• Risk measurement and management during new product development: An exploratory study

      Szwejczewski, Marek; Mitchell, Rick; Lemke, Fred (International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 2008)
      Developing a new product involves risk. Several writers on the subject of product development have suggested various approaches for determining and managing risk. However, while much has been written about how firms should manage risk, there has been very little research regarding what companies are doing in practice. This paper seeks to rectify this situation by presenting the results of a research project that investigated how a number of UK manufacturing companies measure and manage risk during the New Product Development (NPD) process.
    • The role of internal quality relations in driving sustainability performance

      Alsawafi, Ahmed; Lemke, Fred; Ying, Yang (Procedia Manufacturing, 2019)
      There are contradictory debates about the impact of quality management and sustainability performance. By taking the internal dimensional view of quality management practices (management and employee), this study develops a research framework that investigates the relationships of internal quality relations and sustainability performance. Survey data were collected from 430 service and manufacturing firms from the UK. Structural equation modelling was used to test the framework. The results indicated positive relationships of all tested hypotheses. This study offers an integrated framework with empirical evidence that identifies the role of internal quality relations in driving the sustainability performance.
    • Role of job perceptions on the feedback satisfaction linkage

      Rangarajan, Deva; Srivastava, Rajesh (2004)
    • Role stress among front-line employees

      Dewettinck, Koen; Buyens, Dirk (2003)
    • Royal Bank of Canada: Creating profitable relations with small business clients

      Slagmulder, Regine; Grottoli, D. (2005)
      Royal Bank of Canada or RBC, Canada's largest financial services group, is at the forefront of customer profitability analysis. The case illustrates how RBC uses customer profitability data to identify profit opportunities and make strategic decisions about its customer mix. In particular, it illustrates how the new customer-level information enabled RBC to recognise the untapped profit potential of its small business client portfolio. The purpose of this case is to illustrate how financial institutions like RBC can use customer profitability analysis to identify and enhance the profit potential of its various customer segments. The case describes the elements of RBC's customer value metric and how the bank reaped the benefits from targeted sales and marketing efforts informed by the customer-focused profitability analysis.
    • Royal Biscuits Inc

      Roodhooft, Filip; de Vlieger, An-Katrien (2008)
      Royal Biscuits Inc is a British manufacturing company of fine biscuits. They have a highly respected product portfolio of 3 fine biscuits: Supreme crisps (R), Tropical chocolates (R) and Sublime rolls (R).The turnover of Royal Biscuits Inc is steadily increasing, but margins are dropping significantly due to increased purchase prices of ingredients. In order to adjust the selling prices and thus improve the margins, the company urgently needs to know how much it costs to produce the biscuits. Therefore, they decide to set up a new straightforward costing system. The company opts for a standard costing system that allows them to recognise the generated costs upfront. By analysing this case, students are familiarised with a traditional standard costing system. The students are required to calculate standard costs and actual costs. A variance analysis helps them to draw conclusions. In addition, the students should build up an income statement using standard and actual costing.
    • Rozwoj rynkow energii elektrycznej

      Purchala, K.; Meeus, Leonardo; Belmans, Ronnie (2006)
    • RTE: Financing electricity transmission investments in a regulated environment

      Roodhooft, Filip; Hadush, Samson Yemane; Meeus, Leonardo; Momber, Ilan (2019)
      Leading up to 2013, Réseau de Transport d’Électricité (RTE), a French transmission operator (TSO), was the largest TSO in Europe’s electricity network. Like all European TSOs, RTE was subject to regulatory regimes. At the end of 2013, RTE was operating under a revenue cap, which required that it seek the regulator’s approval before making capital investments. The company was poised to undertake an ambitious investment program in 2014 to replace aging assets. However, the potential for regulatory changes, the need for the regulator’s approval, and the long depreciation life of the assets made planning difficult. RTE needed to develop a financial planning model that would help it decide whether to make the investment and how to prepare for possible regulatory uncertainties.
    • Ruimte voor personeelsbeleid in Vlaamse scholen

      Warmoes, Veronique; Devos, Geert; Stassen, Koen; Verhoeven, Jef C. (2005)
    • Ruimte voor risico

      Van den Broeck, Herman; Sanders, Jo (Ondernemen, 2004)
    • Ruimte voor werk: bouwrijpe bedrijventerreinen, economische ontwikkeling en ruimtelijke economie in Vlaanderen

      Vanhaverbeke, Wim; Cabus, Peter (Tijdschrift voor Economie en Management, 2002)
    • Ruimtelijke economie in Vlaanderen

      Vanhaverbeke, Wim; Cabus, Peter; Allaert, Georges (West-Vlaanderen werkt, 2001)
    • Running your company the smart way. How industry 4.0 will change the way you do business

      Boute, Robert; Isik, Öykü; Kleer, Robin; Muylle, Steve; Vanderheyden, Karlien; Vereecke, Ann (2019)
      Everyone is talking about Industry 4.0 – from the Internet of Things, additive manufacturing and the cloud through to artificial intelligence, augmented reality and blockchain. But what does it all mean in practice? It’s not a question of if Industry 4.0 will drastically change the way we do business. It’s a question of when and how quickly. So how can you apply this technology in your business – not just to improve production and performance, but to make a difference for customers? This white paper gives you the insight you need to get ahead of the game and prepare your organisation for the fourth industrial revolution.