November 2013

About ACED

ACED, the Antwerp Centre of Evolutionary Demography, is an international, multidisciplinary research centre of excellence. The ACED programme deals with the antecedents and consequences of demographic diversity in the realm of teams, organizations, industries, networks and communities.

As of Dec. 2011 Arjen van Witteloostuijn has accepted a professorship at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM). He is still affiliated with ACED for 0.2 FTE. At the beginning of this new academic year (Oct. 2013) we are very happy to welcome Prof. dr. ir. Victor Gilsing, senior research professor Innovation & Corporate Entrepreneurship in ACED . Prof. dr. Carolyn Declerck, associate professor of the Department of Management joined ACED as senior researcher in the field of Neuro-Economics.


We currently have a vacancy for a post-doc position in the field of Strategy, Organization, Innovation & Corporate Entrepreneurship for a period of 18 months. The closing date is Nov. 30th 2013. The scholarship starts at Jan. 1st 2014. We encourage foreign students to apply.

Upcoming Seminars

The ACED ‘Work in Progress' 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: 

  • 15/11/2013: Lorraine Uhlaner (EDHEC Business School)
  • 25/11/2013: Marko Reimer (WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management)

Selected publications

Selected peer reviewed scientific journal publications:

  • Boone Christophe, Wezel Filippo C. & van Witteloostuijn Arjen (2013).- Joining the pack or going solo? A dynamic theory of new firm positioning. In: Journal of Business Venturing - 28:4, p. 511-527.
  • Bayerl P. Saskia, Jacobs Gabriele, Denef Sebastian, Rogiest Sofie e.a..(2013).- The role of macro context for the link between technological and organizational change.- In: Journal of Organizational Change Management - 26:5, p. 793-810.
  • Brakman S., Garretsen H., van Marrewijk C. & van Witteloostuijn A. (2013).- Cross-border merger & acquisition activity and revealed comparative advantage in manufacturing industries. - In: Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. 22: 28-57.
  • Buyl Tine, Boone Christophe and Matthyssens Paul (2013). The impact of TMT knowledge diversity on organizational ambidexterity: A conceptual framework.- In: International Studies of Management and Organization, 42(4), 8-26.
  • Declerck Carolyn, Boone Christophe, Emonds Griet. (2013). When do people cooperate? The neuroeconomics of prosocial decision making.- In: Brain and cognition - 81:1, p. 95-117.
  • Declerck Carolyn H., Boone Christophe & Kiyonari Toko (2013).- No place to hide: When shame causes proselfs to cooperate. In: Journal of Social Psychology.
  • Garcia-Diaz Cesar, Zambrana Gilmar & van Witteloostuijn Arjen (2013).- Political spaces, dimensionality decline and party competition. In: Advances in complex systems - 16, p. 1-30.
  • Kaufmann Wesley, van Witteloostuijn Arjen (2013).- European and National Rules as potential red Tape Drivers: an Ecological Analysis of the Europeanization of Dutch Competition Law, 1962-2010.- In: International Public Management Journal.
  • Lowery D., Otjes S., Gherghina S, van Witteloostuijn A., Peli G., Brasher H. (2013).- Policy agendas, and births and deaths of political parties. Party Politics - 19:3, p. 381-407.
  • Muehlfeld Katrin S., Weitzel U. & van Witteloostuijn Arjen (2013).- Fight or Freeze? Individual differences in investors' motivational systems and trading in experimental asset markets.- In: Journal of Economic Psychology. 34: 195-209.
  • Praag Mirjam, van Witteloostuijn Arjen , van der Sluis Justin (2013).- The higher returns to formal education for entrepreneurs versus employees.- In: Small Business Economics: an international journal - 40, p. 1-22.
  • Procher, V, Urbig, D., Volkmann, C. (2013). Time to BRIC it?- In: Internationalization of European family firms in Europe, North America, and the BRIC countries. Applied Economics Letters, 20(16), 1466-1471.
  • Urbig, D., Bürger, R., Patzelt, H., Schweizer, L. (2013). Investor reactions to new product development failures: The moderating role of product development stage. Journal of Management, 39(4), 985-1015.
  • van den Born Arjan, van Witteloostuijn Arjen (2013).- The drivers of freelance success. In: Journal of Organizational Behavior. 34: 24-46.
  • Zhang J, Zhou C., van Witteloosttuijn A. & Ebbers H. (2013).- What does the Chinese market need?- In: Asia Pacific Business Review - 19:3, p. 402-420.

Forthcoming peer reviewed scientific journal publications:

  • Buyl Tine, Boone Christophe & Hendriks Walter (forthcoming).- Top management team members' decision influence and cooperative behaviour: An empirical study in the Information Technology industry. -In: British Journal of Management.
  • Declerck Carolyn, Boone Christophe, Kiyonari Toko (forthcoming).- The effect of oxytocin on cooperation in a prisoner's dilemma depends on the social context and a person's social value orientation.- In: Social cognitive and affective neuroscience.
  • Emonds Griet, Declerck Carolyn H., Boone Christophe, Seurinck R. & Achten R. (forthcoming). Establishing cooperation in a mixed motive social dilemma. An fMRI study investigating the role of social value orientation and dispositional trust. In: Social Neurosciences.
  • Lambert Bruno, Declerck Carolyn H., Boone Christophe (forthcoming).- Oxytocin improves the accuracy of trustworthiness judgments, but does not make a face more trustworthy. In: Psychoneuroendocrinology.
  • Overbergh Ann (forthcoming).- Technological innovationand the diversification of audiovisual storytelling circuits in Kenya. In: Journal of African Cultural Studies.
  • Waegeman Anja, Declerck Carolyn H., Boone Christophe, Van Hecke W., Parizel P. (forthcoming).- Individual differences in self-control in a time discounting task: an fMRI study. In: Journal of Neurosciences, Psychology and Economics.

Monographs and contributions to books:

  • Ramdani Dendi, van Witteloostuijn Arjen (2013).- Bribery. In: Jay S. Albanese (Ed.) "Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice", Wiley Blackwell, Malden: MA.
  • van der Mandele H., van Witteloostuijn A. (2013).- Free to fall : why all organizations will always (have to) fail, ultimately. - Cheltenham, Elgar, 2013, 192 p.


  • Elise Meijer has successfully defended her PhD thesis: “Team Performance in R&D alliances: A micro-level perspective”.
    • Johanna Vanderstraeten has successfully defended her PhD thesis: “Studies on the strategy and performance of business incubators”.
      • Dendi Ramdani has successfully defended his PhD thesis: “Essays on corporate governance and corporate illegality : investigations into firm performance and firm bribery”.
        • Griet Emonds has successfully defended her PhD thesis: “Cooperation in social dilemmas. Using fMRI to investigate the influence pf extrinsic incentives and intrinsic social preferences on social decision making”.


Anja Waegeman is the winner of the Best Paper Award 2013 at the NeuroPsychoEconomics Conference:

Title: “Individual differences in behavioural flexibility in a probabilistic reversal learning task: an fMRI study”. (Anja Waegeman, Carolyn H. Declerck, Christophe Boone, Ruth Seurinck, Paul M. Parizel.

New Members

Senior researchers
Prof. dr. ir. Victor Gilsing
Prof. dr. Carolyn Declerck

PhD students
Panagiotis Chasapopoulos
Bruno Lambert
Loren Pauwels
Anja Waegeman
Tatiana Zabara

Project Researcher
Joke Schrauwen

Post doc Researcher
dr. Elise Meijer

Affiliated researchers
dr. Griet Emonds
dr. Annette van den Berg
dr. Johanna Vanderstraeten