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2018 week 40
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Funding Universities - 5 October
On October 5, the VU will host a conference on ‘Funding Universities’. The conference is a joint initiative of the VU (Mirjam van Praag) and the Dutch Association of Universities (VSNU), with the aim to discuss long-term alternatives for the current system of financing Dutch Universities. Read more.
The Gentle Art of Helping - 12 October
In this one-day masterclass by dr. Meindert Flikkema, you will learn how you can help others through humble inquiry. Registration for this event has been closed. For more information please click here.
Mwansa Chabala and Progress Choongo successfully defended their theses.

On October 3rd both Mwansa Chabala and Progress Choongo successfully defended their theses.

The dissertation of Progress Choongo was titled "Sustainable entrepreneurship in Zambia: the engegement in and effect of sustainable practices in small and medium-sized enterprises" .

Progress Choongo is a lecturer at the Copperbelt University (CBU] in the School of Business in Kitwe, Zambia. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Production Management at CBU in 2000. Thereafter, he worked in industry in the areas of quality and project management in companies based in Zambia. In 2007, he obtained a Master 's degree in Project Management from Leeds University in the United Kingdom. His Master's degree was jointly sponsored by Canon Collins Education Trust and Chevening. He joined CBU in 2008. Before starting his PhD at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in February 2012, he was a lecturer and coordinator of postgraduate studies in the School of Business at CBU. His PhD was sponsored by the HEART project. NUFFIC provided funding to the project.


His main research interests include entrepreneurship, small business management, sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR] and other related topics. He has for example presented his research work at the 5th World Sustainability Conference held in 2017. He also publishes his work in international peer-reviewed journals.

The dissertation of Mwansa Chabala was titled "Small firm growth in a least developed country: How small firm owners affect the growth of their firms in Zambia."

Mwansa Chabala studied for a PhD at Vrije Univertiteit Amsterdam. He is a lecturer in the School of Business at the Copperbelt University Kitwe, Zambia. Prior to starting his PhD, he studied for a MSc. Supply Chain Management (Coventry University, UK) and BSc. Production Management (CBU). His main research interest is in entrepreneurship focusing more on the dynamics of small firm growth in developing countries. His PhD was funded by by Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC) under the High Education And Research Training (HEART) project.

Info sessions Part-Time PhD candidates

Enrolment for the 2019 cohort of the Part-time PhD programme in Business Studies is now open. Executives and management practitioners who aspire a PhD degree are invited to apply.
To obtain more information about the programme and to discuss potential research topics, prospective PhD candidates are welcome to attend our upcoming information sessions.


This year, the information sessions are scheduled on Thursday, November 18 and Monday, November 12.
During the sessions we will discuss: 

  • The Part-time PhD programme’s design and teaching philosophy
  • Key deliverables and objectives of the programme
  • Working with world-class faculty on your PhD research project
  • Your research ideas

For more information and registration please click here.

School of Business and Economics wins 5km Zuidas Run
The running team of the School of Business and Economics was the first to finish during the 10th edition of the Zuidas Run.
The team consisting of Devi Brands, Mohammad Rezazade, Erik Verhoef, Francis Ostermijer and Paul van den Brand finished in an average time of 20:27.
October 15 | 12:00 - 14:00 | 1G-08
ARCA Seminar Mariëtte Kuiper | The effect of disclosure of commissions on misselling: evidence from the Dutch mortgage industry | Register here
October 16 | 16:00 - 17:00 | HG 5A-37
ABRI Research Seminar Dennis van Kampen | Manoeuvring legacy ecosystems: innovations in healthcare | Register here
October 18 | 18:00 – 19:30 | Forum 4, room HG 1D-12
Info session Part-Time PhD candidates | Meeting 1 of 2 | Register here
October 19 | TBA | Vrije Universiteit
Masterclass Culturele Duurzaamheid | Van statushouder naar talent
October 19 | 15:30 | HG-1D06 Forum 2
Introduction Meeting PhD candidates SBE
October 25-26 | TBA | Amsterdam
Conference "Reshaping Work"
November 2 | 12:30 - 17:30 | VU University
Masterclass Digital Platforms & Ecosystems | Hans Berends, Fleur Deken, Hakan Ozalp
November 9 | 12:00 - 13:00 | HG-06A37
Lunch Seminar Joris Ebbers | The perceived value of multi-dimensional intra-incubator entrepreneurial networks and new venture performance
November 12 | 18:00 – 19:30 | Forum 4, room HG 1D-12
Info session Part-Time PhD candidates | Meeting 2 of 2 | Register here
Novermber 14 | 17:00 | Vrije Universiteit
KIN Information Evening: Executive Programme
December 3 | 14:00 - 19:00 | Vrije Universiteit
KIN Talent Event: Meet Your Match




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