May 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

The second annual ACED conference that will take place on September 29-30, 2011 at the cultural conference centre Elzenveld in Antwerp. This conference is intended to provide a platform for presentation and discussion of recent work on team and community diversity and related research that builds on empirical and computational methods. We are proud to host a prominent researcher from this field, Andreas Flache (University of Groningen) as well as some of his research colleagues, post-doctoral researchers, and doctoral students.

For more information, please contact Anne Van der Planken.

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: 

  • 30/05/2011: Sofie Rogiest (University of Antwerp)
  • 06/07/2011: Allègre Hadida (University of Cambridge)
Selected publications

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

  • van den Berg Annette, Grift Yolanda, van Witteloostuijn Arjen.- Works councils and organizational performance: The role of top managers’ and works councils’ attitudes in bad vis-à-vis good times.-In: Journal of Labor Research. Forthcoming (2011).
  • van den Berg Annette, Grift Yolanda, van Witteloostuijn Arjen.- Managerial perceptions of works councils' effectiveness in the Netherlands.-In: Industrial Relations. Forthcoming (2011).
  • Buyl Tine, Boone Christophe, Hendriks Walter, and Matthyssens Paul.- Top management team functional diversity and firm performance: The moderating role of CEO characteristics.- In: Journal of Management Studies, 48 (2011), pp. 151-171.
  • Emonds G., Declerck Carolyn, Boone Christophe, Vandervliet E., Parizel Paul M..- Comparing the neural basis of decision making in social dilemmas of people with different social value orientations, a fMRI study.-In: Journal of neuroscience, psychology, and economics, 4 (2011), pp. 11-24.
  • Lowery David, Otjes S., Gherghina S., van Witteloostuijn Arjen, Péli Gabor & Brasher H. Policy Agendas, and Births and Deaths of Political Parties.- In: Party Politics. Forthcoming (2011).
  • Lowery David, Otjes S., Gherghina G., van Witteloostuijn Arjen, Péli Gabor & Brasher H. Unpacking LogM: toward a more general theory of party system density.- In: American Journal of Political Science, 54 (2011), pp. 921-935.
  • Muehlfeld Katrin. S., Rao Sahib P. & van Witteloostuijn Arjen. A Contextual Theory of Organizational Learning from Failures and Successes: a study of acquisition completion in the global newspaper industry, 1981-2008.- In: Strategic Management Journal. Forthcoming (2011).
  • Senbet L.W., Verbeke Alain, van Witteloostuijn Arjen, Zaheer S.A..- Global economic crisis: insights from international business research (introduction to the special issue).- In: Journal of international business studies. Forthcoming (2011).
  • Urbig Diemo, Weitzel Utz, Rosenkranz Stephanie, van Witteloostuijn Arjen.- Exploiting opportunities at all cost? Entrepreneurial intent and externalities.- In: Journal of Economic Pychology. Forthcoming (2011).
  • van Witteloostuijn Arjen. Why Law Production Never Stops: an explanation from the ecology of law.- In: Erasmus Law Review. Forthcoming (2011).
  • van Witteloostuijn Arjen. Why the European Union is not Delivering: an essay on the role of multidimensional diversity.- In: European Review. Forthcoming (2011).
  • van Witteloostuijn Arjen, Heijltjes M., Saka A..- The contribution of Arndt Sorge to organizational sociology (introduction to the special issue).- In: Journal of strategy and management. Forthcoming (2011).
  • Zhang J., Elhorst P. & van Witteloostuijn Arjen. China’s Politics and Bilateral Trade Linkages.- In: Asian Journal of Political Science. Forthcoming (2011).
Working papers

We have added four new working papers to our website. 

  • The Effects of Personality Composition and Decision-Making Processes on Change Preferences of Self-Managing Teams by Katrin Muehlfeld, Jenny van Doorn, & Arjen van Witteloostuijn
  • Cultural Niche Dimensionality and Small Firm Subsistence by Jeroen Bruggeman & Gábor Péli
  • Organizational Decision-Maker Bias Supports Market Wave Formation: Evidence with Logical Formalization by Gábor Péli & Hans Schenk
  • Ethnic party fragmentation versus unity: A niche-based explanation research note by Gábor Péli