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ARCA Seminar Linda Myers - 11 March
Linda Myers (University of Tennessee) will present her paper (co-authored with Lauren Cunningham & Justin Short) titled: “CFO Outside Directorships: What Happens to Financial Reporting Quality at the Home Firm?”

This seminar will take place on Monday, March 11th from 12.00 to 14.00 in 5A-16. To register for the ARCA seminar, please send an email to: l.m.abinta@vu.nl
Deadline Application PhD Positions - 15 March
If you are interested in a PhD in Business Administration, you can apply for a PhD position at ABRI. This is a paid PhD position, for three or four years. Only candidates with an accredited research master (Mphil, MSc, for the 3-year position) or regular university master (MSc, MA for the 4-year position) are eligible. It is not possible to apply with an executive master degree (MBA) or a master degree from a university of applied sciences. For more information please click here.
Information Session KIN Executive Program - 13 March

In 2019, KIN's Parttime Executive Program will start. Over a period of 8 months, participants will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to deal with the complex environment of digital transformation. In 14 sessions, participants will learn the strategic opportunities of digital transformation, ways of organising, implementing digital innovation in existing systems and structures as well as deal with ethical questions and social consequences.

The information session will be held on Wednesday, March 13 from 18:00 till 20:00 at the VU in room 5A91.

More information can be found here. To register, please fill out the following form: bit.ly/2TDOgnr.

Deadline Application GLOMO Vacancy - 15 March
Global mobility of employees (GLOMO) has vacancy for a Junior Researcher for 2.5 years on the project “Managing Global Compensation and Rewards.” The primary job location will be at Toulouse Business School in France, with a 4 months stay at the Vrije Universiteit. Details about the vacancy can be found here.
Deadline call for papers EAWOP Small Group Meeting - 15 March
The European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology have been successful in obtaining funding for an EAWOP Small Group Meeting (SGM) on the “Antecedents of Work Design”.
The meeting will take place at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 3-4 of June, and will combine paper presentations, group discussions, and a keynote address from Prof. Sharon Parker.
The organizers hope that this Small Group Meeting will provide an opportunity for scholars to come together and discuss ideas, ongoing projects, and stimulate collaborative research on the factors that shape the quality of work design in contemporary organizations.
They invite all interested scholars to check our full call for papers here and submit an abstract before the March 15th deadline.
The EAWOP is confident that this event will provide a great environment for open, critical and inspiring discussions, that will move the field further.
ABRI PhD Day on 19 March

ABRI is pleased to invite you to the annual ABRI PhD Day that will take place on March 19, 2019.

This year’s PhD Day features four ABRI PhD candidates from different disciplines, who are now halfway their PhD trajectories. During this event, they will present their work to an audience of faculty members, fellow PhD students, and a panel of selected reviewers. This will be a great occasion to celebrate the progress that these PhD candidates have made so far, to give feedback on their work in development, and to strengthen our multidisciplinary research community.

To register for this event, please send an e-mail to Mariana Stori (m.t.stori@vu.nl), latest on Wednesday, March 13 and also indicate whether or not you will have lunch with us!

CIGAR Conference 2019 at the Vrije Universiteit

CIGAR Conference 2019 at the Vrije Universiteit
The 17th Biennial Conference of the Comparative International Governmental Accounting Research (CIGAR) Network will be held at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, on 13 and 14 June. This conference is jointly organized by the CIGAR Network, the Amsterdam Research Center in Accounting and the Zijlstra Center for Public Control, Governance & Leadership. The organizing committee consists of Tjerk Budding (chair), Tom Groot, Bram Faber, Vinitha Siebers, and Patrizia Abinta.

The theme of the conference is Alternative views on Public Sector Accounting and Financial Management.

