Prof.dr. Ferry Koster
Expert areas: Business & Society (Civil Society, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Sourcing, Globalisation, Strategic Corporate Governance, Sustainable Development), Context (Economics, Politics, Sociology), Family Business (Social Entrepreneurship), Health & Education (Health Care Management, Innovation), Information Technology (IT Innovation), Management & Organisation (Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Decision Making, Human Resource Management, Innovation Management, International Management, Knowledge Management, Leadership, Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Learning, Performance Management, Project Management, Public Administration, Public Policy, Quality Management, Research and Development, Risk Management, Strategic Management, Sustainable Development), Quantitative Methods (Business Research Methods, Game Theory, Statistics), Strategy & Innovation (Entrepreneurship, Process Innovation, Strategy and Leadership, Sustainable Development)
Prof. dr. Ferry Koster is a social scientist investigating the interplay between institutions, organizations and individual behavior. A key theme across his research is the issue of cooperation. He has investigated this theme in different settings (formal and informal) and at different levels (the individual, the regional and the national level).
Currently, he is Professor of Innovative Cooperation (Van Spaendonck Chair) at TIAS and an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
His position at TIAS involves investigating the link between cooperation and entrepeneurship. One of the key questions in this research is how new forms of cooperation evolve, how they are governed and what their consequences are in terms of organizational performance.
Besides that, he coordinates two large research projects: Sustaining Employability (funded by NWO), which focuses on explaining the causes and consequences of employability-enhancing policies and practices, and MAAK2020 (funded by GAK), aimed at understanding the relation between globalization, technological change and inequality. Furthermore, he participates in the research programs Solidarity in the 21st Century (2010-2014), Neujobs (2011-2015), and Inspires (2013-2016. He is the Dutch expert for the international research program Determinants of Retirement Decisions in Europe and the United States: A Cross-National Comparison of Institutional, Firm-level and Individual Factors (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research) and serves as an external expert for the project Combining resources in health care: how can we prepare our human resources to exploit our technological resources? (RIVM).
He earned his PhD degree at the University of Groningen and the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Research and Methodology (ICS) in 2005 and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies and at the Department of Economics of Leiden Law School. As of 2010, he is Associate Professor of Work, Organization and Management at the Department of Sociology of Erasmus University Rotterdam and a researcher Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (UvA/AIAS).
- Koster, F. & Wittek, R.P.M. (2015). Competition and constraint. Economic globalization and human resource practices in 23 European countries. Employee Relations, forthcoming.
- Gërxhani, K. & Koster, F. (2015). Making the right move. Investigating employers’ recruitment strategies. Personnel Review, 44(5).
- Fleischmann, M., Koster, F. & Schippers, J. (2014). Nothing ventured, nothing gained! How and under which conditions employers provide employability-enhancing practices to their older workers. International Journal of Human Resource Management, DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2015.1004100
- Struik, M.H.L., Koster, F., Schuit, A.J., Nugteren, R., Veldwijk, J. & Lambooij, M.S. (2014). The preferences of users of Electronic Medical Records in hospitals. Quantifying the relative importance of barriers and facilitators of an innovation. Implementation Science, 9(69), DOI: 10.1186/1748-5908-9-69
- Wielers, R.J.J., Münderlein, M. & Koster, F. (2014). Part-time work and work hour preferences. An international comparison. European Sociological Review, 30(1), 76-89.
- Koster, F. (2011). Able, willing and knowing. The effects of HR practices on commitment and effort in 26 European countries. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(14), 2835-2851.
- Koster, F. (2016). Zelf doen is optellen. Samenwerking is vermenigvuldigen. Organisaties, relaties en innovaties. Oratie. (https://www.tias.edu/docs/default-source/default-document-library/oratie-ferry-koster-2016.pdf).
- Fleischmann, M., Koster, F., & Schippers, J. (2014). Nothing ventured, nothing gained! How and under which conditions employers provide employability-enhancing practices to their older workers. International Journal of Human Resource Management, forthcoming.
- Gërxhani, K., & Koster, F. (2015). Making the right move. Investigating employers’ recruitment strategies. Personnel Review, forthcoming.