The department of Organisation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship (OSE) has an international reputation for excellent teaching and research. Our department members are specialists in the fields of organisational behavior, organisational theory, industrial organisation, entrepreneurship, international business, innovation and strategic management. We consistently apply small group teaching and our insights gained from research guarantee a high level of standard in business education.
The Department of Organisation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship of the School of Business and Economics was founded in September 2002 as the result of a merger between the Organisation and Strategy sections of the Department of Management Sciences. The Department has been led by: Prof. Dr. John Hagedoorn (2002-2004), Prof. Dr. Martin Carree (2004-2011 and 2012-2016), Prof. Dr. Hetty van Emmerik (2011-2012) and Prof. Dr. Wilko Letterie (2016-2018). The current head of the Department is Prof. Dr. Gerard Pfann.
Jarrod Ormiston has co-authored an article on Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) in Public Money and Management. The article explores how diverse stakeholders frame their expectations of SIBs. The paper highlights how the prioritisation of social finance and collaboration discourses privileges the role of private investors, which in turn diminishes the role of service providers as innovators. Read the full paper.
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 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.
As part of her research, dos Santos will tackle the (implicit) view in the literature that one level of convergence is appropiate for all teams, by analysing the shared mental model changing patterns (i.e., trajectories) of different teams via interdependence theory.
At the FFI Global Conference in Miami, Jasper Brinkerink, former UM PhD student, supervised by Anita Van Gils, Yannick Bammens and Martin Carree from the School of Business and Economics, was awarded the best doctoral dissertation award in family business. The dissertation titled "Innovation Management in Small and Medium-Sized Family Firms: The Role of Family-Induced Differences in Attitudes and Decision Models" was unanimously selected by three independent jury committees to add most to theory and practice in this field.
Jarrod Ormiston, from the Department of Organisation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship (OSE) has just published an article on Indigenous entrepreneurship in Public Management Review (Impact Factor 3.162). The article explores the role of public procurement policy on promoting Indigenous entrepreneurship. The paper takes a critical perspective on the policy development in Australia that have perversely created increased expectations on Indigenous entrepreneurs. The paper is available open acces here
New study by Jolien Huybrechts and colleagues on family firms published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice shows that choosing a family member heir without CEO-related human capital will result in severe performance declines. However, when there is a quality family member candidate, he or she should be given preference as their "family attribute" grants access to and fosters family-specific social capital and knowledge.
When founding and managing a new business, entrepreneurs are frequently confronted with stressors hampering their daily work. Julia Kensbocks' present study, "I can't get no sleep-The differential impact of entrepreneurial stressors on work-home interference and insomnia among experienced versus novice entrepreneurs", examines how these entrepreneurial stressors affect two important interrelated indicators of entrepreneurs' recovery and well-being.
As of May 1st, 2019 the department Organisation & Strategy (O&S) will continue under the name Organisation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship (OSE).
In May 2019, Dr. Jarrod Ormiston, Assistant Professor in Social Entrepreneurship, was a keynote speaker at the Changemakers Summit in Lesvos where he presented his insights from the Inter agency (UNCTAD/IOM/UNHCR) Policy Guide on Entrepreneurship for Refugees and Migrants.
Tuesday 16 April 2019, the Department of Organisation and Strategy, the Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Maastricht University and the Zuyd Hogeschool ran a refugee entrepreneurship workshop at the School of Business and Economics. The workshop aimed to connect refugee entrepreneurs with Maastricht University students and expert mentors to collaboratively work on enhancing their business ideas and was hosted by Dr. Jarrod Ormiston.
Three UM researchers have been awarded a Research Mobility Award, provided by YERUN, the Young European Research Universities network. One of UM's selected researchers is Assistant Professor Julia Kensbock (O&S). Her research is located at the interface between psychology, management, and entrepreneurship and she will visit the University of Konstanz in Germany.
During the Award Ceremony held prior to the Christmas Lunch on 20 December 2018, the winners of the various awards were presented.
Jasper Wanten, tutor at the O&S Department, received the Outstanding Tutor Award 2018.
Iwan Bos has received the International Journal of Economic Theory's Lionel McKenzie Prize, awarded to scholars aged 40 or under who have made an outstanding contribution to economic theory. He takes his place on the IJET honour roll alongside his SBE and Conflict and Cooperation research theme colleague Jean-Jacques Herings, who claimed the prize in 2008. Read more
Yannick Bammens and Paul Hünermund received the Family Firm Institute Best Quantitative Paper Award at the European Academy of Management 2018 conference for "Owners and Ecological Corporate Entrepreneurship: The Effect of Family Ownership on Eco-Innovation", a study of environmentally friendly policies in a group of family-owned German firms.
Professor Simon de Jong started per May 1st, 2017 at our department as full professor and he had his inaugural lecture on June 29th, 2018.
What makes a research team successful? Hannes Guenter, associate professor of organizational behavior at SBE and lead author of a forthcoming paper in Small Group Research, might just have some essential insights.
The Organisation & Strategy department hosted the 44th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE). The conference took place 31 August – 2 September 2017.
A paper by Hannes Guenter co-authored with Darja Miscenko (The University of Western Australia) and David V. Day (Claremont McKenna College), entitled “Am I a leader? Examining leader identity development over time“, has been accepted for publication by The Leadership Quarterly.