• How students evaluate business sponsorships of the arts in Flanders

      Vanhaverbeke, Wim (The Journal of Cultural Economics, 1992)
    • How system quality influences mobile BI use: The mediating role of engagement

      Peters, Twan; Isik, Öykü; Tona, O.; Popovic, Alès (International Journal of Information Management, 2016)
      Despite the recognized value that mobile BI (m-BI) brings to firms, our understanding of the use of m-BI and its determinants are limited. In this study, we suggest that m-BI system quality characteristics may be among the factors that influence m-BI use. Yet, in the information systems (IS) literature there is mixed support for the relationship between system quality and system use at the individual level. Given there is research suggesting that engaged users are an indication of the technology's success, we believe that ‘engagement' may be the key to understanding the relationship discrepancy between system quality and use. To address this gap, we conducted a quantitative study of key informants who use m-BI, to understand what the key m-BI capabilities are and other success dimensions perceived as important by users. The results indicate that m-BI system quality attributes affect m-BI use indirectly through engagement, with this finding contributing to understanding of the complexity of IS use in mobile technologies
    • How to access organizational informality. Using movement improvisation to address embodied organizational knowledge

      Wetzel, Ralf; Van Renterghem, N. (Organizational Aesthetics, 2016)
      Whether an organization is managed in a formal-directive or an informal-emergent way has an impact on how organizations adapt to external change. What so far has remained unnoticed is the influence of the body and embodied knowledge, especially reacting to these different kinds of management. In this paper we give first indications on how different the body and embodied knowledge respond to different ways of management and how this might affect the adaptability of groups and organizations. In an MBA-course on adaptive organizations we applied movement improvisation to let students experience the difference between formal and informal group coordination. We let students compare their experiences and substantiated their reflection by a video comparison of students' movements. As a result, we found that the mutual body awareness and connectedness increased after a movement improvisation exercise, stimulating informal-emergent coordination. The embodied knowledge was enriched and evoked to support emergent coordination amongst the students compared to a disconnectedness amongst students in a formal-directive way of coordination.
    • How to catch a moving target in the digital world

      Viaene, Stijn (The European Business Review, 2017)
      In this article, Prof. Stijn Viaene continues to shed light on the realities that executives and business leaders must face in the digital era. In an era where customers are moving at the speed of the Internet, how does a digital leader catch them?
    • How to engage consumers in demand response: a contract perspective

      He, Yue; Keyaerts, Nico; Azevedo, Isabel; Meeus, Leonardo; Hancher, Leigh; Glachant, Jean-Michel (Utilities Policy, 2013)
      Nowadays, the European electricity systems are evolving towards a generation mix that is more decentralised, less predictable and less flexible to operate. In this context, additional flexibility is expected to be provided by the demand side. Thus, how to engage consumers to participate in demand response is becoming a pressing issue. In this paper, we provide an analytical framework to assess consumers' potential and willingness to participate in active demand response from a contract perspective. On that basis, we present policy recommendations to empower and protect consumers in their shift to active demand response participants.
    • How to govern business services exchanges: contractual and relational issues

      Vandaele, Darline; Rangarajan, Deva; Gemmel, Paul; Lievens, Annouk (International Journal of Management Reviews, 2007)
    • How to make a 29% increase look bigger: the unit effect in option comparisons

      Pandelaere, Mario; Briers, Barbara; Lembregts, Christophe (Journal of Consumer Research, 2011)
      Quantitative information can appear in different units (e.g., 7-year warranty = 84-month warranty). This article demonstrates that attribute differences appear larger on scales with a higher number of units; expressing quality information on such an expanded scale makes consumers switch to a higher-quality option. Testifying to its practical importance, expressing the energy content of snacks in kilojoules rather than kilocalories increases the choice of a healthy snack. The unit effect occurs because consumers focus on the number rather than the type of units in which information is expressed (numerosity effect). Therefore, reminding consumers of alternative units in which information can be expressed eliminates the unit effect. Finally, the unit effect moderates relative thinking: consumers are more sensitive to relative attribute differences when the attribute is expressed on expanded scales. The relation with anchoring and implications for temporal discounting and loyalty programs are discussed.
    • How to monitor and forecast annual public deficit every month

      Silvestrini, Andrea; Moulin, Laurent; Salto, Matteo; Veredas, David (Empirical Economics, 2008)
    • How to optimize knowledge sharing in a factory network?

