• Icarus achterna? Essay voor de toekomst: ondernemerschap in Vlaanderen

      Crijns, Hans (2003)
      Gedurende eeuwen was Vlaanderen een plek waar ondernemers zich thuisvoelden. Vlamingen en buitenlanders vonden onze regio aantrekkelijk om zaken te doen. Zal dat in de toekomst ook zo zijn? Hoe kan Vlaanderen verder evolueren naar een ondernemende samenleving? Hoe kunnen starters aangemoedigd worden? Hoe kunnen de gazellen, de snelgroeiende middelgrote ondernemingen die Europa als thuismarkt hebben, beter verankerd worden? Hoe kunnen we de Vlaamse kenniscentra, zoals universiteiten en hogescholen, een prominentere plaats geven in het ondernemingsbeleid? Hans Crijns gaat, samen met een dertigtal academici, ondernemers en professionelen in Icarus achterna? een discussie aan over hoe het Vlaams ondernemingslandschap er in de toekomst moet en zal uitzien. Het wil een klankbord zijn voor nieuwe ideeën, onverwachte denkpaden, tegendraadse meningen.
    • ICT outsourcing: A resource based information management perspective

      Cumps, Bjorn; Dedene, Guido (+); Viaene, Stijn (2007)
    • Identification of collaborative shipping opportunities using BBaRT

      Creemers, Stefan; Woumans, Gert; Beliën, Jeroen; Boute, Robert (2017)
      A growing trend in improving logistics e ciency is to set up logistics partnerships with other companies. One can distinguish between vertical and horizontal supply chain collaborations. Vertical collaborations are established between suppliers and buyers. An example of vertical collaboration is sharing information on customer orders upstream the supply chain in order to reduce demand uncertainty for the suppliers. Horizontal collaborations are established between companies that operate at the same level in di erent supply chains, i.e., between suppliers or between buyers. Sharing transportation capacity when moving freight is an example of horizontal collaboration, an option that bene ts the environment and yields substantial network e ciencies. It is even possible that two co-opetitors set up a horizontal cooperation (Leitner et al., 2011). Horizontal partnerships in logistics have the potential to generate substantial gains by leveraging the overlaps in transport networks (Leitner et al., 2011). Whereas vertical collaborations have already been successfully established for many years, horizontal collaboration initiatives are more recent and are expected to become more widespread in the near future
    • Identifying collaborative shipping opportunities

      Beliën, Jeroen; Creemers, Stephan; Boute, Robert (2016)
    • Identifying competencies of volunteer board members of community sports clubs

      Balduck, Anne-Line; Van Rossem, Annick; Buelens, Marc (Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 2010)
    • Identifying employee potential through learning agility: A conceptual framework

      Vandenbroucke, Astrid; Buyens, Dirk; De Stobbeleir, Katleen (2018)
    • Identifying hidden needs: Creating breakthrough products

      Goffin, Keith; Lemke, Fred; Koners, U. (2010)
      Too many new products fail. New products which are hard to differentiate from existing products won't capture the customer's imagination. The failure is due to a poor understanding of customers' needs. Companies need to take a radical approach to identifying customers' real needs, and this book demonstrates innovative ways to achieve this.
    • Identifying influencers in a social network

      Roelens, Iris; Baecke, Philippe; Benoit, Dries F. (2016)
    • Identifying influencers in a social network using customer referral behaviour

      Roelens, Iris; Baecke, Philippe; Benoit, Dries F. (2016)
    • Identifying influencers in a social network: the value of real referral data

      Roelens, Iris; Baecke, Philippe; Benoit, Dries F. (Decision Support Systems, 2016)
      Individuals influence each other through social interactions and marketers aim to leverage this interpersonal influence to attract new customers. It still remains a challenge to identify those customers in a social network that have the most influence on their social connections. A common approach to the influence maximization problem is to simulate influence cascades through the network based on the existence of links in the network using diffusion models. Our study contributes to the literature by evaluating these principles using real-life referral behaviour data. A new ranking metric, called Referral Rank, is introduced that builds on the game theoretic concept of the Shapley value for assigning each individual in the network a value that reflects the likelihood of referring new customers. We also explore whether these methods can be further improved by looking beyond the one-hop neighbourhood of the influencers. Experiments on a large telecommunication data set and referral data set demonstrate that using traditional simulation based methods to identify influencers in a social network can lead to suboptimal decisions as the results overestimate actual referral cascades. We also find that looking at the influence of the two-hop neighbours of the customers improves the influence spread and product adoption. Our findings suggest that companies can take two actions to improve their decision support system for identifying influential customers: (1) improve the data by incorporating data that reflects the actual referral behaviour of the customers or (2) extend the method by looking at the influence of the connections in the two-hop neighbourhood of the customers.
    • Identifying key determinants of effective boards of directors

      Levrau, Abigail; Van den Berghe, Lutgart (2007)
      Mainstream research on boards of directors has been focusing on a direct relationship between board characteristics and firm performance, but up till now the results are inconclusive. Although these studies revealed interesting and useful insights, little is known about the factors that shape board effectiveness. This paper aims to reduce this gap by exploring the variety of indicators that contribute to the effectiveness of boards. The paper derives from an interview-based investigation among 104 directors of Belgian listed companies. The findings are further elaborated with quantitative data from two written questionnaires, involving directors of non-listed companies and experts in the field of corporate governance. The results point to three major issues. First, there appears to be a gap between a limited number of structural board measures consistently found in literature and the systematic occurrence of a set of behavioural criteria of board effectiveness in the perceptions of (Belgian) directors. Second, the findings suggest that the value of independence may be overemphasized at the cost of the broader issue of diversity. Third, it appears that mainstream board research ignores to a large extent two additional conditions (the information flow and the leadership style of the chairman) under which a board of directors can make an effective contribution to the strategic direction and control of a company. Our findings suggest that the ambiguity found in current research evidence can to some extent be attributed to the ignorance of a wide range of interconnected structural (such as diversity and competence) and behavioural factors (such as trust, attitude, norms and conduct) which actually shape the effectiveness of boards in performing their roles.
    • Identifying key determinants of effective boards of directors

      Levrau, Abigail; Van den Berghe, Lutgart (2006)
    • Identifying key determinants of effective boards of directors

      Levrau, Abigail; Van den Berghe, Lutgart (2009)
    • Identifying opportunities for product digitization

      Muylle, Steve; Basu, Amit; Standaert, Willem; Decraene, Wim; De Wint, Koen (2018)
      Product digitization - the use of digital technologies to enhance and even transform products, can profoundly change how the product is produced, distributed, sold and experienced.