• M&A activity in Flanders

      Bose, Bivas; Manigart, Sophie (2008)
    • M&A deal structures: who finances how?

      De Maeseneire, Wouter; Luypaert, Mathieu (2013)
    • Maak informele netwerken strijdvaardiger

      Davidson, Tina (HR Magazine, 2010)
    • Maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen in Vlaanderen: mainstream?

      De Stobbeleir, Katleen; De Vos, Ans; Buyens, Dirk (Over.Werk, 2006)
    • Machine learning to predict the net promotor score and improve patient experience

      Stouthuysen, Kristof; Willems, Emma; Heyvaert, Carl-Erik; Distelmans, Tineke (2021)
      Net Promotor Score (NPS) is a simple yet prominent indicator for customer satisfaction that is widely used in organizations. An in-depth analysis of the NPS and its drivers can provide organizations with highly valuable insights into their current deficiencies and strengths. CFO’s, for example, can use this metric to develop a strategy map. This case study explores the use of machine learning to perform an NPS key driver analysis at IndyCare, an Indian hospital group. The aim is to develop a model that predicts whether patients are promotors, detractors or passive customers for the hospital, and to assess feature importance of the models. The participants will also learn how to address a specific problem encountered when using NPS status as a target variable. In particular, the difference in scaling between the features and the target variable causes a low statistical fit of the various models. This problem is addressed by adding an additional feature to the model which considers subgroups of patients with common scoring patterns. Next to the analysis on the level of the hospital group, the participants will also go more into detail in this case study. More specifically, they will examine whether different patient groups have other drivers for their NPS. For this purpose, the participants will also explore unsupervised learning by making use of clustering techniques.
    • Macroenvironmental dynamism and firm risk management - An exploratory investigation

      Klein, Florian; Puck, Jonas F.; Weiss, Martin (2019)
      The macroenvironment constitutes a widely acknowledged source of firms’risk in international business. A substantial body of research on macroenvironmental risks encapsulates a variety of measurement approaches, antecedents,and managerial consequences. However, a review of established macroenvironmental risk measures reveals that these measures strongly focus on the quality of the macroenvironment, assuming a rather static perspective and mainly excluding dynamic aspects. Building on prior research on macroenvironmental risk as well as on environmental dynamism, we argue that macroenvironmental dynamism – i.e. the frequency, intensity, and predictability of macroenvironmental variation – is a pivotal source of risk in international business, which so far only received limited attention. Moreover, we suggest that macroenvironmental dynamism influences firms’ risk management activities, a measure we use to empirically investigate firm implications of macroenvironmental dynamism. We explore this effect using primary survey data on risk management activities from 158 foreign subsidiaries in six emerging countries and secondary data on the macroeconomic context in these countries. We find evidence that macroenvironmental dynamism, if compared to macroenvironmental quality, exerts a strong influence on firms’ risk management activities. Our findings enhance the understanding of the dynamic nature of macroenvironmental risk in international business as well as provide a concept to more comprehensively measure macroenvironmental dynamism that future research can build upon.
    • Mainport- en netwerkontwikkeling in Vlaanderen: Eindrapport

      Sleuwaegen, Leo; Vanden Abeele, Piet; Vanhaverbeke, Wim; Commandeur, Harry; Lagrou, Bram; Driesen, Rolf; Maes, S.; Van Hoek, R. (1997)
    • Mainstreaming van maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen

      De Vos, Ans; Buyens, Dirk; De Stobbeleir, Katleen (2004)
    • Making competencies cross business unit boundaries: the interplay between inter-unit coordination, trust and knowledge transferability

      Willem, Annick; Buelens, Marc (2003)
      The strategic value of knowledge sharing has long been recognized but valuable competencies are too often locked in one business unit. This paper provides insight into the role of organizational factors in spreading complex bundles of knowledge among business units. A study in a British multinational confirms the importance of knowledge transferability, headquarters' role, the close relationship between standardization and knowledge sharing, and the ambiguous role of informal networking.
    • Making pay strategies and practices explicit: A pay system audit tool

