In his dissertation 'The Principles of Private Equity: Ownership and Acquisitions’, Dyaran Bansraj provided a positive view on private equity and showed that private equity ownership is related to elevated acquisition activities and enhanced post-acquisition operating performance, which can partially be explained by their experience in acquisitions.
In his dissertation 'Information, Communication and Organizational Behaviour’, Behrang Manouchehrabadi provides an explanation for the extensive use of documents in organizations and its effects on decision making and performance of organizations.
In her dissertation 'A Configural Approach to Understanding Voice Behavior in Teams’, Jing Wu takes a configural approach to furthering investigation of voice in a team context. Specifically, she have attempted to unpack how configuration in antecedents may predict occurrence of voice behavior and how configuration of voice influences team process and effectiveness.
In her dissertation 'Engaging with Emerging Technologies: Socio-cognitive foundations of incumbent response’, Tatjana Schneidmüller studies the socio-cognitive dynamics within technology emergence. In three studies, she explores when and how different social communities engage with emerging technologies based on their expertise and field affiliation, examines the effect of their engagement on incumbent response, and highlights the importance of established regulation for incumbent experimentation with emerging technologies.
New research into climate-related risks and opportunities in the investment portfolios of pension funds and insurance companies has been awarded a €250,000 grant by Netspar. The study is being conducted by Prof. Mathijs van Dijk and Prof. Dirk Schoenmaker from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) with the aim of developing new methods and best practices to support pension funds in measuring and managing climate risk.
Marketing Professors Benedict Dellaert and Bas Donkers of Erasmus School of Economics receive a grant of 250,000 euros, to investigate and support individuals’ pension decision making when pension investment outcomes are uncertain. The grant is provided by Netspar (Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement). This thinktank and knowledge network is dedicated to promoting a wider understanding of the economic and social implications of pensions, aging and retirement in the Netherlands and Europe.
Stefan Stremersch, Professor of Marketing at Erasmus School of Economics, is the winner of the MOAward for Insights Scientist of 2020. This year’s topic was: 'Brilliant New Products: Consumer Match or Mismatch.' The jury says: ‘Stefan Stremersch has great scientific qualities and his bridging function between science and practice in the field of innovation is of great value.’
In her dissertation 'Context Dependent Valuation. A neuroscientific perspective on consumer decision-making’, Linda Couwenberg takes an interdisciplinary approach to study how different types of contextual information can increase the desirability of anticipated outcomes and thereby influence common, everyday, consumer behaviors.
In his dissertation 'Changing the Narrative: The Behavioral Effects of Social Evaluations on the Decision Making of Organizations’, Hesam Fasaei extends and combines theories from literature on corporate reputation, status shifts, celebrity, performance feedback and expectations of market analysts, and exploration/exploitation.
In his dissertation 'Managing External Temporal Constraints in Manual Warehouses’, Arpan Rijal studies the impact of external temporal constraints in three operational planning problems at manual warehouses. By developing mathematical models for the problem, this dissertation proposes solution approaches for them and conducts computational experiments to derive insights.