• L'Intelligence Emotionelle au travail. Les réflexes ODI et AMO

      Van den Broeck, Herman (Score Plus. Le Journal d'entreprise des créateurs de saveurs orginales, 2004)
    • La diversité culturelle dans les délocalisations : apports nuancés de deux littératures

      Peeters, Carine; Point, S.; Garcia-Prieto, Patricia; Davilla, A. (Management International, 2014)
    • La simulation: une approche efficace à l'enseignement de la gestion des institutions financiers

      Nathan, A.; Thibeault, André (La revue francophone de gestion, 2004)
    • Laat je maar eens goed gaan

      Dekoster, Karolien (HR Magazine, 2013)
    • Lager geschoold, lagere verwachtingen?

      Dewilde, Thomas; De Vos, Ans (Over.Werk, 2007)
    • Large Scale Infrastructure Projects: The Art of Project or Change Management?

      Letens, Geert; Verweire, Kurt; De Prins, Peter (Frontiers of Engineering Management, 2016)
      Although it is generally understood that change is a fundamental component of managing projects in the construction industry in general and an inevitable challenge for large scale infrastructure project in particular, there has been little to no attention in the literature to understand change in this context from a more holistic perspective. For this purpose, this work looks at change through the eyes of a framework of six batteries of change that seem essential to charge an organization's capabilities for change. The framework brings together the expertise of four specialists that all have developed their insights over many years of study and practice, and has been validated through an extensive review of the management literature on organization development and change. Reflections on the application of this model in the construction industry and in large scale infrastructure projects demonstrate that energizing organizations to successfully deal with change goes beyond the traditional techniques of managing change from a program or project management perspective. Assessing the six batteries of change in this context can help organizations to develop capabilities for change that build change energy by balancing formal/rational methods with informal/emotional interventions at both a local (department/subproject) and global (business) level.
    • Last night a DJ saved my life! Or why researchers need DJ Skills

      Schillewaert, Niels; De Ruyck, Tom (Research World, 2010)
    • Le capital-risque, accélérateur de croissance

      Manigart, Sophie (L'Expansion Entrepreneuriat, 2010)
      and discusses the implications. The resulting synthesis provides new insights for
    • Le jour le plus long

      De Ruyck, Tom; Schillewaert, Niels; Verhaeghe, Annelies; Friedman, Michael (Revue Française du Marketing, 2010)
    • Leadership, commitment, and culture: a meta-analysis

      Jackson, Timothy A.; Meyer, John P.; Wang, Frank (Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 2013)
      The two purposes of this article were to examine the meta-analytic relationships between several well-studied forms of leadership and employee commitment and to test if some of these relationships vary due to societal culture. Transformational/ charismatic leadership was shown to be positively related to affective (AC, ? = .451, k = 116) and normative commitment (NC, ? = .337, k = 30), while contingent reward and management-by-exception (active) were positively related to AC (? = .369, k = 51 and ? = .083, k = 25, respectively). Laissez faire leadership was negatively related to AC (? = ?.296, k = 15). In terms of culture, societal individualism-collectivism did not affect the relationship between transformational/charismatic leadership and AC. In contrast, the relationship between transformational/charismatic leadership and both NC and continuance commitment was stronger in countries that value collectivism. We also found evidence that the relationship between contingent reward and AC was stronger in societies with higher rather than lower levels of power distance/hierarchy. Implications of these findings on the study of leadership, culture, and commitment are discussed.
    • A leading macroeconomic indicators' based framework to automatically generate tactical sales forecasts

      Verstraete, Gylian; Aghezzaf, El-Houssaine; Desmet, Bram (Computers and Industrial Engineering, 2020)
      Tactical sales forecasting is fundamental to production, transportation and personnel decisions at all levels of a supply chain. Traditional forecasting methods extrapolate historical sales information to predict future sales. As a result, these methods are not capable of anticipating macroeconomic changes in the business environment that often have a significant impact on the demand. To account for these macroeconomic changes, companies adjust either their statistical forecast manually or rely on an expert forecast. However, both approaches are notoriously biased and expensive. This paper investigates the use of leading macroeconomic indicators in the tactical sales forecasting process. A forecasting framework is established that automatically selects the relevant variables and predicts future sales. Next, the seasonal component is predicted by the seasonal naive method and the long-term trend using a LASSO regression method with macroeconomic indicators, while keeping the size of the indicator’s set as small as possible. Finally, the accuracy of the proposed framework is evaluated by quantifying the impact of each individual component. The carried out analysis has shown that the proposed framework achieves a reduction of 54.5% in mean absolute percentage error when compared to the naive forecasting method. Moreover, compared to the best performing conventional methods, a reduction of 25.6% is achieved in the tactical time window over three different real-life case studies from different geographical areas.
    • Lean in healthcare - Breaking the trade-off between service and efficiency

      Cardoen, Brecht; Gemmel, Paul; Robberecht, Rein (Zorgmagazine, 2012)
      Against the background of the current ‘technology goes economic market’ focus of mainstream innovation research, this editorial introduces contributions to a special issue explicitly devoted to the corresponding research gap: non-technological and non-economic innovations are indeed hardly explored, even approaches focussing on non-technological or social innovations still have a strong bias towards the economy. In contrast to both the mainstream and these alternative approaches to innovation, the editorial outlines a concept of socially robust innovations, i.e., innovations that have impact on both economic and non-economic spheres of society, and that can therefore be supposed to be more profitable in terms of, again, both economic and non-economic profit.
    • Learning in higher education - how cognitive and learning styles matters

      Evans, Carol; Cools, Eva; Charlesworth, Zarina M. (Teaching in Higher Education, 2010)
    • Learning mode of small business owners in Belgium

      Willem, Annick; Van den Broeck, Herman (International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2009)
    • Least-cost distribution network tariff design in theory and practice

      Schittekatte, Tim; Meeus, Leonardo (The Energy Journal, 2020)
      In this paper a game-theoretical model with self-interest pursuing consumers is introduced in order to assess how to design a least-cost distribution tariff under two constraints that regulators typically face. The first constraint is related to difficulties regarding the implementation of cost-reflective tariffs. In practice, so-called cost-reflective tariffs are only a proxy for the actual cost driver(s) in distribution grids. The second constraint has to do with fairness. There is a fear that active consumers investing in distributed energy resources (DER) might benefit at the expense of passive consumers. We find that both constraints have a significant impact on the least-cost network tariff design, and the results depend on the state of the grid. If most of the grid investments still have to be made, passive and active consumers can both benefit from cost-reflective tariffs, while this is not the case for passive consumers if the costs are mostly sunk.
    • Leeftijdsbewust personeelsbeleid voor en door ondernemingen

      Buyens, Dirk; Van Schelstraete, Sigrid (Opleiding en Ontwikkeling. Tijdschrift over Human Resource Development, 1998)