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Is resistance to organizational change a given fact, managers have to deal with?

Is resistance to organizational change a given fact, managers have to deal with?

Date:28 February 2019

Till the current day, the insights on resistance to change postulated by Machiavelli in the 16th century (1) resonate with managers and organizational researchers alike.

Econ 050 is a podcast on the economics and finance research that matters to Groningen and the wider world, presented by Traci White.

Beyond left and right: how political identity influences happiness

Date:26 February 2019

In municipal elections across the north in 2018, left wing and local issue-based parties performed especially well. In the city of Groningen, there was a far left swing: the liberal D66 party had the biggest share of votes before election day, but the...

From Saints to Sinners – Public moral judgements of non-profit organizations

From Saints to Sinners – Public moral judgements of non-profit organizations

Date:12 February 2019

Our moral judgements are not so robust and consistent as we might think. In 2018, a group of managers at the non-profit organization Oxfam were accused of organizing sex parties in Haiti. In 2005, a group of managers of the for-profit organization...

Wicked problems cannot be solved. They can only be advanced

Wicked problems cannot be solved. They can only be advanced

Date:06 February 2019

Suppose, you are the director of a large museum in which local, national and international art is exhibited. You observe that the public who visits the museum are mostly middle-aged tourists and other one-time visitors. Local inhabitants are sporadically...

Julia Storch is a researcher at the Department of Marketing at the University of Groningen. Her current work focuses on factors that dynamically affect the healthiness of consecutive food choices during major grocery shopping trips.

When does a healthy choice lead to an unhealthy one?

Date:05 February 2019
Author:Celia Castañón Lagunes

Researcher Julia Storch is on a mission to understand the decision making that governs what ends up in our shopping baskets. It's all part of trying to solve a challenge on a world scale. "We have a global obesity epidemic. Some people even talk about a...

Brexit, the policies of US President Donald Trump, and events in Russia and China are affecting European managers' willingness to invest abroad, the study finds.

Study shows collapse in confidence in investing in Britain

Date:31 January 2019

Managers' confidence in investing in Britain collapsed between 2013 and 2017, new research has shown.

Econ 050 host Traci White in conversation with Professor Dirk Bezemer

Econ 050: Debt and house prices

Date:30 January 2019

Housing for students in Groningen in particular has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. But issues at the very top of the property ladder are one of the biggest reasons why many people across the north are struggling to find affordable housing even...

P.K. Kannan of the University of Maryland has been named Professor by Special Appointment of Digital Business & Analytics at the Faculty of Economics and Business

The marketing big bang

Date:29 January 2019

P.K. Kannan of the University of Maryland has been named Professor by Special Appointment of Digital Business & Analytics at the FEB and he will participate in the Groningen Digital Business Center. His research is on the frontier of how data and digital...

Healthcare and social media

Transformative effects of social media: How patients’ use of social media affects roles and relationships in healthcare

Date:28 January 2019

Social media have changed how we communicate and conduct business. In line with these general trends, healthcare is also experiencing an increasing number of patients who are using social media for health-related purposes. Edin Smailhodzic recently...

Econ 050 is a podcast made in collaboration between the Faculty of Economics and Business and The Northern Times.

Econ 050: Going green at the grocery store

Date:24 January 2019

The new “green” grocer: Why is it so hard to get people to make greener purchases? Associate marketing professor Jenny van Doorn explains in this new episode of podcast Econ 050 that vice and virtue play a role, but at the end of the day, many shoppers are...