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  • 03 Jul 2015News

    Six Research Talent grants for PhD research at Tilburg University
    The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Tilburg University with six Research Talent (Onderzoekstalent) grants. Research Talent grants offer excellent students within the social and behavioral sciences the opportunity to fulfill their ambitions to conduct PhD research. Read more

  • 25 Jun 2015News

    What Instagram and Twitter tell us about music festivals
    Pop music is a very interesting field of research. The topic is part of most people’s everyday lives and is also economically relevant. Today’s music industry offers a huge volume of digital data which not only tells us about listening preferences but can help to improve public safety during live music festivals. Hannes Datta studies this data and recently gave a talk about his work during a major festival: Paaspop in Schijndel. Read more

  • 22 Jun 2015Press release

    The German language encourages the practice of sustainable business more than the English language does
    Press release, 22-06-2015

    How languages differentiate between the present and the future affects companies' engagement in sustainable business practices. The more limited the differentiation between the present and the future, the more attention that is paid to sustainable business practices. Companies with English as their working language have less sustainable business practices than companies where German is spoken. And companies with French as their working language perform worse in future-oriented activities than, for example, companies where Finnish is spoken. According to research conducted by economist Hao Liang (Tilburg University), these differences can be largely explained by the characteristics of the language spoken at the company, besides cultural, economic, or institutional factors. Read more

  • 19 Jun 2015News

    Alumnus Ruud Schippers wins prize with family business JAM
    The online employment platform for young people JAM, owned by School of Economics and Management graduate Ruud Schippers and his brother Martijn and sister Miranda, has won the Sprout '25 under 25' prize for young entrepreneurs. Read more

  • 18 Jun 2015News

    Specialists in ‘the oil of the 21st century’
    Tilburg University launches Data Science Center
    Tilburg University has a long tradition in quantitative research and was therefore among the first to embrace ‘big data’. A new program training the big data specialists of the future is to start at the beginning of the new academic year. The innovative project is a joint venture between Tilburg and TU Eindhoven. ‘The existing programs are far less ambitious’. Read more

  • 18 Jun 2015News

    Tilburg University Data Challenge for Social Good
    Tilburg University is challenging data scientists to work on social data science projects that really matter. Professors, PhD-candidates, students and external data scientists will collaborate, explore en find solutions for various social challenges. Read more

  • 18 Jun 2015Press release

    Saskia Lavrijssen appointed Professor of Economic Regulation and Market Governance of Network Industries
    Tilburg University has appointed Prof. Saskia Lavrijssen as Professor of Economic Regulation and Market Governance of Network Industries starting 1 September 2015. Lavrijssen specializes in the regulation of the energy and water sectors. Read more

  • 08 Jun 2015News

    Top core publication Anne-Kathrin Klesse
    Anne-Kathrin Klesse, together with Jonathan Levav from Stanford Graduate School of Business and Caroline Goukens from Maastricht University, has a paper accepted in the Journal of Marketing Research. The paper is entitled: The effect of preference expression modality on self-control. Read more

  • 03 Jun 2015News

    Top publication Oliver Spalt in Journal of Finance
    Oliver Spalt, together with Christoph Schneider (University of Mannheim), has a paper accepted in the Journal of Finance. The paper is entitled: Conglomerate investment, skewness, and the CEO long shot bias. Read more

  • 29 May 2015Press release

    Free-trial customers are less loyal but are more responsive to marketing strategies
    Customers acquired through free trial promotions are less loyal than regular customers. On the other hand, they are more responsive to marketing campaigns that point out the benefits of the product or service. Read more

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