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People suck at recognizing creative ideas. Here’s a way to overcome this.

People suck at recognizing creative ideas. Here’s a way to overcome this.

Date:16 January 2020

With a multitude of tools for efficient brainstorming, people often find themselves with more creative ideas than they can implement. Then, the hardest part begins: idea evaluation and selection. Perhaps it doesn’t feel this way, but we are exceptionally...

Econ 050 is a podcast on the economics and business topics that matter to the Netherlands and the wider world, made by the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Northern Times.

Econ 050: How to fix the Eurozone

Date:20 December 2019

In the latest episode of Econ 050, assistant professor Christiaan van der Kwaak explains why the Eurozone, the 19 EU states that use the euro, still contains fundamental flaws that fuel political opposition to the union.

Free Hong Kong? Sacred value conflicts in international organisational scandals

Date:19 December 2019

A recent scandal shook Blizzard Entertainment, an American company best known for video games such as World of Warcraft or Hearthstone. After winning the finals of Blizzard’s official Hearthstone tournament in Taiwan, player Chung Ng Wai openly voiced...

Econ 050 is a podcast on the economics and business topics that matter to the Netherlands and the wider world, made by the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Northern Times.

Econ 050: The Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health

Date:06 December 2019

'Public health is not a spectator sport': in the latest episode of podcast Econ 050, associate professor Jochen Mierau explains why the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health has been founded to bring together doctors, economics, patients and...

The cause marketing and charity donation workshop in Groningen.

Seven top tips for marketers and fundraisers to encourage non-profit donations

Date:03 December 2019

What is the most effective way that charities and companies can work together to encourage donations to non-profit organizations? A group of scholars and fundraising practitioners gathered in Groningen to consider this question at a cause marketing and...

Econ 050 is a podcast on the economics and business topics that matter to the Netherlands and the wider world, made by the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Northern Times.

Econ 050: Does foreign aid work?

Date:22 November 2019

Microcredit was a major buzzword in the world of development aid in recent years, being breathlessly praised as a breakthrough panacea. But in the latest episode of podcast Econ 050, Professor Robert Lensink of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the...

Cast your vote now to support Floor.

Vote for Floor for the HRtop100

Date:19 November 2019
The faculty's own Professor Floor Rink has been nominated for the HRtop100, an award that celebrates leaders in the field of human resources. The prize is decided by vote, so every ballot counts. You can click this link to vote for Floor.
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Econ 050 is a podcast on the economics and business topics that matter to the Netherlands and the wider world, made by the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Northern Times.

Econ 050: Being paid to quit Facebook

Date:08 November 2019

YouTube, Netflix, Google, Facebook – these digital platforms and services have all become seemingly indispensable – and inescapable - parts of modern life. But how much do users truly value ostensibly free online services? How much would it be worth to you...

Predicting acceptance of new (environmental) policies

Predicting acceptance of new (environmental) policies

Date:05 November 2019

In our lives, privately or in our work context, acceptance or decline of change is omnipresent. Either when new policies affect us (new organizational policies, national laws) or when we ourselves want to stir change. However, in general, many people do...

Econ 050 is a podcast on the economics and business topics that matter to the Netherlands and the wider world, made by the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Northern Times.

Econ 050: Gender equality in the workplace

Date:25 October 2019

The Netherlands sees itself as an extremely equitable country, which is not entirely without cause: it was one of the first in the world to legalize gay marriage and provides at least some paternal leave. But when it comes to achieving genuine equality in...