• Mood and evaluation : The effect of mood on the evaluation of negatively valenced mental categories

      Bosmans, Anick; Vlerick, Peter; Van Kenhove, Patrick; Hendrickx, Hendrik (+) (2000)
    • More management concepts in the academy. Internationalization as an organizational change process

      Kondakci, Yasar; Van den Broeck, Herman; Devos, Geert (2006)
      The purpose of this paper is to elaborate on the internationalization process in higher education as an organizational level managerial issue. This approach brings a new perspective to internationalization in higher education. This is believed to be a necessary step toward filling a gap in the internationalization of higher education discussions. Nevertheless, the purpose of the study is not to falsify the dominant discussion in the literature. Rather, adopting the organizational change process conceptualization, this paper aims to fill a gap in the ongoing discussion on internationalization in the literature. To do this, the authors adopted the commonly accepted organizational change model of Burke and Litwin (1992) and made a comprehensive discussion on both transformational (external environment, mission and strategy, leadership, and organizational culture) and transactional (structure, task requirements and individual skills, individual needs and values, motivation, management practices, systems, climate) domains of the model from the perspective of internationalization in higher education. This approach is expected to clarify process, content, and context aspects of internationalization, which is essential for successful internationalization implementation.
    • Mortgage banks

      Buyst, Erik (2003)
    • Motivated consumer innovativeness: Concept and measurement

      Vandecasteele, Bert; Geuens, Maggie (2008)
    • Motivated consumer innovativeness: Concept and measurement, and validation

      Vandecasteele, Bert; Geuens, Maggie (International Journal of Research in Marketing, 2010)
      Existing consumer innovativeness scales ignore the multitude of motivation sources of buying innovations. The objective of this paper is to incorporate different motivations into a multi-dimensional innovativeness scale to better account for the consumer–product relationship. An extensive literature review and five studies (with about 2600 respondents in total) indicate that four types of motivation underlie consumer innovativeness: functional, hedonic, social, and cognitive. The proposed 20-item four-dimensional Motivated Consumer Innovativeness (MCI) scale proves to be reliable and internally valid and does not seem to suffer from social desirability bias. Moreover, the results of the studies indicate the predictive validity of every MCI dimension. This new scale proves to measure more than existing consumer innovativeness scales; the different MCI dimensions predict innovative purchase intentions better than both traditional and recently developed innovativeness scales, and they disprove the general consensus that older people are always significantly less innovative than younger people. This MCI scale can serve as a tool for future research on efficiently and effectively segmenting and targeting (motivated innovative) consumers.
    • Motivated consumer innovativeness: Concept, measurement and validation

      Vandecasteele, Bert; Geuens, Maggie (2011)
      dict consumers’ innovative buying behavior by means of different scales intended to measure innovativeness as a personality trait. However, most previous research disregards the consumer-product relation (Gatignon and Robertson 1985; Goldsmith and Flynn 1992) and ignores the different motivation sources. By constructing a new underlying goals and motivations for buying an innovation, we take the notion of product-consumer interactions in Consumer Innovativeness one step further: Consumers differ not only in level of innovativeness (i.e., personality trait of consumers) but also in type of innovativeness (i.e., motivations to buy the innovation).
    • Motivation as determinant of bootlegging innovation

      Krueger, Alexander; Buchwald, Arne (2019)
      One key source of innovation is the individual employee, who can develop innovations either with or without the official authorization by management–the latter phenomenon is called bootlegging. Previous research focused mostly on structural determinants while little is known about individual determinants of bootlegging behavior. We relate two research streams that address deviance and motivation to develop a conceptual model that explains bootlegging behavior in the workplace. Based on the assumption that an innovating agent can simultaneously engage in compliant and in deviant innovative behavior (ie bootlegging), we conceptualize these distinctly different types of behavior as two dependent variables and derive intrinsic and extrinsic motivational sources as independent variables. Our conceptual model contributes to existing literature on individual-level determinants of bootlegging and offers a basis to further study workplace innovation.
    • Moving to mobile

