MAJOR CHANGES IN SOCIETY

CONTENT
Typical questions of this course are: how do historians look at change? What have old and modern philosophers said about social and technological change and about its desirability? How do economists think about such issues?

There will be lectures, discussions, and short written assignments. In addition, there will be oral presentations, in which groups of five students present their ideas about a certain subject to all students and teachers (with the help of an expert in oral presentation). For instance, a group may choose to give a presentation about the effects of social media on democracy, using well-defined criteria to establish whether the effects are ‘desirable’.

GENERAL INFORMATION
This course will take place in the third quartile of your first year. The main teacher is Tsjalle van der BurgFor information on this course please contact him. For information on  the Processes of Change Programme as a whole, see this file with the description of the programme or contact Celeste Wilderom or Tsjalle van der Burg.

Teachers

foto Tsjalle van de Burg

Dr. Tsjalle van der Burg
Dr. Tsjalle van der Burg
is an assistant Professor of Economics and he teaches economics at the University of Twente. Previously, he has worked for the University of Groningen, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Van der Burg has given courses in microeconomics, industrial organization and institutional economics among other things. Van der Burg holds a M.A. in Social Geography from the University of Utrecht and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Groningen.

Presently, Van der Burg is doing research on corporate governance and sports economics. Earlier, he has published in the fields of project appraisal, macroeconomics and international environmental economics among other things. He has participated in research projects of UNEP and OECD. He is senior member of the Netherlands Institute of Governance, and member of the International Assocation of Sports Economists and the European Corporate Governance Institute.

Van der Burg has a special interest in popularizing the science of economics. In his view, economics does not need to be difficult. Thus, Van der Burg has published on economic subjects in national newspapers. He has also been a columnist for De Twentsche Courant Tubantia. His book “Voetbalzaken. Hoe de markt het spel kapot maakt” (to be published in April 2016, by Amsterdam University Press) is partly based on these columns. His views can also be heard on radio and television now and then.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Celeste P.M. Wilderom
Celeste Wilderom (Ravelijn Room: 2426, tel. # +31-53-489-4159) teaches Change Management & Organizational Behavior; she is a PhD-holder in Psychology (State Universi­ty of New York, USA, 1987) and is associated with both the BSc- and MSc-degree programs in International Business Administration: University Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. Her management research focuses on effective leadership, organizational change and culture. She is advising numerous Dutch and foreign PhD-, MSc- and BSc-level students: one of which received the ‘Best-PhD Dissertation’ award, Academy of Management, Public-Sector Division. Another PhD student of hers received in 2010 the Best Dissertation award of the International Leadership Association. In 2015, the paper she co-authored with her PhD-student, Desiree van Dun, won the Best-Paper Award of the Operations-Management division of the Academy of Management.

Prof. Wilderom is one of the three editors of the award-winning 1st edition of the Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate (2000, Sage). A completely revised 2nd edition has been published, also by Sage Publishers (650 pages: 2011). A study on the productive role of high emotional intelligence of managers is published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior (2015), and another one in The Leadership Quarterly (2011); another, on charismatic leadership and organizational cultures appeared in 2012: an outgrowth of the high-tech Leadership Lab which she initiated and heads. In this Lab the latest video-analytical technology is being used for refining and extending Transformational leadership theory. Prof. Wilderom and her students regularly present research results at leading international Management conferences (e.g., Academy of Management, EGOS, EURAM).