Conference on success and well-being among entrepreneurs in the Netherlands (PhD defense Josette Dijkhuizen)

On June 25, female entrepreneur and PhD candidate Josette Dijkhuizen, will publicly defend her dissertation, titled: Entrepreneurship, easier said than done…. A study on success and well-being among entrepreneurs in The Netherlands. 

In her dissertation Dijkhuizen investigated how entrepreneurs’ job demands relate to their work-related strain and work engagement, as well as their feelings of subjective success. Among others, her work contributes to the literature firstly by focusing on psychological rather than business outcomes of entrepreneurship, and secondly by contextualizing demands and resources for entrepreneurs, e.g. capturing the general but also the specific factors that are demands and resources in entrepreneurial work.

The ceremony will take place at Tilburg University at 10.15 a.m., location: Cobbenhagengebouw, Aula (entrance via Koopmansgebouw).

After the ceremony there will also be a conference, from 13.30-17.30 p.m., on the same topic, organized by the TIAS School for Business and Society at the TIAS Building on the same campus.


13.30 – 14.00 reception
14.00 – 14.40 welcome en lecture Josette Dijkhuizen
14.40 – 15.10 the relation between stress and well-being, Berjan van den Hurk
15.10 – 15.30 break
15.30 – 16.00 paneldiscussion with entrepreneurs
16.00 – 16.15 stand-up column
16.15 – 17.30 drinks

For details on the program and to register, please visit the conference website. For more information on Josette Dijkhuizen, visit her personal website