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Organizations have been paying much attention to how leadership can exert influence on followers to achieve goals. Self-leadership, as the process of influencing oneself', is about how working or studying people manage and lead themselves. 

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HRM and innovation

To better understand how HRM can have influence on innovation, a colleague and I did a case study of a Dutch technical company, a branch of a German global corporation. The company delivers innovative customer solutions in factory automation. The guiding question for the study .. 

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Public space

Public spaces in cities - squares, parks, etc. - are important for the wellbeing of citizens, for tourism and other economic functions and for sustainability. How cities deal with their public spaces is an important question. During the last few years, public space was a theme is studies conducted in ..

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Western Balkan tourism

The picture shows Kotor, Montenegro. Before COVID-19, it was a tourism hotspot, a destination with clear overtourism – its location attracts tourists and cruise boats, that lead to tourists filling up the old town for a few hours and then leave again. In 2017, UNESCO warned the .. 

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New urban tourism, Rotterdam

Tourism in Rotterdam has grown rapidly, till COVID-19 paralyzed tourism in 2020. An increasing number of visitors comes to Rotterdam because it is said to be dynamic, to have a good vibe, an interesting waterfront and harbour, as well as progressive architecture and cultural events. In two studies, 

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Urban identity 

What is typical for the city, how are people attached to their city, do cities have an identity, and what is an urban identity? Are identities historical, or can also newness (like the museum extension under construction in the picture) be quickly absorbed in an urban identity? These are challenging questions. In .. 

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Photo essays

Doing photo essays is on my agenda the coming years. After doing a photo essay 'Brutal Skopje', which is about brutal architecture as a style developed in former Yugoslavia, about brutal market interventions and about the brutal plan Skopje 2014. I started with a second essay on new Polish cultural ..

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