The Dutch brewing industry, though renowned for its established players such as Heineken and Bavaria, features a surprising number of small, independent breweries. Jochem Kroezen examines this 'rejuvenation' of the industry and proposes a solution which lies in the combination of the resistance of consumers to established brewers, and building on the legacy of old breweries. Lastly, Kroezen demonstrates how other mature industries can benefit from the findings.
Aybar's research introduces the Regulatory Focus Theory and examines the linkage between an individual’s regulatory focus and motivation towards exploration and exploitation. The contributions and findings of this study have a number of implications for behavioral strategy theory and practice, and presents areas for future research.
Erwin Abbink, describes how Operations Research has significantly improved the way NS creates schedules for train drivers and management. Erwin further demonstrates how advanced algorithms can be applied in the instance of a disruption to day operations and how the use of an objective basis for scheduling improves the relationship between rail companies and their employees.
Research by Niels Rietveld adopts a perspective in which individual economic choices and outcomes are connected to individual biological characteristics. Rietveld finds that genetic variants explain an important part of the population variance in educational attainment, cognitive function, subjective well-being and entrepreneurship. Moreover, specific genetic variants are identified.
New research by Oguz Ali Acar enhances our understanding of crowd’s behaviour, and reveals that monetary rewards in crowdsourcing do not necessarily motivate the crowd. Moreover, Oguz demonstrates that a crowd’s expertise does not always devise the best solution for complex innovation problems.
Professor Patrick Verwijmeren argues that the increasing availability and continuous improvement of financial data creates opportunities for financial researchers to aid in the identification of suspicious behavior in financial markets.
Financial markets are subject to ethnic and racial prejudice, as well as, discrimination. Ivana Naumovksa shows that societal dynamics can compromise market efficiency, and demonstrates that American investors often assume Chinese companies listing reverse mergers in the USA are fraudulent.
Sebastian Fourné reveals that companies can successfully balance exploration and exploitation, and act with strategic agility, leveraging the experience of long-tenured employees and horizontal knowledge sharing across business units.
Pinar Cankurtaran's work contributes to the body of knowledge on new product development (NPD) speed through examination of the actual effect that speed has on performance, given the inconsistencies in empirical research, and ways in which product development can be accelerated with consideration of uncertainty.