In his dissertation ‘Semantics-Driven Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis', Kars Iddo Maik Schouten focuses on which discriminants are useful when performing aspect-based sentiment analysis. What signals for sentiment can be extracted from the text itself and what is the effect of using extra-textual discriminants?
Dr Stefano Tasselli from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and ERIM Member received an ASFOR Award for Best Italian Professors Under 40 for his management research in an international context. The award, which recognises excellence in research and teaching by young Italian academics in higher education outside of Italy, was announced at the ASFOR Learning Lab for Leadership in Milan in October 2018.
The influence of “the 12th man” exists, as Philip Hans Franses, Professor of Econometrics at Erasmus School of Economics and ERIM Fellow, proves. Franses has discovered that football players from Ajax and Feyenoord perform less well without their own supporters on the tribune during the "klassieker" (Ajax-Feyenoord rivalry). ‘Apparently, accompanying supporters has a motivating effect. Encouraging seems to make sense.’
In her dissertation ‘Subjective Well-Being in Times of Crisis Evidence on the wider impact of economic crises and turmoil on subjective well-being’, Efstratia Arampatzi uses subjective judgments of how well we do in life to provide evidence on the wider impact of economic crises and turmoil on SWB.
Professor Stijn van Osselaer, former professor of marketing and former chair of the Department of Marketing Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and Affiliate ERIM Member, received an ERIM Distinguished PhD Supervisor Award on the occasion of his last PhD defence as an RSM PhD promotor. This award recognises and honours the exceptional contribution to building the reputation of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) and its doctoral programme. In the case of Prof. Van Osselaer, the award recognises in particular his pivotal role as promotor and mentor of young scholars in the field of marketing.
The paper ‘Is Gender in the Eye of the Beholder? Identifying Cultural Attitudes With Art Auction Prices’ by Patrick Verwijmeren, Professor of Corporate Finance at Erasmus School of Economics and ERIM Member, is the winner of the 2018 Best Paper Award in the investments category at the FMA Annual Meeting. The award committee noted that they received a near-record number of high quality submissions this year.
In her dissertation ‘Essays on Product Quality', Anika Stuppy extends existing knowledge on the perception and pursuit of product quality.
In her dissertation ‘Make Our Planet Great Again: A Systems Perspective of Corporate Sustainability, Amanda Williams aims to advance our understanding of sustainability management by leveraging a systems thinking lens.
ERIM Members Prof. Baillon and Prof. Wakker from Erasmus School of Economics published, together with Zhenxing Huang (Shanghai University) and Asli Selim (eBay), an article in Econometrica. The paper introduces two indexes of ambiguity attitudes (for aversion and insensitivity/perception), for which subjective beliefs can be controlled for even if those are unknown.