Exhibition 'New' in Erasmus Gallery
With the exhibition ‘New!’, the art committee of Erasmus University proudly presents works of art purchased from 2008 onwards. It concerns art of both established and up-and-coming artists.
Well-thought-through design improves profitability of new product by 20%
The financial performance of a new product will be boosted by almost 20%, if its design receives a great deal of attention during its development phase. That is the outcome of a scientific study entitled “Design Effectiveness Industry Report.” The research was initiated by the Association of Dutch Designers (known by its Dutch abbreviation BNO). Its funding came from the Pictoright Foundation and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. The research project was carried out by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Delft University of Technology (TUD). Four hundred managers of Dutch companies active in the manufacturing sector and the service industry took part in this survey-based study.
Unauthorised copying does not diminish the variety of music supplied
Unauthorised digital copying undermines copyrights, but this is less harmful for the music market than is often assumed. Small record labels are flourishing and the variety of creative products on offer is expanding. In view of these developments, copyright policy should be aimed at supporting technological transition. These are key points of Christian Handke’s dissertation on ‘The Creative Destruction of Copyright. Innovation in the Record Industry and Digital Copying', which has earned him his doctorate from Erasmus University Rotterdam on Wednesday, 23 June 2010.
Elisa Carter new director Erasmus MC
The Supervisory Board of Erasmus MC has agreed to appoint Mrs Elisa Carter MBA as member of the Board as of 15 September 2010. The precise portfolio make-up for each of the Board members, a Board that will once again consist of four members from mid-September onwards, will be announced later. Erasmus MC is extremely pleased with this new asset for their organization.
Necessity of access policies in port industry
The problem of access arises in industries where inputs from monopolistic and competitive markets are complementarily needed to provide a service, for example the port industry. In these circumstances, the firm controlling the monopolistic segment has incentives to deter competition in the competitive markets to recover profits foregone by regulation. This would allow him to charge disproportionate prices and extract monopolistic rents. In his thesis Access Regulation for Naturally Monopolistic Port Terminals: Lessons from Regulated Network Industries Enzo Defillippi states that these situations should be avoided. Defillippi defends his thesi on June 30 at Erasmus University Rotterdam.