|When:||24 May 2019|
The University of Groningen Business School (UGBS) and the In the LEAD centre of expertise at the University of Groningen are looking back on a successful first edition of the Top HR Leadership programme. On 21 May, eight top HR professionals with different backgrounds were granted their certificates.
|When:||23 May 2019|
The part-time executive master's programme for M&A and Valuation professionals will be offered in cooperation by the business schools of the University of Groningen (UG) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) from now on.
|When:||20 May 2019|
‘Putting patients first’ is a slogan that is often used in healthcare. It is also an empty slogan according to Taco van der Vaart, Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Groningen. In his inaugural speech on Tuesday 21 May, he will argue that speed is underrated in Dutch healthcare. ‘Speed should play a much more important role in our care system. Patient waiting times are currently unnecessarily long. Healthcare should focus on patient flows rather than individual patients.’
|When:||16 May 2019|
For retailers, it is worthwhile to add an app to their sales channels. Customers who use the app are more likely to make a purchase, have a higher purchase frequency and spend more money than customers who only use a store’s website.
|When:||13 May 2019|
"Should you fear technology?" That was the question PhD student Femke Cnossen, from the Faculty of Economics and Business, addressed during her prize-winning pitch at the UG 3MT competition held in March of this year.
|When:||10 May 2019|
When firms need more resources to meet increasing demand, they usually add more resources. However, when demand declines, will firms reduce idle resources to respond to the decline? The answer is yes, but the reduction will often not be equivalent to the increase. As suggested by recent accounting studies, increasing resources is easy, but firms often find it difficult to remove idle resources for various reasons. Ronny Prabowo analyzed this phenomenon called “cost stickiness” in the context of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and family firms.
|When:||24 April 2019|
The Faculty Board is pleased to announce that Peter Verhoef has been appointed by the Board of the University as our new dean, starting 1 June 2019 for a period of four years.
|When:||15 April 2019|
The CPB is to appoint Marcel Timmer as a member of its board as from 1 September 2019. Prof. Timmer has been Professor of Economic Growth and Development at the University of Groningen since 2010. He is currently also the Director of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC).
|When:||11 April 2019|
PhD Candidate Jasper de Jong investigated the effectiveness of European fiscal rules. On the plus side, if recommended to consolidate, member states do impose fiscal measures aimed at reducing excessive budget deficits. At the same time, and less desirable, the 3%-rule seems to elicit strategic behavior. Fiscal forecasts for euro area countries by the European Commission, which are used to judge compliance with the fiscal rules, are biased upwards when the budget deﬁcit threatens to exceed the 3%-threshold.
|When:||05 April 2019|
Studenten Executive MBA naar New York
|When:||04 April 2019|
The Physical Internet (PI) is a future vision on completely open and connected logistics networks, revolving around physical, digital, operational and financial connectivity. Exchange between logistical parties, the bundling of deliveries and the sharing of storage and transport capacity create opportunities for a more efficient and sustainable logistics in e-commerce.
|When:||03 April 2019|
Political connections offer significant benefits to companies, new research from the University of Groningen reveals. The research shows firms with political connections increased in value by approximately 8 percent compared to non-connected companies, in a study of 338 companies listed in the United Kingdom.
|When:||01 April 2019|
High provincial unemployment rates decrease fertility, improve the socio-economic cohort composition of mothers and lead to a lower birthweight in boys. Moreover, girls exposed to unfavorable business-cycle conditions at birth are at an increased risk for fatal cardiovascular disease events in adult life. Also, stress caused by high unemployment levels can increase the probability of Cesarean delivery for male babies. These are the conclusions of Laura Viluma, who will be awarded a PhD by the University of Groningen on 8 April.
|When:||28 March 2019|
Research school SOM presented the 2018 Awards for Best Graduate of the Research Master and best PhD Thesis at the PhD Conference last Tuesday. Niels van der Laan won € 1,000 and the title Best Graduate of the Research Master in Economics and Business. Holmer Kok won € 1,500 and the SOM Award for the best PhD research.
|When:||27 March 2019|
Households that own their own homes will on average pay 2.7% more in municipal, provincial and water board taxes. Municipal taxes are set to rise by 3.5% on average, the water rates by 2.3% and the provincial taxes by 0.3%. This is revealed by the Atlas van de Lokale Lasten [Atlas of Local Levies] presented by the Centre for Research on Local Government Economics [Centrum voor Onderzoek van de Economie van de Lagere Overheden (COELO) today. COELO is a University of Groningen research institute.