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.
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.
“Flexibilisation of labour” is a term that crops up with increasing frequency these days, and perhaps nowhere more so than
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.”
On 11 April, John Kay, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics, fellow St John’s College, University of Oxford, will deliver the 2016 Joan Muysken lecture in Maastricht.
Monday morning, 11 January, Tongersestraat 53. Members of staff from the School of Business take their seats in an intimate setting for a lecture by professor Paul De Grauwe (Ukkel, 1946), the international economic authority who has been appointed honorary doctor at Maastricht University.
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
The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics has, for three years, hosted the NEVI Procurement Leadership Program (PLP) in Maastricht. Recently, we had the official graduation ceremony. All nineteen participants passed the requirements of this unique 9-month leadership program which is especially deigned for Procurement executives.
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).
Rudolf Müller has been appointed scientific director of the Business Intelligence and Smart Services Institute (BISS). Müller is professor of Quantitative Infonomics at the School of Business and Economics (SBE). As of 1 October, he will head the BISS knowledge and innovation centre on the Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen.