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 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.