ABRI Visiting Professors

Each year, the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI) offers six one-year Visiting Professor positions (0.2 FTE) for distinguished international researchers in the field of business administration.
The Visiting Professor positions are offered by the School of Business and Economics (SBE) of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), and are specifically connected to the research activities of ABRI. The purpose of these appointments is to stimulate development of new research on the topics relevant to the appointed professor.

Prof. Shannon Anderson (University of California at Davis, USA), 2018

Prof. Shannon Anderson is Professor of Management at University of California, Davis, USA.
She is an expert on the design and implementation of performance measurement and cost control systems, and has an extensive track record of publication in leading journals such as Management Science and Contemporary Accounting Research, and has won numerous grants and awards for her contributions to research and practice. She is also member of a number of editorial boards.

As a visiting professor, Shannon Anderson will collaborate with junior and senior faculty on research projects, give research seminars, and will be lecturing in MSc and post-graduate Accounting programmes ( Management Control the full-time and the part-time programme).

ABRI Research Track: Accounting & Financial Management
Anderson, Shannon
Prof. Bart Frijns (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand), 2018

Prof. Bart Frijns is Professor of Finance at Auckland University of Technology (Auckland, New Zealand)
He is the founding editor of Applied Finance Letters and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Futures Markets and the Global Finance Journal. He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization and the  Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

As a visiting professor, Bart Frijns continues his ongoing research projects with faculty at SBE, which will be developed further during his stay. He will provide feedback on work in progress and set up new projects with junior faculty. Furthermore, he will organize a workshop regarding publishing for junior faculty, and will contribute to the 2018 edition of the Behavioral Finance Conference (RBFC) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

ABRI Research Track: Accounting & Financial Management

Frijns, Bart
Prof. Andrew Sturdy (University of Bristol, UK), 2018

Prof. Andrew Sturdy is Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Bristol (UK)
His research interests focus mainly on issues of power and identity in the production and use of management ideas. He has published extensively in high ranking academic journals such as Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Behaviour and Organization Studies. Prof. Sturdy is a member of several editorial boards, and has extensive experience in editing journal special issues.

As a visiting professor, Andrew Sturdy will be working with PhD students and faculty at the Department of Management & Organisation, and will be teaching in the new Master programmes in Leadership & Change, Management Consulting and Strategy & Organization. He will also perform activities related to the special issue in Journal of Professions and Organization and the editing of a sub-theme to the EGOS Standing Working Group will take place.

ABRI Research Track: Strategy & Organisation
Sturdy, Andrew

Prof. Nicole DeHoratius(University of Chicago, USA), 2017.

Prof. Nicole DeHoratius is Adjunct Professor of Operations Management at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business (USA).
She has published in leading journals such as Management Science, Harvard Business Review, and California Management Review. Nicole DeHoratius serves as the Past-President of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) College of Supply Chain Management and as an associate editor for MSOM and senior editor for POM.

As a Visiting Professor, Nicole DeHoratius will conduct research on inventory record accuracy, and be involved in the organization of master classes on retail store operations and the development of research proposals. She will also be contributing to the industry research projects DINALOG and CATeLOG

ABRI Research Track: Logistics and Operations Research

DeHoratius, Nicole

Prof. Katrijn Gielens (University of North Carolina, USA), 2017.

Prof. Katrijn Gielens is Associate Professor of Marketing at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA).  
She is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of international retailing and product innovation. Her work has been published in high ranking journals, such as The International Journal of Research in Marketing (IJRM), Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Consumer Research . She has won twice the prestigious IJRM Best Article Award.

Katrijn Gielens teaches courses in international retail management and econometric and market response models. She serves on the strategy team of AiMark, a global center studying key marketing strategy issues, which brings together academics around the world, two of the top-four market research agencies, and brand manufacturers.

As a Visiting Professor, Katrijn will work on joint research publications with several members of the Marketing Department and possibly start new projects with other members of the department. She will be giving feedback on papers in development, and be a key-note speaker at the VU/UvA Retailing Day. In addition, Professor Gielens will give a methodological workshop to improve research skills that will appeal to a variety of doctoral students from different FEWEB departments.

ABRI Research Track: Marketing

Gielens, Katrijn

Prof. Brian Pentland (Michigan State University, USA), 2017.


Prof. Brian Pentland is endowed professor at the Eli Broad College of Business at the Accounting and Information Systems department, Michigan State University (USA).

His research has been influential across fields ranging from information systems, accounting, organization & management studies, to technology and innovation management. His publications have frequently appeared in absolute top journals, including Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science, and MIS Quarterly.

During his Visiting Professorship, Brian Pentland will support the KIN group and other ABRI groups to develop their capability in using computational methods for analyzing digitized organizational processes. He will be involved in joint publications, give feedback on existing projects, and participate as faculty in the ABRI / KIN Summerschool in June 2017. He will also offer seminars for a broad audience.

ABRI Research Track: Information & Innovation Management (KIN)

Pentland, Brian
Prof. Shaul Bar-Lev (Univerisity of Haifa, Israël), 2016

Prof. Shaul Bar-Lev is full professor at the Department of Statistics at the University of Haifa in Israel. His research interest lies in statistics and in stochastic operations research. He is an international expert on exponential families. In the past 12 years, he has visited The Netherlands many times, leading to intensive research collaboration with Prof. dr. van der Duyn Schouten (leading to 12 published papers plus one under review) and other researchers.

As a visiting professor Shaul Bar-Lev continues to intensify his research collaboration on Stochastic Operations Research at the Econometrics and OR Department, and will be actively involved in various research activities and events within the School of Business and Economics.

ABRI Research Track: Logistics and Operations Research
Bar-Lev, Shaul

Prof. Raghu Garud (Penn State University, USA), 2016

Prof. Raghu Garud is Professor of Management & Organization and the Research Director of the Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Penn State University in the USA.
He has been a leading scholar in the field of technology and innovation studies and his work has been published frequently in absolute top journals in the field of management, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Organization Studies.
As a visiting professor, Raghu Garud supports the KIN group in further strengthening its digital innovation research agenda. So far, two members of the KIN group (Philipp Tuertscher and Hans Berends) have already been working and publishing with Raghu Garud.

ABRI Research Track: Information & Innovation Management (KIN)

Garud, Raghu

Prof. Cheri Ostroff (University of South Australia), 2016

Prof. Cheri Ostroff is Research Professor at the University of South Australia and renowned scholar in the area of HRM/OB. Cheri has an excellent publication track record: she has published over 40 manuscripts, many of which appeared in top-tier journals, such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Personnel Psychology. Her work has been cited over 8,000 times.
As a visiting professor, Cheri Ostroff supports the M&O department’s research activities and will organizes a two-day, international Small Group Meeting on the topic of the emergence and multi-level issues on organizations for scholars in the OB area and a Master Class for executives and business practitioners.

ABRI Research Track: Organisational Behaviour

Ostroff, Cheri