• Foreign direct investment in Brazil and home country political risk: the case of Brazil

      Aguiar, Sandra; Aguiar-Conraria, Luis; Gulamhussen, Azzim; Magalhaes, Pedro (Latin America Research Review, 2012)
    • Foreign ownership and productivity dynamics

      Sleuwaegen, Leo; De Backer, Koen (Economics Letters, 2003)
    • Foreign-based competition and corporate diversification strategy

      Bowen, Harry; Wiersema, Margarethe (Strategic Management Journal, 2005)
    • Formal concept analysis in knowledge discovery: a survey

      Poelmans, Jonas; Elzinga, Paul; Viaene, Stijn; Dedene, Guido (+) (Lecture notes in Computer Science, 2010)
    • Formal controls and alliance performance: the effects of alliance motivation and informal controls

      Stouthuysen, Kristof; Slabbinck, Hendrik; Roodhooft, Filip (Management Accounting Research, 2017)
      In this research, we study the use of formal control types (outcome, behavior) across different alliance motivations (exploitation, exploration, ambidextrous) and the effects on alliance performance. This study further examines whether this relationship is moderated by the use of informal controls. Survey data from 236 organizations pursuing strategic alliances indicate that when firms opt for one primary strategic alliance motivation, firms' emphasis on either outcome controls (in exploitation alliances) or behavior controls (in exploration alliances) increases alliance performance. Results also support a complementary relationship between outcome and behavior controls in explaining alliance performance in ambidextrous alliances. Furthermore, our findings reveal that while informal controls enhance the effectiveness of behavior controls in exploration alliances, the benefits of informal controls disappear in the context of outcome controls and exploitation alliances. In ambidextrous alliances, firms need to carefully proportion the informal control level because beyond a moderate level, informal controls seem to negatively affect a control configuration using outcome and behavior controls. Our analysis provides a more nuanced view on how organizations may successfully control alliances with different motivations.
    • Formally analyzing the concepts of domestic violence

      Poelmans, Jonas; Elzinga, Paul; Viaene, Stijn; Dedene, Guido (+) (Expert Systems with Applications, 2011)
    • Fostering multidisciplinary collaboration in drug discovery

      Erden, Zeynep; Ben-Menahem, Shiko; von Krogh, Georg; Schneider, Andreas; Koch, Guido; Widmer, Hans (Drug Discovery World, 2019)
      Drug discovery teams combine specialists with in-depth knowledge from a variety of scientific disciplines. Such diversity in thought worlds poses a challenging exercise in cross-disciplinary collaboration and project coordination. Based on a longitudinal field study of five projects in a leading pharmaceutical company we present a framework outlining the conditions for effective cross-disciplinary collaboration in drug discovery teams. We show that knowledge creation in multidisciplinary teams relies on a combination of formal team structures and informal co-ordination practices. Formal team structures set the boundary conditions for cross-disciplinary co-ordination. Within their boundaries self-managed sub-teams draw on informal co-ordination practices involving cross-disciplinary anticipation, synchronization and triangulation to overcome knowledge boundaries and high uncertainty. We identify five key insights and two questions which are important for managers to consider for fostering multidisciplinary collaboration in drug discovery.
    • Förderung von Frauen in Führungspositionen: Bezugsrahmen und empirische Analyse der unternehmerischen Maßnahmen

      Fehre, Kerstin; Lindstädt, Hagen; Picard, Alexander (Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, 2014)
      Der Beitrag untersucht den Umsetzungsgrad von Maβnahmen zur Förderung von Frauen in Führungspositionen. Mittels einer Umfrage unter den CDA X-Unternehmen sowie kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen (KMU) wird eine Bestandsaufnahme angewendeter Maβnahmen erarbeitet und weiterer Handlungsbedarf identifiziert. Dies stellt die bisher gröβte empirische Untersuchung dieser Art in Deutschland dar. Der Beitrag zeigt, dass Unternehmen mit einer vergleichsweise hohen Repräsentanz von Frauen in Führungspositionen einige der Maβnahmen verstärkt umsetzen, diese jedoch über die gesamte Stichprobe eher unterdurchschnittlich häufig angewendet werden. Es hat sich auf Maβnahmenseite bisher kein Standard etabliert; ein hoher Frauenanteil in Führungspositionen scheint derzeit noch das Ergebnis unternehmensindividueller Gegebenheiten zu sein.
    • Fragmenting global business processes: A protection for proprietary information

      Gooris, Julien; Peeters, Carine (Journal of International Business Studies, 2016)
      This study shows that, when sourcing business services in foreign countries, the fragmentation of processes across production units acts as an operational-level adjustment variable for firms to adapt their information protection approach to the regulative environment of the host country they have selected and to the possibility to use internal controls over the activities performed abroad. We hypothesize that, when the above mechanisms are not available, firms are more likely to fragment processes across multiple foreign production units instead of collocating all process tasks in the same unit. Thanks to IT-enabled integration capabilities, firms can exploit the complementarities between the dispersed fragments of a process while reducing the misappropriation hazard of individual fragments. Empirical results and robustness tests are strongly congruent with these hypotheses. We find also that the propensity to turn to the process fragmentation protection mechanism increases with firm host-country-specific experience and with the alternative value of the proprietary information involved in the activity sourced abroad.
    • Fraude ?? Fraude !!!

