• Managing for better business IT-alignment

      Cumps, Bjorn; Viaene, Stijn; Dedene, Guido (+) (IT Professional, 2006)
    • Managing open innovation projects with science-based and market-based partners

      Du, Jingshu; Leten, Bart; Vanhaverbeke, Wim (Research Policy, 2014)
      This paper examines the relationship between (outside-in) open innovation and the financial performance of R&D projects, drawing on a unique dataset that contains information on the open innovation practices, management and performance of 489 R&D projects of a large European multinational firm. We introduce two types of open innovation partnerships – science-based and market-based partnerships – and examine their relationships with project financial performance. In addition, we investigate whether the open innovation—project performance relationships are influenced by the way how R&D projects are managed. Our results show that R&D projects with open innovation partnerships are associated with a better financial performance providing that they are managed in the most suitable way. Market-based partnerships are positively correlated with project performance if a formal project management process is used; however these partnerships are associated with a lower performance for loosely managed projects. In contrast, science-based partnerships are associated with higher project revenues for loosely managed projects only.
    • Managing the design-manufacturing interface

      Vandevelde, Anneke; Van Dierdonck, Roland (International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 2003)
    • Managing uncertainty: financial, actuarial and statistical modelling

      Beirlant, Jan; Claeskens, G.; Croux, Christophe; Degryse, H.; Dewachter, H.; Dhaene, G.; Dhaene, Jan; Gijbels, I.; Goovaerts, M.; Roodhooft, Filip; e.a. (Tijdschrift voor Economie en Management, 2005)
    • Manufacturer‐supplier relationships: An empirical study of German manufacturing companies

      Goffin, Keith; Lemke, Fred; Goffin, Keith (International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 2005)
      Effective management of suppliers is one of the ways manufacturing companies can improve their performance. Typically, it has been argued in the literature that close relationships with suppliers should be developed, in contrast to the traditional price‐driven transactional relationships. However, there has been relatively little empirical research on how supplier management is applied. This paper presents research probing how manufacturers manage their suppliers and takes a sample from Germany – which has a large manufacturing sector. In‐depth interviews with purchasing managers were used to understand whether relationships with suppliers were being utilised.
    • MAO meets the market: reconciling ideology and pragmatism in China

      Yang, Song; Stening, Bruce (Management International Review, 2013)
      This study sought to examine the relative impact of several competing sources of values and ideologies—Chinese Traditional Values, Capitalist Values, Socialist Ideology and Deng Xiaoping’s Philosophy—on Chinese businesspersons. In contrast to previous research that has focused almost exclusively on cultural influences, this research was aimed at also understanding political influences. Questionnaire data from 487 respondents drawn from two cities and three industrial sectors was analyzed by means of structural equation modeling. Positive and significant relationships were revealed between Socialist Ideology and both Chinese Traditional Values and Deng’s Philosophy. While a negative and significant relationship was shown between Socialist Ideology and Capitalist Values, Capitalist Values were positively and significantly related to Deng’s Philosophy. Chinese businesspersons live with some apparent contradictions between espoused values and the realities of economic life. The paper explores how they are reconciled and examines their implications for various stakeholders.
    • Mapping the topic landscape of JPIM, 1984–2013: In search of hidden structures and development trajectories

      Antons, David; Kleer, Robin; Salge, Torsten Oliver (Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2016)
      During the three decades since its inception in 1984, the JPIM has shaped the evolution of innovation research as a scientific field. It helped create a topic landscape that is not only more diverse and rich in insights, but also more complex and fragmented in structure than ever before. We seek to map this landscape and identify salient development trajectories over time. In contrast to prior citation-based studies covering the first two decades of JPIM research, we benefit from recent advances in natural language processing and rely on a topic modeling algorithm to extract 57 distinct topics and the corresponding most common words, terms, and phrases from the entire full-text corpus of 1008 JPIM articles published between 1984 and 2013. Estimating the development trajectory of each topic based on yearly publication counts in JPIM allows us to identify “hot,” “cold,” “revival,” “evergreen,” and “wall-flower” topics. We map these topics onto the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) Body of Knowledge categories and discover that these categories differ significantly not only in terms of their internal topic diversity and relative prevalence, but also—and arguably more importantly—in terms of their publication and citation trajectories over time. For instance, the PDMA category “Codevelopment and Alliances” exhibits only moderate topic diversity (7 out of 57 topics) and prevalence in JPIM (161 out of 1008 articles). That said, it is among the most dynamic categories featuring two evergreen topic (“Users and Innovation” and “Tools and Systems for Technology Transfer”) and three hot topics (“Open Innovation,” “Alliances and Cooperation,” and “Networks and Network Structure”) as well as a sharply growing annual number of citations received. Our findings are likely to be of interest to all those who are keen to (re)discover JPIM's topic landscape in search of hidden structures and development trajectories.
    • Markante trends in de begroting van de Europese Unie

