• Identification of collaborative shipping opportunities using BBaRT

      Creemers, Stefan; Woumans, Gert; Beliën, Jeroen; Boute, Robert (2017)
      A growing trend in improving logistics e ciency is to set up logistics partnerships with other companies. One can distinguish between vertical and horizontal supply chain collaborations. Vertical collaborations are established between suppliers and buyers. An example of vertical collaboration is sharing information on customer orders upstream the supply chain in order to reduce demand uncertainty for the suppliers. Horizontal collaborations are established between companies that operate at the same level in di erent supply chains, i.e., between suppliers or between buyers. Sharing transportation capacity when moving freight is an example of horizontal collaboration, an option that bene ts the environment and yields substantial network e ciencies. It is even possible that two co-opetitors set up a horizontal cooperation (Leitner et al., 2011). Horizontal partnerships in logistics have the potential to generate substantial gains by leveraging the overlaps in transport networks (Leitner et al., 2011). Whereas vertical collaborations have already been successfully established for many years, horizontal collaboration initiatives are more recent and are expected to become more widespread in the near future
    • Identifying collaborative shipping opportunities

      Beliën, Jeroen; Creemers, Stephan; Boute, Robert (2016)
    • Identifying employee potential through learning agility: A conceptual framework

      Vandenbroucke, Astrid; Buyens, Dirk; De Stobbeleir, Katleen (2018)
    • Identifying influencers in a social network

      Roelens, Iris; Baecke, Philippe; Benoit, Dries F. (2016)
    • Identifying influencers in a social network using customer referral behaviour

      Roelens, Iris; Baecke, Philippe; Benoit, Dries F. (2016)
    • Identifying key determinants of effective boards of directors

      Levrau, Abigail; Van den Berghe, Lutgart (2006)
    • Identifying the resources and capabilities of customer-intimate organizations

      Verweire, Kurt (2011)
      This study investigates the context effects of TV programme embedded interactivity on the attitude toward an advertisement placed within the interactive programme. In the 2 (two way communication) × 3 (user control) experimental study, 246 respondents participated. The results show that the impact of actual interactivity on attitude toward the advertisement is mediated by perceived interactivity. Subsequently, telepresence (the feeling of being present in the mediated environment) has a crucial mediating role to explain the context effect of perceived interactivity on attitude toward the advertisement. With regard to the underlying mechanism, the results show that telepresence is positively correlated with the amount of positive programme thoughts. In addition, the positive programme thoughts have a positive effect on the attitude toward the ad, above and beyond the effect of positive thoughts about the advertisement.
    • Identity, scanning and organizational action

      Nardon, Luciara; Aten, Kathryn (2004)
    • Impact measurement and performance analysis of CSR - IMPACT

      Roome (+), Nigel; Barth, Regine (2011)
      In many inventory settings companies wish to provide customer-differentiated service levels. These may, for example, be motivated by differences in the perceived customer lifetime value or by specific contractual agreements. One approach to provide differentiated service levels is to reserve some portion of the available inventory exclusively for specific customer classes. Existing approaches to inventory reservation are typically based on the assumption that a company can assign a customer specific revenue or penalty cost to any order or unit of demand filled or unfulfilled. In practice, however, it is usually extremely difficult to accurately estimate (especially long term) monetary implications of meeting or not meeting customer demand and corresponding service level requirements. The research presented in this paper addresses the problem of setting appropriate inventory reservations for different customer classes based on fill rate-based performance measures. We model a single period inventory reservation problem with two customer classes and nesting. We develop exact expressions for two conflicting performance measures: (1) the expected fill rate of high priority customers and (2) the expected loss in the system fill rate induced by inventory reservation. With these expressions a decision maker can analyze the tradeoff between the loss in overall system performance and the higher expected fill rates for prioritized customers. We provide analytical insights into the effects of nesting and the impact of relevant problem parameters on these two performance measures. The analytical insights are illustrated and highlighted through a set of numerical examples. Although we limit our analysis to a single period inventory reservation problem, we expect that our results can be utilized in a wide range of problem settings in which a decision maker has to ration a perishable resource among different classes of customers.
    • The impact of ceo future focus and long-term incentives on strategic flexibility: Towards person-pay congruence

      De Ruyck, Bettina; Peeters, Carine; Baeten, Xavier; Fehre, Kerstin (2021)
      Strategic flexibility enables organisations to adapt to changing circumstances in a proactive or reactive manner. Although several studies show that it increases company performance, more research on the drivers and barriers to strategic flexibility is needed. In response to that call, we focus on the CEO who plays a crucial role in shaping and implementing the strategy of the organisation. One line of research established in the strategic flexibility literature studies CEO cognition to explain how CEOs differ in the extent to which they build strategically flexible organisations. Accordingly, we put forward CEO future focus as a relevant antecedent of strategic flexibility. However, we argue that this personal trait should be studied in tandem with CEO compensation, as it is their combination that determines the CEO’s strategic choices. The main objective of this paper is to understand how person-pay congruence can be obtained in the best interest of strategic flexibility by integrating CEO compensation and the upper echelons perspective. We argue that a stronger CEO future focus and high long-term incentives both increase strategic flexibility. This analysis will enable us to answer the question on what matters most: person or pay? Second, we investigate whether the person-pay interactions between CEO future focus and long-term incentives are synergistic, additive or buffering in nature. We will test our hypotheses with a panel dataset of the 600 largest listed European firms for the period 2014-2019.
    • The impact of competition on the selection and valuation of deals by private equity firms

      Meuleman, Miguel (2006)
      An important but largely neglected question in the literature on private equity investing is how the competitive environment shapes the behavior of private equity firms. In this study, we first explore whether competition has an impact on the role of previous industry knowledge for the generation of investment opportunities. Second, we study the impact of competition on the valuation of investment targets. Our hypotheses are tested on a unique hand-collected dataset of the UK buyout market. Using different measures of competition, our results show that increased competition has two opposing effects on the role of previous industry knowledge for the selection of investment opportunities. Further, increased competition leads to higher valuations of target firms.
    • Impact of European acquirer board structure on M&A in various ownership settings

      Defrancq, Corneel; Huyghebaert, Nancy; Luypaert, Mathieu (2015)
    • Impact of market designs on generation adequacy

      Meeus, Leonardo; Buijs, P.; Coulondre, J.; Ott, A.; DiCaprio, A. (2009)
    • Impact of service maintenance planning on inventory management

      Poppe, Joeri; Boute, Robert; Lambrecht, Marc (2014)