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    (2016-01-01) Transcending knowledge : information technology and innovation consultancy
    , R.
    Every Firm starts with an Idea. Most of the ideas for startups fail to make the transition to a successful company. This is mostly due to lack of preparation, study and analysis from the owner’s side, as they focus on the idea only and neglect other major factors such as people, the startup internal resources, and external forces, that often dictate whether the idea will succeed or fail. For this reason a business plan is essential in this early period. A business plan must focus on the bigger....................
    (2006-01-01) Marketing in het Amphia Ziekenhuis
    ’s Gravemade-Frijters, M.
    In this time period Dutch general hospitals are operating in a dynamic environment. Introduction of regulating market forces and changes in consumer behaviour are important aspects of this environment. Patients take up a more critical position and want more effective and efficient response to their needs. The implementation of strategic and internal marketing offers the opportunity to obtain and hold a proper position in this changing environment for a hospital. The central question for this re....................
    (2011-08-31) Impacts of Forest Land Allocation and Tourism Development on Forest-based Livelihoods in Rural Central Vietnam
    à Campo, J.M.G.
    Many rural livelihoods in Vietnam are still characterized by (extreme) poverty and a low quality of life. Where economic development in Vietnam’s big cities has been booming since the early 1990s, rural areas in the hinterland remain largely undeveloped. Poverty incidence in rural areas is extremely high in Vietnam. Especially ethnic minority groups that tend to live in remote and mountainous forested areas experience high poverty levels. Due to dramatic deforestation and the establishment of ....................
    (2017-05-23) The Effect of Corruption on Bilateral Foreign Direct Investment in Africa
    A. Akinsola
    This research empirically analyses the effect of corruption on both inward and outward foreign direct investment in African economies. Data from the FDI markets database, CEPII gravity database and the World Bank database are combined resulting in a sample of about 225 countries. The random effect model is estimated to analyse how corruption plays a role in either deterring or attracting foreign direct investment. I argue that corruption has a negative effect on FDI and that the type of corrupti....................
    (2015-07-13) Festival invasion
    A. Bernard
    Festivalisation is a neologism that describes the proliferation of festivals all around the world. Festivalisation of culture is the specific expression that describes the proliferation of festivals in the cultural sphere, whereby many artforms, from performing arts to visual arts are presented to the public via a festival formula. This research investigates the festivalisation phenomenon from a new point of view. It looks at the way permanent cultural organisations insert themselves in t....................
    (2016-06-22) Social TV: Second Screen and Audience Participation
    A. Borgomastro
    The vast popularity of social networks and mobile devices has led to a transformation of television, called Social television. Specifically, due to technological innovations, both public and commercial broadcasters are trying to respond through developing cross-media processes, expanding the actual content of their TV shows on social media (García-Avilés, 2012). They increasingly provide a growing level of interactivity, which enhance online audience participation in a variety of ways. In ....................
    (2015-06-08) Happily ever after in Cyprus
    A. Dimitriou
    This thesis is a qualitative research on the discourses about romantic love of young Cypriot women who are either heavy or non heavy viewers of romantic comedies. Cyprus is an interesting place to undertake such a research about romantic love because despite the fact that its culture is being progressively westernised, it still has great links with traditional values including ideas about romantic love. The research question being addressed is how the discourses of heavy and non-heavy viewers of....................
    (2015-07-31) ‘Visit Palestine’
    A. el Hamidi
    Deze thesis richt zich op de visuele propagandacampagne van de zionistische beweging tussen 1900 en 1956 en dan met name via posters. De posters omvatten een breed scala aan thema’s, variërend van diaspora en immigratie tot landbouw en arbeid, ingezet door verschillende zionistische organisaties ter verwezenlijking van de Joodse staat in Palestina. De hoofdvraag gaat over de wijze waarop de zionistische bewegingen aan de hand van visueel beeldmateriaal geprobeerd hebben Joden in Europa te mob....................
    (2015-10-20) Sexting, Snapchat & Social Norms: Because everybody is doing it?
    A. Gudmundsdóttir
    This research aims to uncover what social norms Icelandic youth are developing and applying to sexting via Snapchat; the factors that influence the norm development; and how the norms coincide or differ across age, gender, and relational contexts. It is one of the first qualitative studies to explore sexting from youth’s perspectives. The focus on Icelandic youth provides an excellent opportunity to yield insights into the relative influence of the socio-cultural context due to Iceland’....................
    (2015-07-16) The Integration of Online Information in Lifestyle Politics
    A. Hashim
    This research aimed to explore how young Dutch citizens get news about the world online and use the information they have in relation to their political participation activities, whether conventional or unconventional political participation. The main focus of this research was on young Dutch citizens’ political consumption and how that is linked to their web browsing activities. Therefore, the following main research question was explored: how is the political consumption of young Dutch citiz....................
