Trust is a powerful contributor to success in public-private urban regeneration partnerships

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

One of the key conclusions of the PhD research by Carley Pennink (IHS, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies) on the role of trust in partnerships between the public and private sectors is that ‘trust can influence risk and of outcomes as perceived by the partners in these partnerships’. It is vital to invest in building trust between partners as trust can act as a governing mechanism in situations of high risk and is important in achieving outcomes, including, for instance, the tendency to cooperate, coordination efficiencies and the realization of innovation.

Why saying ‘Sorry’ is more effective than an expensive gift

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

People often have unrealistic positive expectations of gifts that they give to apologise to someone they’ve harmed. After unwrapping the gift, the recipients often remain angry, even if the giver has opted for the more expensive bouquet or upmarket restaurant. This was the conclusion reached by Laura Straeter, a PhD graduate at Rotterdam School of Management.

Victor Bekkers new Dean of ESSB

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Executive Board has appointed Prof. Victor Bekkers as the new Dean of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) as per 1 January 2018.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 16:00

Aid as a Catalyst to Development? The Case of Ghana's Political and Economic Transformation (1957-2013)

Public Defence by Ms Joana Vondee-Awortwi

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 8:30

A Global Conference on Diaspora Studies and Policies

Challenging Perspectives on the Indian Diaspora