• A SWOT analysis of the Belgian generation adequacy

      Buijs, P.; Meeus, Leonardo; Belmans, Ronnie (2007)
    • Application of EU competition law in the electricity sector

      Vandezande, Leen; Meeus, Leonardo; Delvaux, Bram; Van Calster, Geert; Belmans, Ronnie (2006)
    • Assessment of a market coupling implementation based on price differences

      Cole, S.; Meeus, Leonardo; Belmans, Ronnie (2006)
      Eager to test the hypothesis that the crisis of 2008 exerted significant impact on the way companies manage their IT, we invited a selections of high-profile companies to participate in a study. We targeted companies that were seriously hit by the crisis but nevertheless were displaying best practices in managing their IT against this background. We interviewed eighteen CIOs and ten of the CFOs of those same companies about the way they were dealing with IT management in the current crisis.
    • Assessment of the implementation of cross-border balancing trade between Belgium and the Netherlands

      Vandezande, Leen; Saguan, Marcelo; Meeus, Leonardo; Glachant, Jean-Michel; Belmans, Ronnie (2009)
    • Asymmetry of information and demand response incentives in energy markets

      Ramos, Ariana; De Jonghe, Cedric; Six, Daan; Belmans, Ronnie (2013)
      The price set in electricity markets is given by the intersection of supply and demand during a given time period. The demand-side has traditionally been a price taker while the supply-side actively adjusts the output of the market clearing unit to fluctuations in consumption. Currently, there is a transition toward active demand participation that can adequately respond to market conditions. However, private knowledge of demand adjustments, such as the impact of modifying behavior or the availability to do so, creates asymmetry of information between the active supply side and the passive demand. This paper proposes a revelation mechanism that will prompt the demand-side to choose the best option for themselves among a menu of incentives. Rational behavior of consumers implies that demand will only shift when the benefit of doing so is higher than the costs of modifying consumption patterns. Given differences among demand participants and the objectives of the market operator, an analysis of the rationale of each market agent shows the feasible options for demand incentives. This study enables the design of appropriate market mechanisms aimed to discover customer categories and determine the adequate incentives for each case.
    • Development of a framework for well performing RES-E supporting measures

      De Jonghe, Cedric; Meeus, Leonardo; Belmans, Ronnie (2008)
    • Development of balancing in the internal electricity market in Europe

      Verhaegen, K.; Meeus, Leonardo; Belmans, Ronnie (2006)
    • Distribution network tariffs: Fairness of pricing systems in Europe

      Verhaegen, K.; Meeus, Leonardo; Vandezande, Leen; Belmans, Ronnie (2006)
      Marketers often use salient stimuli to draw consumers' attention to a specific brand in the hope that a selective focus on the brand increases the sales of this brand. However, previous studies are inconsistent concerning the impact that selectively focusing on a specific brand has on final brand choice. To offer an explanation for these inconsistent results, this paper introduces decision involvement as a moderator of the relation between selective focus and attitude–decision consistency. Two studies indicate that selectively focusing on a not preferred alternative indeed alters choice decisions, but only when decision involvement is low. Study 1 further shows that this interaction effect between selective focus and involvement takes place in the selection rather than the brand consideration stage. By introducing level of processing along with decision involvement, Study 2 shows that the interaction effect emerges even in limited processing conditions. The study also reconciles different explanations for the negative effect of selective focus on attitude–behavior consistency. Selectively focusing on a not preferred choice option when consumers are low involved and use limited processing seems to lead to inconsistent choices because of an increased accessibility of the focal option, whereas selective focus on a not preferred option when consumers are low involved and use deep processing lead to inconsistent choices because of attitude polarization. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    • Electricity from renewable energy sources - what target are we aiming for?

      Verhaegen, K.; Meeus, Leonardo; Delvaux, Bram; Belmans, Ronnie (2006)
      People's self-regulatory focus may determine the effectiveness of stop-smoking campaigns. An experiment with 226 young smokers investigated the persuasiveness of different emotional appeals for different self-regulatory foci. A congruency effect emerges for attitude toward the advertisement and behavioral intentions: Young smokers with a promotion focus are more persuaded by sadness–joy than fear–relief campaigns, and the opposite is true for those with a prevention focus. As predicted by the regulatory relevancy principle, ad involvement mediates this effect.
    • Electricity market integration in Europe

      Meeus, Leonardo; Belmans, Ronnie (2008)
      of students and employees (n = 300) and from an equivalent South-African sample (n = 246).
    • Energy and the environment: what target are we aiming for?

      Verhaegen, K.; Meeus, Leonardo; Belmans, Ronnie (2006)
    • Energy services innovation at the edges of distribution grids: A business model perspective

      Keyaerts, Nico (2017)
      This work deals with innovative business models of existing companies that offer energy services at the edges of distribution grids. Our mapping is based on information on over 20 businesses collected by the Horizon 2020 project STORY and other projects participating in the EU’s BRIDGE initiative using a reporting template that simplifies and extends the well known business model canvas by Osterwalder and Pigneur (2010). Our method is therefore compatible to the mapping that has been done e.g. by Burger and Luke (2016), who have mapped business models for demand response, for solar PV and for storage systems, but differs in the choice of archetypical mapping dimensions.
    • Entry in European natural gas retail markets: accessing the right contract portfolio

      Keyaerts, Nico; Meeus, Leonardo; D'haeseleer, William (2009)
    • Estlink: a first of many merchant transmission investments in Europe?

      Vandezande, Leen; Meeus, Leonardo; Belmans, Ronnie (2007)
      This paper analyses the duration of the time to exit of distressed firms, differentiating between court driven exits (mainly bankruptcies) and voluntary liquidations. It examines how long firms survive after initial signs of economic distress. The study is conducted on an extensive dataset of 5,233 Belgian distress-related exits of mature firms, the majority being privately held. The results highlight that slack resources have an opposite effect on the timing of court driven exits and voluntary liquidations. On the one hand, high levels of available and potential slack increase the time to court driven exit, as they allow distressed firms to postpone an impending court driven exit. On the other hand, high available slack resources shorten the time to voluntary liquidation, since they make voluntary liquidation easier. Further, a high level of stakeholder dependence increases the time to exit after distress, whether the firm exits through voluntary liquidation or through a court decided exit. This is explained by the fact that stakeholder dependence increases the complexity of the exit decision and the exit procedure.
    • European energy policy goals: Rivals or friends in transmission

      Bekaert, David; Buijs, P.; Meeus, Leonardo; Delarue, Erik; Belmans, Ronnie (2008)
      This study aims to examine the cross-cultural validity of the Cognitive Style Indicator (CoSI).
    • Evaluation of economic merger control techniques applied to the electricity sector

      Vandezande, Leen; Meeus, Leonardo; Delvaux, Bram; Van Calster, Geert; Belmans, Ronnie (2006)