    (2014-12-11) Een rationeel geloof in de Ene!?
    A. Hazenoot
    De rationele verdediging van een geloof in God vormt al eeuwen een steeds weer terug kerende discussie. In deze scriptie wordt in het eerste deel de these van Leibniz dat deze wereld de beste van alle mogelijke werelden is besproken in relatie tot de discussie die hij voerde met twee tijdgenoten. Zijn rationele verdediging werd ook toen al hevig bekritiseerd. In het tweede deel worden de tegengestelde posities die J.L. Mackie en A.C. Plantinga innemen op grond van een zelfde uitgangspunt van d....................
    (2014-09-19) Development of a cold pack for treating sports injuries.:
    A. Janssen, T.
    The project includes literature- and field studies to identify the needs of the athlete and the sports club concerning cooling of sports injury. Based on the findings a product line is designed that better addresses the needs of the users. The product line proposal consists of two cold packs intended for single use at the sports club. One cold pack targeted at amateur sports club segment, and the other at the semi-professional sports club segment. The competitive edge of both the coldpacks is me....................
    (2016-10-01) "Athens" Creative Economy and Urban Space
    A. Konomi
    Creative individuals have been seen as key agents of urban regeneration in the age of the new/creative economy and the idea of developing ‘creative clusters’ for these individuals has been seen as policy for urban economic and cultural development. But, what makes one place more attractive to creative enterprises and activities than another? How is the spatial behavior of creative entrepreneurs formed? This study focuses on the dynamics which affect the relationship between creative enterpri....................
    (2014-09-01) Personal leadership integrity: habit or value?
    A. Korver
    It is crucial that top management, the leaders of an organization, are taken up their responsibility in order to create an ethical culture within the organization. Ethical leadership is the fundament of an ethical culture within an organization.
    (2015-06-26) Museum Promotion on the Web: A Comparative Study
    A. Kostenko
    This thesis explores the tensions that occur when museums that traditionally hold authority in matters of knowledge face the democratic nature of the Web 2.0. Indeed, nowadays cultural institutions are compelled to go online since it provides them with opportunities to unprecedentedly extend their reach and promote themselves. Nonetheless, in order to succeed, their communication and promotion have to engage online users and be adjusted to the participatory culture of the Web 2.0. A range of stu....................
    (2015-06-12) Technology and Fashion: Crossing the Intersection
    A. Minasyan
    Would you like to wear a dress that could charge your smartphone? Or wouldn't it be great that your sneakers could post on the Twitter and Facebook? Recently, the wearable computing devices defined that smart garments receive great attention and become a hot topic of discussion. More and more individuals are experimenting with the possibility to embed high- tech devices, such as solar cells or LEDs, into textile. The added functionality enables the garment to provide unique aesthetic experienc....................
    (2015-07-03) Sex, weapons and video games
    A. Parra Vinasco
    After four decades of technological development, video games have reached an extraordinary popularity around the world, and surprising levels of realism and graphicness. Video games have gained a pivotal role in the society and such privilege position has raised questions about its impact on players. The study of violent graphicness as a trigger for real world aggression has dominated the academic sphere of video games research, but the need to understand motivations, perceptions, and reasoning ....................
    (2016-06-21) Professionele zelfreflectie in de Nederlandse journalistiek
    A. Rasenberg
    Journalist is een vrij beroep. Toch werken de meeste journalisten aan de hand van gedeelde normen en waarden en een gevoel van verbondenheid met het vak, waardoor de journalistiek steeds meer professionaliseert. Desondanks klinken er vanuit de maatschappij én vanuit de journalistiek zelf kritische geluiden. Zo heeft journalist Joris Luyendijk gezegd dat het onmogelijk is om 100% objectief verslag te doen vanuit dictatoriale landen. Hier maakte Luyendijk zich niet heel populair bij collega-journ....................
    (2016-06-08) ‘In stock’ on Amazon: The Cultural Globalisation and Deterritorialisation of Madhubani
    A. Sarkar
    This study is an investigation into the journey of Madhubani from India to Amazon has reconfigured and reconstructed the art form itself. Hence, determining the ‘circuits of commerce’ (Zelizer, 2004) will be indispensable to understanding the infrastructure that has aided the flow of Madhubani from the local to the global art market and responsible for the modification and repositioning of traditional Indian art from its ceremonial, traditional moorings, to its now decorative or commodified ....................
    (2016-06-22) Nationalism and the Media
    A. Sarycheva
    Russian contemporary society experiences nationalistic moods contagion that causes tensions among different ethnic groups. The subject of these tensions, ethnic minorities, comprises 22% of the population, a total of 26 million people (RFSSS, 2010). However, relatively little research is conducted on the topic of ethnic minorities media representation in Russia. Scholars focus on television news coverage though entertaining media is being neglected in existing academic research. The project....................
