• Exit processes of micro-businesses: The decision to transfer

      Leroy, Hannes; Manigart, Sophie; Meuleman, Miguel (2007)
    • Expansions for the resource renting problem

      Vandenheede, Leo; Vanhoucke, Mario; Maenhout, Broos (2014)
    • Experience 2.0 in Services

      Lemke, Fred; Qusay, Hamdan (2019)
    • Experience ASTD '98

      De Vos, Ans (1998)
    • Experience Branding: how to make the difference at each point-of-contact?

      Verstreken, Sofie; Goedertier, Frank (Branding Inspiration Reports Series, 2012)
      Dynamic scheduling refers to the integration of three important phases in the life cycle of a project: baseline scheduling, schedule risk analysis and project control. In this paper, the efficiency of controlling a project is measured and evaluated using a Monte-Carlo simulation study on fictitious and empirical project data. In the study, the construction of a project baseline schedule acts as a point-of-reference for the schedule risk analysis and project control phases. The sensitivity information obtained by the schedule risk analyses (SRA) and the earned value management (EVM) information obtained during project control serve as early warning control parameters that trigger corrective actions to bring projects back on track in case of problems. The focus in this paper lies on the time performance of a project, and not on the prediction and controlling of the project costs. The contribution of this paper is twofold. First, this paper summarizes the main conclusions of various experiments performed in a large simulation study on the efficiency of project control techniques and the ability to trigger corrective actions in case of project problems. The main purpose of these simulation experiments is to understand why EVM and/or SRA work so well in some projects and fail so miserably in others. This study has been awarded by the International Project Management Association in 2008 on the IPMA world congress in Rome (Italy). Secondly, the paper compares the results obtained on fictitious project data with additional tests performed on a set of real-life data from 8 Belgian companies from various sectors.
    • Experience with electricity market test suite: students versus computational agents

      Trinh, Quynh Chi; Saguan, Marcelo; Meeus, Leonardo (IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2013)
      This paper applies two experimental economics methods (i.e., agent-based modeling and laboratory experiment) to a market test suite that is based on a fictional European wholesale electricity market. Quantitative results of generators' strategic behavior in this market context are separated between generators played by human subjects (i.e., master students) in a laboratory experiment and generators represented by computational agents in an agent-based model. The behavior is measured through offers that students or agents make when participating in the electricity trading auction and the market outcomes under both methods are discussed in order to illustrate the difference between the behavior of human and computational agents. The paper also identifies the improvements that would need to be made to the market test suite to allow for a more conclusive comparison in future experiments.
    • Explaining academic interest in crowdfunding as a research topic

      Le Pendeven, Benjamin; Bardon, Thibaut; Manigart, Sophie (British Journal of Management, 2021)
      Crowdfunding research has grown exponentially since the first academic papers in the field were published in 2013. This interpretivist study attempts to explain why academics worldwide have chosen to study crowdfunding. As no explicit theories currently exist to guide our research, we have relied on schooling and management fashion theories. Based on interviews with 30 crowdfunding scholars, we develop a model which interprets the underlying reasons why academics have chosen this research topic. Our results show that, beyond scientific reasons, career and socio-psychological reasons also explain why academics have chosen to research crowdfunding. By documenting both the scientific and non-scientific reasons why researchers study a certain topic, our findings contribute to the knowledge about the rationales behind scientific development in the fields of management, entrepreneurial finance and entrepreneurship.
    • Explaining company-level influences on individual career choices: evidence from Belgium

      Soens, Nele; De Vos, Ans; Buyens, Dirk (Management Revue, 2006)
    • Explaining company-level influences on individual career choices: towards a transitional career pattern? evidence from belgium

      Soens, Nele; De Vos, Ans; Buyens, Dirk (2006)
      Although current career literature continues to build on the new career concepts that reflect a shift from ‘traditional' towards ‘transitional' career patterns, recent research presents a different reality. In Belgium, among other countries, the traditional career pattern remains the dominant picture on the labour market. This study seeks to explain this discrepancy between theory and practice by focussing on the meso-organizational influences on career choices of individuals. Drawing on Schmid's model of a transitional labour market, this qualitative empirical research explores the factors at company level that individuals point to as obstructing or facilitating career transitions. Results show that the existence of obstructing determinants at company level is one of the reasons why the ‘transitional career' hasn't become reality on the Belgian labour market yet. Implications for practitioners and policy makers are discussed.
    • Explaining the craze for crowdfunding research as an academic research topic

      Le Pendeven, Benjamin; Bardon, Thibaut; Manigart, Sophie (2020)
      Crowdfunding research has grown exponentially since the first academic papers on the topic in 2013 and received relatively more attention by academics than its importance in the economy would warrant. As no research exists that may guide our research question on how academics chose their research topic, this paper qualitatively explores through thirty interviews with crowdfunding scholars how the craze for crowdfunding research can be explained. Three categories of reasons emerged: scientific reasons, career reasons and socio-psychological reasons. Within each overarching category, we identify two or three second order themes, which are further split up in first order concepts. We hereby contribute not only to increase our understanding of how academics chose their research topics, but also to the adjacent theories of management fashions and schooling."
    • Explanatory factors of recognition and correct brand recall of radio commercials

      De Pelsmacker, Patrick; Geuens, Maggie; Ghesquiere, H. (2001)
    • Explicit and implicit determinants of ethical consumerism

      Vantomme, D.; Geuens, Maggie; De Houwer, J.; De Pelsmacker, Patrick (2005)
    • Explicit and Implicit Determinants of Ethical Consumerism

      Vantomme, D.; Geuens, Maggie; De Houwer, J.; De Pelsmacker, Patrick (Advances in Consumer Research, 2006)
    • Explicit and implicit determinants of fair-trade buying behavior

      Vantomme, D.; Geuens, Maggie; De Houwer, J.; De Pelsmacker, Patrick (2005)
      We examined the usefulness of an implicit attitude measure (IAT) to explain the weak attitude-behavior relationships often found in research about ethical consumer behavior. The results indicated that the IAT effects for buyers and non-buyers of Fair Trade products were significantly different, showing that the IAT can be used to differentiate between buyers and non-buyers. Further, the authors conclude that the IAT has unique predictive validity and that most importantly implicit attitudes need to be enhanced to raise ethical consumer behavior.