Prof.dr.ir. Elco van Burg

Professor of Organizational Theory and Head of Organizational Theory Section at the School of Business and Economics


Email
elco.van.burg@vu.nl
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Our research

The Department of Management & Organisation (M&O) at the School of Business & Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a scholarly community of over one hundred scholars known for their research and teaching on organisations and organising. We study these topics from multiple perspectives, encompassing entrepreneurship, organisational behaviour/HRM, strategy, organizational theory, and with a variety of methodological approaches. In our research, we consider organisations as responsible actors in their broader technological, political, social and economic contexts. As a community, we are driven by our mission to do “science with purpose”, that enables scholars to do relevant and rigorous research, facilitates business and management educators to offer innovative education, and equips practitioners with evidence-based tools and approaches to help organisations to operate effectively, while also serving society.

The Department of Management & Organisation is characterized by its collaborative ethos, entrepreneurial spirit, great diversity of cultural and disciplinary backgrounds, and distinct international outlook. Many of our scholars have received prestigious teaching awards, and as a Department we have built a strong track record by publishing regularly in leading journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Science. As part of the Department, we host specialized VU Research Centers focused on developing research and education on contemporary themes, such as board dynamics, business and society, diversity and inclusion, and business ecosystems

About the faculty

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) is the economic and business administration faculty of VU Amsterdam. Our employees, scientists and students disseminate, acquire and retain fundamental knowledge in business administration and economics, so that we can respond effectively to the economic and social challenges facing our world. Now and in the future. Our faculty consists of ambitious people who want to positively influence the world and the lives and well-being of others. We believe that collaboration, openness and social responsibility are the only way forward - for science, business and humanity. We encourage our students to become adults with a clear vision of their values and ideals, to become people who make a difference in the world, as scientists, professionals and citizens. The School of Business and Economics believes in science that serves a purpose.

About Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

VU Amsterdam is a unique university with faculties in the humanities, STEM, social sciences and medical sciences. Our education and research are closely linked. We combine our top position in research with a strong social orientation, which has resulted in an excellent international reputation. Our education and research are distinctly multidisciplinary. This is reinforced by the fact that our faculties are all located on one campus. We are a true campus university in the heart of the Zuidas Knowledge District, sharing its excellent national and international position and accessibility.

In depth information

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Relevant publications

  • “Process Studies of Organizational Space.”

    Authors:
    Stephenson, K., Kuismin, A., Putnam, L. & Sivunen, A. (2020)
    In:
    Academy of Management Annals 14(2) 797–827
  • The emergence of moral leadership.

    Authors:
    Solinger, O.N., Jansen, P. G. W., & Cornelissen, J. P. (2020).
    In:
    Academy of Management Review, 45 (3), 504-527. [AIP: 99]
  • “The Dynamics of Framing: Image, Emotion and the European Migration Crisis”.

    Authors:
    Klein, J. & Amis, J.M. (In press)
    In:
    Academy of Management Journal. https://doi.org/10.5465/ amj.2017.0510
  • Mutualism and the dynamics of new platform creation: A study of cisco and fog computing.

    Authors:
    Khanagha, S., Ansari, S., Paroutis, S., & Oviedo, L. (2020).
    In:
    Strategic Management Journal.
  • Personal brand equity: Scale development and validation.

    Authors:
    Gorbatov, S., Khapova, S.N., Oostrom, J.K., & Lysova, E.I. (2020).
    In:
    Personnel Psychology.
  • Entrepreneurial passion diversity in new venture teams: An empirical examination of short-and long-term performance implications.

    Authors:
    De Mol, E., Cardon, M. S., de Jong, B., Khapova, S. N., & Elfring, T. (2020).
    In:
    Journal of Business Venturing, 35(4), 105965.
  • Management research that makes a difference: Broadening the meaning of impact.

    Authors:
    Wickert, C., Post, C., Doh, J., Prescott, J., & Principe, A. (2020).
    In:
    Journal of Management Studies.
  • Advancing Qualitative Entrepreneurship Research: Leveraging Methodological Plurality for Achieving Scholarly Impact.

    Authors:
    Van Burg, E., Cornelissen, J., Stam, W., & Jack, S. (2020).
    In:
    Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/1042258720943051
  • Personal contact with refugees is key to welcoming them: An analysis of politicians’ and citizens’ attitudes towards refugee integration.

    Authors:
    Knappert, L. J., Van Dijk, H., Yuan, S., van Prooijen, J. W., Engel, Y., & Krouwel, A.
    In:
    Political Psychology.
  • Challenges in Building Robust Interventions in Contexts of Poverty: Insights from an NGO-driven multi-stakeholder network in Ethiopia.

    Authors:
    Van Wijk, J., van Wijk, J., Drost, S., & Stam, W. (2020).
    In:
    Organization Studies, 41(10), 1391–1415. ttps://doi.org/10.117
  • The cognitive costs of managing emotions: A systematic review of the impact of emotional requirements on cognitive performance.

    Authors:
    Hofstee, G., Jansen, P.G.W., De Lange, A.H., Spisak, B.R., & Swinkels, M. (2020).
    In:
    Work & Stress. https://doi.org/10.1080/026783