Economic decisions under group pressure and on intuition
Do people make other decisions in groups than individually and what is the value of intuition in solving complex problems? These are questions from the fast-growing field of behavioural economics that Stephen Jagau answers in his thesis.
Organisations make proactive employees
Employees who are willing to do just a bit more than what they are asked isn’t something that happens automatically. It is mainly the organisation that determines whether employees are 'proactive’, says PhD graduate Renske van Geffen.
Financial accounting balancing between predictive power and prudence
By presenting alternative earnings, companies try to draw a better picture than the one emerging from the official results. Professor of Financial Accounting David Veenman from the University of Amsterdam investigated the extent to which ...
Population growth in Africa: ‘The money isn’t being spent on the right problem’
Population growth in Africa is strong, and faster than expected. Easier access to contraceptives – currently the main focus - may curb the birthrate somewhat.