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PhD Scholarships
Published on:29 January 2018

The Signature Area Board Effectiveness invites talented students to apply for a PhD Scholarship at the Faculty of Economics and Business.

Female directors, board committees and firm performance
Published on:29 November 2017

What effect, if any, does female representation have on board performance? Previous research says none. Research by Colin P. Green (Lancaster University) and Swarnodeep Homroy says otherwise.

Interview: Dennis Veltrop, researcher of behavioural governance
Published on:26 July 2017

Conducting research at the interface of governance and behaviour; this is what drives Dennis Veltrop. He specializes in the combination of social psychological research and economic issues. How does diversity affect the way an organization performs? How do people at the top of an organization treat each other? Who has the most influence? Which factors determine the effectiveness of a supervisory board? What is the effect of an external regulator, such as De Nederlandsche Bank?

Financial experts run the show on a board of directors
Published on:13 July 2017

A board of directors typically includes a mix of financial experts and experts whose main knowledge is of the sector. The status and influence of the two groups differs greatly. In practice, the financial experts run the show, conclude Board Effectiveness researchers Dennis Veltrop, Eric Molleman, Reggy Hooghiemstra and Hans van Ees.

Floor Rink investigates how to best regulate companies
Published on:24 January 2017

The financial crisis of 2007-2008 exposed problems at corporations that helped derail the global economy. Despite their failings, companies fiercely resisted the idea of tighter regulations. What does this tell us, and is our current model of regulation fundamentally flawed? Floor Rink, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Identity Management at FEB, examens these questions over the coming years.