TiSEM’s department of Organization and Strategy is a vibrant and internationally diverse department. Its members are drawn from leading universities in North America, Asia and Europe and have a very strong research orientation with a focus on high-quality publications. Research in the Organization & Strategy group covers primarily the research areas of strategic management, international business, organization theory, entrepreneurship, and innovation from a variety of theoretical and empirical, methodological perspectives. The group pursues large-scale empirical analyses, but also encourages theoretical or exploratory research. Our researchers draw on a variety of disciplines and theories, including transaction cost economics, organizational learning, and evolutionary economics, institutional theory, organizational ecology and social network analysis. We welcome and support inter-disciplinary and innovative approaches in research.
Our researchers’ work has recently been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, Management Science, Organization Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, and the Strategic Management Journal. The department’s RM/PhD students are taught by the department’s leading researchers in small, highly interactive context taking a variety of content and method courses aimed at providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge for conducting high level research. Through the attendance of departmental seminars, participation in departmental events and mentoring by faculty members the students are encouraged to integrate into the department. While supervision styles vary, our graduate students enjoy attentive supervision by committed department researchers. Further, graduate students are encouraged to spend a semester abroad at leading universities/departments relevant to their research projects and are assisted by our faculty members in securing such visits; Wharton, Cass school of business, and Yale business school are among the schools our graduate students have visited recently.
Our graduates have obtained academic positions in leading US, European, and Asian universities (e.g., Texas A&M, Singapore Management University) as well as consulting, and non-academic research jobs.
Students seeking a friendly yet challenging and robust research environment in which to pursue their academic training will find those at the Organization and Strategy department.
Career Perspective MSc specialization in Organization & Strategy
If you follow the Research Master's program in Business - be it accounting, finance, information management, marketing, operations research, or organization and strategy - you are prepared to continue in a PhD program. More than 75% of the graduates continue at a PhD position at either Tilburg University or another university. 25% of the graduates start a professional career, mostly in the consultancy or financial sector.
The Research Master's program in Business in combination with the subsequent PhD studies enable our students to find jobs at universities around the world, at research institutes or in the banking and consultancy sectors.
In the PhD phase, most accepted PhD students become university employees earning a gross salary over more than Euro 85000 over three years and are granted pension rights.