• 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.
    • Exploration and exploitation in Innovation: Reframing the interpretation

      Li, Ying; Vanhaverbeke, Wim; Schoenmakers, Wilfred (Creativity and Innovation Management, 2008)
    • Exploratory data analysis on the relation between Business Process Orientation and Organizational Change

      Willems, Jurgen; Van den Bergh, Joachim; Schröder-Pander, Friederike; Deschoolmeester, Dirk (Uporabna Informatika, 2008)
    • Exploring a theoretical framework to structure policy implications of OI

      De Jong, Jeroen; Kalvet, Tarmo; Vanhaverbeke, Wim (Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 2010)
    • Exploring Collaboration in New Product Development

      Fain, Nusa; Wagner, Beverly; Lemke, Fred (2014)
      This paper discusses the relevant literature on collaboration in product development and proposes a framework for exploring collaboration proneness in development processes. The framework proposes valuable insight into managing collaboration in practice, as it provides an evaluation tool for managers to determine their internal team competences and gaps to be addressed. Furthermore, it enables companies to assess potential NPD partners outside company boundaries. A test on an industrial case demonstrates the applicability of the theoretically derived framework to practice.
    • Exploring Green Consumers' Mind-set towards green product design and life cycle assessment: the case of sceptical Brazilian and Portuguese green consumers

      Lemke, Fred; Luzio, J.P.P. (Journal of Industrial Ecology, 2014)
      Businesses are increasingly interested in exploring the key concepts of industrial ecology (IE), particularly within the context of market‐oriented sustainability. However, few studies have researched how green consumers perceive production as having relevant product design and life cycle assessment (LCA) dimensions. In this article, we explore green consumers’ mind‐set toward such system tools of IE by conducting 18 in‐depth interviews with Brazilian and Portuguese green consumers. We propose a simplified theoretical framework for achieving market‐oriented sustainability based on the multidisciplinary potential between IE and marketing. Our analysis suggests that there are still important gaps between what green consumers demand and what businesses are currently able (or willing) to supply. Our findings support the idea that businesses interested in following IE within the context of market‐oriented sustainability should spend greater effort in understanding the green consumer's production‐related mind‐set. In particular, we propose (1) avoiding consumer skepticism and dissatisfaction with greenwashing and (2) establishing credibility and information transparency. Both seem to act as preconditions to better align the product design and LCA processes with green consumer needs within the emerging paradigm of market‐oriented sustainability.
    • Exploring green consumers' product demands and consumption processes: The Case of Portuguese green consumers

      Luzio, J.P.P.; Lemke, Fred (European Business Review, 2013)
      Purpose ‐ There is a research gap in terms of understanding how green consumers perceive green products in a marketplace context. The purpose of this paper is to respond to this omission by exploring the green consumers' product demands and consumption processes. Design/methodology/approach ‐ Semi-structured in-depth interviews with Portuguese green consumers are used to discuss potential key factors (reasons to buy green products, defining green product characteristics, feelings about pricing, perceived product confidence, willingness to compromise, environmental knowledge, consideration of alternatives, product's point of purchase and use and disposal). Findings ‐ The analysis indicates that green consumers represent an artificial segment and provides further empirical support to the definition of sustainability as a market-oriented concept. The paper's findings suggest that mainstreaming green products is a more positive alternative than green segmentation. Research limitations/implications ‐ This research is exploratory in nature and the authors followed established guidelines to ensure objectivity. However, the study's findings are restricted to Portuguese green consumers and a replication in other countries would help to remove any potential country bias. Practical implications ‐ Sustainable businesses are eager to learn who the green consumer is in order to define this market segment. This may not represent the best strategy, however. Targeting green products to a niche market based only on intangible environmental or ethical values may not only be hindering the progress of sustainability as a market-oriented concept but also missing the huge opportunity of gaining competitive advantage in the inevitable future marketplace. Originality/value ‐ Most marketing studies were unsuccessful in segmenting green consumers even "on average", resulting in elusive and contradictory outcomes. Only very few studies are aimed at exploring the green consumer's behavior using qualitative research approaches. This paper explores the product demands of green consumers, as well as their consumption processes in detail.
    • Exploring Open Innovation at the Level of R&D Projects

