Jaiqi Yang has defended his PhD thesis entitled “Towards the Restructuring and Co-ordination Mechanisms for the Architecture of Chinese Transport Logistics” on January 22. This research focus on the establishment of the architecture of Chinese transport logistics (ACTL) with appropriate structure, complete functions and efficient operations, particularly on the macro environment and supporting system as well as on the fostering mechanism and monitoring model and the technique strategy of Chinese transport logistics.
In an article published by Steven Seggie and David Griffith in the Journal of Marketing (volume 73, January 2009) positions Stefan Stremersch on the number 2 position in their Top 58 of most prolific scholars in leading marketing journals in the period 1982-2006. For this ranking the authors considered publications in the four leading marketing journals: the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Marketing Research, the Journal of Consumer Research and Marketing Science.
Prof. dr. Ingolf Dittmann – Professor in Corporate Finance and Managerial Accounting at Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam has delivered his inaugural address ‘The Structure and Level of Executive Pay’ on January 16th, 2009.
On Friday, January 16, Ting Li has defended her PhD thesis entitled “Informedness and Customer-Centric Revenue Management”. The past decade has witnessed an increased application of revenue management, where firms use various quantitative analysis techniques such as customer segmentation and pricing optimization to deal with capacity allocation and demand management. In particular, the demonstrated success in firms such as airlines and rental cars is encouraging scholars and practitioners alike to explore the possibilities of benefiting from revenue management. Yet despite the success in other transportation firms, public transport operators (PTOs) face difficulties in fully taking advantage of revenue management. Although PTOs have a strong need to reduce peak load passenger demand and increase capacity utilization, there are practical limitations that prevent them from exercising revenue management. PTOs state that “it is difficult to implement a profitable operating environment where the entire business strategy is based on ‘open access’ system for flexible travelling, and revenue management is nearly impossible for us.”
On Thursday, January 15, Govert Gijsbers has defended his PhD thesis entitled “Agricultural Innovation in Asia: Drivers, Paradigms and Performance”. This dissertation addresses the issue of agricultural innovation in Asia. Agricultural production and productivity in many Asian countries have grown rapidly over the past decades. Yet, important challenges are ahead. Growing incomes lead to rapid changes in consumption patterns: not only do people eat more food, they also demand more animal products and, fruits and vegetables. While demand is growing the resource base from which to feed a growing and more affluent population is declining: good agricultural land is lost to erosion, urbanization, industrial development and recreation.