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2018 week 20
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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
ARCA Seminar Shannon Anderson - 22 May
Shannon Anderson (University of California, Davis) will present her paper (co-authored with Amanda Kimball) titled: “Evidence for the Feedback Role of Performance Measurement Systems”.
This seminar will take place on Tuesday, May 22nd from 12.00 to 14.00 in 9A-33 VU main building. To register for one or both ARCA seminar, please send an email to: l.m.abinta@vu.nl
 
PhD Defence Martijn Jansen - 25 May
Martijn H.M. Jansen will defend his dissertation titled "Mooi in het midden" on 25 May at 13:45 in the Aula. For more information please click here.
 
Lunch Seminar Andreas Koenig - 24 May
ABRI would like to invite you to an ABRI lunch seminar given by Prof. Dr. Andreas Koenig (University of Passau) on “Why do incumbents respond heterogeneously to disruptive innovations? The interplay of domain identity and role identity”.
 
The seminar will take place on Thursday, May 24, between 12:30 – 13:30 in room HG 7A-37 and will include lunch.

To register for this event, please send an e-mail to Niki Konijn (n.m.konijn@vu.nl) latest on Tuesday, May 22. For the abstract and a short biography please click here.
 
 
JOIN OUR BARBECUE
 
 
 
Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to ABRI’s annual barbecue!

The event will take place on Tuesday June 12 from 17:00 - end at the Tuinzaal (in the W&N Building– use entrance 1081).
Please let us know whether you plan to join by sending an email to n.m.konijn@vu.nl latest on June 6. Please include your dietary wishes in case you have any.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Best regards,
The ABRI team
 
NEWS
 
 
ABRI Visiting Professor Shannon Anderson gives seminar on Evidence for the Feedback Role of Performance Measurement Systems

On May 22, Prof. Shannon Anderson, ABRI Visiting Professor at the Accounting Department, will present her paper (co-authored with Amanda Kimball) titled: "Evidence for the Feedback Role of Performance Measurement Systems”.

Performance measurement systems (PMSs) are used to diagnose and remediate problems, termed the ‘decision-facilitating’ or feedback role of management control. We examine whether use of PMSs by individual decision makers is associated with better performance. Experimental studies have isolated individual-level effects of feedback on decision quality; however, it is difficult to extend these findings to natural settings. Archival and survey studies offer evidence on the association between the presence of PMSs and performance, but have had limited success in measuring decision makers’ actual use of PMSs and in addressing endogeneity of the decision to use PMSs.
 
We use unobtrusively collected data on actual PMS use in 30 K-12 charter schools over three years to test whether teachers who make greater use of two PMSs are associated with greater growth in student learning. We find that teachers’ use of PMSs is associated with increased student learning, consistent with the premise that PMSs facilitate teacher interventions and improve student outcomes. The results are both statistically and materially significant and are better explained by PMS use than by selection effects of better teachers using PMSs. Consistent with the organization’s focus on “at risk” students, the strongest effects of teachers’ use of one PMS are concentrated among the lowest-performing students. In sum, we find broad support for the thesis that the feedback role of PMSs is associated with meaningful performance improvement.

Prof. Shannon Anderson is the Michael and Joelle Hurlston Presidential Chair and Professor of Management at University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management, where she teaches courses in management accounting and internal management controls. She is currently ABRI Visiting Professor at the Accounting Department.

This seminar will take place from 12.00 to 14.00 in 8A-44 VU main building.

To register for this seminar, please send an email to: l.m.abinta@vu.nl
 
VU Researcher Sabine Go member at Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton
School of Business and Economics researcher Sabine Go (department of Accounting) has been offered Membership at the renowned Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey (USA).
 
During her stay at IAS Sabine Go will be working on her current research which concerns the development of General Average laws and procedures during the Early Modern period. General Average (GA) is the practice of apportioning costs arising from the jettison of cargo or of intentionally damaging a ship (for example, by cutting its mast) to prevent greater damage. Even though GA dates back to ancient times and is still in use today, the topic has been virtually neglected by scholars. Go will analyse the development of the GA legislation in the Netherlands, particularly the procures and adjudications of the Amsterdam Chamber of Insurance and Average. This court was an essential part of the commercial framework of Amsterdam during its golden age, but its influence reached well beyond the United Provinces.

The Institute for Advanced Study, founded in 1930, is a world-renowned research institute. Former members include Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Kurt Goedel, John Forbes Nash Jr., Joseph E. Stiglitz, and Eric Maskin. Its current director is Robbert Dijkgraaf.
 
EVENT OVERVIEW SPRING / SUMMER 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 28 | 14:30-17:00 | HG 2A-36
Symposium The changing nature of work | Beth Bechky, Matthew Willis, Pedro Monteiro, Ella Hafermalz | Register here
 
 
 
June 6 | 09:15 - 17:30 | Vrije Universiteit
Masterclass The Gentle Art of Helping | Register here
 
 
 
June 6 | 12:00 - 13:00 | HG 7A-37
ABRI and KIN lunch seminar | Dr. Keri K. Stephens | Negotiating Control of ICTs in the Hospital | Register here
 
 
 
June 8 | 09:30 - 17:00 | Vrije Universiteit, Main building
Interactive Masterclass Open Banking | Register here
 
 
 
June 12 | 12:30-13:30 | pantry 4th floor
Seminar Marjolein Lips-Wiersma | Too much or too little Meaningful Work: revisiting the notion of balance
 
 
 
June 12 | 16:00 | HG 1A43
PhD Research Seminar Iina Ikonen | Promoting healthy products: when price promotions backfire
 
 
 
June 12 | 17:00 | Vrije Universiteit
ABRI Barbecue | Register here
 
 
 
June 14 and 15 | TBA | Vrije Universiteit
3rd International Symposium On Meaningful Work | Meaningfulness and Sustainability: How Can Meaningful Work Contribute to Sustainable Ways of Doing Business? | Register here
 
 
 
 
June 15 | 0:00 | Amsterdam
Deadline call for papers conference "Reshaping Work"
 
 
 
June 20 | 11:45 | Aula
PhD Defence W. Slingerland | Network corruption: when social capital becomes corrupted
 
 
 
June 28 | 11:45 | Aula
PhD Defence Dung Nguyen | Order Fulfilment and Consumer Behaviour in Online Retailing
 
 
 
July 5 | 13:45 | Aula
PhD Defence Anne Kranzb├╝hler | Orchestrating the customer journey
 
 
 
July 9-12 | TBA | Vrije Universiteit
KIN Summer School 2018
 
 
 
July 14 - 28 | TBA | Vrije Universiteit
Summer School New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurship
 
 
 
July 28 - August 11 | TBA | Vrije Universiteit
Summer School New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurship
 
 
 
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