Recent Submissions

  • Entrepreneurship through acquisition (1): MBOS and MBIS

    Meuleman, Miguel; Vanoorbeek, Hans (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
    This chapter will provide insights on an alternative path to entrepreneurship, i.e. entrepreneurship through acquisition.
  • Monitoring tactics and key metrics

    Brinckmann, Jan; Meuleman, Miguel; Witt, Peter (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
    Investors in startups need to know what is going on in the companies.
  • Retail. De digitale hysterie voorbij. Ontwikkel en implementeer een winnende strategie als retailer of merkfabrikant

    Van Ossel, Gino (LannooCampus, 2018)
    De digitale revolutie heeft de klant veeleisender dan ooit gemaakt. Snelheid, transparantie en hyperpersonalisatie zijn de norm. Steeds meer merkfabrikanten verkopen in eigen winkels en webshops rechtstreeks aan de consument. Ondertussen kondigen nieuwe technologieën een volgende schokgolf aan. In dit boek introduceert Gino Van Ossel het concept optichannel, waarmee hij retailers, merkfabrikanten en dienstenbedrijven voorbij de digitale hysterie leidt. Met herkenbare voorbeelden is het een realistische kijk op retail en een praktisch kader om een succesvolle strategie uit te zetten die winst, competitiviteit en klantgerichtheid combineert.
  • Management control: Concepts, methods & practice

    Bruggeman, Werner; Hozée, Sophie; Slagmulder, Regine (Intersentia, 2018)
    Management Control: Concept, Methods and Practices conceptualises management control concepts, methods and practices used by C-level executives and controllers in managing financial and strategic performance. The authors show how financial and strategic performance control processes can be integrated in order to create and improve internal strategic alignment. Alongside traditional controls, such as managing cost centres, profit centres, investment centres, budgeting and variance reporting, the use of advanced costing systems, such as activity-based costing and time-driven activity-based costing, and the balanced scorecard in planning and executing improvements of financial and strategic performance is discussed. The authors illustrate how controllers can run a control process in which intended strategies, performance measures, performance targets, actions and budgets are all aligned with each other across all organisational levels (vertical alignment) and between business units and functions (horizontal alignment), and in which financial performance is controlled in relation to strategic performance. The authors promote a holistic approach and highlight the role of human motivation in the design of management control systems. Using insights from the psychology literature on motivation in the workplace, this book argues that management control systems should not only align goals and interests of internal organisational actors but also enhance their autonomous motivation and well-being in order to achieve sustainable performance. More specifically, the authors draw on self-determination theory to explain managerial behaviour in response to the use of control systems. Through the use of numerous examples from European companies, this book provides the reader with a range of familiar issues and a wide variety of ideas and methods to use in response. The book provides materials that can be used in business and management control courses at undergraduate and graduate level, as well as for use in the workplace, benefiting managers, consultants, financial analysts, controllers, information systems designers and executive leaders of organizations.
  • Electricity network regulation in the EU : The challenges ahead‎ for transmission and distribution

    Unknown author (Edward Elgar, 2018)
    The UK model of incentive regulation of power grids was at one time the most advanced, and elements of it were adopted throughout the EU. This model worked well, particularly in the context of limited investment and innovation, a single and strong regulatory authority, and limited coordination between foreign grid operators. This enlightening book shows that since 2010 the whole context has changed and regulation has had to catch-up and evolve. The EU is entering a wave of investment, and an era of new services and innovation which has created growing tensions between national regulatory authorities in terms of coordinating technical standards and distribution systems. This is being played out against an increasingly disruptive backdrop of digitzation, new market platforms and novel business models.
  • Big data capabilities: An organizational processing perspective

    Isik, Öykü (Springer, 2018)
    Big data is at the pinnacle of its hype cycle, offering big promise. Everyone wants a piece of the pie, yet not many know how to start and get the most out of their big data initiatives. We suggest that realizing benefits with big data depends on having the right capabilities for the right problems. When there is a discrepancy between these, organizations struggle to make sense of their data. Based on information processing theory, in this research-in-progress we suggest that there needs to be a fit between big data processing requirements and big data processing capabilities, so that organizations can realize value from their big data initiative.
  • The agile leader's scrapbook

    Van den Broeck, Herman; Jordaan, Barney (LannooCampus, 2018)
    The demand for organisations to become more agile has never been greater than in today's fast moving economy. This book puts forward a framework and techniques that will allow your organisation to survive and even thrive in the turbulence of the current business environment. The Agile Leader's Scrapbook inspires readers to find a 'managerial logic' that fits with the particular needs of their organisation. By laying out the basics of what it means to create an agile working environment, it provides clues to a better approach to co-creation, and to letting self-sufficient teams make better and more sustainable decisions.
  • The conundrum of power: Sintering structural and relational perspectives in business and arts organizations

