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What will I learn?

Research in the I&O research programme studies the resources, capabilities and organisational practices which facilitate innovation and promote higher performance outcomes. Innovation and high performance outcomes require new, entrepreneurial organizational practices to promote both collaboration within the firm and cooperation between firms. The research of the I&O-programme studies such practices as relational contracting, networked organizations, team formation, and incentive and reporting structures, as well as ways of accounting for and controlling information exchange. The strategic use of an appropriate mix of these practices can assist firms to be innovative and thereby to achieve higher performance outcomes.

The Innovation & Organization Research programme integrates the work of scholars from the Innovation Management & Strategy and the Management Accounting departments.

Research topics are:

  • Innovation
  • Organization
  • Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Economics and Business

Study options

Full Time (3 - 4 years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

Expected August, September 2022


University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,


9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Research Master degree or equivalent. Applicants with other research master degrees will be considered if sufficiently related to the research programme; Fluent in English (written and spoken).

For international students

General requirements for three-year positions (financed by the RUG)

  • Applicants must have a research Master degree or equivalent in Economics or Business.
  • Applicants with other research master degrees will be considered if sufficiently related to the research programme

General requirements for four-year positions (applicants with scholarships or own funding)

  • Applicants must have preferably a research master degree, but at least a master of science with a clear research profile.

Sufficient knowledge of English: a TOEFL score of at least 580-600 (paper), 237- 250 (computer) or 92-100 (internet), or a minimum score of 6.5 to 7.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System; overall; 6.5. for each section). Native speakers of English, and Dutch applicants with a VWO certificate, are exempt from this requirement.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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