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The new healthcare: from E-health to CoronaCheck 

Date:16 September 2021

As human beings, we are living longer, which also means that more people are suffering from chronic illnesses than ever before. The workload in the health care sector is very high and costs are on the rise. This may affect how easy access to good and...

Bianca Harms (middle) and her promotores

Mission accomplished: first PhD student in the PhD part time programme defended her thesis

Date:08 September 2021

In the spring of 2015,  FEB Research interviewed Bianca Harms as she was the first student in FEB’s part time PhD programme. Fast forward to 8 April 2021 and Bianca defended her thesis “Native advertising: effective, deceptive, or both?” at the Academy...

Vice-dean research and new SOM director professor Robert Lensink

Facing new challenges with enthusiasm

Date:01 September 2021

Since January 2021, Robert Lensink is the new vice-dean research and the director of the research institute SOM. He started his career at FEB in 1989 as an assistant professor and since 2001,  he is a full Professor of Finance and Financial Markets at the...

Professor Floor Rink

'Take a close look at the content of diversity training courses'

Date:10 June 2021

The first thing that Floor Rink, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, wants to put out there is that devoting attention to diversity in the workplace is always a good thing. But she also emphasises that we sometimes end up repeating ourselves....

Assistant professor Joost van de Brake

FEB Researchers want to help solve COVID-19 problems in healthcare

Date:22 April 2021

Last year, several FEB researchers received a grant from ZonMW (the Dutch organization for Healthcare Research and Innovation) to look at specific problems in the healthcare system that occurred during the covid-19 pandemic. One of the projectleaders is...

Daan Hulshof

“Investors in green energy make a lot of profit from subsidies”

Date:16 April 2021
“My analysis of the Dutch subsidy system shows that many investors in renewable energy need a lot less subsidy than they actually receive. This ensures that these investors achieve relatively high profits, or "excess profits", on their subsidized projects. I have now calculated that the excess profits amount to more than 30% for any (profitable) project. In practice, however, investors do not randomly choose their projects, but rather know how to choose the most profitable projects. As a result, the excess profits of the projects actually undertaken amount to as much as 50%.
Assistant Professor Coen Heijes

Blackface, Shakespeare and Dutch theatre

Date:07 April 2021

Over the past years, Coen Heijes’s research has focused on the interrelationship between blackface, race and the theatre industry. Using Shakespeare productions of Othello as a case study, he demonstrated in his latest monograph, published by Cambridge...

Young people, Covid19 and burn out

Young people, Covid19 and burn-out

Date:30 March 2021

Since the introduction of the Covid19 pandemic, there has certainly been a discussion about the young people. Young people would feel the consequences of the (intelligent) lock-down even more strongly. They no longer go outside, can no longer meet their...

Professor Jana Oehmichen and associate professor Sebastian Firk

Why we need more investor dedication

Date:25 March 2021

Some of the most unique firms such as Tesla and Facebook seem to be concerned about the influence of the capital market on their firms’ strategies. Some time ago, Tesla threatened to delist to pursue a more long-term oriented strategy without the...

Jessica de Bloom (photo by Nienke Maat)

How to spend your vacation during Covid19?

Date:23 March 2021

This past summer, during the covid-19 pandemic, our vacation might not have been what we planned for. You may have chosen a different destination or even opted to stay home. Now that we are looking forward to planning our summer vacation 2021, with the...