Less time for the road…
When containers come into a port or rail facility they either leave on another ship or train or are taken out of the facility by truck. Trucks transporting containers to and from a port or rail facility are not always equipped to serve multiple jobs in an efficient manner. The research in Jordan Srour’s dissertation examines the problem of routing trucks to pick-up and deliver containers to and from port and rail terminals in an efficient way.
Research indicates taller football players more likely to be accused of fouls
In this World Cup year, when football passions are running high, supporters might be forgiven for objecting to every decision to award a foul against their team, made by referees. But they might also have a point. Researchers at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University have researched all recorded fouls in three major football competitions over seven years. They discovered an ambiguous foul is more likely to be attributed to the taller of two players.
Analysis of Mutual Fund Performance
In her PhD thesis The Analysis of Mutual Fund Performance: Evidence from U.S. Equity Mutual Funds, Diana Budiono finds that the performance of mutual funds persists. From a business perspective, it is relieving for funds investors that the existence of persistence comes from both the good-performing funds as well as poor-performing funds and that the strategy of selecting a fraction of past good-performing funds still returns profitable outcome during ex-post periods.
ISS organizes Fundraising Event for the victims in Haïti
On Saturday 23 January 2010, the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) will be holding an evening of fund raising for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Several events are being organised, including foodstalls, an auction of perfomances and a jumble sale of second hand clothes and goods. The monies raised from this sale, along with all the proceeds collected on Saturday, will go to the Hope for Haiti relief operation.
Empowering leaders to empower
Why is it that leaders do or do not empower their employees? Why do leaders behave the way they do? In her dissertation entitled Leader Empowering Behaviour: The Leader's Perspective, Natalia Hakimi aims in her dissertation to get a better understanding about what leaders and companies should focus on when enforcing a empowerment programme. Hakimi will defend her dissertation on January 7th, 2010 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.