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Self-Organizing Knowledge on Enterprise Social Media - 16 March

Enterprise social media, or social technologies, have been around for quite some years now, and organizations still struggle with understanding how, when, and why these technologies may actually enhance knowledge sharing. More recent empirical research allows us to draw some interesting conclusions and during this morning seminar we will talk more about some of these insights. By drawing on a variety of studies conducted at different often multinational organizations, we will cover the different elements that may facilitate or frustrate knowledge sharing when implementing and using enterprise social media.
Friday March 16th, from 09:30 until 11:30h. Please subscribe by mailing your attendance to Nick Oostervink.

This seminar is on the occasion of the defense ceremony of Nick Oostervink that will be held at 13:45 hours.

For more information please click here.

PhD Defence Nick Oostervink
Nick Oostervink will defend his thesis "Self-Organizing Knowledge: Examining the conditions under which professionals share and integrate knowledge" on 16 March at 13:45 in the Aula. For more information please click here.
ABRI is pleased to invite you to the annual ABRI PhD Day that will take place on March 20, 2018.

This year’s PhD Day features eight 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 progress, and to strengthen our multidisciplinary research community.

We hope to see you at our special day on March 20, 2018, in room HG 9A-29 (main room) and HG 9A-33 (breakout sessions), between 09:30-13:20.

To register for a half- or full-day participation, please send an email to (graduateschool.abri@vu.nl) latest on Friday, March 16.

Time Programme
Room HG 9A-29 Room HG 9A-33
09:30-09:45 Welcome with Coffee and Tea
09:45-10:00 Plenary: Introduction by Prof. Dr. Wouter Stam, Scientific Director ABRI
10:05-10:35 Presentation 1:
Christos Orlis (LOR)
The Capacitated Routing Problem with Profits and Service Level Requirements
Presentation 2:
Amir Shabani (LOR)
Inventory Record Inaccuracy and Store-Level Performance
10:40-11:10 Presentation 3:
Anniek Eigenraam (MKT)
A Consumer-Based Typology of Digital Customer Engagement Activities
Presentation 4:
Christine Fong (OB)
Supervisors’ Reactions to Contraction Job Crafting: The Role of Political Skill
11:15-11:30 Coffee
11:35-12:05 Presentation 5:
Julia Mühlhaus (SO)
Stuck in the Past or Crafting the Future? How the Meaning of Work Shapes Individuals’ Responses to Forgone Professional Identities
Presentation 6:
Julia Schlegelmilch (OB)
Digital Nomads and the Future of Work
12:10-12:40 Presentation 7:
Michiel de Roo (SO)
What Determines Corporate Social Performance? Combining Firm-Level and National-Level Motives
Presentation 8:
Florian Buehler (MKT)
Not all Cheats are Created Equal: How Outcome and Ability Attributions May Explain the Acceptance of Cheating Products
12:45-13:20 Lunch

Four SBE Master’s programmes awarded ‘top rated programme’ distinction
The Keuzegids Masters 2018 has awarded the distinction of ‘top programme’ to the Master’s programmes Econometrics and Operations Research, Finance, Marketing, and Spatial Transport and Environmental Economics.

This means that they are the best programmes within their own disciplines and among the best Master’s programmes in the Netherlands.

Students and education experts are particularly enthusiastic about the attainability, academic building and study guidance of Econometrics and Operations Research and Spatial Transport and Environmental Economics, the academic building of Finance, and the attainability, study guidance, practice orientation, study programme, lecturers and examination of Marketing.
Ten top rated VU masters
The SBE Master’s programmes are among the ten VU masters that received the distinction ‘top programme’. The others are Corporate Law, Culture, Organization and Management, Epidemiology, Hydrology, Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems, and Tax Law.

Keuzegids Masters
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 programme. 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).

More information about Econometrics and Operations Research, Finance, Marketing, and Spatial Transport and Environmental Economics.

Choose your top programme during the Master’s Day
On Saturday 10 March, the VU Master's Day will take place: the opportunity to become acquainted with our Master's programmes and the VU campus. For the complete programme, visit www.vu.nl/masterdag.
TKI Dinalog funding secured for sensing logistics project
VU-researchers Wout Dullaert, Said Dabia, Denise Tönissen and Joaquim Gromicho have secured funding for a project on the use of sensors in logistics from the Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics (TKI Dinalog).

