• Executive remuneration: Towards a structured multi-theory approach

      Baeten, Xavier; Van den Berghe, Lutgart (2008)
    • Exerting control in offshore outsourcing: The role of expatriates

      Duvivier, F.; Peeters, Carine (Academy of Management Proceedings, 2017)
      Through an exploratory qualitative study of 32 offshore outsourcing initiatives from 32 companies located in Belgium, the paper studies how expatriates and inpatriates act as control agents at the interface of clients and services providers. We show how both types of international assignees help ease the agency problems heightened by the distance between the clients and their providers. Even though control is a role that has traditionally been attributed to expatriates, our research identifies critical issues that challenge their success. Moreover, client companies appear to be moving away from formal control towards more subtler and social forms of controls for which inpatriates offer a valid alternative. The process of inpatriating offshore employees into the client company therefore appears to hold significant potential in controlling offshore outsourcing relations.
    • Exit in globalising industries: the role of international (out)sourcing

      Coucke, Kristien; Sleuwaegen, Leo (2006)
      This paper studies the impact of globalisation on the exit behaviour of domestic and foreign firms in the manufacturing industries of Belgium, one of the most open economies in the world. The strongest effects are found to come from rising import growth and rising multinational firms penetration of the industry, which systematically increase the probability of exit of (inefficient) domestic firms. Product differentiation and international (out)sourcing moderate this impact and lower the risk of exit. Controlling for productivity differences across firms, exporting on itself does not lower the probability of exit. Subsidiaries of multinational firms are found to be subject to similar disciplinary forces from import competition as domestic firms but do not show exit to respond to the same passive learning process. Keywords: Exit, Sourcing, International Competition
    • 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, 2022)
      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)