Entrepreneurship  Research

New Employment Relations

The professorship conducts research on how new employment relations can be shaped to promote the professional skills of the working population as well as furthering sustainable economic growth. With this research, the professorship helps entrepreneurs to increase their competitiveness, while also supporting the regional area in strengthening its working population.

Technological developments continually challenge companies to innovate. This requires a great deal of flexibility and learning capability of working people, as well as an entrepreneurial attitude. Regional entrepreneurs, educational institutes and governments are facing the joint challenge of reinforcing the competitiveness of local businesses and investing in the professional skills of the (future) working population, thereby avoiding a split in the labour market and ensuring that no one is excluded based on their skills, capabilities or health.

Research issues

The professorship focuses on the following issues. How do you shape employment relations that promote the professional skills of the working population as well as furthering sustainable economic growth. How can regional government, educational institutes and entrepreneurs collaborate to achieve an innovative regional area where no one is left out? How can new employment relations help businesses and the regional area to reinforce each other in creating vital professionals?

Our professor

Anneke Goudswaard
Professor of New Employment Relations
Contact +31 88 469 9850
a.goudswaard@windesheimflevoland.nl