In her dissertation ‘Coordination & Control in Contemporary Organizations' Jun Xiao explored how power hierarchies and organizational routines are changing, arguing for a grounded approach to understand their implications on people and work. As a result, in her dissertation she provided three accounts of contemporary work for individuals and organizations seeking to understand why new forms of organizing matter and contributes to bridging the extant divide between the practice and study of organizing.
Jaap Paauwe, emeritus professor Organization and HR Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam and Tilburg University), is the first non-American to receive the Thomas A. Mahoney Mentoring Award, which is given annually by the HR Division of the Academy of Management to an individual who has distinguished herself/himself in the mentoring of PhD students.
Financial economist Rogier Quaedvlieg, Associate Professor at Erasmus School of Economics, has been awarded the prestigious annual J.C. Ruigrok Prize by the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities.
In his dissertation ‘Leader-Subordinate Relations: The Good, the Bad and the Paradoxical’ Benjamin Ashlin Korman highlighted the diverse emotional and behavioral effects that leader-subordinate relations can have on focal subordinates and their coworkers. In doing so, the research presented herein reveals the good, the bad and the at times paradoxical effects that leader-subordinate relations can have on an organization’s overall work environment.
In her dissertation ‘Mobile Consumers and Applications: Essays on Mobile Marketing’ Zeynep Aydin reflected both sides of the mobile eco-system by combining novel data sets reflecting the actions of mobile businesses and the reactions of mobile users. Drawing from multiple research streams, this dissertation contributes to various literatures such as mobile applications, user generated content, and new product development. In the broader sense, the findings collectively relate to creating successful products in digital markets and continuous product development.
Associate Professor Chen Li and Professor Peter Koudijs of Erasmus School of Economics have been appointed as members of Young Erasmus Academy, a network of young talented researchers, by analogy with The Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Their appointment is for a period of five years.
In his dissertation ‘Robotized Warehouses: Design and Performance Analysis’, Kaveh Azadeh structured the latest automated technologies and overviewed these technologies and the research. He also reviewed the modeling techniques used and the research opportunities they provide. Moreover, he investigated the vertical storage and retrieval system, an emerging robotic technology for e-commerce warehouses, and studies systems in which robots collaborate with a human picker to efficiently pick the orders by reducing the pickers’ unproductive walking time.
Professor of Information Management and Markets at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) Eric van Heck received three awards from the Association for Information Systems (AIS) during the annual AIS Awards and Closing Session of the ICIS 2020 Conference in December. AIS leads the research, teaching, and practice of information systems worldwide, and has more than 4,800 members in 92 countries. The awards reward outstanding scientific achievement, service, and contributions across all aspects of the field.
In his dissertation ‘Integrating Genetics into Economics’, Eric Slob developed and compared some methods that can be used in genoeconomics, and showed through empirical studies how genetically informed study designs can give new insights to economists. The methods developed and compared in this dissertation foster the use of genes as instrumental variables and help further the understanding of genetic relationships across socio-economically relevant characteristics. The main empirical applications in this dissertations concern smoking behaviour, entrepreneurship, and the structure of the brain.
The European Commission has awarded postdoctoral researcher Renske Stans and Assistant Professor Matthijs Korevaar of Erasmus School of Economics a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship. Stans receives an Individual Fellowship for her research project on ‘Where You Live Matters?’, Korevaar a Global Fellowship for his research project on ‘The Long-Term Consequences of Shocks to Housing Wealth: Insights from History’.