    Shymko, Yuliya; Minkus, Alison (Routledge, 2017)
    Arts and Business aims at bringing arts and business scholars together in a dialogue about a number of key topics that today form different understandings in the two disciplines. Arts and business are, many times, positioned as opposites. Where one is providing symbolic and aesthetic immersion, the other is creating goods for a market and markets for a good. They often deal and struggle with the same issues, framing it differently and finding different solutions. This book has the potential of offering both critical theoretical and empirical understanding of these subjects and guiding further exploration and research into this field. Although this dichotomy has a well-documented existence, it is reconstructed through the writing-out of business in art and vice versa. This edited volume distinguishes itself from other writings aimed at closing the gap between art and business, as it does not have a firm standpoint in one of these fields, but treating them as symmetrical and equal. The belief that by giving art and business an equal weight, the editors also create the opportunity to communicate to a wider audience and construct a path forward for art and business to coexist.
  • The data-driven project manager. A statistical battle against project obstacles

    Vanhoucke, Mario (Apress, 2018)
    Discover solutions to common obstacles faced by project managers. Written as a business novel, the book is highly interactive, allowing readers to participate and consider options at each stage of a project. The book is based on years of experience, both through the author's research projects as well as his teaching lectures at business schools.
  • Anforderungsprofil und Ausbildung zum Innovationsmanager

    Piller, Frank; Weller, Christian; Kleer, Robin (Symposion Publishing, 2014)
  • Business models with additive manufacturing - Opportunities and challenges from the perspective of economics and management

    Piller, Frank; Weller, Christian; Kleer, Robin (Springer, Cham, 2014)
    Technological innovation has frequently been shown to systematically change market structure and value creation. Additive manufacturing (AM), or, colloquially 3D printing, is such a disruptive technology (Berman 2012; Vance 2012). Economic analysis of AM still is scarce and has predominantly focused on production cost or other firm level aspects (e.g., Mellor et al. 2014; Petrovic et al. 2011; Ruffo and Hague 2007), but has neglected the study of AM on value creation and market structure. In this paper, we want to discuss the economic effects of AM on the locus of innovation and production. This is why we first review some current business models that successfully use AM as a source of value creation. Being a potential disruptive influence on market structures, we then discuss how AM may enable a more local production by users, supplementing the recent development of an upcoming infrastructure for innovating users and “Makers”.
  • Six batteries of change: Laad je bedrijf op voor verandering

    De Prins, Peter; Letens, Geert; Verweire, Kurt (LannooCampus, 2017)
    In tijden van disruptie is het cruciaal om verandering juist te managen. Maar de kans op mislukking blijft ontzettend hoog. Six Batteries of Change biedt een verrassend eenvoudig model voor meer effectieve verandering. Gebaseerd op het idee van zes batterijen die volledig opgeladen moeten zijn om de beste resultaten te bekomen, identificeren de auteurs zes punten in organisaties die extra energie verdienen. Het toont je hoe de verschillende 'batterijen' op te laden, maar ook hoe je die energie kan inzetten om transformatiecompetenties te ontwikkelen die je organisatie nog wendbaarder maken. Een grondig onderbouwd model, toegankelijk uitgelegd en rijk geïllustreerd met talrijke cases, zet elke organisatie op weg naar duurzame verandering.
  • Six Batteries of Change - Energize your company

    De Prins, Peter; Letens, Geert; Verweire, Kurt (LannooCampus, 2017)
    Managing change becomes an increasingly critical capability in today's turbulent and disruptive work environment. Nevertheless, research indicates that failure rates of change initiatives remain high.In Six Batteries of Change, the authors propose a new model that helps managers to deal with this challenging topic in a more effective way. The model tracks the extent to which your organization has the energy to succesfully implement change. The book identifies six 'batteries of change' that organisations and managers need to charge for change to become effective, and offers insights into how to keep each of these batteries buzzing. The role of a change manager is to ensure that all six batteries are charged, in order to generate the amount of energy necessary in succesfully completing change. If the batteries of change remain empty, the succes rate of the change will be limited.Six Batteries of Change shows managers how to develop transformation competency by creating a more energised organisation, capable of dealing with faster and more complex change. It does this by setting up new frameworks, and referring to numerous cases to illustrate the effectiveness of each approach.
  • Preparing the financial plan: Forecasting

    Manigart, Sophie; Meuleman, Miguel
    In this chapter, we will delve into the technical aspects of financial planning for a startup.
  • Fast Fish Eat Slow Fish: Business Transformation at Autogrill

    Viaene, Stijn; Van den Bergh, Joachim (Springer, 2018)

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