      Theunissen, Ludo (Financieel Management, 2001)
    • Friends of Europe. Pensioentijdbom moet ontmijnd worden

      Bogaert, Cindy (De Verzekeringswereld, 2001)
    • From business process management to customer process management

      Trkman, Peter; Mertens, Willem; Viaene, Stijn; Gemmel, Paul (Business Process Management Journal, 2015)
      Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to argue that in order to achieve customer centricity through business process management (BPM), companies have to obtain the profound understanding of customers' processes and when necessary change not only the interactions with but also the processes of their customers. A method is presented that allows doing this in a systematic manner. Design/methodology/approach - A case study of a large multinational company was conducted. Several different sources and methods were used, including document analysis, interviews and a qualitative analysis of responses to open-ended questions. Data were gathered at three points in time: before, during and after the implementation of the presented approach. Findings - The method that was successfully employed by the case organisation consisted of combining BPM with service blueprinting, and of extending these efforts by integrating the customers' internal processes into the scope of improvement. Research limitations/implications The paper does not thoroughly evaluate the long-term effects of the proposed approach. Some results of the case study analysis had to be excluded from this paper due to reasons of confidentiality. Practical implications - The paper presents an approach for organisations to not only understand the needs of their customers but also the way in which their product is used in customers' processes. In this way BPM can be implemented in a truly customer-oriented way. Originality/value - This paper extends previous work by presenting one way in which BPM can follow up on its promise of increasing an organisations customer orientation. While servitisation has received a lot of attention in various disciplines, its application within BPM research and practice has been scarce.
    • From crisis to enlivenment: An AOM president responds to EO13769

      Pirson, Michael; Adler, Paul; Barney, Jay; Bartunek, Jean; Patient, David; Phillips, Nelson; Pitelis, Christos (Journal of Management Inquiry, 2019)
      In assembly of short responses, noted scholars—including former presidents of the Academy of Management (AOM)—share their perspectives on the events related to AOM leadership following EO13769. The pieces are reflections on the micro-level aspects of leadership and the ethical and moral choices therein.
    • From distress to exit: Determinants of the time to exit

      Balcaen, Sofie; Ooghe, Hubert; Manigart, Sophie (Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2011)
    • From Enterprise Architect to opportunity architect: the changing role of enterprise architecture in a digital transformation context

      Bontinck, Greet; Cumps, Bjorn; Viaene, Stijn; Bille, Wesley; Vanden Brande, Joachim (Journal of Enterprise Architecture, 2016)
      A digital transformation is felt in every fibre of the organisation. In order to deal with the challenges that come with such a transformation initiative, one-off point solutions are not enough, but a more systemic, architecture-driven approach is needed. What does digital transformation mean for the enterprise architect? Through a multiple case study approach, this research aims to gain insights into the changing role of enterprise architects in a digital transformation context, as well as to identify the new challenges and opportunities arising in this regard. Today, enterprise architects are at a crossroads: the digital transformation projects in their organisations have rendered them more valuable. However, the key question is whether they will focus on enabling and support, or whether they will move one step beyond, leading the way, becoming true opportunity architects.
    • From manager to strategist: An examination of the evolving role of persistent high-growth entrepreneurs

      Dillen, Yannick; Laveren, Eddy; Martens, Rudy; De Vocht, Sven; Van Imschoot, Eric (International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 2019)
      Few high-growth firms (HGFs) are able to maintain high-growth over time. The purpose of this paper is to find out why only a small number of firms become persistent HGFs, explicitly focusing on the role of the founding entrepreneur in this process.
    • From one-class to two-class classification by incorporating expert knowledge: Novelty detection in human behaviour

      Oosterlinck, Dries; Benoit, Dries F.; Baecke, Philippe (European Journal of Operational Research, 2020)
      One-class classification is the standard procedure for novelty detection. Novelty detection aims to identify observations that deviate from a determined normal behaviour. Only instances of one class are known, whereas so called novelties are unlabelled. Traditional novelty detection applies methods from the field of outlier detection. These standard one-class classification approaches have limited performance in many real business cases. The traditional techniques are mainly developed for industrial problems such as machine condition monitoring. When applying these to human behaviour, the performance drops significantly. This paper proposes a method that improves existing approaches by creating semi-synthetic novelties in order to have labelled data for the two classes. Expert knowledge is incorporated in the initial phase of this data generation process. The method was deployed on a real-life test case where the goal was to detect fraudulent subscriptions to a telecom family plan. This research demonstrates that the two-class expert model outperforms a one-class model on the semi-synthetic dataset. In a next step the model was validated on a real dataset. A fraud detection team of the company manually checked the top predicted novelties. The results show that incorporating expert knowledge to transform a one-class problem into a two-class problem is a valuable method.
    • From preaching to investing: attitudes of religious organisations towards responsible investment

      Louche, Céline; Arenas, Daniel; van Cranenburgh, Katinka C. (Journal of Business Ethics, 2012)
    • Fusies in het hoger onderwijs, of hoe verschillend top en basis kunnen denken

      Devos, Geert; Verhoeven, Jef C. (Personeel en organisatie, 2003)