• Beyond a better mousetrap: a cultural perspective on the adoption of ethanol in Brazil

      Nardon, Luciara; Aten, Kathryn (Journal of World Business, 2008)
    • Beyond agency theory: a three-paradigm approach to executive compensation

      Baeten, Xavier; Balkin, David; Van den Berghe, Lutgart (The IUP Journal of Corporate Governance, 2011)
      Executive compensation has an extensive research history. Although agency theory is an important theoretical framework used in this research, the failure to find a link between performance and compensation has stimulated the development and application of other theoretical lenses originating in diverse management disciplines. This paper proposes three main paradigms underlying theories on executive compensation - control, social-psychological and fit paradigms. It then allocates 18 theories mentioned in research on executive compensation to each of these paradigms and discusses the implications. The resulting synthesis provides new insights for research and practice in the field of executive compensation.
    • Beyond better products: finding, building and capturing value in customer interactions

      Vandenbosch, Mark; Dawar, Niraj (MIT Sloan Management Review, 2002)
    • Beyond corporate governance: from local to global

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart (European Business Forum, 2001)
    • Beyond environmental scarcity: Human and social capital as driving forces of bootstrapping activities

      Grichnik, Dietmar; Brinckmann, Jan; Singh, Luv; Manigart, Sophie (Journal of Business Venturing, 2014)
      Although entrepreneurship scholars highlight bootstrapping as a key resource acquisition approach to respond to the inherent resource constraints that nascent ventures face, little is known about what causes nascent ventures to engage in bootstrapping. Theory highlights the environment as an important determinant of bootstrapping activity. Analyzing bootstrapping behavior of 298 nascent ventures, we find that beyond perceived environmental factors, individual characteristics of the nascent entrepreneurs and factors relating to the embeddedness of the entrepreneurs in the environment determine their venture's bootstrapping behavior. In a more fine-grained analysis we gain insights into how these antecedents shape the use of particular bootstrapping strategies. Findings contribute to our understanding of factors driving resource management approaches in nascent ventures.
    • Bias and changes in perceived intensity of verbal qualifiers effected by scale orientation

      Hofmans, J.; Theuns, P.; Baekelandt, Steven; Mairesse, O.; Schillewaert, Niels; Cools, W. (Survey Research Methods, 2007)
    • Biases in consumers' assessment of environmental damage in food chains and how investments in reputation can help

      Panzone, Luca A.; Lemke, Fred; Petersen, Henry L. (Technological forecasting and social change, 2016)
      Sustainability is becoming increasingly relevant to consumers in their food choices. However, they may have a limited understanding of the environmental impact of their purchasing decisions and resort to perceptions and heuristics to guide them. In this study, consumers were asked to complete a categorisation task to determine whether they considered a product to have a high or low carbon footprint, with no information besides that contained on the product's front label. The results demonstrated that raw materials (food category), transportation (UK product), and manufacturing (level of processing) influenced the probability that an item would be classified as either having a low or high carbon footprint. These findings are embedded into the supply chain to explore the role of reputation in reducing the categorisation biases observed in the categorisation task.
    • Blind date

      De Vos, Ans; Buyens, Dirk (Global HR, 2002)
    • Block order restrictions in combinatorial electric energy auctions

      Meeus, Leonardo; Verhaegen, K.; Belmans, Ronnie (European Journal of Operational Research, 2009)
      In Europe, the auctions organized by “power exchanges” one day ahead of delivery are multi-unit, double-sided, uniformly priced combinatorial auctions. Generators, retailers, large consumers and traders participate at the demand as well as at the supply side, depending or whether they are short or long in electric energy. Because generators face nonconvex costs, in particular startup costs and minimum run levels, the exchanges allow "block orders" that are allor-nothing orders of a given amount of electric energy in multiple consecutive hours, while the standard order consists of an amount for a single hour that can be curtailed. All exchanges restrict the size (MWh/h), the type (span in terms of hours) or the number (per participant per day) of blocks that can be introduced. This paper discusses the rationale of block order restrictions. Based on simulations with representative scenarios, it is argued that the restrictions could be relaxed, which some exchanges have already started doing.
    • Blog mining: from each according to his opinion

      O'Leary, Dan (Decision Support Systems, 2011)
    • Bluetooth tracking of humans in an indoor environment: An application to shopping mall visits

      Oosterlinck, Dieter; Benoit, Dries F.; Baecke, Philippe; Van de Weghe, Nico (Applied Geography, 2017)
      Intelligence about the spatio-temporal behaviour of individuals is valuable in many settings. Generating tracking data is a necessity for this analysis and requires an appropriate methodology. In this study, the applicability of Bluetooth tracking in an indoor setting is investigated. A wide variety of applications can benefit from indoor Bluetooth tracking. This paper examines the value of the method in a marketing application. A Belgian shopping mall served as a real-life test setting for the methodology. A total of 56 Bluetooth scanners registered 18.943 unique MAC addresses during a 19-day period. The results indicate that Bluetooth tracking is a sound approach for capturing tracking data, which can be used to map and analyse the spatio-temporal behaviour of individuals. The methodology also provides a more efficient and more accurate way of obtaining a variety of relevant metrics in the field of consumer behaviour research. Bluetooth tracking can be implemented as a new and cost effective practice for marketing research, that provides fast and accurate results and insights. We conclude that Bluetooth tracking is a viable approach, but that certain technological and practical aspects need to be considered when applying Bluetooth tracking in new cases.
    • Book highlight - Setting a clear strategic direction

      Verweire, Kurt; Letens, Geert; De Prins, Peter (Global Business and Organizational Excellence Journal, 2019)
      It is important to have an inspiring change vision, an ambition to create a future that is better than what exists now. It is equally important to translate that aspiration into a well-defined direction and strategy. An aspiration without a strategy is little more than a dream. In too many organizations, the“how”of change is often as unclear as the“why”of change.
    • Boosting naïve Bayes for claim fraud diagnosis

      Viaene, Stijn; Derrig, Richard A.; Dedene, Guido (+) (Lecture notes in Computer Science, 2002)
    • Bouwen aan de toekomst

      De Hauw, Sara; De Vos, Ans (HR Magazine, 2010)
    • Bouwstenen voor de toekomststrategie van de assurantietussenpersoon

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart (VB-special. Wie maakt de financiële dienst uit?, 1991)
    • Brady advocates return to Reagan-Era economics

      Lal, Rollie (The Daily Yomiuri, 1996)
    • Branchevervaging tussen bank en verzekering: revolutie of evolutie

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart (De Verzekeringswereld, 1991)
    • Branchevervaging: Bottlenecks en Succesfactoren

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart (De Verzekeringswereld, 1991)
    • Branchevervaging: Distributie centrale spil in de strijd om marktaandeel

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart (De Verzekeringswereld, 1991)