• A stepwise approach to stakeholder management

      Louche, Céline; Baeten, Xavier (2006)
    • An effective board makes the necessary trade-offs

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart; Levrau, Abigail (2013)
      The objective of this paper is to investigate the impact that individual raters have on maturity assessments of organizations in the particular context of business process management (BPM). The hypotheses tested relate to the extent of the impact of individuals on maturity score variances and with the enforcing effect of organizational size on the disagreement among employees within organizations. Eight multilevel random-effects analyses for eight separate maturity dimensions clarify the intra-class correlation (agreement) within organizations. The analyses are based on a data set with a strictly hierarchical two-level data structure of employees (1755) nested within organizations (61). Results show that variance within organizations is significantly larger than zero and is even more important than variance between organizations. We conclude that a large individual background effect exists when rating an organization's business process maturity. In addition, we find that the larger the organizations are, the more disagreement within organizations is visible. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    • Bezoldiging van de CEO en de leiding van Belgische vennootschappen

      Van Der Elst, Christoph; Baeten, Xavier (2012)
    • Case description: rise and fall of sillicon valley in Flanders. Lernout & Hauspie Speech Products

      Buelens, Marc; Cools, Eva (2011)
      The increasing interest in the domain of operating room planning and scheduling leads to a proliferation of problem types. The statement and the scope of the particular problems, however, are often unclear. In this paper, we report on a scheme to classify operating room planning and scheduling problems using multiple fields. Each field describes a specific set of characteristics of the particular problem by means of parameters, elements and optional further specifications. We also elaborate on the use of delimiters to separate the entries in the classification notation. Next to the formulation of the scheme, we examine its applicability on a range of problems that are encountered in recent literature. With the development of the classification scheme, we hope to structure and to clarify forthcoming research in this domain.
    • Corporate Governance : Comment optimiser votre conseil d'administration?

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart; du Bus de Warnaffe, Sibylle (2003)
    • Corporate governance and initial public offerings in Belgium

      Fassin, Yves; Levrau, Abigail; Van den Berghe, Lutgart (2012)
      Internet adoption in China is booming and purchasing power is growing steadily. Increasing numbers of Chinese turn to the Internet to search for information prior to a purchase. Based on 32 h of interviews with students and business professionals in China, and a questionnaire completed by a sample of 1140 students in Beijing and Belgium, our explorative study demonstrates that fundamental cultural, behavioral, economic, technical, and other characteristics of China cause significant differences between Chinese and Western Europeans in their online search process for information prior to a purchase. The differences occur in frequency, goal, types of information sought, types of websites used, search engine usage patterns, and contribution of user opinions. This has important implications for marketing practitioners in China, especially for multinational corporations that enter China and that are not familiar yet with the Chinese environment. Suggestions for future research are also provided.
    • Corporate Governance in a Globalising World : Convergence or Divergence? A European Perspective

      Carchon, Steven; Levrau, Abigail; Van Der Elst, Christoph; Van den Berghe, Lutgart (2002)
      Corporate Governance In A Globalising World: Convergence Or Divergence? presents a broad and multi-disciplinary debate on corporate governance systems by integrating academic viewpoints, statistical evidence, as well as field surveys. Based on a large number of publications and studies, the opinions of researchers are grouped into three categories: those that believe in a convergence into the direction of the market-oriented model (with the Anglo-American model as the reference base), those that opt for another type of convergence, namely in the direction of a hybrid corporate governance model (based on cross-reference between different leading governance models), and those that do not believe in global convergence but adhere to diversity of governance models.$ To test the validity of these three possible routes for the development of corporate governance systems, the authors approached this question from an objective perspective based on statistical evidence. The governance characteristics examined herein include the role of capital markets, shareholding structures and influence, shareholder rights, the market for corporate control and anti-takeover mechanisms, the board system, disclosure rules and accountability issues.$ To complete this statistical analysis the authors include a field survey based on an inquiry with experts from business, academic and public institutions. Questions focus on the future outlook of corporate governance within the European Union, as well as on the role and format of corporate governance codes and recommendations.
    • Corporate governance: Het Belgisch perspectief

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart; Levrau, Abigail (1999)
      Corporate governance is niet meer weg te denken uit de actualiteit en stelt het bedrijfsleven voor een fundamentele uitdaging. Centraal in het begrip staat de verdeling en de uitoefening van de macht binnen de onderneming. In België resulteerde het corporate governance-debat in drie codes, opgesteld door het Verbond van Belgische Ondernemingen, de Commissie voor het Bank- en Financiewezen en de Beurs van Brussel. Het eerste hoofdstuk plaatst de Belgische normen in het bredere kader van internationale aanbevelingen en ervaringen rond corporate governance. Daaropvolgend onderzoeken de auteurs de impact van de Belgische normen voor ons bedrijfsleven. Op basis van een analyse van de jaarverslagen gaan ze na in welke mate ondernemingen deze recent gepubliceerde gedragscodes volgen. Institutionele beleggers, die in grote mate het debat rond corporate governance op gang hebben gebracht, en het aandeelhouderschap als indicatie van de feitelijke machtstructuren in de vennootschap, komen - bekeken vanuit een Belgisch perspectief - in de laatste hoofdstukken aan bod.
    • Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics

      Bouckenooghe, Dave; Van den Broeck, Herman (2005)
    • De vergoeding van managers

      Baeten, Xavier (2007)
    • Een periodieke evaluatie van de raad van bestuur

      Levrau, Abigail; du Bus de Warnaffe, Sibylle (2007)
    • Executive remuneration: From copycat to full-blown governance tool

      Baeten, Xavier (2019)
      The chapter is structured as follows: What drives executive remuneration? The behavioural impact of executive remuneration. Where do we go from here? The road to value-enhancing executive remuneration.
    • Fine-tuning board effectiveness is not enough

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart; Levrau, Abigail (2013)
      This study is a cost-analysis that calculates the impact of three interventions for patients identified as ‘at risk’ for Acute Coronary Syndrome - a cardio-vascular exercise programme, point-of-care digital diagnostics, and telemonitoring adherence tools. The methodology utilizes a model of the annualized costs of ACS for the entire treatment value chain, and measures the impact of the three interventions by the change in treatment cost, incremental net benefit, and QALY. The results demonstrate that the largest impact is measured when all three interventions are utilized simultaneously producing a cumulative savings of €4424 and 0.126 QALY per patient. We also find a significant decrease in Emergency Room visits by 15% and changes in rates of utilization of Catharization (?59%), Angioplasty (?59%), Bypass (?17%), Medication (?14%) and Rehabilitation (?13%).