• Financiële beoordeling van een kredietverkoop

      Theunissen, Ludo (Financieel Management, 2003)
    • Financiële conglomeraten: een economisch en strategisch overzicht

      Vander Vennet, Rudi; Verweire, Kurt; Van den Berghe, Lutgart (Economisch en Sociaal Tijdschrift, 2001)
    • Financiële evaluatie van de kredietpolitiek

      Theunissen, Ludo (Financieel Management, 2003)
    • Financiële problemen in de kunstsector

      Vanhaverbeke, Wim (Tijdschrift voor Economie en Management, 1991)
    • Financing the high technology startups in Belgium: an explorative study

      Manigart, Sophie; Struyf, Carol (Small Business Economics, 1997)
      The results of an explorative study on the financing of 18 high technology Belgian startups are reported. On a counts basis, the most important sources of financing at the startup are the entrepreneurs and the banks, but the sources that provide the largest amounts of funds are the venture capital companies and private investors. Private investors and venture capitalists have a complimentary role, with the former investing mostly at the startup and the latter financing the early growth. The role of the government, universities and other companies is limited.
    • Fintech: Why the sharing economy does not spell doom for banks

      Cumps, Bjorn (Finance Monthly, 2017)
      FinTech start-ups will not kill traditional high street banks, according to Professor Bjorn Cumps, from the Centre for Financial Services at Vlerick Business School.
    • Firm exit after distress: differentiatiating between bankruptcy, voluntary liquidation and M&A

      Balcaen, Sofie; Manigart, Sophie; Ooghe, Hubert; Buyze, J. (Small Business Economics, 2012)
    • Firm valuation in venture capital financing rounds: the role of investor bargaining power

      Heughebaert, Andy; Manigart, Sophie (Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 2012)
      theories mentioned in research on executive compensation to each of these paradigms
    • Fitting activity distributions using human partitioning and statistical calibration

      Vanhoucke, Mario; Batselier, Jordy (Computers and Industrial Engineering, 2019)
      Many project management and scheduling studies have modelled activity durations as a range of values to express the stochastic nature of projects in progress. A wide variety of simulation models have been proposed that all rely on pre-defined statistical probability distributions for the durations of project activities. Ideally, these distributions reflect the real stochastic nature of the activities to assure that the simulations imitate the expected reality in the best possible way. However, the distributions are often selected ad hoc, relying on a class of distributions that are often used in the statistical literature, but without having much links with the features of real projects. Recently, a calibration method has been proposed in literature and validated on a set of 24 projects that makes use of real project data to derive realistic statistical distributions. This paper builds further on the validation of this calibration method in three different ways. First, the procedure is now successfully used on a set of 125 projects (for which 83 could be used for the final analysis) from different sectors. Secondly, the procedure has been extended with a partitioning step performed by humans with experience in the particular project. Finally, some procedural extensions have been proposed to test the necessity of each step of the procedure.
    • Fitting management control systems to the competitive advantage: A research note

      Van der Stede, Wim A.; Bruggeman, Werner (British Journal of Management, 1993)
      Recent publications suggest that existing management accounting and control systems prevent business unit managers from realizing their desired competitive advantage. Although the concept of competitive advantage has already been thoroughly discussed in strategy literature, it has not yet been integrated into the management accounting and management control frameworks. Only a limited number of researchers have concentrated on contingency research in this area. Contingency theory simply states that organizational structure, process, and management control systems are contingent upon various internal and external factors, such as industry, technology, size, culture, and strategy. An attempt is made to identify and investigate the management control and strategy relationship. The results of exploratory field research in 18 companies (32 business units) are reported. Based on the results, some hypotheses are formulated on the observed characteristics of the management control process in case of low-cost strategy, differentiation strategy in a standard product environment, and differentiation strategy for customized products.
    • Flexibele produktie: prestaties en kosten

      Bruggeman, Werner; Slagmulder, Regine (Logistiek Management, 1992)
    • Flexibiliteit: een zaak voor iedereen?

      Buyens, Dirk; De Vos, Ans (VBO Bulletin, 1997)
    • Flexibilité: Tous concernés?

      Buyens, Dirk; De Vos, Ans (Bulletin VBO, 1997)
    • Flexibility markets: Q&A with project pioneers

      Schittekatte, Tim; Meeus, Leonardo (Utilities Policy, 2020)
      Flexibility markets are a promising tool to make better use of existing distribution grids. We analyse four pioneering projects implementing flexibility markets: Piclo Flex, Enera, GOPACS, and NODES. Based on a literature review, we develop a six-question framework. We find that all of the considered flexibility markets are operated by a third party. All projects also engage with multiple DSOs to become the standardized platform provider. Differences among the projects are found in the extent to which the flexibility markets are integrated into other existing markets, the use of reservation payments, the use of standardized products, and the way TSO-DSO cooperation is done. The answers to these questions vary for the projects because of different visions, use cases, or project maturity. Our case study analysis of four pioneering projects enriches the taxonomy and shows that practice is moving faster than the conceptual debate around flexibility markets.
    • Flexible models for complex data with applications

      Ley, Christophe; Babic, Sladana; Craens, Domien (Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application, 2021)
      Probability distributions are the building blocks of statistical modeling and inference. It is therefore of the utmost importance to know which distribution to use in what circumstances, as wrong choices will inevitably entail a biased analysis. In this article, we focus on circumstances involving complex data and describe the most popular flexible models for these settings. We focus on the following complex data: multivariate skew and heavy-tailed data, circular data, toroidal data, and cylindrical data. We illustrate the strength of flexible models on the basis of concrete examples and discuss major applications and challenges.
    • Flexible multivariate hill estimators

      Dominicy, Yves; Heikkilä, Matias; Ilmonen, Pauliina; Veredas, David (Journal of Econometrics, 2020)
      Dominicy et al. (2017) introduce a family of Hill estimators for elliptically distributed and heavy tailed random vectors. They propose to use the univariate Hill to a norm of order of the data. The norms are homogeneous functions of order one. We show that the family of estimators can be generalized to homogeneous functions of any order and, more importantly, that ellipticity is not required. Only multivariate regular variation is needed, as it is preserved under well-behaved homogeneous functions. This enables us to have flexibility in terms of the estimator and the underlying distribution. Consistency and asymptotic normality are shown, and a Monte Carlo study is conducted to assess the finite sample properties under different asymmetric and heavy tailed multivariate distributions. We illustrate the estimators with an application to 10 years of daily data of paid claims from property insurance policies across 15 regions of Belgium.
    • Flexible rewards from a strategic rewards perspective

      Baeten, Xavier; Verwaeren, Bart (Compensation & Benefits Review, 2012)
      Flexible reward arrangements (e.g., flexible benefit plans) have been around for a rather important period of time. Although some authors have examined the antecedents and consequences of adopting such plans from a theoretical perspective, empirical studies are rather scarce. Furthermore, there is a need to apply a strategic rewards perspective to flexible reward plans in order to help firms to move from “best practice” toward “best fit.” This article interprets the results of a survey held in Belgium and the Netherlands regarding the prevalence and perceived outcomes of adopting flexible reward plans within a model of strategic alignment of reward management.
    • Flourishing: a frank conversation about sustainability

      Roome (+), Nigel (Journal of Industrial Ecology, 2015)
    • Follow-up onderzoek Vlerick-starters

      Deschoolmeester, Dirk; Debbaut, An (Accountancy en Bedrijfskunde Maandschrift, 1991)
    • Food Retailing, Now and in the Future. A Consumer Perspective

      Geuens, Maggie; Brengman, M.; S'Jegers, R. (Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 2003)