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Yvette Taminiau is Strategic Management assistant professor and senior lecturer at the VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

Previously, she was at Rotterdam School of Management, where she obtained his PhD on Ph-D, Business Administration, at the Rotterdam School of Management (2001) Ph-D thesis research topic: The impact of European regulation upon the European oil and automotive industry, and she was a research visitor at the University Visiting scholar at the Alberta School of Business, Edmonton, Canada; London School of Economics, London; British Council Fellowship at PREST, Centre for Science and Technology Policy and Management Research of Manchester Business School. 

In the last fifteen years, she has conducted a number of studies on professions under institutional pressure, in particular the accountancy profession and the development of client relations. This research interest culminated into a large research project, in which 250 consultants and accountants were interviewed by Master students. The interviews were conducted in 11 countries in Europe, the US and Canada. This study has received large media coverage in the FD, the Dutch financial newspaper, and resulted in many publications. Her latest research focuses on formalized client relationships of accountants in tendering processes. 

Additionally she has developed a research interest in the accountancy profession. Due to the financial crisis the pressure of on accountants has increased and they are in a process of redefining their profession and role in society. She has published on these topics in journals such as Research Policy, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal and Service Industries Journal. With regards to lecturing. She lectures for many years Strategic Management to Bachelor students and pre-master students and a management consultancy course to Master students. She has supervised over 120 Master theses. Additionally, she has held several management roles (master thesis coordinator and coordinator of several large courses). 

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Research Output 2001 2019

Law firms

Strategisch HR-beleid van Big 4-Accountantsorganisaties

Taminiau, Y. & Heusinkveld, H. S., 12 Apr 2018, In : Maandblad voor accountancy en bedrijfseconomie. 92, 3/4, p. 111-124 14 p.

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Open Access

Role expectations and agency in the audit tendering process

Taminiau, Y. T. A. & Heusinkveld, H. S., 1 Oct 2017, In : Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 30, 8, p. 1820-1842

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Waves of change - the dynamics of institutional pressures

Klein Woolthuis, R. J. A. & Taminiau, Y., 1 Jun 2017, p. 1-43. 43 p.

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Open Access
Institutional pressures
Institutional change
Institutional theory