• Why sales reps should welcome information technology: Measuring the impact of CRM-based IT on sales effectiveness

      Ahearne, Michael; Hughes, D.; Schillewaert, Niels (International Journal of Research in Marketing, 2007)
    • Why seeking feedback from diverse sources may not be sufficient for stimulating creativity: The role of performance dynamism and creative time pressure

      Sijbom, R.B.L.; Anseel, Frederik; Crommelinck, Michiel; De Beuckelaer, Alain; De Stobbeleir, Katleen (Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2018)
      We explore how the impact of seeking feedback from different sources (i.e., feedback source variety) on employee creativity is shaped by perceptions of the work environment. Specifically, we argue that two contextual factors, namely, performance dynamism (Study 1) and creative time pressure (Study 2), moderate the relationship between feedback source variety and creativity such that under conditions of high performance dynamism and low creative time pressure, individuals benefit from diverse feedback information. In Study 1 (N = 1,031), the results showed that under conditions of high performance dynamism, the relationship between feedback source variety and self-reported creativity was nonlinear, with employee creativity exponentially increasing as a function of feedback source variety. Similarly, in Study 2 (N = 181), we found that under conditions of low creative time pressure, the relationship between feedback source variety and employee creativity was nonlinear, with supervisor-rated creative performance exponentially increasing at higher levels of feedback source variety. Such results highlight that the relationship between feedback source variety and creative performance is affected by the perceptions of the work environment in which feedback is sought.
    • Why some are more equal: Family firm heterogeneity and the effect on management’s attention to CSR

      Fehre, Kerstin; Weber, Florian (Business Ethics - A European Review, 2019)
      Research at the family firm–Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) nexus lacks agreement about whether family firms are more or less socially responsible than their non‐family counterparts, which leads discussion relating to the bright and dark side of socioemotional wealth (SEW). We add to this ongoing debate in two different ways. First, we build on family firm heterogeneity and argue for a gray side to SEW, located between the bright and dark sides that is dependent upon the kind of family firm ownership. Second, we assume that prior research on a diverse set of CSR behaviors may, to some extent, explain the contradicting results; thus, we propose going back a step and focusing on management’s attention to CSR as an important antecedent of CSR behavior. By analyzing the letters to the shareholders of German HDAX firms from 2003 to 2012, this study finds that family ownership positively affects management’s attention to CSR, mainly driven by founders and family foundations. The research adds to our understanding of the family firm–CSR nexus by scrutinizing the role SEW plays in management’s attention to CSR when it comes to family firm heterogeneity.
    • Wie zijn de goede bazen in slechte tijden?

      De Schamphelaere, Veroniek (HR Magazine, 2009)
    • Will wage policy succeed in Euro-land? The case of Belgium

      Abraham, Filip; De Bruyne, K. (Cahiers Economiques de Bruxelles, 2000)
    • Winkeltrouw bevorderen via relatiemarketing

      Odekerken-Schröder, Gaby; De Wulf, Kristof; Hoekstra, J.C.; Kasper, J.D.P.; Commandeur, Harry (MAB, 2000)
    • Wint ons leervermogen het van kennis en expertise?

      Vandenbroucke, Astrid (HR Magazine, 2018)
    • Work continuity constraints in project scheduling

      Vanhoucke, Mario (Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 2006)
      Repetitive projects involve the repetition of activities along the stages of the project. Since the resources required to perform these activities move from one stage to the other, a main objective of scheduling these projects is to maintain the continuity of work of these resources so as to minimize the idle time of resources. This requirement, often referred to as work continuity constraints, involves a tradeoff between total project duration and the resource idle time. The contribution of this paper is threefold. First, we provide an extensive literature summary of the topic under study. Although most research papers deal with the scheduling of construction projects, we show that this can be extended to many other environments. Second, we propose an exact search procedure for scheduling repetitive projects with work continuity constraints. This algorithm iteratively shifts repeating activities further in time in order to decrease the resource idle time. We have embedded this recursive search procedure in a horizon-varying algorithm in order to detect the complete tradeoff profile between resource idle time and project duration. The procedure has been coded in Visual C++ and has been validated on a randomly generated problem set. Finally, we illustrate the concepts on three examples. First, the use of our new algorithm is illustrated on a small fictive problem example from literature. In a second example, we show that work continuity constraints involve a tradeoff between total project duration and the resource idle time. A last example describes the scheduling of a well-known real-life project that aims at the construction of a tunnel at the Westerschelde in The Netherlands.
    • Work continuity optimization for the Westerscheldetunnel project in the Netherlands

      Vanhoucke, Mario (Tijdschrift voor Economie en Management, 2007)
    • Workplace fairness versus unfairness: Examining the differential salience of facets of organizational justice

      Cojuharenco, Irina; Patient, David (Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology, 2013)
      In three studies, we show that employees bring to mind different facets of justice when focusing on workplace fairness versus unfairness. In Study 1, descriptions of recalled fair versus recalled unfair events are shown to be less multifaceted, more likely to include distributive justice, and less likely to include interactional justice. In Study 2, when asked to assess event fairness versus unfairness, participants posed fewer questions relating to interactional justice in relation to fair events. In Study 3, the results of a scenario experiment show that the relationship between unfairness/fairness and the salience of justice facets is mediated by the construal of work in more abstract terms in relation to fairness. We discuss the implications of our findings for organizational justice research and for organizations managing employee perceptions of fairness.
    • World bank says $5 billion needed to rebuild nation

      Lal, Rollie (The Daily Yomiuri, 1995)
    • Wrapped feature selection for neural networks in direct marketing

      Viaene, Stijn; Van den Poel, Dirk; Dedene, Guido (+); Vanthienen, Jan (International journal of intelligent systems in accounting, finance & management, 2001)
    • Wrapped input selection using multilayer perceptrons for repeat purchase modeling in direct marketing

      Viaene, Stijn; Baesens, Bart; Van den Poel, Dirk; Dedene, Guido (+); Vanthienen, Jan (International journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting, 2001)
    • Zelfmanagement: narcisme of zelfontplooiing?

      Buyens, Dirk (HR Magazine, 1995)
    • Zelfmanagement: waarom greep je naast die promotie

      De Clippeleer, Inge (HR Magazine, 2010)
    • Zeven gapende kloven rond strategisch management

      Buelens, Marc (Vlerick Management Focus, 2004)
    • Zeven manieren om geen kostbare managementtijd te verspillen

      De Schamphelaere, Veroniek (HR Magazine, 2005)