On December 11, 2018 EFMD awarded Nyenrode an extension of its EQUIS accreditation for three years. The EFMD praises Nyenrode’s ‘excellent corporate connections’ and strong alumni network. They commend the university ‘for being committed to ethics, responsibility and sustainability’.
How do we contribute to organizational change and learning in a more sustainable way that is compatible with the current challenges we face? Jeanine Jansen and Jessica Peters explored this and other questions during the first-ever Action Research PhD course at Nyenrode.
Employee loyalty in the traditional sense is losing ground. Organizational commitment, based on social exchange, is not strong enough to create attachment within work relationships in today’s changing nature of work. This is one of the conclusions by Dr. Ali Fenwick’s dissertation titled ‘Creating a Committed Workforce: Using Social Exchange and Social Identity to Enhance Psychological Attachment within an Ever-changing Workplace’, for which he received his doctorate from Nyenrode Business Universiteit on December 12, 2018.
The 2018 Financial Times European Business School Ranking has been published. As expected, Nyenrode Business Universiteit has slipped in the overall ranking of European Business Schools, falling from 38th place in 2017 to 51st out of 95 institutions in 2018. The university believes the reason for this result is clear: it is a consequence of a one-time lack of responses from graduates in 2014, which factors into the ranking.
“The field of Auditing & Assurance is about people and trust”, says Prof. Dr. Joost van Buuren. However, according to Van Buuren, the field has not been innovative enough in recent years and is failing to adequately fulfill users’ wishes. Van Buuren therefore calls upon the sector to develop a new active approach: one in which innovation is aimed at meeting users’ needs and boosting their trust in the accountant through scientific validation of audit methodology. Van Buuren: “Accountants must start thinking differently and seize opportunities with an open mind in order to increase the relevance of the accounting position.”
In a repeat to last year’s achievement, the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Business Administration has once again been rated as the best program in the Netherlands in the category of International Business in the “Keuzegids Universiteiten 2019” (a selection guide for universities). The program far outperformed all other bachelor programs in the Economics & Business sector of the guide. With an overall score of 94 points out of 100, the BSc in Business Administration is the only program in the International Business category to earn the designation of “top program”, even tying for second place among all bachelor programs in the Netherlands.
Entrepreneurial finance is a fast-growing phenomenon in this day and age. New forms of financing are developing at a rapid pace with the changing European economy and the increasing number of startups and scale-ups. What is lagging behind in these developments is the literature. Until now, that is. The book “Entrepreneurial Finance: The Art and Science of Growing Ventures” is a new standard work, textbook and research book all in one, drawing enthusiastic responses from numerous students, lecturers and critics.