Scholars outside the domains of accounting and public sector (e.g., psychology, ecology) will be asked to give their opinion on the research field of governmental accounting in the plenary sessions. Invited speakers include Ian Carruthers (Chair International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board), Ewout Irrgang (Vice-president Netherlands Court of Audit), Alfred Tat-Kei Ho (Professor of Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas), and Gerda van Dijk (Professor in Public Leadership).
The CIGAR PhD Seminar precedes the conference on Wednesday 12 June, in which PhD students are encouraged to present their work. The last day features an overview session on the current state of IPSAS and EPSAS. Alongside the parallel sessions there will be some special workshops, including a publishers’ forum and a workshop on how to effectively present your research to a scientific and non-scientific audience. Finally, the conference includes an option for a Practitioners’ Program, consisting of multiple workshops organized together with the Dutch ministry of Finance and the Netherlands Court of Audit about financial reporting reforms in Dutch government.

More information can be found here.
Deadline KIN Summer School 1 April
Digital innovation has become a major topic of study in the field of information systems and organization science. As a result, there is a need among scholars to understand in more detail how to study knowledge intensive practices that emerges from the interplay between (new) technologies and new ways of working as well as the management thereof. A significant group of scholars, spread over Europe and US/Canada, are using various practice and process approaches to study such new ways of working, innovating and organizing and publishes in a growing number of related international journals. During the KIN summer school, we bring together a different selection of scholars to share academic insights and experiences. During 4 intensive days participants and faculty will discuss research in the field of Digital Technology, Knowledge and Innovation.

Each year we invite a different group of faculty members, considered as the international top scholars in the field. Also, each year we select 20 participants based on their fit with the topic and experience with research. Potential participants - graduate students with at least 2 years of research experience, post docs and early career junior faculty members - are invited to send in their application.

The 9th edition of the KIN Summerschool hosts the following international group of professors: Samer Faraj (McGill University, Canada), Lynn Markus (Bentley University USA), Youngjin Yoo (Case Western Reserve University, USA) Hans Berends (Vrije University Amsterdam), Marleen Huysman (Vrije University Amsterdam) and Ruthanne Huising (EMLYON Business School, France).

The deadline for registration is April 1, 2019.
Dates: June 2019, 24- 27

The KIN Summer School is organized by the KIN Center for Digital Innovation of the VU University Amsterdam together with the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI). During 4 intensive days participants and faculty will discuss research in the field of Digital Technology, Knowledge and Innovation.

Econometrics and Operations Research awarded 'top rated programme' distinction
The master Econometrics and Operations Research has been awarded 'top programme' because of its programming and excellent guidance in the Keuzegids Masters 2019.

Econometrics and Operations Research is therefore the best master programme in the Netherlands in this particular study area. Compliments were especially given by experts for the study being very practical and the level of expertise.
Econometrics and Operations Research is among one of six different other top rated masters. These include Epidemiology, Hydrology, Cardiovascular research, Ondernemingsrecht and Fiscaal Recht.

Every year, the Netherlands Higher Education Information Centre (C.H.O.I.) publishes the Keuzegids Masters: the Netherlands’ influential higher education guide for prospective students, which provides information to help students find the right Master’s program. The rankings are based on the opinions students expressed in the National Student Survey (NSE), the percentage of students that continue their studies in the second year and expert views.

For more information, visit the Keuzegids website (in Dutch).
March 19 | 9:15 – 13:45 | OZW-6B04
ABRI PhD Day | Register here
March 26 | 12:15 - 13:15 | Pantry 4th floor
M&O Research Seminar Jeffrey J. Reuer | Tips for the review process
March 26 | 13:45 | Aula
PhD Defence Yu Mu | Management of service innovation quality
March 28 | 13:45 | Aula
PhD Defence Katie Stephenson | Paperless Professors
March 29 | 13:45 | Aula
PhD Defence M.J. Haring | With a little help from my friends
April 1 | 0:00 | Vrije Universiteit
KIN Summer School Application Deadline | Register here
April 2 | 15:30 - 16:30 | pantry 4th floor
Presentation Jeff Thompson | The Zookeeper’s Secret
April 9 | 16:00 | HG 5A-37
ABRI PhD Research Seminar Folker Pieterse | Network perspective on private equity funds and market strategies of portfolio companies
April 16 | 12:00 - 13:00 | HG-05A37
ABRI Seminar Pietro Micheli | Design thinking for digital transformation | Register here
June 19 | 09:15 - 17:30 | Vrije Universiteit
Masterclass SERVUS | The Gentle Art of Helping | Register here




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