Dutch companies invest more money in radical innovation
Dutch companies are investing greater sums in radical innovation. The continuing economic crisis in Europe and the growth opportunities in the emerging economies are encouraging Dutch companies to develop more products and services for new markets and customers. These are the results of the Competition and Innovation Monitor by INSCOPE: Research for Innovation, part of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Moral behaviour not only depending on being a good person, but also on context
Whether people choose to do the right thing in an organisational context does not only depend on their own moral values, as is commonly assumed, but also on other people surrounding them. In her PhD thesis “Morality in Interactions: On the Display of Moral Behavior by Leaders and Employees”, Suzanne van Gils analyses the interplay between employees and their organisational environment. She argues that moral behaviour is determined by a person’s context as much as by the person’s personality, which might influence the way ethical failures in organisations are discussed and reported. She defends her thesis on Thursday December 6, 2012 at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Quality of government determines happiness
Happiness depends on personality and optimism or pessimism, but actual conditions explain almost 75% of the substantial differences in average happiness in nations.The quality of government is a crucial factor for such conditions. A higher quality goes together with more happiness, and if the quality is good there will be a positive relationship between the size of governments and happiness. Big government is no problem in such situations. These conclusions can be found in the dissertation of J.C. Ott 'An Eye on Happiness, happiness as an additional goal for citizens and governments'. His dissertation is based on an analysis of important publications and comparative research on the position in 2006 in 130 nations. He will defend his dissertation on the 27th of November at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
‘Women can change the nature of power’
Women really are capable of changing the nature of power. Female leaders are more compassionate, benevolent and universalistic than their male colleagues. This was asserted by the American psychologist Alice H. Eagly during the 99th year anniversary of Erasmus University Rotterdam on 8 November 2012 in her speech 'Women As Leaders: Negotiating the Labyrinth'. Eagly was awarded an honorary doctorate for her work in the field of gender and leadership at the nomination of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).
Graduates Erasmus University best employable
According to the ‘New York Times Global Employability Survey’, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) delivers the best employable alumni within the Netherlands. More than four thousand recruiters and chief executive officers were asked to give marks to both universities all over the world and the employability of their graduates. This ranking confirms the significance of a diploma of Erasmus University.