• Evaluation of age-related labels by senior citizens

      Weijters, Bert; Geuens, Maggie (Psychology & Marketing, 2006)
    • Evaluation of deterministic state-of-the-art forecasting approaches for project duration based on earned value management

      Batselier, Jordy; Vanhoucke, Mario (International Journal of Project Management, 2015)
      In recent years, a variety of novel approaches for fulfilling the important management task of accurately forecasting project duration have been proposed, with many of them based on the earned value management (EVM) methodology. However, these state-of-the-art approaches have often not been adequately tested on a large database, nor has their validity been empirically proven. Therefore, we evaluate the accuracy and timeliness of three promising deterministic techniques and their mutual combinations on a real-life project database. More specifically, two techniques respectively integrate rework and activity sensitivity in EVM time forecasting as extensions, while a third innovatively calculates schedule performance from time-based metrics and is appropriately called earned duration management or EDM(t). The results indicate that all three of the considered techniques are relevant. More concretely, the two EVM extensions exhibit accuracy-enhancing power for different applications, while EDM(t) performs very similar to the best EVM methods and shows potential to improve them.
    • Evaluation of economic merger control techniques applied to the European electricity sector

      Vandezande, Leen; Meeus, Leonardo; Delvaux, Bram; Van Calster, Geert; Belmans, Ronnie (The Electricity Journal, 2006)
      With European electricity markets not yet functioning on a competitive basis and consolidation increasing, the European Commission has said it intends to more intensively apply competition law in the electricity sector. Yet economic techniques and theories used in EC merger control fail to take sufficiently into account some specific features of electricity markets. The authors offer suggestions to enhance their reliability and applicability in the electricity sector.
    • Evaluation of Hospital Service Level Agreements

      Berbée, Rieneke; Gemmel, Paul; Droesbeke, Brenda; Casteleyn, H.; Vandaele, Darline (International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 2009)
    • Evaluation of precision medicine assessment reports of the Belgian healthcare payer to inform reimbursement decisions

      Govaerts, Laurenz; Waeytens, Anouk; Van Dyck, Walter; Simoens, Steven; Huys, Isabelle (International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 2020)
      Introduction. Precision medicines rely on companion diagnostics to identify patient subgroups eligible for receiving the pharmaceutical product. Until recently, the Belgian public health payer, RIZIV-INAMI, assessed precision medicines and companion diagnostics separately for reimbursement decisions. As both components are considered co-dependent technologies, their assessment should be conducted jointly from a health technology assessment (HTA) perspective. As of July 2019, a novel procedure was implemented accommodating for this joint assessment practice. The aim of this research was to formulate recommendations to improve the assessment in the novel procedure. Methods. This study evaluated the precision medicine assessment reports of RIZIV-INAMI of the last 5 years under the former assessment procedure. The HTA framework for co-dependent technologies developed by Merlin et al. for the Australian healthcare system was used as a reference standard in this evaluation. Criteria were scored as either present or not present. Results. Thirteen assessment reports were evaluated. Varying scores between reports were obtained for the domain establishing the co-dependent relationship between diagnostic and pharmaceutical. Domains evaluating the clinical utility of the biomarker and the cost-effectiveness performed poorly, whereas the budget impact and the transfer of trial data to the local setting performed well. Recommendations. Based on these results we recommend three amendments for the novel procedure. (i) The implementation of the linked evidence approach when direct evidence of clinical utility is not present, (ii) incorporation of a bias assessment tool, and (iii) further specify guidelines for submission and assessment to decrease the variability of reported evidence between assessment reports.
    • Evaluation of product-platform decisions based on total supply chain costs

      Van den Broeke, Maud; Boute, Robert; Samii, Behzad (International Journal of Production Research, 2015)
      Over the past decades, several companies have introduced product platforms in the design of their products in order to produce a large product variety in a cost-efficient way. However, for some companies, the introduction of platforms ended up being more costly than expected, leading them to reconsider their platform decisions. In this paper, we develop a model to support companies in determining (1) how many platforms to develop, (2) which platforms to develop and (3) which products to derive from which platforms. The model takes into account the impact of these product-platform decisions on a company's relevant supply chain activities and costs. The model shows how the optimal product-platform decisions depend on the trade-off between the costs of platforms versus the costs of customising these platforms to final product variants. We propose a simulated annealing algorithm to solve large problem instances within reasonable time. The practical validity of our model is shown through its application in a global technology company specialised in the development and production of medical screens.
    • Event study methodologies in information systems research

      O'Leary, Dan (International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 2011)
    • Examining the effect of salesperson service behavior on customer product usage in a competitive context

      Ahearne, Michael; Jelinek, Ronald; Jones, Seth G. (Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 2007)
    • Executive remuneration in Belgium: the beginning of a great adventure?

      Baeten, Xavier (Newsletter Belgian Governance Institute, 2007)
    • Experience with electricity market test suite: students versus computational agents

      Trinh, Quynh Chi; Saguan, Marcelo; Meeus, Leonardo (IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2013)
      This paper applies two experimental economics methods (i.e., agent-based modeling and laboratory experiment) to a market test suite that is based on a fictional European wholesale electricity market. Quantitative results of generators' strategic behavior in this market context are separated between generators played by human subjects (i.e., master students) in a laboratory experiment and generators represented by computational agents in an agent-based model. The behavior is measured through offers that students or agents make when participating in the electricity trading auction and the market outcomes under both methods are discussed in order to illustrate the difference between the behavior of human and computational agents. The paper also identifies the improvements that would need to be made to the market test suite to allow for a more conclusive comparison in future experiments.
    • Explaining academic interest in crowdfunding as a research topic

      Le Pendeven, Benjamin; Bardon, Thibaut; Manigart, Sophie (British Journal of Management, 2022)
      Crowdfunding research has grown exponentially since the first academic papers in the field were published in 2013. This interpretivist study attempts to explain why academics worldwide have chosen to study crowdfunding. As no explicit theories currently exist to guide our research, we have relied on schooling and management fashion theories. Based on interviews with 30 crowdfunding scholars, we develop a model which interprets the underlying reasons why academics have chosen this research topic. Our results show that, beyond scientific reasons, career and socio-psychological reasons also explain why academics have chosen to research crowdfunding. By documenting both the scientific and non-scientific reasons why researchers study a certain topic, our findings contribute to the knowledge about the rationales behind scientific development in the fields of management, entrepreneurial finance and entrepreneurship.
    • Explaining company-level influences on individual career choices: evidence from Belgium

      Soens, Nele; De Vos, Ans; Buyens, Dirk (Management Revue, 2006)
    • Explicit and Implicit Determinants of Ethical Consumerism

      Vantomme, D.; Geuens, Maggie; De Houwer, J.; De Pelsmacker, Patrick (Advances in Consumer Research, 2006)
    • Exploration and exploitation in Innovation: Reframing the interpretation

      Li, Ying; Vanhaverbeke, Wim; Schoenmakers, Wilfred (Creativity and Innovation Management, 2008)
    • Exploratory data analysis on the relation between Business Process Orientation and Organizational Change

      Willems, Jurgen; Van den Bergh, Joachim; Schröder-Pander, Friederike; Deschoolmeester, Dirk (Uporabna Informatika, 2008)
    • Exploring a theoretical framework to structure policy implications of OI

      De Jong, Jeroen; Kalvet, Tarmo; Vanhaverbeke, Wim (Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 2010)