• Wat doe je met je toptalent?

      Vroonen, Wim (HR Magazine, 2013)
    • 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 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.
    • 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)
    • Welcoming new entrants into European electricity markets

      Schittekatte, Tim; Reif, Valerie; Meeus, Leonardo (Energies, 2021)
      In this review paper, we select four important waves of new entrants that knocked on the door of European electricity markets to illustrate how market rules need to be continuously adapted to allow new entrants to come in and push innovation forward. The new entrants that we selected are utilities venturing into neighbouring markets after establishing a strong position in their home market, utility-scale renewables project developers, asset-light software companies aggregating smaller consumers and producers, and different types of communities. We show that well-intentioned rules designed for certain types of market participants can (unintentionally) become obstacles for new entrants. We conclude that the evolution of market rules illustrates the importance of dynamic regulation. At the start of the liberalisation process the view was that we would deregulate or re-regulate the sector after which the role of regulators could be reduced. However, their role has only increased. New players tend to improve the sustainability of the electricity sector in environmental, social, or economic terms but might also present new risks that require intervention by regulators.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Werkt het bancassurance-model in Europa vandaag nog?

      Verweire, Kurt; Van den Berghe, Lutgart; Gailly, Jeroen (Financieel Forum/Bank- en Financiewezen, 2004)
    • What are brands good for?

      Dawar, Niraj (MIT Sloan Management Review, 2004)
    • What digital leadership does

      Viaene, Stijn (European Business Review, 2017)
      Leadership has been an indispensable factor in any business development. As businesses undergo digital transformation, Stijn Viaene offers exciting insight on digital leadership, the different leadership personas required for its execution, and the crucial role digital leadership plays for a successful digital transformation.
    • What drives consumer participation to loyalty programs? A conjoint analytical approach

      De Wulf, Kristof; Odekerken-Schröder, Gaby; De Cannière, Marie; Van Oppen, C. (Journal of Relationship Marketing, 2003)
    • What drives cross-border M&As in commercial banking?

      Gulamhussen, Azzim; Hennart, Jean-François; Pinheiro, Jean-François; Manuel, Carlos; Pinheiro, Carlos (Journal of Banking and Finance, 2016)
      Using a gravity model, we analyze the determinants of the probability that commercial banks in 89 acquiring countries and 118 target countries will undertake M&As over a 30-year period (1981-2010) and of the value of these M&As. We find that the value of cross-border M&As increases with the size of the acquiring country, and that both the probability and value of M&As vary positively with the depth of the financial market in acquirer countries and the presence of corporate and non-corporate customers from acquiring countries in target countries, and negatively with the geographic, psychic, and time zone distances between acquirer and target countries. Our study highlights the role of non-corporate customers and of psychic distance in the cross-border expansion of commercial banks through M&As.
    • What Drives Leverage in Leveraged Buyouts? An Analysis of European LBOs' Capital Structure

      De Maeseneire, Wouter; Brinkhuis, Samantha (Accounting and Finance, 2012)
    • What factors cause foreign banks to stay in London?

      Clare, Andrew; Gulamhussen, Azzim; Pinheiro, Carlos (Journal of International Money and Finance, 2013)