Department of Organisation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship (OSE)
Our department delivers high quality education and research in organization, strategy, and entrepreneurship. We create an active, dynamic learning environment that empowers students to become independent thinkers and prepares them to be the responsible leaders of tomorrow. We provide impactful research that addresses real-world challenges. Importantly, at OSE, we promote an inclusive culture that values diversity and supports collaboration.
- International staff (40) and PhD students (15)
- Master specialisations: Management, Change & Consultancy; Strategy and Innovation; Entrepreneurship & Business Development
- Houses Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Top-rated publications
- Societal and business impact activities
- Vibrant and collegiate
- Head of Department: Prof. dr. Juliette Koning
The subject of study at OSE includes firms/organizations and the units within them, namely teams and employees. We look at factors that determine their performance, success, meaning-making, and how they interact with each other and the environment. We are equally intrigued by the reasons behind their decision-making and responses. We apply a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods.
We are proud to contribute our knowledge and expertise to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including the flagship bachelor and masters in International Business and Business and Business Economics. We contribute to programs in Business Engineering, Business Analytics and Emerging Markets. We are also active in teaching at other campuses and faculties, including the Venlo campus, and University College Maastricht. We support executive education at UMIO, in particular their programs in entrepreneurship, organizational change and leadership.
As our name indicates, the department combines expertise in Organizational Behaviour, Strategy and Entrepreneurship education, research and societal impact. Besides the expertise we offer within each of these fields, our unique composition allows us to offer exciting education and research at several crossroads: sustainability, innovation, leadership and diversity. The below image summarizes the various areas in which we are specialized.
Bettina Peters was visiting OSE on November 13 and 14, 2023. She is a professor in innovation at the University of Luxembourg and deputy head of the Department of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics at the Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim, Germany. Her research interests include financing of innovation, evaluation of R&D policies and the effects of innovation on employment and productivity. During her research stay in Maastricht, she works together with Van Anh Vuong on estimating firm dynamic investment in R&D and worker skills, a project that is has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 898949.
Mark Roberts was visiting OSE on November 13 and 14, 2023. He is a professor of economics at the Pennsylvania State University, US, and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His main research interests are applied microeconomics and industrial organization, in particular export, R&D and productivity. During his research stay in Maastricht, he works together with Van Anh Vuong on estimating firm dynamic investment in R&D and worker skills, a project that is has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 898949.
In the spotlight
Maastricht Leadership Development Research Roundtable
The Maastricht Leadership Development Research Roundtable is a small-scale and informal, content-driven event with a developmental and generative mindset and culture that brings together academics for meaningful dialogue, idea sharing, and co-creation. When: 17-18 april 2024, Keynote speakers: Prof.dr. Birgit Schyns (NEOMA Business School, France) and Prof.dr. Olga Epitropaki (Durham University Business School, UK). For more information contact: Sonja Zaar
Publishing Registered Reports in Management and Applied Psychology: Common Beliefs and Best Pratices
Roman Briker and Fabiola Gerpott (WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management) published an article in Organizational Research Methods (GSBE: A+) that reviews Registered Reports in the fields of management and applied psychology, scrutinizes myths about this submission format, and gives best practices for authors and reviewers of RRs.
NWO-M Research Project
On the 15th of November 2023, the 2-year NWO-M awarded research project into cross-border interorganizational cooperation in crime control will start. This project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between OSE (Juliette Koning) and Item (Math Noortmann) bundling organizational and legal expertise. The project focuses on collaboration between the police, the public prosecution services, and municipalities in the Euregion Meuse-Rhine.
Family Business Review
Research by Matthias Leute, Yannick Bammens, Martin Carree and Jolien Huybrechts featured on the U.S. learning platform FamilyBusiness.Org, helping to spread key insights and takeaways to a broader management audience! Our study (originally published in the June 2023 issue of Family Business Review) examined how the interplay between family blockholders and activist hedge funds shapes corporate innovation outcomes. For a brief recap and takeaways, see our piece on FamilyBusiness.org
Our School of Business and Economics was pleased to host the 8th International Conference on New Business Models (NBM) on June 21-23, 2023. The main topic in Maastricht was "Building partnerships for more sustainable, resilient and regenerative business models".
Jolien Huybrechts was appointed Associate Editor with the Journal of Business Research (ABS 3, 2021 IF: 10.969, 17/154 in Business) within the Entrepreneurship track.
Associate editor for Team Performance Management
As of April 1st 2023, Catarina Santos will be part of the new Editorial Board of Team Performance Management (TPM). Catarina will work with a group of team researchers under the leadership of a new appointed Editor-in-Chief to make the journal a stronger outlet for teamwork research.
TPM is part of the IWOT community, which organizes the International Workshop on Teamworking yearly in the Netherlands. It is also part of the EURAM community being involved in the Team Performance Management track – under the Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management Strategic Interest Group.
