|When:||15 February 2019|
Prof. Harry Garretsen has been appointed as a member of the NWO Domain Board for Social Sciences and Humanities (SGW) for a three-year term. Garretsen, Professor of International Economics and Business at the University of Groningen, was nominated by the deans of Economics and Business of the Dutch universities.
|When:||14 February 2019|
In his thesis, Chengyong Xiao applied three theoretical perspectives to develop a thorough understanding about tensions in Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM). Xiao studied the relationship between corporate sustainability performance and corporate financial performance. He found that firms in countries with higher levels of sustainability performance generally find it more difficult to capitalize on corporate sustainability performance than their counterparts in countries with relatively low levels of sustainability performance.
|When:||13 February 2019|
The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities [Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen] has recently appointed 18 new Directors and 22 new members. Lex Hoogduin has been appointed as Director.
|When:||08 February 2019|
Never waste a good crisis, is sometimes said. But after the fall of Lehman Brothers and the great recession that followed, leaders have hardly changed, according to research by Professor of Leadership Janka Stoker and Professor of Economics Harry Garretsen.
|When:||07 February 2019|
The sustainability policies of OECD countries have a small but significant impact on the interest that they are paying on international financial markets. The higher their sustainability level, the lower their ‘spread’: that is, the premium that countries pay in addition to so-called ‘risk-free interest’. If the sustainability score of a country increases by 1%, the spread of 10-year government bonds decreases by 0.15%. These are the conclusions of an international team of academics that includes Bert Scholtens, Professor of Sustainable Banking and Finance at the University of Groningen.
|When:||07 February 2019|
|When:||05 February 2019|
The traditional debate on political ideology has been dominated by the view that political preferences are either left or right. However, recent events in the political landscape have blemished this traditional view of ideology, raising questions as: is the left-right divide ill-suited for the contemporary political environment? And if so, what could be an alternative ideological divide? Inspired by these questions, Maite Laméris studied the role of political ideology in political economy research. She will be awarded a PhD by the University of Groningen on 14 February 2019.
|When:||31 January 2019|
Marc Kramer of the Faculty of Economics and Business has been chosen as Lecturer of the Year 2018.
|When:||30 January 2019|
Changes in the structure of international trade have had little effect on the growth in global CO2 emissions. That is the conclusion of Professor Erik Dietzenbacher, based on data from the World Input-Output Database (WIOD) for the period 1995-2008.
|When:||29 January 2019|
The development of the water board tax varies strongly per water board. This is the conclusion of the University of Groningen’s Centre for Research of Local Government Economics (COELO). COELO researched the development of the tax rates of water boards across the last management period (2015-2019), with a view to the approaching water board management elections on 20 March.
|When:||24 January 2019|
Employee creativity provides the raw materials or ingredients for organizations to remain flexible and to successfully adjust to shifting markets, competition, and technological developments. Employees exhibit creativity when they come up with novel and potentially useful ideas concerning products, services, processes, and procedures. Inherent in this definition is that creativity can range from incremental adaptations to existing thoughts and practices to radical breakthroughs that deviate substantially from the status quo. Although the conceptual distinction between incremental and radical creativity has been made before, the vast majority of empirical research has defined and measured employee creativity as a unitary construct.
|When:||21 January 2019|
Our external environment is changing fast with huge environmental, social, economic and technological challenges. Also the role of business in society is changing. Achieving long term value creation to multiple stakeholders with a more purpose driven business model increasingly gains ground. Our current financial reporting focuses on reporting the position and performance of an organization. However, is this sufficient in times of disruptive change? In the view of Professor Nancy Kamp-Roelands it isn’t.
|When:||16 January 2019|
Selling as much detergent and ketchup as possible is no longer the holy grail in marketing, says Professor Tammo Bijmolt. He is involved, for example, in a ‘savings programme’ that stimulates medication compliance among cardiovascular patients. ‘This is research that is improving the world around us. I am not saying that all my studies are, but some of them really have immediate social value.’
|When:||15 January 2019|
Using results to manage and control public sector employees appears to have a positive effect. So-called ‘results control’ increases extrinsic motivation among staff and improves the department’s overall performance. These are the conclusions of Professor Paula van Veen-Dirks and Professor Henk ter Bogt from the University of Groningen and Professor Berend van der Kolk (IE University Madrid), based on research carried out among staff working in 105 public affairs departments in Dutch municipalities. Their conclusions have been published in the scientific journal European Accounting Review.
|When:||11 January 2019|
Strategic Corporate Governanch research needs to incorporate new digital challenges to provide answers and solutions that are meaningful to firms, regulators, and the society. Professor Jana Oehmichen’s lecture thus provides an outlook on an integrated research agenda.
|When:||10 January 2019|
The municipal residential taxes have risen steeply this year compared with previous years. Tenants will pay 5.4 percent more, owner-occupiers 4.3 percent. The rise is a knock-on effect of the central government’s decision to raise waste taxes by 139 percent. Municipalities have passed this extra expense on to their residents. This is apparent from the report ‘Key Items Relating to Taxes in Large Municipalities 2019 [Kerngegevens belastingen grote gemeenten 2018]’, written by the University of Groningen’s Centre for Research on Local Government Economics [Centrum voor Onderzoek van de Economie van de Lagere Overheden, COELO].
|When:||09 January 2019|
Four researchers from the Faculty of Economics and Business are in the annual Economists Top 40 published in ESB magazine (Economisch Statistische Berichten): Robert Inklaar (position 16), Peter Verhoef (21), Marcel Timmer (32) and Jakob de Haan (other position: Head of Research at DNB, the Dutch central bank, 34).
|When:||04 January 2019|
Following the Coalition Agreement, municipalities that collaborate too much will be reorganized. But municipalities will not collaborate any less following such reorganization. On average, municipalities are becoming even larger and, at the same time, they are also collaborating more. These are the findings of research by COELO Professor Maarten Allers, published today.