The Science of Performance Management

On June 24, Prof. Harold Hassink provided a breakfast session at Brightlands Chemelot Campus to talk about recent academic insights on performance management and how to analyse and improve an organisation’s chances of reaching its strategic goals.

Full of Hot Air?

Large institutional investors believe that companies are making too little progress to achieve the climate goals. Research shows that large companies have lots of nice words about sustainability, but that they are not yet taking much concrete action.

Dutch Housing Market: Facts and Fads

It is true that the Dutch housing market is in a deep crisis. But there are also a number of myths going around. In this video, Piet Eichholtz, Professor of Real Estate Finance at Maastricht University, separates the facts from the fads.

Why Can’t I Find a House?

We are currently in the biggest housing crisis since World War II. There are several reasons for this, but one factor stands out the most, according to Piet Eichholtz, Professor of Real Estate Finance at Maastricht University.

How will COVID-19 Change the Demand for Office Space?

Will the demand for office space decline after COVID-19? Piet Eichholtz and Nils Kok say office buildings that are no longer fit for purpose do not need to be written off. They deserve a second chance, and could be repurposed as residential housing.

Can Money Buy Happiness?

“It’s not a big flat screen tv or a new phone that makes you happy but rather cleaning help or delivery service”, says economist and ‘happiness professor’ Paul Smeets. "If you have money to spend, buy yourself some spare time!”.

We Said ‘Let them Rot in Hell’

Piet Eichholtz was one of the co-signatories of an open letter criticising the Netherlands’ reluctance to help Southern Europe in its time of need. He reflects on how the coronavirus crisis is embedded in economic, political and ethical issues.

Bee Insights for Information Management

The world of bees and the world of information and management accountancy might not share the same end product, but parallels can be drawn between the two and some interesting learning insights can be gained from doing so.