Organisation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship
The section Organization, Strategy and Entrepreneurship contributes to theory-based empirical research on the organization of firms, industries and markets. The department has produced a large set of publications in international leading academic journals. In addition, faculty members have considerable experience in conducting studies for policy makers and industry, and are members of the editorial board of several international journals.
Research is organized around five chairs.
His research interests include the relationship of market structure, corporate strategy and firm performance. He publishes in journals such as Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, Industrial Marketing Management and Journal of Business Logistics.
Organisation and Human Resource Management (part-time)
His main research interests are in the area of HRM and Performance, corporate strategy, organizational change and industrial relations. His latest book is on HRM and Performance: achieving long term viability (Oxford University Press, June 2004), for which he received the Dutch HRM network Award in 2005. Present research topics include HR functional excellence, HR governance, flexicurity and HRM and Performance in health care organizations, for which he is in charge of the research programme together with Institute of Health Policy and Mananagement/EUR
Applied Industrial Economics
His research focuses primarily on investment decisions by firms under uncertainty. He contributes to the real options literature by analyzing firms' investment in R&D, investment abroad (FDI), and incentives to firms' investment. His research agenda also comprises more general topics in industrial organization and economics of strategy, such as dynamics of research joint ventures, drivers of firms' productivity, spillovers between firms and networks.
Economics of Entrepreneurship
His research focuses on the role of small firms in markets, the role of business owners in firms, genetic predispositions for entrepreneurial behaviour, industrial organization and policy, nascent entrepreneurship and the consequences and causes of entrepreneurship in economies. He is a scientific advisor at EIM Business and Policy Research (a Panteia company) in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands. He is Research Professor of Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy at the Max-Planck-Institut für Ökonomik (Max Planck Institute of Economics) in Jena, Germany.
His research focuses on social inequality, in education and on the labour market in particular. He publishes on the socioeconomic position of immigrant groups and on labour market discrimination. He is fellow of ERCOMER-Utrecht, member of the IMISCOE Network and of the Erasmus Center on Migration, Ethnicity and Health (ECMEH).
Ph.D. student currently under supervision: Arjan Dieleman, Ruben de Bliek
- dr. Italo Colantone: international trade and investment, industrial dynamics
- dr. Jolanda Hessels: small business economics and internationalization, economics of entrepreneurship
- dr. Philipp Köllinger: economics of entrepreneurship, economics of innovation, behavioural economics, behavioural genetics
- dr. Bas Karreman: financial services and emerging markets
- dr. Peter van der Zwan: determinants of entrepreneurship
- dr. Peran van Reeven: competition and regulation in transport markets
- dr. Brigitte Hoogendoorn: economics of entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship
- dr. Ajay Bhaskarabhatla: industry evolution, incentives for innovation
- dr. Martijn Burger: industrial and regional economics
- Prof. dr. Martin Carree
- Dr. Joern Block