• An effective board makes the necessary trade-offs

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart; Levrau, Abigail (Palgrave, 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.
    • Corporate Governance : Comment optimiser votre conseil d'administration?

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

      Fassin, Yves; Levrau, Abigail; Van den Berghe, Lutgart (Cambridge University Press, 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 and the Belgian Banking Sector, 1934-2000

      Buyst, Erik (Helsinki University of Technology, 2003)
    • Corporate Governance in a Globalising World : Convergence or Divergence? A European Perspective

      Carchon, Steven; Levrau, Abigail; Van Der Elst, Christoph; Van den Berghe, Lutgart (Wolters Kluwer Belgium, 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: de internationale trends

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart (P.I.M.M.S., 2003)
    • Corporate Governance: Het Belgisch Perpectief

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart; Levrau, Abigail (Intersentia, 1999)
    • Do good governance recommendations change the rules for the Board of Directors?

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart (Oxford University Press, 2003)
    • Eclairir les légendes de Corporate Governance

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart (Wolters Kluwer Belgium, 1998)
    • Een periodieke evaluatie van de raad van bestuur

      Levrau, Abigail; du Bus de Warnaffe, Sibylle (Wolters Kluwer Belgium, 2007)
    • Fine-tuning board effectiveness is not enough

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart; Levrau, Abigail (Palgrave, 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%).
    • From financial corporate governance towards responsible corporate governance

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart; Louche, Céline (Greenleaf Publishing, 2006)
    • Herwaardering commissaris noodzakelijk

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart (NBA, 2003)
    • Het ontsluieren van de legendes inzake corporate governance

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart (Wolters Kluwer Belgium, 1998)
    • Hoe optimaliseer ik mijn raad van bestuur

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart; De Ridder, Liesbeth (Wolters Kluwer Belgium, 2002)
      Deze uitgave geeft u meer info over alle aspecten van de Raad van Bestuur (samenstelling, werking, taakomschrijving,evaluatiesystemen,...). Per deelthema krijgt u een overzicht van de relevante principes en benchmarks die als 'deugdelijk' worden beschouwd. De aanbevelingen werden getoetst aan de bevindingen van het Belgisch praktijkonderzoek van het Instituut voor Bestuurders.
    • How to make boards work - An international overview

      Kakabadse, Andrew; Van den Berghe, Lutgart (Palgrave, 2013)
    • Identifying key determinants of effective boards of directors

      Levrau, Abigail; Van den Berghe, Lutgart (Macmillan, 2009)
    • International standardisation of Good Corporate Governance

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart; Instituut voor Bestuurders (Wolters Kluwer Belgium, 1998)
      In International Standardisation of Good Corporate Governance - Best Practices for the Board of Directors the Academy of Directors (AoD) presents a multidisciplinary approach for the governance of a company. This analysis is not only oriented towards the `famous' codes but aims to highlight as well the practical applications and problems faced in implementing these suggestions. Consequently special attention is given to the best practices for family businesses and medium-sized companies. The book highlights principle codes and practical application and problems faced in implementing the suggestions of the AoD (Academy of Directors) multidisciplinary approach to the governance of a company.
    • Koers zetten naar deugdelijk bestuur in mijn KMO

      Van den Berghe, Lutgart; du Bus de Warnaffe, Sibylle (Intersentia, 2014)