You don’t have to choose – be 'ambidextrous'

Monday, 27 October 2014

Companies that can excel in efficiency and innovation are most successful – even in times of crisis. Such companies are called ambidextrous. New research by Associate Professor Tom Mom of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) reveals that companies can make themselves 'ambidextrous' by valuing the experience of long-tenured employees and positioning them carefully and in an unorthodox way within the organisation.

Which bank survives a crisis?

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

During the recent financial crisis some banks collapsed but others did not. Why do some banks fail during a crisis, while others get off without a scratch? New research by PhD candidate Philip Fliers of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), uses Dutch economic history to find out. Fliers suggests that factors like age, size, debt ratios, branch penetration and internationalisation were all crucial for determining whether or not banks survived the Dutch banking crisis of the 1920s, the country’s last big banking crisis before that of 2008. Fliers argues that this historical crisis holds potentially very important lessons for policymakers today.

Erasmus University in Top 100 Times Higher Education ranking

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Erasmus University Rotterdam retains its high position in the Times Higher Education ranking. In this year’s ranking the university holds position 72, one place higher than last year. 

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