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|| (2068-01-01) Machtige CEO’s bepalen hun eigen beloning : analyse van de Nederlandse ziekenhuizen|
This thesis research examines CEO compensation in the Dutch hospital market during the period 2008 – 2014. There were 76 hospitals included in this research. The research aims to find an answer to the question whether or not CEO compensation is influenced by the CEO power. To measure CEO power four proxies were defined and tested in four fixed-effects regression models. The first proxy is RatioBord, which determines the effect of the size of the board of directors relative to the size of the s....................
|| (2056-01-01) Mastering potential risks : employee motivations for self-censorship on social media|
While social media enable employee voice and stakeholder dialogue, sometimes selfcensorship silences employees, because they feel it is too risky to speak out. This cross-sectional survey study among employees (N = 161) aims to unveil the types of risks employees encounter when the wish to express work-related issues on social
media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and what type of self-censorship they employ to reduce these uncertainties. First, based on factor analysis, we found that ....................
|| (2017-04-24) Israel's Opacity about Nuclear Weapons|
Israel is the only state in the world that uses opacity as strategy for its nuclear arsenal. Two game-theoretical models with three players, Israel, the U.S. and Iran, are used to research this behaviour. The first model is used to research the forces that drive Israel’s behaviour and the second model is used to explain why the curious equilibria could hold over time. Israel’s opacity is also beneficial for other parties, therefore those equilibria can hold.
|| (2017-04-20) Denying the unspeakable: Redefining the denial of the Armenian genocide|
History can only be proven so far as by means of pragmatic hermeneutics. With the right motives, there will always be questions to raise about historical evidence, which is the exact reason why the history of the Armenian genocide can continue to be questioned. The Turkish state maintains that the deportations and mass-slaughter of Armenians in 1915-6 were not acts of genocide, but rather wartime countermeasures against an insurgent ethnic group. The intent of the Young Turk regime to homogenize....................
|| (2017-04-19) "We Should Rule": Empowering Women in History's Vikings|
In History’s Vikings (2013-), the writer Michael Hirst wants to show the female empowerment of women in Viking culture and how this empowerment differs from women in medieval Christian culture. This thesis first considers the medieval source material that Hirst adapted. This thesis analyses the characterisation of Lagertha (in the Saxo Grammaticus’ Gesta Danorum) and Aslaug (in Ragnars saga Loðbrókar) and compares their portrayals with the idea of the medieval woman described by Eileen Pow....................
|| (2017-04-13) Accumulating Cultural Capital in Colonial Korea: The Reception of Western Classical Music during the 1920s and 1930s|
This study attempts to reconstitute the trajectory of the reception of Western classical music in the late-colonial era Korea by employing Bourdieu’s notion of cultural capital. How did the recipient classes acquire and secure Western musical taste as a new form of cultural capital and what kinds of aspects facilitated this process? In order to shed light on the multilayered colonial context behind this phenomenon, Arjun Appadurai’s five ‘scapes’ concept is applied to the following metho....................
|| (2017-04-12) Welfare benefits from dynamic premia, asset allocation and age of retirement in a defined contribution pension scheme|
Steffens, J. (Joep)
Defined contribution (DC) schemes are on the rise in the Netherlands due to poor results of defined benefits (DB) schemes. DC is relatively new implying that there is room for improvement of the commonly used static lifecycle investment schemes. The digital era has made it possible for pension funds to invest in tailor-made pensions, based on the participants' preferences. This research investigates whether relaxing premia, asset allocation and the accumulation phase length results in welfare ga....................
|| (2017-04-12) Measuring credit risk of a loan portfolio: a comparison of different probability of default models|
Liempt, M.K.J. van (Mark)
A portfolio consisting of loans is extremely sensitive to credit risk, thus many products have been developed over time trying to insure this credit risk. Different models trying to capture credit risk within the portfolio have been developed, often consisting of a probability of default part and a recovery rate part. This paper looks at three main forms of modelling the probability of default, a form of historical simulation, the advanced IRB model and the CreditRisk+ model. I look at the stren....................
|| (2017-04-12) Running head: reputational concerns in innovation implementation|
models of motivational antecedents of individual innovative behaviour typically assume efficient behaviour of workers. This paper contributes by discussing how reputational concerns incentivize signalling behaviour in innovation implementation. By constructing an exploratory model of signalling, testable hypotheses are derived. The proposed model predicts efficient behaviour from all actors in the absence of reputational concerns; a symmetric Nash equilibrium in pure strategies. When reputationa....................
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|| (2017-04-11) Disguises of Power: Kawaii in the Japanese Cyberspace|
This research begins with a critical analysis of the kawaii and the cyberspace literature in the Japanese context. Based on that framework, I distinguish three main kawaii discourses: as advertisement and for attraction; as a statement or rebellion; and as soft power.
I select three Japanese organisations, belonging to different sectors, in order to examine whether there is an intention behind utilising their respective kawaii aesthetics to communicate a particular idea. While the messages dif....................
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