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Minder olie- en gaswinning door Shell geen effect op wereldwijd verbruik
Date:25 November 2020

Machiel Mulder, Daan Hulshof, Peter Perey en Lennard Rekker van het Centre for Energy Economics Research (CEER) van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen hebben het effect van minder olie- en gaswinning onderzocht op het wereldwijde verbruik.

Convenience foods are a promising way of reducing consumer food waste
Date:27 October 2020

Across the globe, one third of all food produced for human consumption ends up in the waste bin. Most of this waste gets thrown away by consumers. Marit Luiting-Drijfhout conducted research into our behaviour when buying, consuming and wasting food. Her thesis makes practical recommendations about how to combat food waste. Making realistic decisions in the supermarket, sticking to meal plans and switching to convenience foods would appear to be promising ways of being more responsible about food.

Marketing: balancing data analytics and privacy
Date:26 October 2020

How do marketers make the most out of data without breaking privacy rules? Jaap Wieringa and his team give answer to this question by developing new marketing models that prove: targeted marketing is possible, even in the face of privacy concerns.

‘The coronavirus pandemic will be disastrous for many households’
Date:05 October 2020

A lot of families and companies do not have enough savings to ride out the coronavirus pandemic. Economist Dirk Bezemer is a worried man. ‘Dramatic situations will develop when the government support packages are discontinued. If we don’t change our economy and financial system now, the multinationals will be protected while families on social assistance won’t.’

A critical stance may seriously harm a director’s social status and satisfaction in serving
Date:10 September 2020

Non-executive directors (hereafter: directors) have to take a critical stance towards the top managers they supervise. This has been the dominant perspective among researchers and the media after the financial crisis of 2008 and recent major corporate scandals. In her PhD thesis, Irene Mostert concludes that such a critical stance can be socially costly for directors. It may harm their advisory role, it may lead to a strained relationship with the top management team (TMT) and it may seriously harm their social status within the board and, therewith, their satisfaction in serving.

Competition between healthcare insurers is hampering structural improvement of chronic care
Date:10 September 2020

Dutch healthcare insurers are potentially in a position to steer the path towards better-organized chronic care. At the moment, however, healthcare policy and the prevailing legislation are preventing insurers from being innovative in their procurement. Rules governing the free choice of specialist care and the competition between insurance companies are having a negative effect on the purchasing strategies of healthcare insurers. These are the conclusions drawn by Bart Noort in his PhD thesis, after conducting a comparative study in England, Sweden and the Netherlands.

How public utility companies profit from satisfied customers as well
Date:09 September 2020

Companies with lots of competitors know that a high level of customer satisfaction is crucial for their profits. But marketing researcher Abhi Bhattacharya discovered that this also counts for companies holding a monopoly, such as the Dutch water company or NS (Dutch Railways). The beneficial effect on profits works in a different way though.

UG researchers will look at Covid-19 impact on hospital staff’s well-being
Date:01 September 2020

What is the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the psychosocial and emotional well-being of hospital staff? Which factors contribute to this well-being? And what can a hospital do to make sure that their staff is more equipped to deal with this or another crisis? Faculty of Economics and Business researchers Dr Joost van de Brake, Dr Peter Essens, Marnix Laurijssen and Prof. Gerben van der Vegt will start a new research project in September to look at these questions. They received a 200K grant from ZonMw, the Dutch organization for Healthcare research and innovation.

UG researchers help improve coordination around ICU bed utilization
Date:24 August 2020

The recent corona pandemic has shown us that we can quickly reach the maximum ICU bed capacity and that the supply of medical equipment can be largely disrupted. Faculty of Economics and Business researchers Prof. Taco van der Vaart, Dr Paul Buijs and Dr Gerdien Regts will look into the role that national and regional coordination can have to manage such scarcity. The Dutch organization for Healthcare research and innovation (ZonMw) has made 150K available for a two-year research project.

Plenty of room for improvement of the turnaround time for the criminal justice supply chain
Date:30 June 2020

For criminal justice enforcement, a seamless and effective exchange of information between the Public Prosecution Service, the police and the court is essential. However, the independent position of these criminal justice organizations and their different, sometimes contradictory, performance objectives sometimes obstruct their alignment. Business expert Aline Seepma analysed supply chain management within Dutch criminal law. She concludes that there are still many unused opportunities to improve planning, turnaround time and capacity. Seepma will be awarded a PhD by the University of Groningen on 2 July.

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