• Wat het verschil is tussen een workaholic zijn en veel werken en waarom dit belangrijk is voor uw gezondheid

      Schoubben, Robyn (HR Magazine, 2018)
      Over het algemeen gaan we ervan uit dat te veel werken slecht is voor onze gezondheid. Wat er precies ongezond aan is, is echter onduidelijk. Zijn het lange dagen die het risico op het ontwikkelen van gezondheidsproblemen vergroten? Of is het iets anders?
    • Wat is FD Transformers?

      Muylle, Steve; Standaert, Willem; Van den Bergh, Joachim; Viaene, Stijn (2016)
      In juni 2018 publiceren Het Financieele Dagblad en Vlerick Business School de tweede editie van FD Transformers. Een onderzoek naar digitale transformatie bij de 200 grootste Nederlandse bedrijven.
    • Wat is het Effect van Lagere Loonkosten op de vraag naar Arbeid in Belgische Ondernemingen?

      Roodhooft, Filip; Konings, Jozef (Tijdschrift voor Economie en Management, 1996)
    • Wat managers moeten weten over sociale tools

      Defever, Emmy (HR Magazine, 2018)
      Organisaties hebben aan sneltempo interne sociale tools geadopteerd. In een grootschalige studie met meer dan 4200 organisaties, uitgevoerd door McKinsey Global Institute, werd gevonden dat 72% van de organisaties dergelijke tools gebruikt om communicatie tussen medewerkers te faciliteren. Het gebruik van interne sociale tools werd reeds in verschillende sectoren bestudeerd. Het toenemende bewijs is duidelijk: deze tools kunnen de samenwerking en kennisdeling tussen medewerkers bevorderen.
    • Wealth, institutions and business ethics

      Dentchev, Nikolay A.; Lepoutre, Jan; Gosselin, Derrick (2006)
    • Weber and legal rule evolution: The closing of the iron cage?

      Jennings, Devereaux; Schultz, Martin; Patient, David; Gravel, Caroline; Yuan, Ke (Organization Studies, 2005)
      Institutionalists have emphasized the importance of law for the spread of bureaucracy and examined its effects; but they have not examined the evolution of law as an institution in its own right, particularly from a Weberian standpoint. In this paper, we investigate whether or not there is an inexorable proliferation and refinement of rational legal rules within a law, as we have found to be the case with bureaucratic rules. In other words, are the same tendencies toward proliferation and refinement associated with the ‘closing of the iron cage’ found in the context of legal rules? An examination of all sections of a regional water law over a 90-year period shows that the number of law sections and the text covered by the sections actually declines over time, through alternating phases of gradual expansion followed by rapid collapse; that is via punctuated equilibrium. Most of the expansion is due to revisions of existing sections, rather than to births of new sections. Poisson models of births and event history models of revisions show that the sources of the proliferation within the law are, in fact, some of the same ones anticipated by Weber: the interpretation of the law by the courts, changes in political parties, and shock events such as war. But, in contrast to Weberian predictions, the result of this evolutionary process appears to be a law that is smaller, tighter and more functionally differentiated.
    • Weerslag van de realisatie van de interne Europese markt 1992 op de accountants en bedrijfsrevisoren

      Ooghe, Hubert; Manigart, Sophie; Bruyneel, W. (Accountancy en Bedrijfskunde Maandschrift, 1990)
    • Welbevinden en functioneren van directies basisonderwijs: Een hypothetisch verklaringsmodel

      Hotton, Gwendoline; Bouckenooghe, Dave; Devos, Geert; Engels, Nadine; Aelterman, Antonia (2005)
    • Welbevinden en Functioneren van Directies Basisonderwijs: een Hypothetisch verklaringsmodel

      Devos, Geert; Engels, Nadine; Aelterman, Antonia; Bouckenooghe, Dave; Hotton, Gwendoline (2005)
    • The welfare and price effects of sector coupling with power-to-gas

      Roach, Martin; Meeus, Leonardo (2019)
      Electricity markets with high installed capacities of Variable Renewable Energy Sources (VRES) experience periods of supply and demand mismatch, resulting in near-zero and even negative prices, or energy spilling due to surplus. The participation of emerging Power-to-X solutions in a sector coupling paradigm, such as Power-to-Gas (PTG), has been envisioned to provide a source of demand flexibility to the power sector and decarbonize the gas sector. We advance a long-run equilibrium model to study the PTG investment decision from the point of view of a perfectly competitive electricity and gas system where each sector’s market is cleared separately but coupled by PTG. Under scenarios combining PTG technology costs and electricity RES targets, we study whether or not there is a convergence in the optimal deployment of PTG capacity and what is the welfare distribution across both sectors. We observe that PTG can play an important price-setting role in the electricity market, but PTG revenues from arbitrage opportunities erodes as more PTG capacity is installed. We find that the electricity and gas sector have aligned incentives to cooperate around PTG, and instead find an issue of misaligned incentives related to the PTG actor. Although not the focus of our analysis, in some scenarios we find that the welfare optimal PTG capacity results in a loss for the PTG actor, which reveals some intuition that subsidizing PTG can make sense to reduce the cost of RES subsidies. A sensitivity analysis is conducted to contextualize these findings for system specificities.
    • The welfare and price effects of sector coupling with power-to-gas

