At the invitation of Groningen Seaports, professor Iris Vis of the FEB philosophizes togehther with top students on the future of the Eemshaven. The Groningen Silicon Valley? Most important is sustainability: production in a closed chain of (re) use of resources. But how do we prevent the brain drain of highly educated people to the west? Accessibility seems the key word.
► Read the blog of Professor Vis (in Dutch) on FEBlog: "De studenten van nu zijn de havenmanagers van morgen”
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.
"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 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...