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Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
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Why some companies survive for centuries
The average lifespan of Standard & Poor 500 firms is just 18 years. How can some companies last for centuries?
Consumers spend less time and money on ‘freemium’ video games
Make players pay before they play. Offering games as a 'freemium' only undercuts commercial potential of a game. research by Joost Rietveld.
Selling flowers with analytics
How an experiment with big data analysis led the Dutch flower auction to achieve more stable prices.
Sticks don't work. But which carrot does it take to increase performance?
What makes people perform better? Instruction, combined with social pressure and financial incentives do the trick, prof. Hartmann found.
Should you open up to your workplace friends, or is it better to be diplomatic?
Are you a diplomat who links different friendship networks at work? Then being open and spontaneous makes your work friends trust you less.
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Selling flowers with analytics? Why do some companies manage to stay alive for centuries? Read all about it in our latest magazine.
How to identify the most effective influencers in social networks
Social influencers can help with spreading new ideas through networks. Researcher Xi Chen discovered how to select the most effective ones.
Why you should tell others how much you donate to charity
Do you really want to support a charity? Then you should tell others about your donations, says Pamala Wiepking.
Dutch economy once again the most competitive economy in the European Union
The Netherlands still the world's fourth most competitive economy, according to WEF's Global Competitiveness Report 2017.
Why saying ‘Sorry’ is more effective than an expensive gift
Gifts are ineffective as an apology. Brands should not market their products as apology gift. Research by Laura Straeter.
Weather forecast and Google reviews make car sharing more profitable
Car-sharing rental companies can be more profitable by anticipating demand peaks at popular spots in the city or as a result of bad weather.
TTIP could harm the European standards system, and business
Under TTIP, European companies could lose the many benefits of our current system of standards and regulation.
What businesses can learn from the high reputations of museums
People love art museums more than companies. What can companies learn from this to improve their reputation management?
Tweets contain valuable information for boosting tourism
Tweet analysis can point to emerging touristic hotspots and help businesses with their marketing.
Why flexible offices do not always increase employee performance
Flexible workspaces do not magically make employees more productive and engaged. Research by Christina Wessels.
Disclosure checklists may not help to counter aggressive accounting
Disclosure checklists are intended to counter aggressive accounting. Research now finds, they put auditors in a less critical state of mind.
Middle managers, the unsung heroes of organisational change
Change that is initiated and executed by middle management is better supported by employees.
The bots: You can’t beat them. Better join them.
RSM Discovery Live explored how organisations and employees can stay relevant and survive in the digital workplace. Read the report here.
How the current electricity market design may keep fossil fuel alive
Surprise: adding more solar and wind power to the electricity mix may help to keep traditional power plants alive.
Why can’t China clean up its act?
The Chinese government controls up to 80 percent of the country's businesses. So, why can't it get them to be more environmentally friendly?