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Lukas Linsi awarded an NWO grant for a subproject that studies strategies for societal resilience in times of crisis

15 January 2021

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded 150,000 euros to researchers from the University of Groningen, TNO the Hague, VU Amsterdam, and Inholland University of Applied Sciences (among others) for three subprojects that will study the resilience of societies in times of crisis.

Resilient societies are able to cope with crises without falling apart. Combining the available scientific and practical knowledge about questions of solidarity, legitimacy, trust and perceived fairness, the project searches for strategies and recommendations to enhance processes of resilience in Dutch society from a political, economic and cultural perspective.

The University of Groningen and the Faculty of Arts will contribute with a project led by dr. Lukas Linsi. His project is one of three sub-projects that together search to better understand questions of solidarity, legitimacy, trust and perceived fairness in Dutch society during times of exceptional crisis. It studies solidarity and corporate social responsibility during the Covid-19 crisis with a focus on the actions of one of the most privileged stratum of Dutch society: high-level managers at publicly listed Dutch companies. Assembling the most comprehensive existing database on executive pay in the Netherlands, it will evaluate the impact of the crisis on remuneration packages paid out to top executives through a combination of statistical analyses and qualitative case studies. The research will assess whether or not the crisis led to solidaristic pay reductions at the top of Dutch corporations. Furthermore, by making the collected data publicly available, it will contribute to greater transparency about levels of executive pay in the Netherlands.

About dr. Lukas Linsi

Dr. Lukas Linsi is an Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at the Faculty of Arts, UG. His expertise covers international trade and foreign direct investment. He has a particular interest in the interplay of politics and the transformation of corporations and economic production over time.

The consortium includes the University of Groningen, TNO The Hague, VU Amsterdam, Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Adrem Debat & Strategie, Council for Public Administration, The Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy, Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW), Algemene Werkgeversvereniging Nederland, Here to Support, and Garage 2020.

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