    (2013-01-01) Silica spray drying
    A. Schanssema
    De begeleider en/of auteur heeft geen toestemming gegeven tot het openbaar maken van de scriptie. The supervisor and/or the author did not authorize public publication of the thesis.
    (2014-10-13) The influence of free time and perceived trust in supervisor on personal initiative
    A. Schepers
    There’s a lot of external pressure on today’s economy. Organizations have to be more flexible and innovative and employees have to show behavior that complies with this. One of behaviors is showing more Personal Initiative at work. This research will contribute to the theory of Personal Initiative by investigating the influence of the (amount of) reward Free Time and the employee’s perceived level of trust in the direct supervisor on Personal Initiative, because neither of them was investi....................
    (2014-12-15) HET LIJDEN OMARMD
    A. Smit
    Hoewel Schopenhauer een uiterst samenhangende metafysica heeft opgebouwd, is de conclusie die hij op basis van zijn metafysica trekt niet houdbaar. Volgens Schopenhauer wordt de wereld gedreven door een blinde, onstuitbare wil die in alles werkzaam is. Hierdoor is de wereld een opeenstapeling van lijden en pijn zonder doel of richting. Volgens Schopenhauer is het daarom nodig om de wil te ontkennen waardoor er een paradijs van zalig niet-willen zal aanbreken. De Franse schrijver Michel Houelleb....................
    (2017-07-26) Invloeden die Geleid Hebben tot Groei in Huizenprijzen in de Randstad
    A. Tournier
    In dit onderzoek wordt er gekeken welke invloeden geleid hebben tot verschillen in huizenprijzen van de Randstad ten opzichte van Nederland. Daarbij wordt de volgende onderzoeksvraag beantwoord: In hoeverre valt de ontwikkeling van de huizenprijzen in de Randstad toe te schrijven aan economische factoren of aan demografische factoren? Voorgaande onderzoeken hebben uitgewezen dat vooral het inkomen, agglomeratie effecten, voorzieningen en restricties opgelegd door de overheid effect hebben op hui....................
    (2016-06-10) Settling in with Social Media
    A. van Eldik
    International students start a new life in a new country with a new social network. Social media has the potential to aid this process. This study explores the role of social media in the settling-in phase of international freshmen in the Netherlands, offering a broad approach of the different ways in which university students use social media, as this approach seems absent from earlier research. The goal of this study was to distinguish the choice for and use of social media platforms, as well ....................
    (2016-06-08) Ethnographic observations by creative entrepreneurs
    A. van Son
    In recent years the usefulness of arts- and culture-driven urban regeneration has been recognized. The role of creative entrepreneurs – how they ‘do’ regeneration and how they make decisions about where to locate – is however being underexposed. This research investigates how creative entrepreneurs view their part in gentrification processes/urban development. It focuses on the neighborhood the Zomerhofkwartier in Rottterdam, a gentrifying area in a city in the Netherlands. Findings s....................
    (2014-08-01) Do firms learn to appropriate value?
    A. Verburg
    Over the past decades, the formation of strategic alliances as a source for external growth has become extremely popular. Currently, strategic alliances are responsible for a quarter of Fortune 500 companies’ revenues, yet 50% of them fail. This study has been designed to explain why the other half is successful.
    (2015-05-22) De toekomst van de filosofie volgens Rorty
    A.A. van der Werf
    Rorty stelt twee verschillende houdingen ten opzichte van het westerse kennisproject tegenover elkaar: de traditionele epistemologische houding en de hermeneutische houding. Hij verwerpt het streven naar objectieve kennis als het dominante project van onze cultuur, waarmee ook de epistemologie als een zinvol vak op losse schroeven komt. Hij bepleit het belang van ‘Bildung’, in de zin van het kweken van gevoel voor andere tradities en vocabulaires. Voor de filosofie ziet Rorty alleen een rol ....................
    (2016-06-20) Digital Branding & Multi-sided Platform Startups
    A.A.L.L. Dorant
    This paper aimed to identify how digital branding can help multi-sided platform start-ups achieve success in the first two stages of the start-up life cycle. Digitisation has changed the business world and has created an abundance of opportunities as well as challenges. Research on branding focuses mostly on incumbent firms, neglecting to see how businesses that arise from digital business models utilise digital branding. One such specific type of start-up is the multi-sided platform. The unique....................
    (2016-06-08) Art for money’s sake?
    A.A.M.J.Y. Denies
    The past decades, museums have had to cope with increasing financial pressure, confronting them to new challenges. The economic crisis had important consequences on corporate, private as well as public support. As a result, it has been necessary to consider new ways of managing museums. In this context, deaccessioning has become increasingly considered as an efficient collection management tool. Deaccessioning is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as the “official removal of an item from a libra....................
