Research at Tilburg School of Economics and Management
TiSEM researchers conduct fundamental top research in every field of economics and business management, and the School strives to create optimal conditions for the research and exploration of important issues in these areas.
Researchers are encouraged to follow their intellectual curiosity and cooperate intensively with PhD candidates in the CentER Graduate School. They not only dedicate themselves to learning the trade; they also stimulate faculty members to remain critical and alert.
Research areas & themes
The research activities of TISEM encompass the following areas: Accountancy, Econometrics & Operations Research, Economics, Finance, Management (Organization & Strategy / Information & Supply Chain Management), Marketing, Public Governance, Tax Economics.
TiSEM stimulates thematic and inter-disciplinary research by hosting and partnering in interdisciplinary research centers and networks and faculty members are active in the editorial boards in their field. Read the latest blogs published by our researchers and explore the profiles of our research staff, their expertise and research in
Attracting early stage investors through an effective start-up governance31st March 2020
An important question for academics and practitioners alike is whether entrepreneurial firms rely on signals to demonstrate their attractiveness in the financing market. Traditionally, most attention was focused on the US (venture) capital market; but recently countries like the Netherlands have emerged in the start-ups arena featuring big fundraisings such as Picnic (€250 million) or GitLab (€268 million). However, attracting outside investors remains a key challenge.
in Business UT Dallas 2019
in Economics & Business US News Best Global University 2020
in Business Administration Shanghai Global Ranking 2019
In recent years many TiSEM reseachers have received awards in recognition of their outstanding contribution to scientific research, for example Professor Aart de Zeeuw received the 2018 European Lifetime Achievement Award in Environmental Economics.
Anne-Wil HarzingFull Professor Tilburg Institute of Governance
Willem BuijinkEmeritus Professor of Business Economics
Sylvester EijffingerFull Professor Department of Economics
Resources & facilities
Top research requires top research resources and facilities. TiSEM offers research support as well as grant application support. The Tilburg University library offers an extensive collection of licenses for databases, datasets, books and journals. Facilities for data collection are offered among others at CentERlab (experiments) and CentERdata (panel of 2000 households).