• Venture capital: méér dan enkel financiering? Een vergelijkend onderzoek in vier landen

      Manigart, Sophie; Sapienza, Harry J.; Vermeir, Wim (Management en Organisatie, 1995)
    • Venture capitalist governance and value-added in four countries

      Manigart, Sophie; Sapienza, Harry J.; Vermeir, Wim (Journal of Business Venturing, 1996)
      The rapid internationalization of markets for venture capital is expanding the funding alternatives available to entrepreneurs. At issue for both entrepreneurs and venture capital firms is how and when venture capitalists (VC) can provide meaningful oversight and add value to their portfolio companies beyond the provision of capital. An important way VCs add value beyond the money they provide is through their close relationships with the managers of their portfolio companies. Utilizing surveys of VCs in the US, the UK, the Netherlands, and France, the determinants of interaction between VCs and CEOs, the roles VCs assume, and VCs' perceptions of how much value they add through these roles are examined. The strategic, interpersonal, and networking roles through which VCs are involved in their portfolio companies are examined, and the success of such efforts are analyzed. VCs saw strategic involvement as their most important role.
    • Venture capitalist-entrepreneur relationships in technology-based ventures

      De Clercq, Dirk; Sapienza, Harry J. (Enterprise & Innovation Management Studies, 2000)
    • Venture capitalists' appraisal of investment projects: an empirical European study

      Manigart, Sophie; Wright, Mike; Robbie, K.; Desbrières, Philippe; De Waele, K. (Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 1997)
    • Venture capitalists' decision to syndicate

      Manigart, Sophie; Lockett, Andy; Meuleman, Miguel; Wright, Mike; Landström, Hans; Bruining, Hans; Desbrières, Philippe; Hommel, Ulrich (Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 2006)
      Financial theory, access to deal flow, selection, and monitoring skills are used to explain syndication in venture capital firms in six European countries. In contrast with U.S. findings, portfolio management motives are more important for syndication than individual deal management motives. Risk sharing, portfolio diversification, and access to larger deals are more important than selection and monitoring of deals. This holds for later stage and for early stage investors. Value adding is a stronger motive for syndication for early stage investors than for later stage investors, however. Nonlead investors join syndicates for the selection and value‐adding skills of the syndicate partners.
    • Venture capitalists' selection process: the case of biotechnology proposals

      Baeyens, Katleen; Vanacker, Tom; Manigart, Sophie (International Journal of Technology Management, 2006)
    • Venture Capitalists, Investment Appraisal and Accounting Information: A Comparative Study of the US, UK, France, Belgium and Holland

      Manigart, Sophie; De Waele, K.; Wright, Mike; Robbie, K.; Desbrières, Philippe; Sapienza, Harry J.; Beekman, A. (European Financial Management, 2000)
    • Venturing into e-commerce in the MRO market

      Muylle, Steve; Croon, Eric (Case Folio - A Monthly Journal of Management Case Studies, 2004)
      Eric Croon, head of e-commerce at the Baudoin Group, must make decisions about how to adapt his business to the threats and opportunities posed by the Internet. A central issue is how this leading distributor of mechanical maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) supplies in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands should deal with: (1) the Internet's disintermediation threat, (2) large customers upcoming demand for electronic procurement system integration, and (3) the participation of its largest competitor in a digital marketplace initiative for MRO supplies.
    • Venturing into the unknown with strangers: Substitutes of relational embeddedness in cross-border partner selection in venture capital syndicates

      Meuleman, Miguel; Jääskeläinen, Mikko; Maula, Markku V.J.; Wright, Mike (Journal of Business Venturing, 2017)
      Syndicating with prior partners through relationally embedded ties may be widespread, but not always optimal when investing across borders especially if few prior partners operate in the focal market. However, the substitutes of relational embeddedness for trust creation in cross-border partner selection are poorly understood. We develop and test a model of how relational embeddedness interacts with structural embeddedness and legal and normative institutions and how relational embeddedness and these three substitutes jointly affect cross-border partner selection in venture capital syndicates. We test the hypotheses in the context of cross-border venture capital syndication in 12 European countries. Our findings based on a case-control analysis suggest that although relational embeddedness is a key driver of future partnering, structural embeddedness and trust generating institutions such as high quality legal frameworks and industry associations facilitate cross-border partnering and diminish the need to rely on relationally embedded ties in cross-border partner selection.
    • Veranderende beroepsbevolking, veranderend voordelenpakket?

      Dekocker, Vickie; Baeten, Xavier (Over.Werk, 2008)
    • Veranderingen in het psychologisch contract tijdens de socialisatieperiode: aanpassing aan de realiteit en de invloed van wederkerigheid

      De Vos, Ans; Buyens, Dirk (Gedrag en Organisatie. Tijdschrift voor Sociale, Economische, Arbeids- en Organisatiepsychologie, 2002)
      In this article the authors discuss the results of a longitudinal study among 333 new employees, on the development of their psychological contract during their first year of employment in a new organization. The authors discuss changes in new employees' perceptions with respect to promises they exchanged with their new organization (organizational and employee promises), in function of their experiences within the organization. The results show that employees change both their own promises and their perception of organizational promises in function of their ex-periences. These changes occur 'unilateral' (adapting the perception of employee promises in function of the contributions one makes to the organization and adapting the perception of organizational promises in function of organiza-tional contributions) as well as according to the principle of reciprocity (adapting employee promises in function of what one receives from the organization and adapting organizational promises in function of what one contributes to the organization).
    • Verbeter de prestaties van je leverancier. Het positief effect van controlesystemen

      Stouthuysen, Kristof; Slabbinck, Hendrik; Roodhooft, Filip (CxO Magazine, 2012)
    • Vergelijking van methoden voor waardebepaling van ondernemingen

      Ooghe, Hubert (Economisch en Sociaal Tijdschrift, 1993)
    • Verschillende gezichtspunten nodig voor compleet beeld. De beste leiders zoomen in en uit.

      De Baets, Shari (HR Magazine, 2011)
      The crew scheduling problem in the airline industry is extensively investigated in the operations research literature since efficient crew employment can drastically reduce operational costs of airline companies. Given the flight schedule of an airline company, crew scheduling is the process of assigning all necessary crew members in such a way that the airline is able to operate all its flights and constructing a roster line for each employee minimizing the corresponding overall cost for personnel. In this paper, we present a scatter search algorithm for the airline crew rostering problem. The objective is to assign a personalized roster to each crew member minimizing the overall operational costs while ensuring the social quality of the schedule. We combine different complementary meta-heuristic crew scheduling combination and improvement principles. Detailed computational experiments in a real-life problem environment are presented investigating all characteristics of the procedure. Moreover, we compare the proposed scatter search algorithm with optimal solutions obtained by an exact branch-and-price procedure and a steepest descent variable neighbourhood search.
    • Versper je eigen weg naar leiderschap niet

      Bellens, Kim (HR Magazine, 2011)
    • Verwaterde winst per aandeel

      Roodhooft, Filip; De Beuckeleer, K. (Accountancy en Bedrijfskunde Maandschrift, 1993)