians with good job prospects opt for voluntary early retirement”.

A reputation economy: how individual reward considerations trump systemic arguments for open access to data


Recently, VU researcher Sascha Friesike and colleagues published the article "A reputation economy: how individual reward considerations trump systemic arguments for open access to data" in the open access journal Palgrave Communications. The researchers investigated why—despite clear benefits for the academic system as a whole—most researchers shy away from making their primary data openly available.

Jos Akkermans gives a lecture at ‘Universiteit van Nederland’


Jos Akkermans will be giving a lecture for the ‘Universiteit van Nederland’ on 20 September.

Times Higher World University Rankings: SBE in top 100


The Times Higher World University Rankings of 2018 are published on 5 September 2017.

Mirella Kleijnen joins the Editorial Board of Journal Of Service Research


As of August 2017, Mirella Kleijnen joins the Editorial Board of Journal of Service Research (JSR).