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Dr. N.E. (Nathan) Betancourt

Faculty of Economics and Business
Section Strategy & International Business
Photographer: Ineke Oostveen

Visiting address
  • Plantage Muidergracht 12
  • Room number: MS3.02
Postal address
  • Profile


    Assistant Professor



    Nathan joined the Department of International Strategy & Marketing in 2014. Before his arrival at the University of Amsterdam, Nathan was a post-doctoral research with the Institute of Management at the University of Lugano. He received his PhD in Management from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

    My research examines peer effects, how our colleagues influence our behavior. I have focused on two inter-related research areas that inform one another: the social side of creativity and innovation and the competitive implications of social judgements. In terms of creativity and innovation, the majority of my research has focused on science and scientists and has shown that the social context is a key contingency that influences the transmutation of novel information into creative or innovative ideas. My research into social judgments has shown that others' perceptions of our peers influences their evaluation of individual and firm actions ranging from the mobility of law firm partners to the impact of scientific knowledge. In sum, I attempt to contribute to our understanding of the micro-foundations of organization theory and strategic management by identifying the causes, boundary conditions, and mechanisms that link our colleagues 

  • Publications



    • Betancourt, N. E., Topete Quevedo, M. E., Bridoux, F., & Sasovova, Z. (2022). When does Power Asymmetry impact Creativity. In When does Power Asymmetry impact Creativity EGOS.
    • Betancourt, N., & Tempelaar, M. (2022). What allows a star to shine? Evidence from the Manhattan Project. Academy of Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2022, Article 201. [details]
    • Topete, M., Betancourt, N., & Sasovoa, Z. (2022). The Benefits of Power Asymmetry on Creativity: The Moderating Effect of Simmelian Friendship Ties. Academy of Management. Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2022, Article 275. [details]


    • Betancourt, N., Kovács, B., & Otner, S. M. G. (2018). The perception of status: How we infer the status of others from their social relationships. Network Science, 6(3), 319-347. [details]




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