• R&D cooperation and spillovers: some empirical evidence from Belgium

      Cassiman, Bruno; Veugelers, Reinhilde (American Economic Review, 2002)
    • Radicale technologische innovatie: opportuniteit of bedreiging?

      Buelens, Marc (Vlerick Management Focus, 2004)
    • Rank based testing in linear models with stable errors

      Hallin, Marc; Swan, Yvik; Verdebout, Thomas; Veredas, David (Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 2011)
    • Rapport in mediation

      Aaldering, H.; Codrington, T.; Jordaan, Barney (Tijdschrift Conflicthantering, 2016)
    • Rating SMEs

      Rikkers, Frieda; Thibeault, André (The Financial Executive Quarterly, 2009)
    • (Re)Testing the follow the customer hypothesis in multinational bank investment

      Paulo Esperanca, José; Gulamhussen, Azzim (Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 2001)
    • Re-framing CSR

      Louche, Céline; Dodd, T. (Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique, 2009)
    • Re-positioning business process management

      Van den Bergh, Joachim; Isik, Öykü; Viaene, Stijn; Helsen, Eddy (BP Trends, 2016)
      In this work we explore the future of BPM as management discipline and identify the key capabilities for process support units to remain meaningful in a world of business transformation. As BPM gets increasingly commoditized, we raise a call for researchers and practitioners in our discipline, to shape a future-proof BPM that is relevant for a business environment that is characterized by exploration, fast-paced change, and digitization. Therefor we propose 5 key capabilities which will help to redefine our current understanding of BPM.
    • Real-world evidence gathering in oncology: The need for a biomedical big data insight-providing federated network

      Geldof, Tine; Huys, Isabelle; Van Dyck, Walter (Frontiers in Medicine, 2019)
      Moving towards new adaptive pathways for the development and access to innovative medicines implies that real-world data (RWD) collected throughout the medicinal product life cycle is becoming increasingly important. Big data analytics on RWD can obtain new and powerful insights into medicines’ effectiveness. However, the healthcare ecosystem still faces many sector-specific challenges that hamper the use of big data analytics delivering real world evidence (RWE). We distinguish between exploratory (ExTE) and hypotheses-evaluating (HETE) studies testing treatment effectiveness in the real world. From our experience and in the context of the four V’s of data management, we show that to get meaningful results data Variety and Veracity are needed regardless of the type of study conducted. More so, for ExTE studies high data Volume is needed while for HETE studies high Velocity becomes essential. Next, we highlight what are needed within the biomedical big data ecosystem, being: (a) international data reusability; (b) real-time RWD processing information systems; and (c) longitudinal RWD. Finally, in an effort to manage the four V’s whilst respecting patient privacy laws we argue for the development of an underlying federated RWD infrastructure on a common data model, capable of bringing the centrally-conducted big data analysis to the de-centrally kept biomedical data.
    • Realizing new regional core competencies: establishing a customer-oriented SME network

      Vanhaverbeke, Wim (Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 2001)
    • Rebranding as fuel for growth

      Haspeslagh, Philippe (Global Focus: the EFMD Business Magazine, 2012)
      Many companies have introduced the supply chain function in their organisation. Little attention, however, is devoted to the way the supply chain function is organised, e.g. the range of responsibilities it has, the position it occupies in the hierarchy and the skills it requires. The literature on this is scarce. This paper provides initial benchmarking data on company decisions regarding the roles and responsibilities of their supply chain managers and how the various supply chain tasks are coordinated and integrated. Our empirical study in the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries shows that differences in supply chain organisational structures are not random. We find that the way the supply chain function is organised seems to depend on the industry and its complexity and, we might speculate, on the strategy of the organisation. By highlighting and trying to explain these differences, we hope to raise top management awareness regarding the structuring options for their supply chain function and the importance of this issue for the organisation.
    • Rebuilding Trust: A challenge for Corporate Governance and Audit

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart; Baelden, Tom (Accountancy en Bedrijfskunde, 2004)
    • 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.
    • A reduction tree approach for the discrete time/cost trade-off problem

      Van Eynde, Rob; Vanhoucke, Mario (Computers & Operations Research, 2022)
      The Discrete Time/Cost Trade-Off Problem is a well studied problem in the project scheduling literature. Each activity has multiple execution modes, a solution is obtained by selecting a mode for each activity. In this manuscript we propose an exact algorithm to obtain the complete curve of non-dominated time/cost alternatives for the project. Our algorithm is based on the network reduction approach in which the project is reduced to a singular activity. We develop the reduction tree, a new datastructure that tracks the modular decomposition structure of an instance at each iteration of the reduction sequence. We show how it is related to the complexity graph of the instance. Several exact and heuristic algorithms to construct a good reduction tree are proposed. Our computational experiments show that the use of the reduction tree provides significant speedups when compared to the existing reduction plan approach. Although the new approach does not outperform the best performing branch-and-bound procedure from the literature, the experiments show that incorporating modular decomposition can provide significant performance improvements for solution algorithms, showing potential for developing improved hybridized procedures to solve this challenging problem type.
    • 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)