      De Meyer, Arnoud; Vereecke, Ann (McKinsey Quarterly, 2009)
    • How to Plan E-business Initiatives in Established Companies

      Basu, Amit; Muylle, Steve (MIT Sloan Management Review, 2007)
      Many large and mature companies — which still form most of the economy — have difficulty analysing the opportunities and difficulties created by the Internet. Vlerick Professor of Marketing and Digital Strategy, Steve Muylle, and Amit Basu, Carr P. Collins Jr. Chair in Management Information Science and Professor of Information Systems at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas), have developed a planning process – validated at several established companies – that puts e-business into perspective and helps make it manageable.
    • How to share the gains of collaboration?

      Barbarino, Sergio; Boute, Robert (INFORMS Transactions on Education (ITE), 2020)
      Supply chain collaborations may generate substantial cost savings. Many such initiatives cease to exist, however, due to not reaching an agreement on how to share the gains. We describe an exercise to understand the challenges in collaborative gain sharing.
    • HR moet aan credibiliteit winnen

      Dewettinck, Koen (Peoplesphere, 2013)
      It is commonly accepted nowadays that external knowledge sources are important for firms' innovative performance. However, it is still not clear, what dimensions of firms' external knowledge search strategy are crucial in determining their innovation success and whether these search strategies are contingent on different innovation modes. In this study, we analyse how the innovative performance is affected by the scope, depth, and orientation of firms' external search strategies. We apply this analysis to firms using STI (science, technology and innovation) and DUI (doing, using and interacting) innovation modes. Based on a survey among firms in China, we find that greater scope and depth of openness for both innovation modes improves innovative performance indicating that open innovation is also relevant beyond science and technology based innovation. Furthermore, we find that decreasing returns in external search strategies, suggested by Laursen and Salter (2006), are not always present and are contingent on the innovation modes. Next, we find that the type of external partners (we label it “orientation of openness”) is crucial in explaining innovative performance and that firms using DUI or STI innovation modes have different sets of relevant innovation partners. This shows that the orientation of openness is an important dimension—in addition to the scope and depth of openness. As respondents are located in China, this study provides evidence that open innovation is also relevant in developing countries.
    • HR prioriteiten in 2019

      Buyens, Dirk (HR Magazine, 2019)
      'Selecteren en rekruteren' staat met wat voorsprong bovenaan de agenda van HR in België. Verder in hun top 5 noemen de hr-afdelingen van onze grootste bedrijven 'betrokkenheid', 'leiderschapsontwikkeling', 'talent management' en 'employer branding'.
    • Human capital and the internationalization of venture capital firms

      Manigart, Sophie; Collewaert, Veroniek; Wright, Mike; Pruthi, S.; Lockett, Andy; Bruining, Hans; Hommel, Ulrich; Landström, Hans (International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 2007)
    • Human capital, social capital, and innovation: A multi-country study

      Dakhli, Mourad; De Clercq, Dirk (Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 2004)
    • Human Resource Challenges for Small Growing Companies in Flanders

      Van De Woestyne, Mieke; Dewettinck, Koen; Van Bruystegem, Kristien (Global Business & Organizational Excellence, 2010)
    • Humankapital bewerten

      Weiss, Martin; Sterzel, J. (Personal. Zeitschrift für Human Resource Management, 2007)
    • Hungry for money: The desire for caloric resources increases the desire for financial resources and vice versa

      Briers, Barbara; Pandelaere, Mario; Dewitte, Siegfried; Warlop, Luk (Psychological Science, 2006)
      This report attempts to provide an evolutionary explanation for humans' motivation to strive for money in present-day societies. We propose that people's desire for money is a modern derivate of their desire for food. In three studies, we show the reciprocal association between the incentive value of food and of money. In Study 1, hungry participants were less likely than satiated participants to donate to charity. In Study 2, participants in a room with an olfactory food cue, known to increase the desire to eat, offered less money in a give-some game compared with participants in a room free of scent. In Study 3, participants' desire for money affected the amount of M&M's® they ate in a subsequent taste test, but only among participants who were not restricting their food intake in order to manage their weight.
    • Hybrid tabu search and a truncated branch-and-bound for the unrelated parallel machine scheduling problem

      Sels, Veronique; Coelho, José; Dias, Antonio Manuel; Vanhoucke, Mario (Computers and Operations Research, 2015)
      We consider the problem of scheduling a number of jobs on a number of unrelated parallel machines in order to minimize the makespan. We develop three heuristic approaches, i.e., a genetic algorithm, a tabu search algorithm and a hybridization of these heuristics with a truncated branch-and-bound procedure. This hybridization is made in order to accelerate the search process to near-optimal solutions. The branch-and-bound procedure will check whether the solutions obtained by the meta-heuristics can be scheduled within a tight upper bound. We compare the performances of these heuristics on a standard dataset available in the literature. Moreover, the influence of the different heuristic parameters is examined as well. The computational experiments reveal that the hybrid heuristics are able to compete with the best known results from the literature.