• Linking the strategic importance of ICT with investment in business-ICT alignment: An explorative framework

      Cumps, Bjorn; Viaene, Stijn; Dedene, Guido (2012)
      In this chapter, we introduce a framework that can be used by organizations as a positioning instrument to think of business-ICT alignment decisions in light of the strategic importance of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in their organization. We make a distinction between organizations where ICT is of high strategic importance and those where ICT is of low strategic importance. Based on this difference we argue that heavily investing in business-ICT alignment processes, structures and roles (PSRs) will not necessarily always be beneficial when ICT is of low strategic importance to the business. Furthermore, organizations that have a minimalist approach to the use of ICT do not necessarily need to invest in business-ICT alignment PSRs. We explain the dynamics and possible migration scenarios of our proposed framework after testing the statistical significance of the relationship between the strategic importance of ICT and the investment in business-ICT alignment. We end this article with a short empirical study which combines survey and case study results. Both the framework and framework dynamics still need further empirical validation, preferably with longitudinal data. Therefore, we stress and acknowledge that many of the discussions in this article are still explorative in nature. However, this article illustrates the possibilities and the need for a more fine-grained approach to business-ICT alignment.
    • Looking Back, Thinking Forward,: Distinguishing between Weak and Strong Sustainability

      Roome (+), Nigel (2011)
      The Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) is used in this paper to empirically study whether an entrepreneur successfully transfers his/her firm, conditional on exiting the firm. TPB posits that entrepreneurial intentions drive actions, being the transfer of a business. We expand the TPB framework with business characteristics (intangible assets and profitability) to further explain the gap between intentions to transfer and the transfer outcome. Based on survey responses of 198 Belgian entrepreneurs that exited their company between 2001 and 2006, we show that intentions drive transfer outcomes. Further, the personal desirability of a transfer, the perceived control over the transfer process and the level of intangible assets influence intentions. Business profitability has a direct positive effect on the probability of transferring a business, that is partially mediated through intentions.
    • Loopbaanverwachtingen bij jongeren: Naïef, verwend of ambitieus

      De Vos, Ans; Dewilde, Thomas; Meganck, Annelies (2007)
    • Loyalty Monitor Onderzoek

      Odekerken-Schröder, Gaby; De Wulf, Kristof; Van Oppen, C.; De Cannière, Marie (2003)
    • Macroenvironmental dynamism and firm risk management - An exploratory investigation

      Klein, Florian; Puck, Jonas F.; Weiss, Martin (2019)
      The macroenvironment constitutes a widely acknowledged source of firms’risk in international business. A substantial body of research on macroenvironmental risks encapsulates a variety of measurement approaches, antecedents,and managerial consequences. However, a review of established macroenvironmental risk measures reveals that these measures strongly focus on the quality of the macroenvironment, assuming a rather static perspective and mainly excluding dynamic aspects. Building on prior research on macroenvironmental risk as well as on environmental dynamism, we argue that macroenvironmental dynamism – i.e. the frequency, intensity, and predictability of macroenvironmental variation – is a pivotal source of risk in international business, which so far only received limited attention. Moreover, we suggest that macroenvironmental dynamism influences firms’ risk management activities, a measure we use to empirically investigate firm implications of macroenvironmental dynamism. We explore this effect using primary survey data on risk management activities from 158 foreign subsidiaries in six emerging countries and secondary data on the macroeconomic context in these countries. We find evidence that macroenvironmental dynamism, if compared to macroenvironmental quality, exerts a strong influence on firms’ risk management activities. Our findings enhance the understanding of the dynamic nature of macroenvironmental risk in international business as well as provide a concept to more comprehensively measure macroenvironmental dynamism that future research can build upon.
    • Making your way - De (hobbelige) weg naar succes en geluk in leven en werk

      Debruyne, Marion; De Stobbeleir, Katleen (2020)
      15 hardnekkige mythes ontkracht, over de weg naar succes en geluk in leven en werk Wat betekent succes? Is dat enkel hogerop komen? Bestaat de perfecte baan? Moet je alles vooraf uitgekiend hebben, en liefst voor je dertigste? En hoe zit het met die work-life balance? In dit boek zetten de auteurs op een rij wat zij hadden willen weten voor ze hun carrière startten. Ze ontkrachten of nuanceren 15 hardnekkige mythes, en delen waardevolle tips aan de hand van eigen ervaringen, prikkelende getuigenissen en academisch onderzoek. Over die grote droom, over levenslang leren en over 'durven springen'.
    • Making your way - The (wobbly) road to success and happiness in life and work

      Debruyne, Marion; De Stobbeleir, Katleen (2020)
      Dreaming big propels you forward. But it is often a bumpy road. In this book, two remarkable women unravel 15 persistent myths about the path to success and finding happiness in life and work, both from their own experiences and from their daily interactions with professionals. They want to encourage people to set themselves free from such myths and to pursue their dreams with confidence and optimism. In this inspiring book they share their personal stories, stimulating testimonies, and relevant scientific knowledge. Is the perfect job out there? How do you define success? Is it only about climbing the ladder? Does everything have to be planned out, preferably before your thirties? And what about so-called work-life balance? Discover their answers to all of these questions, and so much more. A book about dreaming big, lifelong learning, and daring to jump.
    • Management Accounting

      Jorissen, Ann; Roodhooft, Filip (2011)
    • Management Accounting

      Jorissen, Ann; Roodhooft, Filip (2014)
    • Management accounting

      Jorissen, Ann; Roodhooft, Filip (2006)
    • Management accounting in Belgium

      Bruggeman, Werner; Slagmulder, Regine; Waeytens, Dominique (1996)
    • Management accounting in de nieuwe productie-omgeving

      Bruggeman, Werner; Everaert, Patricia; Slagmulder, Regine; Waeytens, Dominique (1998)
      Dit boek geeft een overzicht van de belangrijkste recente trends in management accounting. Het geeft een grondig inzicht hoe nieuwe visies omtrent strategisch management en veranderingen in de productie-systemen nieuwe eisen stellen aan de management accounting en de kostprijscalculatiesystemen. In het bijzonder beschrijft het boek de basisprincipes van activity-based costing, just-in-time accounting, througput accounting, prestatiemeting en geeft een overzicht van de nieuwe raamwerken met betrekking tot beoordeling van investeringsprojecten in geavanceerde productietechnologieën. Met dit boek richten we ons tot de controllers en interne accountants van productie-ondernemingen en tot de leidinggevenden uit productie- en logistieke afdelingen. Het doel van het boek is in de eerste plaats, een waaier van interface-problemen tussen management accounting en de productiefunctie te analyseren. Nu aangevuld met een bijdrage over target costing.
    • Management accounting in de nieuwe produktie-omgeving

      Bruggeman, Werner; Slagmulder, Regine; Waeytens, Dominique; Everaert, Patricia (1992)
    • Management accounting in de nieuwe produktie-omgeving

      Bruggeman, Werner; Waeytens, Dominique; Slagmulder, Regine; Everaert, Patricia (1993)
    • Management accounting: Collegenota's

      Bruggeman, Werner; Everaert, Patricia (1995)
    • Management Buy-Out

      Ooghe, Hubert; Vanovenberghe, Nadine (1991)