      Vanhaverbeke, Wim; Du, Jingshu; Leten, Bart; Aalders, Ferrie (2014)
    • Exploring principal's beliefs about their role as leaders and the impact of school culture

      Devos, Geert; Bouckenooghe, Dave (Leadership and policy in schools, 2009)
    • Exploring social preferences in private-collection innovation

      Garriga, Helena; Aksuyek, Efe; Hacklin, Fredrik; von Krogh, Georg (Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 2012)
      Firms, research institutions and individuals have long realised the advantages of innovating in an open manner. Companies such as IBM, Philips and Procter & Gamble, increasingly seek to cooperate with outside individuals and organisations to tap into their ideas for new products and services. This approach makes good business sense, but it is also difficult to achieve. In particular, mechanisms that motivate innovators to ‘open up’ are critical in achieving the benefits of open innovation. Private–collective innovation (PCI) has become an increasingly important model for explaining innovation at the boundaries of traditional, closed and open innovation regimes. Previous work has examined PCI both conceptually and empirically, and recent scholarship has focused specifically on the initiation of PCI as it relates to problems of collective action. This work shows that a project will not ‘take off’ unless the right incentives are in place for innovators to contribute their knowledge to open innovation from the beginning. Drawing on behavioural game theory, this paper expands on prior work by exploring social preferences in the initiation of PCI. The authors conducted a simulation study that shows how inequality aversion, reciprocity and fairness affect the underlying conditions that lead to the initiation of PCI. The results indicate that reciprocity and the potential gains for other participants explain changes in individual knowledge sharing in PCI.
    • Exploring styles to enhance learning and teaching in diverse contexts

      Pedrosa de Jesus, M. Helena; Evans, Carol; Charlesworth, Zarina M.; Cools, Eva (2010)
    • Exploring the bullwhip effect by means of spreadsheet simulation

      Boute, Robert; Lambrecht, Marc (INFORMS Transactions on Education, 2009)
    • Exploring the bullwhip effect by means of spreadsheet simulation

      Boute, Robert (2007)
      An important supply chain research problem is the bullwhip effect: demand fluctuations increase as one moves up the supply chain from retailer to manufacturer. It has been recognized that demand forecasting and ordering policies are two of the key causes of the bullwhip effect. In this paper we present a spreadsheet application, which explores a series of replenishment policies and forecasting techniques under different demand patterns. It illustrates how tuning the parameters of the replenishment policy induces or reduces the bullwhip effect. Moreover, we demonstrate how bullwhip reduction (order variability dampening) may have an adverse impact on inventory holdings. Indeed, order smoothing may increase inventory fluctuations resulting in poorer customer service. As such, the spreadsheets can be used as an educational tool to gain a clear insight into the use or abuse of inventory control policies and improper forecasting in relation to the bullwhip effect and customer service. Keywords: Bullwhip effect, forecasting techniques, replenishment rules, inventory fluctuations, spreadsheet simulation
    • Exploring the different methods of strategy development

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart; Verweire, Kurt; Carchon, Steven (2000)
    • Exploring the Double-Sided Effect of Information Asymmetry and Uncertainty in Mergers and Acquisitions

      Luypaert, Mathieu; Van Caneghem, Tom (Financial Management, 2017)
      We examine the joint effect of bidder and target information asymmetry and uncertainty on the payment consideration and subsequent wealth effects in a large sample of acquisitions with both listed and private targets. In line with a risk-sharing argument, we find that acquisitions of targets characterized by higher uncertainty are more likely to be settled with stock. In contrast, higher target information asymmetry increases the likelihood of a cash payment, consistent with bidders strategically exploiting superior information. Acquirers of more opaque targets obtain a larger fraction of total acquisition gains and avoid sharing these gains with target shareholders by offering cash.