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  • Bargain-hunters less likely to see staff as human, research finds

    Cheap deals, rude customers? The hidden cost of low prices

    12-01-2018

    When prices shrink, does our empathy for salespeople shrink with them? Are we more likely to belittle a Ryanair flight attendant than one in a Lufthansa uniform? The answer, it appears, may be yes. Research carried out at Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics indicates that consumer bargains can carry a hidden cost for the employees of budget retailers.

  • Flexible work

    Flex work for every type of labour

    24-11-2017

    Correlations can be found between the type of flex work and the nature of the activities carried out and between the type of flex work and the profession (Inaugural lecture Wendy Smit).

  • ROA report

    Weighing career prospects pays off for vocational education students

    17-11-2017

    Vocational education students who carefully weighed the associated career prospects when choosing a degree programme were more likely to succeed on the labour market.

  • netspar_klein

    € 250.000 for research into optimal pension contract

    29-09-2017

    Scientific institute and knowledge network Netspar grants € 250.000 to a three-year research project under the supervision of SBE researcher prof. dr. Antoon Pelsser.

  • UNSIF logo

    UM joins UNDP partnership

    22-09-2017

    On Friday 22 September, Maastricht University signed a new partnership with the United Nations Social Impact Fund (UNSIF) and nine leading universities worldwide to join the UNSIF Research Council.

  • Labour market school leavers

    Labour market for school leavers is better but still not ideal

    05-09-2017

    Release of the ROA report on school leavers 2016.

  • People with a job learn most during their work

    19-07-2017

    People with a job tend to learn more when carrying out their daily tasks and collaborating with experienced colleagues.

  • Learning at the workplace for auditors

    Learning at the workplace for auditors

    18-05-2017

    Therese Grohnert, PhD candidate at Maastricht University, wanted to know why audit firms sometimes form insufficiently supported judgements on their clients’ financial statements.

  • SBE AACSB re-accreditated

    School of Business and Economics receives re-accreditation from AACSB

    25-04-2017

    On 19 April 2017 AACSB International announced that it will be extending the business accreditation of Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics (SBE). Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. By obtaining this re-accreditation, SBE retains the prestigious ‘Triple Crown’ which consists of accreditations awarded by the American AASCB, the British AMBA and the European-wide EQUIS. Only 1% of business schools worldwide have been able to achieve this.

  • ITEM Stagiaires gezocht

    Internships available at ITEM starting February 2017

    22-12-2016

    Het Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM is per februari 2017 op zoek naar versterking van haar team in de vorm van:  Stagiaire communicatie; Stagiaire 'Event organizer ITEM'; Stagiaire (1.0 fte) (Monitoring Service Grensoverschrijdende Arbeidsbemiddeling).

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