Indirect network effects are the source of positive feedback in system markets, or so network effect theory tells us. In his dissertation, Jeroen Binken examined demand-side and supply-side indirect network effects.
Innovation in managerial practices, processes and structures has important implications for what people within the organisation do, how they relate to each other, and how their efforts are aligned towards achieving organisational goals. So managers should have a key role as the central ‘internal change agents’, capable of pursuing and implementing management innovation within firms, according to new research by Ignacio Vaccaro.
Many people hold consultants in awe; they drive fancy cars, wear designer suits, and carry themselves with certain gravity. But does all this ’power dressing’ actually have a net effect on the influence of the advice they offer?
During the award ceremony for the Christiaan Huygens Award, Martijn de Jong was addressed by Her Royal Highness, Princess Máxima of the Netherlands. In her speech, HRH Princess Máxima referred to De Jong’s research as ‘levelling boundaries between countries, cultures, and scientific disciplines.’
Peter Vervest and Leo Kroon have been awarded a grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to carry out their project titled Complexity in Public Transport (ComPuTr).
Funded by the EU with a 6.6 million € grant, the Comparative Police Studies in the EU (COMPOSITE) project will study similarities and differences in change management practices in police forces in 10 different countries all over Europe. The project was formally launched on Thursday, October 14.
Twan Dollevoet, PhD Candidate at ERIM, has won first place at the Student Research Paper Contest on Management Science in Railroad Applications.
Liesbeth Noordegraaf-Eelens has studied how central bank presidents struggle with the words they use in public. Her dissertation shows the paradoxical effect of using words instrumentally. By announcing their intention to manage expectations with words, central bank presidents greatly limit what they can say, because their words will be intensely scrutinised. This is true in normal times, and even more so in times of crisis.
Currently, crew rescheduling in case of disruptions is still done manually by the dispatchers in the control centres of passenger railway operators. In his research, Daniel Potthoff presents mathematical models and algorithms that lay the foundations for a decision support system for railway crew rescheduling based on Operations Research techniques.