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New land, new lives, new businesses: refugee entrepreneurs look to the future

New land, new lives, new businesses: refugee entrepreneurs look to the future

All entrepreneurs are inspired by the dream of creating something new. For refugee entrepreneurs, building a business goes hand in hand with building a new life in a new land. How do they establish viable enterprises and find meaningful work for themselves and others? Tracy Brown Hamilton talks to Jarrod Ormiston, assistant professor in social entrepreneurship at Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics, about his research into these questions.

Giving economics a nudge: Maastricht University academics on Richard H. Thaler and behavioural economics’ rise

Giving economics a nudge: Maastricht University academics on Richard H. Thaler and behavioural economics’ rise

Richard H. Thaler, winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Economics, has helped bring behavioural economics in from the fringes of the discipline and introduced its ideas to a broad audience. We talk to Maastricht University School of Business and Economics academics about his impact, the role of behavioural economics in their work, and its place in education at Maastricht University.

SBE’s Peter Bollen: “I have an emotional connections with many clips”

SBE’s Peter Bollen: “I have an emotional connections with many clips”

Collecting music had long been a hobby of Peter Bollen’s, but it turned into a true labour of love when he starting hunting down and restoring music clips from TopPop. Over the years the television broadcasters turned out to have wiped countless clips, a disproportionate number of them featuring Dutch artists. “Cleaning up clips and restoring them to their full glory gives me a real kick.”

Video: Paul Grauwe receives honorary doctorate, delivers lecture at 40th Dies Natalis

Video: Paul Grauwe receives honorary doctorate, delivers lecture at 40th Dies Natalis

On Monday, 11 January 2016, Maastricht University (UM) celebrated the 40th Dies Natalis in the St. Janskerk, under the theme ‘40 years young; the past, the future’. During the Dies celebrations we looked back on the university’s forty-year history and its many accomplishments over the years. As part of the celebration, Professor Paul Grauwe received his honorary doctorate

Crisis management: Petra Dassen-Housen, mayor of Beesel, talks about responding to a hostage situation

Crisis management: Petra Dassen-Housen, mayor of Beesel, talks about responding to a hostage situation

In this video interview, Petra Dassen-Housen, the mayor of Beesel, a small town in the Dutch province of Limburg, shares her experience with crisis management following a hostage-taking situation that ended with the death of the hostage-taker and his three-year-old daughter. She recently gave a lecture on the subject to third-year bachelor’s students participating in the course Crisis Management in Organizations (EBC2100) at the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE).