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NSM Focus: Responsible Governance for Sustainable Societies

NSM Focus is the online platform of Nijmegen School of Management with news, projects and in-depth interviews with our researchers, teachers, organisations and alumni. Everything in one place and connected to practice.

Why we do what we do

Based on our mission 'Responsible Governance for Sustainable Societies' and our broad vision of management, we pay attention to social trends in our research and education. We enable students, institutions and companies, social actors and governments to play a role in the transformation towards sustainable societies. The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals are closely aligned with this, as are our three faculty themes: sustainable living environment, resilient society and social economy.

Our story Mission and vision Research projects

Sustainable environment

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Supporting the right small changes can have big impacts

Small changes in our everyday actions can trigger significant, rapid societal shifts especially when it comes to climate action. A newstudy highlights the importance of analyzing these dynamics with a comprehensive framework.

Microplastics zijn overal, reden voor wanhoop?

Sustainable plastics are not a solution, researchers warn

With hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastic produced and used on a yearly basis, it's no surprise that people are looking for alternatives. Yet so-called ‘sustainable plastics’ are not a silver bullet, warn researchers.

Sander Chan portret

Did the climate ambitions of cities remain intact during the COVID-19 pandemic?

What happened to cities' climate ambitions during the COVID-19 pandemic? Read here more about what political scientist Sander Chan discovered during his research.

Resilient society


How AI can prevent AI from harming your organization

Artificial Intelligence can help tremendously with operations within companies and make your customers' lives a lot easier. Karim Sidaoui, assistant professor of marketing at Radboud University, co-wrote a guideline that will help managers.


How long will the African population continue to grow?

New research by Jeroen Smits from Radboud University and Lamar Crombach from ETH Zurich suggests that population growth in Africa might slow down faster than predicted by these projections.

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Fireworks disasters Culemborg and Enschede: has the government learned from them? 

University associate professor Mathijs Moorkamp collaborated on the research report on how the government can learn lessons from disasters such as the Enschede and Culemborg fireworks disasters.

Social economy

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'We help Microsoft take a step towards the responsible use of big data'

Read in this interview how Karim Sidaoui, associate professor of Marketing (part of Business Administration) prepares students to use data and data analysis tools responsibly.

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New book offers tools for better policy towards work-life balance

A good work-life balance looks different for everyone. Radboud researchers from five different faculties have come up with concrete tools in their book, Maintaining a Sustainable Work-Life Balance.

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Migrant inclusion through entrepreneurship: do all migrants have the same opportunities?

Why do migrants end up on the black market or in illegality? Do all migrants have the same entrepreneurial opportunities? Assistant professor Giacomo Solano tells more about it in this interview.


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