Prof. Vincent Buskens
Vincent Buskens is Professor of Theoretical Sociology at Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Utrecht University since May 1, 2011. Buskens leads the research line Cooperation in social and economic relations at the Department of Sociology and he is a member of the national research school ICS. His most prominent research focuses on the various forms of cooperation within our society. More specific, he researches the impact of social networks on cooperation. Some networks facilitate cooperation better than others. In addition, Buskens researches how social and psychological aspects jointly determine the extent to which formal and informal institutions can promote cooperative behavior. The PhD project with Nikki van Gerwen in which effects of training on cooperation of employees is investigated is an example of this type of research.