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.
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Dr Niels Rietveld of Erasmus School of Economics an ERC Starting Grant. The ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros is awarded to talented early-career researchers (2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD) who have a scientific track record that shows great promise and have the potential to be a true research leader in their respective field. This grant enables Niels Rietveld to conduct his groundbreaking research for the coming five years.
Is COVID-19 a threat to banks and financial stability in Europe? And which economic sectors are hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis? Prof. Mathijs van Dijk, Prof. Dirk Schoenmaker and Henk Jan Reinders from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) have been awarded a ZonMW grant of €79,930 to investigate answers to these questions. The grant is part of a subsidy by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and national research organisation NWO: ‘Covid-19 Societal Dynamics’. It is awarded for short-term research aimed at the societal effects of the corona pandemic and of the possible policy measures to mitigate these effects. The proposed research aims to provide an up-to-date assessment of expected loan losses for European banks using real-time market valuations to determine the impact of COVID-19 on Europe’s financial stability.
The Dutch network for studies on pensions, aging and retirement (Netspar) has awarded two of its Topicality Grants, each worth € 20,000, to research projects of researchers at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Both projects promote a wider understanding of the economic and social implications of pensions, aging and retirement in the Netherlands and Europe.
The first project involves ‘Climate change and long-horizon portfolio choice: combining theory and empirics’ with Dr Mathijs Cosemans, Prof. Mathijs van Dijk, and PhD candidate Xander Hut. The second project will answer the question ‘Do more sustainable companies perform better during the corona crisis?’. This is a collaboration between Prof. Mathijs van Dijk and Prof. Gianfranco Gianfrate (EDHEC Business School).