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Economics, Leadership and Management

Below a snapshot of some of our researchers with expertise in the field of economics, leadership and management.

For specific questions or to get in touch with a researcher not listed on this page, please call the UvA Press Office on +31 (0)20 525 2695 or send an email to

Photo: Dirk Gillissen

Prof. Henk Volberda

Henk Volberda is professor of Strategic Management and Innovation at the Amsterdam Business School and director of the Amsterdam Centre for Business Innovation. His areas of expertise include: hyper-competition, technological disruption, new business models, strategic flexibility, management innovation and new forms of organisation.

T: +31 (0)6 1297 2233

Prof. H.W. (Henk) Volberda

Faculty of Economics and Business

Section Strategy & International Business

Roel Beetsma
Credits: FEB

Prof.  Roel Beetsma

Roel Beetsma is professor of Pension Economics. His areas of expertise are pensions, the monetary union and budgeting policy.

T:  +31 (0) 20 525 5280 / 4252

Prof. dr. R.M.W.J. (Roel) Beetsma

Executive Staff


Nicky Pouw
Credits: Kirsten van Santen

Dr Nicky Pouw

Nicky Pouw is associate professor in the UvA’s Governance and Inclusive Development research programme. Her areas of expertise include: poverty and inequality, well-being, sustainability, inclusive development, the position of women in the economy, Africa and alternative views on economics.

T: +31 (0)20 525 4105

Dr. N.R.M. (Nicky) Pouw

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

GPIO : Governance and Inclusive Development

Prof Astrid Homan
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Prof. Astrid Homan

Astrid Homan is professor of Organizational Psychology and focuses on how various groups can perform effectively and collaborate. Her focus hereby is on the way in which leadership and beliefs about diversity can influence group processes and hierarchy in organisations.

T: (0)20 525 4389

Prof. dr. A.C. (Astrid) Homan

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group Work and Organizational Psychology

Prof Frank Belschak, professor, Leadership & Change
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Prof. Frank Belschak

Frank Belschak is professor of Leadership and Change. His research focuses on leadership and its influence on employee attitudes, motivation and behaviour. He has investigated particularly the influence of ‘dark side’ characteristics such as Machiavellianism or narcissism in leader – employee interactions. 

T: +31 (0)20 525 4027

Prof. dr. F.D. (Frank) Belschak

Faculty of Economics and Business

Sectie Leadership & Management