• A reconfigurable model for implementation in the closing phase of a wind turbines project construction

      Zohrebvandi, Shakib; Vanhoucke, Mario; Soltani, Roya; Javadi, Mehrdad (Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 2020)
      The purpose of this paper is to introduce a reconfigurable model that is a combination of a schedule model and a queuing system M/M/m/K to reduce the duration of the wind turbine construction project closure phase and reduce the project documentation waiting time in the queue.
    • Reconstructing nurse schedules: computational insights in the problem size parameters

      Maenhout, Broos; Vanhoucke, Mario (Omega - International Journal of Management Science, 2013)
      Managing nursing personnel properly is of critical importance as these resources comprise a vast share of the hospital's operational costs. The organisational support and the managerial policy decisions on the scheduling level are important determinants for the nurses' working conditions and the related quality of care. In this paper, we gain insights and understanding in the consequences and outcomes of various personnel re-rostering characteristics and strategies. We explore the boundaries of the time horizon and the nurse staffing size to consider for the nurse re-rostering problem based on computational experiments in a real-life problem environment.
    • Recurrent changes in the work environment, job resources and distress among nurses: a comparative cross-sectional survey

      Verhaeghe, Rik; Vlerick, Peter; De Backer, G.; Van Maele, G.; Gemmel, Paul (International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2008)
    • Reducing creative labour precarity: beyond network connections

      Farr-Wharton, Benjamin Stuart Rodney; Brown, Kerry; Keast, Robyn; Shymko, Yuliya (Management Decision, 2015)
      Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of organisational business acumen and social network structure on the earnings and labour precarity experienced by creative industry workers. Design/methodology/approach: Results from a survey that collected data from a random sample of 289 creative workers are analysed using structural equation modelling. Mediating effects of social network structure are explored. Findings Results support the qualitative findings of Crombie and Hagoort (2010) who claim that organisational business acumen is a significant enabler for creative workers. Further, social network structure has a partial mediating effect in mitigating labour precarity. Research limitations/implications: This exploratory study is novel in its use of a quantitative approach to understand the relationship between labour and social network dynamics of the creative industries. For this reason, developed scales, while robust in exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, warrant further application and maturity. Practical implications: The organisational business acumen of creative workers is found to mitigate labour precarity and increase perceived earnings. Social implications: The results from this study call for policy and management shifts, to focus attention on developing business proficiency of creative workers, in an effort to curb labour precarity in the creative industries, and enhance positive spillovers into other sectors. Originality/value: The paper fills a gap in knowledge regarding the impact of organisational business acumen and social network structure on the pay and working conditions of people working in a sector that is dominated by self-employed and freelance arrangements.
    • Reforming the system of state assistance

      Sleuwaegen, Leo (Problems of Economic Transition, 2002)
      The question of state assistance took on particular significance in the 1980s, when the markets became more integrated. European experience has shown that state assistance can effectively assist the adaptation of enterprises to new economic conditions. At the same time, it has a negative influence on competition.
    • Reframing the role of lead users in radical innovations: an open innovation perspective

      Vanhaverbeke, Wim; Du, Jingshu (International Journal of Business Environment, 2010)
    • Regelgeving en Innovatie : een kritische blik

      Clarysse, Bart; De Pape, S. (2000)
    • Regional cohesion in Europe? An analysis of how EU public RTD support influences the techno-economic regional landscape

      Clarysse, Bart (Research Policy, 2001)
      To date, European Union (EU) policy has been in favor of balanced regional growth. Since the 1980s, EU has adopted a policy which aims to strengthen the science and technology bases of the member states, necessary to increase their competitiveness. This EU research, technology and development (RTD) policy also has to contribute to other Community policies such as economic cohesion. Competitiveness and cohesion are two basic elements which are necessary for a balanced economic growth. Despite these objectives, many economic and technological differences still exist between European regions. To show these differences, we present in this paper a new typology of regions which are categorized on the basis of their current state of economic and technological development, their short-term evolution in technological development and their short-term economic growth. Further, we analyze whether these different types of regions tend to converge or diverge, both economically and technologically. Because technological development is the foremost factor used to explain economic growth we further analyze the role of EU RTD policy to diffuse technology from the economically more advanced to the less advanced regions. To explore this question, we use a unique set of regional participation and collaboration data in the EU Framework Programs. Regional participation data is used to measure the direct impact of EU RTD policy on technology development, while the collaboration data is analyzed by means of social network techniques as an indicator of technology diffusion. It is shown that the current RTD policy enforces the technological strength of the best performing regions, but plays a clear role in technology diffusion towards a limited group of catching up regions.
    • Regional electricity market integration - France - Belgium - Netherlands

      Meeus, Leonardo; Glachant, Jean-Michel; Belmans, Ronnie (Revue-E, 2006)
    • Regional organisations: beware of the pitfalls

      Verdin, Paul; Subramanian, Venkat; De Koning, A.; Van Poeck, E. (2003)
    • Regionale verschillen en convergentie in een federale monetaire unie

      Vanhoudt, P.; Buyst, Erik; Bilsen, V. (Bedrijfskunde, 2000)
    • Regulated cross-border transmission investment in Europe

      Meeus, Leonardo; Purchala, K.; Van Hertem, Dirk; Belmans, Ronnie (European Transactions on electrical power, 2006)
      In a liberalized market, generation and transmission investment decisions are decoupled, so that more grid is necessary. The European transmission grid is the backbone of the internal electricity market that besides serving the market has to ensure security of supply and to allow connecting renewables. Transmission grid investments are clearly needed, especially to increase the scarcely available cross-border transfer capacities. The regulatory framework in which these investments are to take place is discussed in this paper. The authors evaluate whether the regulation that is already in place will deliver the investments crucial for the success of the liberalization process in Europe
    • Regulation of smart grids

      Meeus, Leonardo; Hadush, Samson Yemane; Momber, Ilan (2016)