The Portuguese economy shrinks while the economy of it's former colony Mozambique grows. Portuguese professionals migrate to seek work and the roles seem reversed. The local population speaks about 'stealing jobs'. According to professor of financial ethics Boudewijn de Bruin of the FEB there is an obvious threat to Mozambique: if the recession is over, the professionals will remigrate to Portugal.
► Read the blog by professor De Bruin (in Dutch) on FEBlog
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...