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Assistant professors Stephanie Rizio and Ahmed Skali (Photo: Reyer Boxem)

New in Groningen: Stephanie Rizio and Ahmed Skali

Date:14 September 2022
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, assistant professors Stephanie Rizio and Ahmed Skali decided to make a change. They moved their family from Australia to Groningen and continued their research at FEB. They told us about their experiences here, their research and their future plans.
PhD candidates Guido Berends and Nevena Ivanovic (Photo Nevena: Reyer Boxem)

From Groningen to New York and Illinois

Date:06 September 2022
Research is often an international endeavor, a collaborative effort together with colleagues from other universities abroad. FEB Research spoke to Nevena Ivanovic and Guido Berends, PhD candidates at FEB who both recently visited universities in the US for their projects. They are now back in the Netherlands and told us about their research and their experiences abroad.
Professor Bernard Nijstad (photo: Reyer Boxem)

Vici: conquering creative challenges

Date:30 August 2022
Bernard Nijstad, professor at the department of Human Resource Management & Organizational Behavior, received a prestigious Vici grant by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) in 2016. The grant enabled him to delve deep into the topic of creativity and study how people come up with creative ideas and explore how creativity can be man-aged within organizations in such a way that it can actually be used to create profitable innovation. As his Vici project comes to a close, he shares his main findings with FEB Research and looks to the future.
Professor Jana Oehmichen and assistant professor Jan Hennig

The effectiveness of employee ownership programs

Date:25 August 2022
It has been a while since the slogan “war-for-talent” emerged. Especially, established firms in Europe still struggle in finding and retaining talent. On the other hand, many start-up firms succeeded by establishing employee ownership programs and thus became more attractive in the eyes of the employees. Now, also more and more established firms introduce these programs, not only for their managers but also for rank-and-file employees. However, little is known about whether these programs actually help retain the talents in the firm.
Dennis Veltrop (right), Floor Rink and Reggy Hooghiemstra (photo: Reyer Boxem)

FAR Grant: how relational interfaces impact audit quality

Date:23 August 2022
Dennis Veltrop, Reggy Hooghiemstra and Floor Rink received a research grant of approximately € 510.000 from the Foundation for Auditing Research (FAR) with € 265.000 matching from FEB, this amounts to a total grant of € 775.000 to fund a six year thematic research project in cooperation with Dutch audit firms.
Diversity and Inclusion officer Ella Sebamalai and PhD student Edwina Wong

New research into achieving equity in Dutch academia

Date:27 July 2022
In line with increased attention for Diversity & Inclusion  in Dutch Higher Education[1], specifically focusing on anti-racism interventions, the Dutch Research Council (NWO) has initiated a call for ‘ Advancing Equity in Academia through Innovation’. Researchers, diversity officers, and possible collaboration partners were invited to apply for a Sandpit Workshop 27-30 June 2022. From FEB, Edwina Wong (PhD candidate Human Resource Management/Organizational Behavior) and Ella Sebamalai (Diversity & Inclusion Officer) were selected after an application procedure earlier this year.
Associate professor Evrim Ursavas

Energy research for the future of the Netherlands

Date:23 June 2022

Evrim Ursavas has been very successful in obtaining external funding for her research. She is currently an associate professor at FEB and her research field is in Supply Chain Design with an emphasis on Energy and Logistics. These are both very important...

Associate professor Thijs Broekhuizen

The metaverse: why are so many companies investing in this virtual world?

Date:16 June 2022

Facebook’s announcement to change into 'Meta' in October 2021 indicates how important 'metaverse' 1 is for the future of the parent company. Since that name change, Facebook's share price has plummeted due to a global outage, privacy scandals, and a...

Halit Gonenc

Multinationals, R&D and Global Carbon Emission 

Date:08 June 2022
Creating technologies to manage carbon reduction goals requires high investments in Research and Development (R&D). Halit Gonenc, an associate professor at the department of Economics, Econometrics & Finance, studies the effect of R&D investments on carbon emissions for both Domestic Companies (DCs) and Multinational Companies (MNCs). In this blog, he shares his thoughts and findings.
Boudewijn de Bruin

“For the people in power in Russia, it does not really matter whether or not Coca-Cola or McDonald’s operate in Moscow”

Date:19 May 2022
As professor in Financial Ethics, Boudewijn de Bruin focuses on a myriad of topics, such as ethics and behavior in financial institutions, codes of conduct, remuneration policies in the financial sector and in other large firms and more recently sustainable finance and the role of financing in climate change. As the war in Ukraine drags on, how does he view the ethical challenges and ethical risks that businesses operating in Russia face?