      Mast, Gitte; D'Haene, Ina; Geuens, Maggie (2003)
    • Multi-mode resource-constrained project scheduling using RCPSP and SAT solvers

      Coelho, José; Vanhoucke, Mario (European Journal of Operational Research, 2011)
    • Multi-mode schedule optimisation for incentivised projects

      Kerkhove, Louis-Philippe; Vanhoucke, Mario (Computers and Industrial Engineering, 2020)
      This research presents a novel quantitative methodology to optimise the scheduling of subcontracted projects from the perspective of the contractor. Specifically, the scenario where the contractor’s remuneration is performance dependent is investigated. Based on the incentive methodology introduced by Kerkhove and Vanhoucke (2016), a novel mixed integer programming formulation as well as a greedy local search heuristic to solve the contractor’s problem are presented and tested in a computational experiment. For this experiment, a database containing 3,150 contract-project combinations with diverse structures has been created. The results from this experiment demonstrate the efficiency of the MIP formulation even for larger problem instances, as well as the influence of the project and contract structure on the contractor’s earnings.
    • Multi-National or Multi-Regional: a new look at MNC and Globalization

      De Koning, A.; Subramanian, Venkat; Verdin, Paul (2000)
    • Multicountry Multifactor Tests of the Factor Abundance Theory

      Bowen, Harry; Learner, E.; Sveikauskas, Leo (American Economic Review, 1987)
      Conceptually correct tests are performed of the Heckscher-Ohlin proposition that trade in commodities can be explained in terms of an interaction between factor input requirements and factor endowments. An exact specification of this interaction in a multicountry, multicommodity, multifactor world is derived in the form of the Heckscher-Ohlin-Vanek (H-O-V) theorem. The relationships are tested using data on the 367-order US input-output tables for 1967 and the 1967 trade and the 1966 supply of 12 resources for 27 countries. The Leontief-type sign and rank propositions, whether tested across countries or across factors, generally are not supported. The hypothesis that the H-O-V equations are exact also is not supported by the data. The data indicate errors in measurement in both trade and national factor supplies and favor the hypothesis of neutral technological differences across countries. The H-O-V equations are rejected in favor of weaker models that permit technological differences and measurement errors.
    • Multimode time-cost-robustness trade-off project scheduling problem under uncertainty

      Li, Xue; He, Zhengwen; Wang, Nengmin; Vanhoucke, Mario (Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 2020)
      The time/cost trade-off problem is a well-known project scheduling problem that has been extensively studied. In recent years, many researchers have begun to focus on project scheduling problems under uncertainty to cope with uncertain factors, such as resource idleness, high inventory, and missing deadlines. To reduce the disturbance from uncertain factors, the aim of robust scheduling is to generate schedules with time buffers or resource buffers, which are capped by project makespan and project cost. This paper addresses a time-cost-robustness trade-off project scheduling problem with multiple activity execution modes under uncertainty. A multiobjective optimization model with three objectives (makespan minimization, cost minimization, and robustness maximization) is constructed and three propositions are proposed. An epsilon-constraint method-based genetic algorithm along with three improvement measures is designed to solve this NP-hard problem and to develop Pareto schedule sets, and a large-scale computational experiment on a randomly generated dataset is performed to validate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm and the improvement measures. The final sensitivity analysis of three key parameters shows their distinctive influences on the three objectives, according to which several suggestions are given to project managers on the effective measures to improve the three objectives.
    • Multivariate Hill Estimators

      Dominicy, Yves; Ilmonen, Pauliina; Veredas, David (International Statistical Review, 2017)
      We propose two classes of semi-parametric estimators for the tail index of a regular varying elliptical random vector. The first one is based on the distance between a tail probability contour and the observations outside this contour. We denote it as the class of separating estimators. The second one is based on the norm of an arbitrary order. We denote it as the class of angular estimators. We show the asymptotic properties and the finite sample performances of both classes. We also illustrate the separating estimators with an empirical application to 21 worldwide financial market indexes.