Open Science Award 2022
Roman Briker received the Open Science Award 2022 by the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN) for his work on pushing Registered Reports in the Organizational Sciences. More information and a recording of the ceremony and Roman’s speech can be found here.
Junior Researcher Award 2022
Roman Briker received the Junior Researcher Award of SBE for the year 2022. The jury noted that Roman was awarded for his performance and success in publishing research, acquiring grant money, and improving research quality via open science initiatives. In particular, the jury noted his publications in Journal of Organizational Behavior (GSBE: A) and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied (ABS: 4) as well as receiving a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. Moreover, the jury applauded his efforts to increase open science research within SBE and beyond.
Van Anh Vuong awarded Elinor Ostrom grant
Van Anh Vuong has received the Elinor Ostrom Grant for the academic year 2022/2023.
The Elinor Ostrom research grants are sponsored by the Elinor Ostrom Fund and SBE. The grants are designed to support female academics in the early stages of their research careers. They are intended to enhance women's research expertise by providing support in progressing research projects and publishing results.
Roman Briker received Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship
Roman Briker has received a Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship for his project on Leadership by Artificial Intelligence. Roman will receive >200.000€ to work together with Simon De Jong, Fabiola H. Gerpott, (WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management), and Yochanan Bigman (Hebrew University Jerusalem) to study how employees react to leadership (attempts) by artificial intelligence systems or agents. The fellowship will start in November 2022.
Best Overall Paper Award 2022 AoM OB Division
The paper “Adherence to Unethical Instruction from AI Supervisors: Combining Experiments with Machine Learning” written by Lukas Lanz (WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management), Roman Briker (UM), and Fabiola Gerpott (WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management) will receive the Award as the Best Overall Paper of the Organizational Behavior Division at this year´s Academy of Management Conference.
JCB Best Paper Award 2020
The members of the Advisory Board and Editorial Review Board of The Journal of Consumer Behaviour voted for their selection for Best Paper. The winning paper is titled: "How do I see myself? A systematic review of identities in pro-environmental behaviour research" written by Alina M. Udall, Judith I.M. de Groot, Simon B. de Jong, and Avi Shankar.
Jermain Kaminski presents research on experimental and causal machine learning
In the last episode of this season of 'Talking Business and Economics' (2020/2021), Jermain Kaminski talks about his recent research on experimentation and causal machine learning in entrepreneurship and innovation. He explains how applying causal models to big data can help businesses and entrepreneurs make better business decisions in positioning and improving their products. Watch video.
Oligo Workshop 2021
The Department of Organisation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship (OSE) of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics hosted the 9th edition of the Oligo Workshop on June 4-5, 2021.
This yearly event focuses on the game-theoretic analysis of competition and aims to advance our understanding of oligopoly theory as well as its applications. David P. Myatt from London Business School gave the keynote lecture. The workshop has been organized by Iwan Bos and Adela Buttolo. For more information, please visit the website at www.oligo2021.com, which was developed by Jermain Kaminski.
New member of the Grants Committee Scientific Projects of the University Fund Limburg/SWOL
Catarina Marques dos Santos is the new member of the Grants committee Scientific Projects of the University Fund Limburg/SWOL as a representative of the School of Business and Economics. Her appointment is for a period of 3 years (March 2021-March 2024).
Anita Van Gils, Roy Broersma and Jolien Huybrechts work on project to support family businesses
A local initiative of the Province of Limburg, MKB-Limburg and Maastricht University called TOF (Trots of Familiebedrijven) is going to help smaller family businesses to innovate, plan for the future and look for a good successor. On Thursday 18 March 2021, the TOF project kicked-off with a webinar in which experienced Limburg entrepreneurs shared their experiences. Anita Van Gils, associate professor in Strategic Entrepreneurship & Family Business, presented the importance of strategy in this project rooted in co-creation. Watch the webinar here.
Global Business students bridge theory with practice in real company case study
To give his students practical experience, Associate Professor Boris Lokshin recently collaborated with the internationalisation department of Boxine (a start-up that develops child-friendly audio systems) for his global business course. This collaboration came about when SBE alumna Juliane van Reedt Dortland, who now works at Boxine, accepted Boris' invitation to attend a 'Meet & Greet' event to share her career path with SBE students. Read the full story.
SBE welcomes new Open Science Ambassador Roman Briker
Van Anh Vuong awarded Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual European Fellowship
Van Anh Vuong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor (OSE), receives the Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Commission to study firm R&D and worker skills investments in the service industries.
Organizational and Strategic Challenges of (family) SMEs in Limburg
In collaboration with the Province of Limburg, Jolien Huybrechts, Anita Van Gils, Roy Broersma and Yannick Bammens, researchers at SBE's department of Organization, Strategy and Entrepreneurship mapped out the organizational and strategic challenges of (family) SMEs in Limburg.
Catarina Marques dos Santos awarded Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant
Catarina Marques dos Santos was awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship grant for her research on team performance. The project will start in July 2020 and will span a period of 24 months.