    (2011-10-25) Groei en werktevredenheid: hoe de balans te vinden en te behouden?
    De reden waarom organisaties dienen te groeien, is om innovatieve diensten die gevormd worden uit de beschikbare interne organisatiemiddelen te creëren. Een grote organisatie heeft een grotere kans op het herkennen van deze diensten (E.T. Penrose et al. 2009).
    (2017-07-07) Health and Risk Aversion among the Elderly: an Empirical Study Using Anchoring Vignettes
    A.C. Kraaij
    The existing literature points to ambiguous conclusions about the relationship between health and risk aversion. Since the rating of one's own health may depend on risk aversion itself, this study uses anchoring vignettes to identify and correct for potential differences in reporting by risk aversion. The results suggest that health and risk aversion are negatively related, even after correcting for these differences. There is some evidence that risk aversion is associated with lower health stan....................
    (2016-06-08) Persuasiveness Against All Odds?
    A.C. Meeuwes
    Using a quasi-experimental research design in combination with a pre-test and post-test design, this explorative study aimed to find the differences between the interactive medium persuasive game and the non-interactive medium video, with respect to the final feeling of persuasion of the media user. Playing games still has an unwarranted negative connotation, while at the same time studies claim that digital games become more popular among youngsters young adults. Previous studies found out that....................
    (2015-06-26) Millennials and Brands
    A.C. Nwatarali
    Brands are defined as a construct in which the brand becomes an interface between the firm's activities and consumers' interpretations (de Chernatony & Dall'Olmo Riley, 2010). While millennials are sometimes viewed as active and engaged consumers who purposely seek out brands to connect, interact and in some cases collaborate with brands (Tanyel et al., 2013; Gurau, 2012; Moore, 2012; Lantos, 2014). Fournier and Avery’s (2011) perspective suggests that, brands are in a way invading the social ....................
    (2017-07-14) Knelpunten in Kosten-batenanalyses voor Voetbalstadions
    A.C. van der Beek
    Kosten-batenanalyse is al lange tijd één van de methodes om de waarde van projecten te analyseren en keuzes te maken uit verschillende alternatieven. Vaak komen deze analyses met foutieve resultaten. Kosten worden vaak ondergewaardeerd en baten vaak overgewaardeerd. De vraag is of dit ook bij analyses voor voetbalstadions het geval is. Dit literatuur onderzoek tracht te onderzoeken wat knelpunten zijn in de kosten-batenanalyses voor voetbalstadions. Door eerst naar kosten-batenanalyses in het ....................
    (2014-05-06) The Devil in Theology and Philosophy
    A.C. van Dorp
    In The Devil in Theology and Philosophy: Augustine and Geulincx discuss the details, the main focus is the comparison between Augustine’s and Geulincx’ views on the devil. While Augustine’s view on the devil has been discussed by numerous theologians throughout the ages, Geulincx’ view never received much attention. This master’s thesis attempts to show that the lack of interest in Geulincx’ of the devil has been undeserved. By examining Geulincx’ view, a radically different v....................
    (2014-06-20) Online friendships: What do adolescents feel, think, prefer and expect?
    A.H. Draaijers
    The main purpose of this research was to establish what Dutch adolescents feel, think, prefer and expect when it concerns online communication in their friendships. In addition, this research wanted to determine factors that pattern these feelings, thoughts, preferences and expectations. A mixed method was used to provide not only significant details about the use and the evaluation of online communication by adolescents, but also to provide more insights on and anecdotes about what goes on in ....................
    (2016-06-17) Social norms concerning online communication
    A.H. Draaijers
    There are concerns in academic circles, but also in Dutch society about the increasing use of online communication. Worries are expressed that people will lose their offline connections with each other. This article aimed at informing that discussion by researching the norms people uphold concerning their daily online behavior. A large sample of 495 respondents (12-30 years) participated in the research project. A survey incorporating vignette assignments was used to explore what kind of norms t....................
    (2015-05-26) The Ignorant Mind
    A.H. Prins
    The thesis deals with the phenomenon we call ‘consciousness’. In it, three ways of looking at consciousness – what it is, where it comes from – are discussed. The first is the way René Descartes saw the phenomenon, and the influence he has had on our thinking about it. Next is Daniel Dennett’s way of explaining consciousness, using his work Consciousness Explained to explain his ‘Multiple Drafts’ model. Third is Alva Noë’s view of consciousness, which focuses mainly on interact....................
    (2014-01-01) Simulating the EPRB experiment
    A.H. van Zessen
    De begeleider en/of auteur heeft geen toestemming gegeven tot het openbaar maken van de scriptie. The supervisor and/or the author did not authorize public publication of the thesis.
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