Newsletter #3/2017

MSM Dean Wim Naudé

Maastricht School of Management is a meeting place for global, local and regional business and government decision-makers. Last month we played host to the Model European Parliament, this month to the small and medium enterprise sector in the Netherland’s Limburg Province. And as always we welcomed groups of decision-makers and researchers from further afield: delegations from Bangladesh, Namibia and Indonesia, among others, visited. Our faculty travelled to our various partners’ campuses to teach, and to Palestine to promote innovation in agriculture. Mentioning innovation: our Corvers-endowed Chair in Innovation Procurement is continuing to scale up its activities, reflecting the growing need in the public sector to promote and manage innovation. Read about these initiatives, and upcoming events and programs, in this month’s newsletter.

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The Law and Economics of EU Innovation Procurement: MSM-Corvers scaling up initiatives to support innovation through the public sector

In a public lecture and webinar on 20 March at Maastricht School of Management, the Corvers-MSM Chair in Innovation Procurement, Professor Nicola Dimitri, and Dr. Anne Rainville, from Corvers and VTREK, and also research fellow at MSM, discussed the law and economics of public procurement solutions for innovation.

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Business Because features MSM’s exciting new Executive Education portfolio

“In an effort to meet student demand for modern curriculum and flexibility MSM has announced fresh changes to its executive education offering. The move – marked by the release of a new website – comes as the school bids to attract learners, not only from across northern Europe but also from emerging economies, with redesigned course schedules and learning material”.

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Art and Entrepreneurship at MSM: MSM hosts MKB Limburg | Business Club Limburg at TEFAF 2017

This year is the 30th edition of TEFAF, one of the world’s most prestigious art fairs. MSM teamed up with MKB Limburg, a network organization for SMEs in Limburg, to host the MKB-Limburg | Business Club Limburg @ TEFAF 2017 where over a hundred regional business people came to MSM and TEFAF to be inspired.

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MSM’s Nora Stel awarded prestigious research grant

Dr. Nora Stel, has been awarded a Niels Stensen Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship aims to encourage talented young academics by supporting ‘outstanding researchers who recently received their PhD to enable them to gain research experience at a top university or institute abroad’.

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MSM and Twynstra Gudde launch strategic collaboration

On 9 March 2017 consultancy agency Twynstra Gudde (TG) and Maastricht School of Management (MSM) signed a MOU for co-operation in the areas of life-long professional education for organizations to develop the workforce in the critical areas of healthcare management, water management, transport, logistics, energy and the circular economy.

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Efficiency of Pension Funds in Namibia

I would recommend the DBA path to any person with the desire to exploit their true potential and to become globally competitive”. That is what Mr. Manfred Zamuee said after successfully defending his DBA thesis titled “Efficiency of Pension Funds in Namibia” at MSM on 20 March 2017.

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Facilitating the national forum for an innovative and sustainable agricultural sector in Palestine

On Wednesday March 15, a group of stakeholders of the agricultural sector in Palestine agreed on concrete steps to create a forum with the purpose to foster innovation and sustainability in the agricultural sector of Palestine through linking and learning. MSM facilitates this process as part of the Netherlands-funded PAAC project (Palestinian Agribusiness & Academic Cooperation).

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Training the Bank Rakyat Indonesia on Risk Management

Recently MSM welcomed a group of 14 Head of Divisions and Heads of the Regional Office of the Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI). During the visit at MSM, the group attended a 2 hour in-class training on the theme “Integrated Risk and Management”.

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Custom made program for the Government of Bangladesh

The Ministry of Local Government and Co-operatives of the Government of Bangladesh visited the Netherlands for several exposure visits, organized by MSM. The group consisted out of 25 high-level civil servants of the Ministry.

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From our DBA School: meet the candidates

This first MSM DBA news item starts out with the core of our DBA program: our DBA candidates. Pursuing a professional doctorate for most DBA candidates entails a careful balancing act between work commitments, research ambitions and social and family obligations. 

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Join the opening of the Photo exposition “Selling Strength” on 6 April 2017

Professor Josette Dijkhuizen, Honorary Professor in Entrepreneurship Development at MSM, and Jeroen Berkhout, Communications consultant and photographer, travelled to refugee settlements in Lebanon and Jordan. As a result of these travels they have put together a photographic documentary that illustrates the powerful impact of women entrepreneurs in these camps on their surroundings.

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New and upcoming programs

Full-time MBA 
Early bird (private sponsorship): 1 May 2017
Application deadline non-EU residents (private sponsorship): 15 July 2017
Application deadline EU residents (private sponsorship): 1 August 2017
Start date: 25 September 2017

Online MBA
Early bird deadline: 1 April 2017
Application deadline: 1 May 2017
Start date: June 2017

Executive Education – upcoming deadlines
Strategic Leadership - 10 April 2017
Organizational Change - 10 April 2017
Innovation Management - 15 April 2017
Project Design Tools – 15 May 2017
Project Procurement – 15 May 2017
Innovation Procurement - 5 June 2017

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New and recent publications

Visit our research portal or click on the links below to access our publications. 

Recent titles include:
Migration, entrepreneurship and development: critical questions
In: IZA Journal of Migration
Authors: Wim Naudé, Melissa Siegel and Katrin Marchand

The Law and Economics of EU Innovation Procurement
In: MSM Occasional Papers
Authors: Nicola Dimitri and Anne Rainville

The Economics of the EU Innovation Procurement
In: MSM Working Paper Series
Author: Nicola Dimitri

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Latest and upcoming events

Do you want to experience the MSM Executive MBA?
Date: 2 April 2017

Photo exposition “Selling Strength” from 6 April – 4 May
Date opening: 6 April 2017

DBA Supervision Seminar
Date: 30 and 31 May 2017

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MSM videos

Have you ever wondered what it is like to study at MSM? What kind of facilities do we offer? What kind of city is Maastricht? We hope to help you imagine what it is like to study at MSM and live in the beautiful city Maastricht. Become part of MSM! Join us and our community.

Click here for the MSM YouTube channel.

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Click here for the current job opportunities at Maastricht School of Management.

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