      Emans, Ben; Baeten, Xavier; Neu, E.; Antoni, Conny Herbert; Kira, Mari; Kessler, I.; Vernon, Guy; Bocchi, Fabio (2005)
    • Making sense of a new employment relationship: psychological contract-related information seeking and the role of work values and locus of control

      De Vos, Ans; Buyens, Dirk; Schalk, M.J.D. (René) (International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 2005)
    • Making sense of a new employment relationship: psychological contract-related information seeking and the role of work values and locus of control

      De Vos, Ans; Buyens, Dirk; Schalk, M.J.D. (René) (2003)
      This paper explores the information-seeking behaviors newcomers engage in relating to their psychological contract and addresses the impact of work values (Autonomy, Advancement, Group Orientation and Economic Rewards) and Work Locus of Control. We propose that these individual characteristics could explain differences in the frequency with which newcomers search for information about the promises their employer has made to them. A two-wave longitudinal study was conducted in which 527 newcomers from eight organizations (representing 3 sectors) participated. The results largely support the proposed relationships between work values and contract-related information seeking, while the relation between Work Locus of Control and contract-related information seeking is rather weak. Implications for psychological contract formation are discussed.
    • Making the TEN-E regulation compatible with the Green Deal: Eligibility, selection, and cost allocation for PCIs

      Schittekatte, Tim; Pototschnig, Alberto; Meeus, Leonardo; Jamasb, Tooraj; Llorca, Manuel
      The European Green Deal calls for a revision of the Regulation on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure (TEN-E Regulation). The focus of the TEN-E Regulation was on accelerating the development of strategically important projects linking energy networks across the EU, labelled as Projects of Common Interest (PCIs). We provide seven recommendations on how to revise the Regulation to align it with the new full decarbonisation objective. We split the analysis in three parts: the eligibility, selection and cost allocation of PCIs. Regarding eligibility, first, oil networks should be excluded, while the case of gas networks is debatable. Second, power-to-X technologies, electric charging infrastructure and (smart) gas distribution grids could be added to the scope. Regarding selection, first, the Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYDNP) should be integrated over all energy vectors using an open-source model. Second and third, the scenarios used in the TYNDPs should be subject to the European Commission's approval, while the approval decision for cost-benefit analysis methodologies should be reallocated from the Commission to ACER. Finally, regarding cost allocation, first, cross-border cost allocation decisions should leave all involved jurisdictions with similar benefit-to-cost ratios to increase commitment. Second, affordability should be the only award criterion for European funding.
    • Making your way - De (hobbelige) weg naar succes en geluk in leven en werk

      Debruyne, Marion; De Stobbeleir, Katleen (2020)
      15 hardnekkige mythes ontkracht, over de weg naar succes en geluk in leven en werk Wat betekent succes? Is dat enkel hogerop komen? Bestaat de perfecte baan? Moet je alles vooraf uitgekiend hebben, en liefst voor je dertigste? En hoe zit het met die work-life balance? In dit boek zetten de auteurs op een rij wat zij hadden willen weten voor ze hun carrière startten. Ze ontkrachten of nuanceren 15 hardnekkige mythes, en delen waardevolle tips aan de hand van eigen ervaringen, prikkelende getuigenissen en academisch onderzoek. Over die grote droom, over levenslang leren en over 'durven springen'.
    • Making your way - The (wobbly) road to success and happiness in life and work

      Debruyne, Marion; De Stobbeleir, Katleen (2020)
      Dreaming big propels you forward. But it is often a bumpy road. In this book, two remarkable women unravel 15 persistent myths about the path to success and finding happiness in life and work, both from their own experiences and from their daily interactions with professionals. They want to encourage people to set themselves free from such myths and to pursue their dreams with confidence and optimism. In this inspiring book they share their personal stories, stimulating testimonies, and relevant scientific knowledge. Is the perfect job out there? How do you define success? Is it only about climbing the ladder? Does everything have to be planned out, preferably before your thirties? And what about so-called work-life balance? Discover their answers to all of these questions, and so much more. A book about dreaming big, lifelong learning, and daring to jump.