      Roach, Martin; Meeus, Leonardo (Energy Economics, 2020)
      Electricity markets with high installed capacities of Variable Renewable Energy Sources (VRES) experience periods of supply and demand mismatch, resulting in near-zero and even negative prices, or energy spilling due to surplus. The participation of emerging Power-to-X solutions in a sector coupling paradigm, such as Power-to-Gas (PTG), has been envisioned to provide a source of demand flexibility to the power sector and decarbonize the gas sector. We advance a long-run equilibrium model to study the PTG investment decision from the point of view of a perfectly competitive electricity and gas system where each sector's market is cleared separately but coupled by PTG. Under scenarios combining PTG technology costs and electricity RES targets, we study whether or not there is a convergence in the optimal deployment of PTG capacity and what is the welfare distribution across both sectors. We observe that PTG can play an important price-setting role in the electricity market, but PTG revenues from arbitrage opportunities erodes as more PTG capacity is installed. We find that the electricity and gas sector have aligned incentives to cooperate around PTG, and instead find an issue of misaligned incentives related to the PTG actor. Although not the focus of our analysis, in some scenarios we find that the welfare optimal PTG capacity results in a loss for the PTG actor, which reveals some intuition that subsidizing PTG can make sense to reduce the cost of RES subsidies. Sensitivity analyses are conducted to contextualize these findings for system specificities.
    • The welfare and price effects of sector coupling with power-to-gas

      Roach, Martin; Meeus, Leonardo (2021)
      Electricity markets with high installed capacities of Variable Renewable Energy Sources (VRES) experience periods of supply and demand mismatch, resulting in near-zero and even negative prices, or energy spilling due to surplus. The participation of emerging Power-to-X solutions in a sector coupling paradigm, such as Power-to-Gas (PTG), has been envisioned to provide a source of demand flexibility to the power sector and decarbonize the gas sector. We advance a long-run equilibrium model to study the PTG investment decision from the point of view of a perfectly competitive electricity and gas system where each sector's market is cleared separately but coupled by PTG. Under scenarios combining PTG technology costs and electricity RES targets, we study whether or not there is a convergence in the optimal deployment of PTG capacity and what is the welfare distribution across both sectors. We observe that PTG can play an important price-setting role in the electricity market, but PTG revenues from arbitrage opportunities erodes as more PTG capacity is installed. We find that the electricity and gas sector have aligned incentives to cooperate around PTG, and instead find an issue of misaligned incentives related to the PTG actor. Although not the focus of our analysis, in some scenarios we find that the welfare optimal PTG capacity results in a loss for the PTG actor, which reveals some intuition that subsidizing PTG can make sense to reduce the cost of RES subsidies. Sensitivity analyses are conducted to contextualize these findings for system specificities.
    • Well-functioning balancing markets: a prerequisite for wind power integration

      Vandezande, Leen; Meeus, Leonardo; Belmans, Ronnie; Saguan, Marcelo; Glachant, Jean-Michel (Energy Policy, 2010)
      This article focuses on the design of balancing markets in Europe taking into account an increasing wind power penetration. In several European countries, wind generation is so far not burdened with full balancing responsibility. However, the more wind power penetration, the less bearable for the system not to allocate balancing costs to the responsible parties. Given the variability and limited predictability of wind generation, full balancing exposure is however only feasible conditionally to well-functioning balancing markets. On that account, recommendations ensuring an optimal balancing market design are formulated and their impact on wind generation is assessed. Taking market-based or cost-reflective imbalance prices as the main objective, it is advised that: (1) the imbalance settlement should not contain penalties or power exchange prices, (2) capacity payments should be allocated to imbalanced BRPs via an additive component in the imbalance price and (3) a cap should be imposed on the amount of reserves. Efficient implementation of the proposed market design may require balancing markets being integrated across borders.
    • Wendbaarheid, een moeilijk te vatten prioriteit

      Buyens, Dirk (HR Magazine, 2019)
      'Agility' (wendbaarheid) wint sterk aan belangstelling in hr-middens. Het staat in de top-10 van de hr-prioriteiten van onze grootste profitbedrijven. Tegelijk hebben diezelfde hr-afdelingen het fenomeen niet zo goed onder controle.
    • Werk maken van een creatieve economie

      De Voldere, Isabelle; Sleuwaegen, Leo (2009)