• Bank networks and buyout financing

      Manigart, Sophie; Divakaruni, Anantha; Alperovych, Yan (2018)
    • Bank- en Financiewezen

      Vanthienen, Lambert; Van Hulle, Cynthia; Keuleneer, Luc (2002)
    • Bank- en Financiewezen

      Van Hulle, Cynthia; Vanthienen, Lambert; Bastens, T. (2002)
    • Banken en ondernemingen: op zoek naar een relatie

      Crijns, Hans (Bank- en Financiewezen, 1998)
    • Bankgeschiedenis in België tijdens de twintigste eeuw. Een historiografisch overzicht

      Buyst, Erik; Segers, Y. (Bijdragen tot de geschiedenis, 2001)
    • Bankmod Participant's Manual

      Thibeault, André; Nathan, A.; Li, J. (2002)
    • Banks as digital conductors

      Cumps, Bjorn (CxO Magazine, 2017)
    • Barco implements platform-based product development in its healthcare division

      Boute, Robert; Van den Broeke, Maud; Deneire, Kristof (Interfaces, 2018)
      In this article, we present how Barco, a global technology company, used an operations research optimization model, which was supported by an efficient solution method, to implement platforms—common structures from which sets of products could be made—for the design and production of its high-tech medical displays. Our optimization model captures all cost aspects related to the use of platforms, thus, it is an objective tool that considers the input from marketing, sales, research and development (R&D), operations, and the supply chain. This comprehensive view allowed Barco to avoid the excessive costs that may result from the implementation of an incorrect platform. Our model supported Barco in determining the elements that should comprise each platform, the number of platforms to develop, and the products to derive from each platform. The results of the project led to reductions in safety stock and increased flexibility due to the use of platforms: R&D can now introduce twice as many products using the same resources, thus increasing Barco's earnings by over 5 million euros annually and reducing product introduction time by nearly 50 percent.
    • Barco: Leading the Events Market

      Muylle, Steve; Debruyne, Marion (2009)
      In 2004, Barco is a leading player in the market for events projection for large and extra large venues. Barco's Events Business Unit is the biggest business unit of the Barco Media and Entertainment Division. Chris Colpaert, Director Product Management is returning from Infocomm, the most important tradeshow for audio visual professionals in the world, and needs to decide which product line decisions to take in response to the competitive developments in the market. As he prepares for a meeting with the Business Unit and Division directors, he is considering four options. The four options represent different innovation strategies.
    • Barco: Manufacturing strategy of printed circuit assembly

      Vereecke, Ann; Goeman, Filip; Serneels, Steven (2006)
      Barco is a multinational active in image processing technology. Four of the business units (BU's) each have a printed circuit assembly (PCA) department, supplying the final assembly plant of the BU. The management of Barco considers merging the printed circuit assembly departments of the four business units. The four business units supply different markets, with different requirements. The case starts by describing the competitive success factors in each of these business units. The final assembly units obviously play a critical role in accomplishing the market requirements for all business units. However, in some of the business units the role of the PCA department is also very critical for competitiveness. This is the second element in the discussion. A third element in the discussion is the performance improvement (or possibly deterioration) that may result from the merger of the PCA departments. The case allows the teacher to go through the decision making for the merger of the PCA departments. While this is mainly a discussion on the manufacturing strategy at the level of the plant and the PCA department, it also offers the possibility to discuss the organisational issues that arise in such a decision, and the potential for outsourcing the PCA. A teaching note supplement is available to accompany the teaching note.
    • Barco: Manufacturing strategy of printed circuit assembly - Teaching Note

      Vereecke, Ann; Goeman, Filip; Serneels, Steven (2006)
    • Barometer innovative public procurement in Belgium

      De Coninck, Ben; Viaene, Stijn; Leysen, Jan; Van der Auwera, Chris (2017)
    • Barometer van het concurrentievermogen van de Vlaamse economie

      Sleuwaegen, Leo; De Backer, Koen (Business Inzicht, 2003)
    • Barometer van het concurrentievermogen van de Vlaamse economie

      De Backer, Koen; Sleuwaegen, Leo (Over.Werk, 2003)
    • Barriers and enablers in the learning process of offshore team members: The role of international assignees

      Peeters, Carine; Duvivier, Florence (2016)
      Through a longitudinal case study of a financial services company offshoring services to Poland, this paper provides insight into the barriers that prevent offshore team members to learn their tasks effectively. Findings also reveal that using expatriates and inpatriates to facilitate the learning process may in fact act as a double edge sword. While helping bridging the distance between onshore and offshore operation, over-parenting by expatriates may create detachment from the part of offshore members who are then less motivated to think independently and learn. And if inpatriation at first helps create social ties between onshore and offshore colleagues - thereby reducing the risk of onshore colleagues hoarding information - and opens careers opportunities that motivate offshore staff to learn; over time it may create frustrations by making offshoring, and in particular associated status and career path differences, visible to all.
    • Barriers and opportunities for implementation of outcome-based spread payments for high-cost, one-shot curative therapies

      Michelsen, Sissel; Nachi, Salma; Van Dyck, Walter; Simoens, Steven; Huys, Isabelle (Frontiers in Pharmacology, 2020)
      Background: The challenging market access of high-cost, one-time curative therapies has inspired the development of alternative reimbursement structures, such as outcome-based spread payments, to mitigate their unaffordability and answer remaining uncertainties. This study aimed to provide a broad overview of barriers and possible opportunities for the practical implementation of outcome-based spread payments for the reimbursement of one-shot therapies in European healthcare systems. Methods: A systematic literature review was performed investigating published literature and publicly available documents to identify barriers and implementation opportunities for both spreading payments and for implementing outcome-based agreements. Data was analyzed via qualitative content analysis by extracting data with a reporting template. Results: A total of 1503 publications were screened and 174 were included. Main identified barriers for the implementation of spread payments are reaching an agreement on financial terms while considering 12-month budget cycles and the possible violation of corresponding (inter)national accounting rules. Furthermore, outcome correction of payments is currently hindered by the need for additional data collection, the lack of clear governance structures and the resulting administrative burden and cost. The use of spread payments adjusted by population- or individual-level data collected within automated registries and overseen by a governance committee and external advisory board may alleviate several barriers and may support the reimbursement of highly innovative therapies. Conclusion: High-cost advanced therapy medicinal products pose a substantial affordability challenge on healthcare systems worldwide. Outcome-based spread payments may mitigate the initial budget impact and alleviate existing uncertainties; however, their effective implementation still faces several barriers and will be facilitated by realizing the required organizational changes.
    • Barriers to successful implementation of ABC for continuous improvement: a case study

      Waeytens, Dominique; Bruggeman, Werner (International Journal of Production Economics, 1994)
      Continuous improvement is the process of gradually working toward the achievement and sustainment of competitive advantage. Activity-based costing (ABC) has been suggested as an appropriate tool for guiding and directing the process of improvement through the use of activity based management (ABM). Several case studies have been described demonstrating the use of ABC and ABM in this process of continuous improvement. However, not much has been said about unsuccessful implementations of ABC and ABM. It is believed that much can be learned by analyzing cases in which the use of ABC failed or turned out to be ineffective. Therefore, a case study that is a description of a company in which the ABC information could not be used in a way to yield continuous improvement is presented. The barriers to a successful implementation of ABC for continuous improvement in this company are analyzed.