      Butzen, P.; De Prest, E.; Geeroms, Hans (Economisch Tijdschrift van de Nationale Bank van België, 2006)
    • Market coupling and the importance of price coordination between power exchanges

      Meeus, Leonardo; Vandezande, Leen; Cole, S.; Belmans, Ronnie (Energy, 2009)
      In Europe, market coupling stands for a further integration of wholesale trading arrangements across country borders. More specifically, it refers to the implicit auctioning of cross-border physical transmission rights via the hourly auctions for electric energy organized by power exchanges (PEXs) one day ahead of delivery. It therefore implies that the PEXs can optimize the clearing of their day-ahead auctions. Due to verticals in the aggregated order curves, the optimal solution can be settled at different prices. In order for prices to give correct locational signals for network development, generation and consumption, price coordination between exchanges is necessary. The paper illustrates this issue, its relevance and discusses how to deal with it.
    • Market liquidity as dynamic factors

      Hallin, Marc; Mathias, Charles; Pirotte, Hugues; Veredas, David (Journal of Econometrics, 2011)
    • Marketing of the life sciences: A new framework and research agenda for a nascent field

      Stremersch, Stefan; Van Dyck, Walter (Journal of Marketing, 2009)
    • Mass customization: slogan of realiteit?

      Vereecke, Ann (Industrie Technisch Management, 2004)
    • Mathematical formulations for project scheduling problems with categorical and hierarchical skills

      Snauwaert, Jakob; Vanhoucke, Mario (Computers & Industrial Engineering, 2022)
      In this paper, we present six extensions to the multi-skilled resource-constrained project scheduling problem (MSRCPSP) by introducing hierarchical levels of skills. These hierarchical skills can impact the MSRCPSP in multiple different ways. This paper studies efficiency differences, cost differences, quality differences and more. For each of these problems we propose and analyse seven continuous and time-indexed (mixed-)integer linear programming formulations. A modular artificial dataset is generated that assembles instances of the presented problems as well as combinations of these problems. In the computational experiments, we solve these instances using the proposed mathematical formulations with the CPLEX solver. Finally, we compare the results of the different formulations for the resource-constrained project scheduling problems with hierarchical levels of skills in order to explain their inherent similarities and differences.
    • Matrix-analytic methods in supply chain management: recent developments

      Boute, Robert; Colen, Pieter; Creemers, Stefan; Noblesse, Ann; Van Houdt, Benny (Review of Business and Economic Literature, 2012)
    • Maturing Business Intelligence capabilities at Volvo IT

      Viaene, Stijn (Case Folio - A Monthly Journal of Management Case Studies, 2009)
    • Maximising the weighted number of activity execution modes in project planning

      Burgelman, Jeroen; Vanhoucke, Mario (European Journal of Operational Research, 2018)
      In multimode resource-constrained project scheduling, activity modes are selected and activity start times are determined to minimise the project makespan subject to resource constraints. When disruptions occur during project execution delays to project activities may ensue. Therefore, the a priori selected modes restrict the options to adapt the project schedule given the deadline. During the project scheduling phase, information on the best execution mode to include in the baseline schedule for each activity is usually not available. Scheduling these projects requires decisions on the modes to incorporate in the solution to maximise the flexibility during project execution and to postpone the decision on how to implement the activity until more information is available. In this paper, we study a project scheduling problem with multiple execution alternatives. Our objective is to maximise the weighted number of alternative activity execution modes in the project solution under three different assumptions. The research is motivated by real-life project scheduling applications, where the activities to be planned are known in advance, but the execution of these activities is subject to uncertainty. We present a problem description and three mathematical formulations. Additionally, computational results on the efficiency of the formulations and the increased flexibility are reported.
    • Measuring progress and evolution in science and technology - I : the multiple uses of bibliometric indicators

      Verbeek, A.; Debackere, Koenraad; Luwel, M.; Zimmermann, Edwin (International Journal of Management Reviews, 2002)
    • Measuring progress and evolution in science and technology - II : the multiple uses of technometric indicators

      Debackere, Koenraad; Verbeek, A.; Luwel, M.; Zimmermann, Edwin (International Journal of Management Reviews, 2002)