• Growing beyond. Hoe Belgische high-performers in moeilijke tijden concurreren om groei

      Crijns, Hans; Cosaert, Marc (2012)
      compensation—control, social-psychological and fit paradigms. It then allocates 18
    • Growth intentions among research scientists: a cognitve style perspective

      Knockaert, Mirjam; der Foo, Maw; Erikson, Truls; Cools, Eva (Technovation, 2015)
      Although academic entrepreneurship has taken place in some U.S. universities for many decades, it is only over the past few decades that there has been an increased interest by universities worldwide to engage in their third mission related to entrepreneurship and economic development. Recently, researchers studying academic entrepreneurship have increasingly focused on understanding research scientists? entrepreneurial intentions. It has however also been acknowledged that, next to understanding entrepreneurial intentions, it is important to generate insights into growth intentions. This is because growth is unlikely to be achieved if no growth intention exists. Taking a cognition and self-efficacy perspective, our study explores how cognitive styles are associated with growth intentions within a group of research scientists having entrepreneurial intentions. Our study indicates that a planning cognitive style promotes while a knowing cognitive style curbs growth intentions. Further, working experience mitigates the negative impact of a knowing style on growth intentions. Our research has practical implications and implications for technology management, academic entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial intentions literatures.
    • Growth of Firms in Developing countries

      Sleuwaegen, Leo; Goedhuys, Micheline (2009)
    • Growth of Firms in Developing countries, Evidence from Cote D'Ivoire

      Sleuwaegen, Leo; Goedhuys, Micheline (Journal of Development Economics, 2002)
      This paper presents evidence in support of a particular growth process of firms that is consistent with the missing middle in the size distribution of manufacturing firms in African countries. Firm growth is explained by size and age effects as a result of efficiency exploiting through scale enlargements and learning, but is strongly moderated by reputation effects and formal legitimation which facilitate access to output markets and resources. Complementing the model with data on growth obstacles as perceived by the owners of firms, medium-sized firms are found to be strongly hurt by insufficient access to infrastructure and financial services.
    • Growth patterns of the European venture capital industry

      Ooghe, Hubert; Manigart, Sophie; Fassin, Yves (Journal of Business Venturing, 1991)
      The importance of the venture capital industry in the major European countries is examined, and funding and investment patterns are investigated. The data are mainly, but not solely, taken from the yearly statistics of the European Venture Capital Association and cover the period 1984-1989. It is shown that nearly half (44%) of the European investments are made in the expansion stage, management buyouts account for another 36%. Only 14% is invested in seed or start-up companies, much less than the 30% in the US. Half of the venture capital investments in the UK are buyouts. The highest start-up investment activity takes place in Austria and Spain. Cluster analyses indicate that characteristics of mature industries are: 1. a bigger size, relative to the gross national product of the country, 2. the presence of pension funds and insurance companies as investors in the industry, 3. the syndication of the deals, and 4. the absence of the government as an investor.
    • Growth persistence and profile robustness of high-growth firms

      Dillen, Yannick; Laveren, Eddy; Martens, Rudy (2011)
    • Growth persistence and profile robustness of high-growth firms

      Dillen, Yannick; Laveren, Eddy; Martens, Rudy; De Vocht, Sven; Van Imschoot, Eric (International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 2014)
    • gsm: geen succesvol marketingkanaal?

      D'Haene, Ina; Geuens, Maggie; Mast, Gitte (2004)
    • Guaranteed income insurance and occupational disability: an Employee perspective

      Baeten, Xavier; De Ruyck, Bettina (2018)
      This research report is the result of a collaboration between AG Insurance and Vlerick Business School with the objective of gaining insights into employees’ personal experiences and expectations about occupational disability, and the employer’s role in this respect.
    • GUESSS: How entrepreneurial are our Ghent students

      Crijns, Hans; Tilleuil, Olivier (2009)
    • Guest Editorial for ‘Management and the Future of Open Collaboration’

      Gorbatai, Andreea; Jemielniak, Dariusz; O'Neil, Mathieu (Journal of Organizational Change Management, 2016)
      Open collaboration gained prominence as a practice with the advent of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) communities in the 1980s. Since then, technological advances have enabled individuals, firms and communities to implement applications relying on large-scale, open collaboration. Open collaboration research is a field of rapid growth in organizational theory and innovation. Initial work in this area has focused on the management and governance of FOSS projects as well as on a wide range of user communities in fields as different as sports, scientific equipment users and manufacturers, library information systems, computer games, and medical equipment. Another research stream has focused on open innovation from a corporate perspective, studying the ways in which traditional organizations can harness the power of communities to innovate, or on the creation of 'boundary' or 'hybrid' organizations that facilitate collaboration between open-source communities and firms. Yet another stream has examined open collaboration platforms, particularly the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, assessing participation processes and collaboration outcomes in this particular setting. Finally a more critical stream of research has characterized open collaboration both negatively, as ‘prosumption’ in which labor is transferred from workers to consumers, thereby generating new means of exploitation; or positively, as the ‘germ form’ of a post-capitalist society where exchange value will disappear altogether. T