January 2011

Best wishes for 2011!!

About ACED

ACED, the Antwerp Centre of Evolutionary Demography, is an international, multidisciplinary research centre of excellence of the Department of Management of the Faculty of Applied Economics at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). The ACED programme deals with the antecedents and consequences of demographic diversity in the realm of teams, organizations, industries, networks and communities. Diversity is studied by a demographically diverse research team currently harboring about 25 scholars of over 10 different nationalities.

Annual ACED Conference

We are proud to present the second annual ACED conference that will take place on September 29-30, 2011 at the cultural conference centre Elzenveld in Antwerp. For more information, please contact Anne Van der Planken.


In the project "Demographic diversity in organizations", there is a vacancy for a PhD student. 

Seminars and Conferences

The ACED Brown Bag Brainstorm sessions are intended to assist ACED members (with a particular focus on PhD students) with any questions regarding their research.

We also have a new series of paper presentations: 

  • 14/02/2011: Wesley Kaufmann (University of Antwerp)
  • 14/03/2011: Stephan Heblich (Stirling Management School, University of Stirling)
  • 04/04/2011: Siegfried Dewitte (Catholic University of Louvain)
  • 02/05/2011: Michael Mäs (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
  • 30/05/2011: Sofie Rogiest (University of Antwerp)
New projects

We are proud to announce that four new ACED projects have been granted.

  • Ambitious entrepreneurship
  • Why big can be better
  • SME innovation strategy and growth performance
  • Demographic diversity in organizations - Includes a vacancy for a PhD student
Book reviews

We have two new book reviews. In the first review, Arjen van Witteloostuijn reviews Reinhart and Rogoff's (2009) book entitled "This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly." The second review is done by César García-Díaz and Diemo Urbig and they review Morone and Taylor's (2005) book entitled "Knowledge Diffusion and Innovation: Modelling Complex Entrepreneurial Behaviours." Please click here if you want to read these reviews.

Remember, you can also add you own review to the ACED website. 

Selected publications

A selection of new peer reviewed scientific journal publications by our members:

  • Weitzel Utz, Urbig Diemo, Desai Sameeskha, Sanders Mark Acs Zoltan.- The Good, the Bad, and the Talented: Entrepreneurial Talent and Selfish behavior.- In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 76(2010): 64-81.