Stork Thermeq B.V.

Gerhard Muggen - International Marketing & Sales Manager

The students’ proactive approach, their flexible attitude, and their professional research was really appreciated throughout our company. The report was very useful and combined with our experience we have used it to enter the Indian market and to discover how we are going to develop our company in this sector.

Kleyn International

Paul J. Overakker - former CEO

The students were very competent in investigating the chances for export of used commercial vehicles to Brazil. As a result of their research Kleyn can strengthen its leading market position as an independent vendor of used commercial vehicles.


Bas Rekvelt - Senior Investment Officer Syndications

The research, conducted in 2010 in Vietnam, has provided FMO with useful advice that we will use to increase FMO’s influence in the banking sector in Vietnam. The students were very professional, committed, and well prepared which all aided to a pleasant cooperation.

Akzo Nobel

Cees Schut - Senior Sales Manager Export

During several occasions IBR has proven that the research conducted for our company was very detailed and of high quality. Every research report has helped us to make important decisions on whether to enter a market or not. The students are always very focused and some have even started their career at AkzoNobel after the project had finished.

EA Broekema

J. Huisman – General Director

IBR has focused its research on the characteristics of the agricultural sector in Argentina and Brazil. Besides, they have provided us with valuable information about the conveyer belt market in these countries, which has helped us in our growth strategy. It was a pleasure to work together with these very enthusiastic students. They were very well prepared and committed to their tasks.

MeetIn B.V.

Drs. D.T. Aleven – Director

In 2007 MeetIn has organised a trade mission to Brazil that was organised for Dutch companies who are active in the poultry sector. IBR conducted a perfect research to the chances for Dutch companies in the Brazilian market. Furthermore, they have introduced our company to important and relevant contacts and institutions. The students’ work was of high quality, they were very well able to work independently, and they had a high sense of responsibility to deliver the best possible results.



Dr. Janny C. Hoekstra – Associate Professor

One of IBR’s core business goals is to deliver high quality to its clients. This is guaranteed in the following two manners:
  • Interested students run through an extensive selection procedure to carefully test their research skills.
  • Two passionate professors with a high awareness for quality supervise every project.

I have been a passionate IBR-professor for six times already, and this will be my seventh year. I have always really enjoyed the challenges that come along with conducting research in an emerging economy, the discussions, as well as the intensive cooperation with the students. I hope I will be able to supervise an IBR-project for many more times!


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