In his dissertation 'Integration, Decentralization and Self-Organization: Towards Better Public Transport' Rolf van Lieshout sought to improve the planning process of public transport operators by integrating planning steps that are traditionally performed sequentially. Furthermore he investigated decentralized strategies for operating public transport, with a focus on railway systems. Such strategies could be preferable over conventional centralized and schedule-based control in various scenarios. Last, he tested decentralized dispatching of both vehicles and crew in a microscopic railway simulation.
Consistently ranked in the top of management research centres in Europe, the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) has created an environment for the development of internationally recognised management knowledge with academic and societal impact since 1998.
ERIM researchers, a community of over 350 management scientists, are focused on the real needs of business and management, and dedicated to produce relevant and excellent research that adds innovative dimensions to management knowledge. ERIM combines publishing in leading academic journals with effective dissemination through research projects and an advanced doctoral programme in business and management for aspiring researchers. Where possible, research is created in conjunction with business.
In her dissertation 'Consumers in the Age of AI: Understanding Reactions Towards Algorithms and Humans in Marketing Research' Gizem adopted a nuanced perspective on consumers’ reactions towards algorithms and humans and introduced three contextual factors that impact consumers’ reactions. Specifically, it reveals how consumers’ reactions towards algorithms and humans depends on what the outcome of the decision is, who the consumer is and on what type of complexity the decision possesses.