The VU Logistics Research Group and the VU OR Research Group will collaborate together with leading industry partners Itude Mobile and ORTEC in a project entitled: Sensing Logistics. The total project size is € 600.000 and 2 postdoc positions will become available for the coming 2 years.
Innovative sensors enable capturing large amounts of data about freight flows and are more and more applied in practice. To reap the benefits of sensory data, the project will particularly focus on three topics: to develop models and decision support tools for sensor placement and sensor repositioning strategies, generate predictive models for logistics operations; to improve logistics performance; and finally to develop suitable offline and online algorithms to reschedule/re-route logistics operations.

TKI Dinalog
Dinalog was founded in 2009 to maintain a leading position in logistics and supply chain management in the Netherland. TKI (Top consortium Knowledge and Innovation) is the cooperation within which Dinalog, TNO and NWO act jointly to boost innovation in logistics.
Steven ten Have nominated for re-appointment to the Supervisory Board of ABN AMRO
The Supervisory Board of ABN AMRO Group will nominate Steven ten Have, Professor of Strategy & Change Management, for re-appointment as member of the Supervisory Board during the Annual General Meeting of 29 May 2018 for a maximum term of 2 years. His re-appointment will result in a total term in excess of eight years.
The Supervisory Board proposes the re-appointment to ensure continuity of the board, given the changes in its composition that were announced earlier. As Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Steven ten Have temporarily assumes the duties of Chairman of the Supervisory Board until a new Chairman has been appointed. The re-appointment of Steven ten Have will be subject to regulatory approval (to the extent required).

About Steven ten Have
Steven ten Have is Professor of Strategy & Change Management at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He started his career with Berenschot Groep B.V. as an advisor in strategy and management. He further held the positions of managing director, Director Berenschot Corporate and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Berenschot Groep. In 2004, he co-founded Ten Have Change Management. Ten Have Change Management advises primarily medium-sized and large organizations in organizational change, strategy, restructuring and corporate governance.
Wenjing Cai successfully defended her thesis
On March 8 Wenjing Cai successfully defended her thesis "Awakening Employee Creativity in Organizations".
Wenjing Cai (1988) is currently working as a visiting professor at the Department of Management and Organisation at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Prior to this position, she worked on her PhD-research at the Department of Science, Business and Innovation and Department of Management and Organisation (VU). She received her MSc degree in Public Administration from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). Wenjing’s main research interests are creativity, innovative work behavior, leadership, job design, and entrepreneurship, with a particular focus on the multilevel interface between individuals and teams across cultures.
Article by Günther and colleagues Most Downloaded Paper in JSIS 2017
In 2017, Wendy Günther, Mohammad Rezazade Mehrizi, Marleen Huysman, and Frans Feldberg published a paper in Journal of Strategic Information Systems. The paper, titled “Debating big data: A literature review on realizing value from big data” was actually JSIS’ most downloader paper of 2017! An impressive 8517 full paper downloads.

Read the full paper here.

The paper provides a thorough literature review of the debate around big data. The authors identified several relevant hurdles for realizing value from big data: “Organizations need to continuously realign work practices, organizational models, and stakeholder interests in order to reap the benefits from big data.”

The abstract:

Big data has been considered to be a breakthrough technological development over recent years. Notwithstanding, we have as yet limited understanding of how organizations translate its potential into actual social and economic value. We conduct an in-depth systematic review of IS literature on the topic and identify six debates central to how organizations realize value from big data, at different levels of analysis. Based on this review, we identify two socio-technical features of big data that influence value realization: portability and interconnectivity. We argue that, in practice, organizations need to continuously realign work practices, organizational models, and stakeholder interests in order to reap the benefits from big data. We synthesize the findings by means of an integrated model.

March 20 | 09:30-15:00 | HG 9A-29 and HG 9A-33
ABRI PhD Day | Register here
March 23 | 16:30 - 17:30 | Pantry 5th floor
KIN Talk | Arjan Bartlema and Ad Rietberg | The power of blockchain | Register here
April 1 | 0:00 | Vrije Universiteit
KIN Summer School Application Deadline | Register here
April 10 | 16:00 | HG 1A43
PhD Research Seminar | Lauren Waardenburg | Predictive analytics in the making: Data in practice
April 20 | 12:00 – 13:00 | HG 6A-37
ABRI Seminar Debjit Roy | Analysis of Taxi-Driver Operating Strategies in E-hailing Platforms | Register here
October 5 - 7 | TBA | Brussels
2018 EFMD Job Fair for PhDs in Business and Management | Save the date




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