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    Low-tech innovation

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    In a hilarious clip, Michael Dubin – the founder of Dollar Shave Club – takes on the shaving giant Gilette with the message "Shave time, shave money". When it was released online 5 years ago, it went viral immediately and gave Dollar Shave Club a flying start. The company was recently sold to Unilever for 1 billion dollars. A striking story as it involves a simple product and a simple concept. The company promises to supply you with razor blades for just 1 dollar per month. In these times of robotics, artificial intelligence and big data, the story of Dollar Shave Club demonstrates that you can also be innovative without being high-tech.

  2. Vlerick launches two new, specialised masters programmes

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    The beginning of the new academic year, which was ceremonially opened in Brussels this week, marked Vlerick Business School’s launch of two new masters degree programmes. Students can study for a Masters in Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Leuven and a Masters in International Management & Strategy in Brussels. Both programmes, which respond to a trend towards greater specialisation, immediately got off to a strong start with 29 and 35 students, respectively.

  3. Best Reviewer Award for researcher Jeroen Neckebrouck

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    Doctoral Researcher Jeroen Neckebrouck has been awarded a Best Reviewer Award within the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management at the 2016 annual meeting in Anaheim (US). Each year the AOM rewards individuals who provide especially high-quality reviews of submissions made to the annual meeting.

  4. Vlerick Masters in General Management climbs 9 places in Financial Times ranking

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    Vlerick’s Masters in General Management has improved its position in this year’s Financial Times ranking by 9 spots. Within this worldwide top 90 of Masters in Management programmes Vlerick Business School climbs to number 31. On a European level the programme ranks 28. The increase in our position is the result of excellent progress in terms of career development after graduation.

  5. The performance of large EU banks in the wake of the financial crisis

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    This policy paper attempts to provide an overview of the performance of 50 large EU banks in the wake of the financial crisis. Several questions are addressed for this purpose: What is bank performance about? What are the top 50 banks that best represent EU banking activity? How did banks’ performance evolve since before the crisis? Who are the best and worst performers in the wake of the crisis? Is there a link between bank size and performance?

  6. Corporate partners reward Masters graduates

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    During the Masters graduation event on 1 July, our corporate partners were delighted to present awards to students who excelled in a field that is close to our partners’ hearts. A gesture that symbolises the strong interaction between our students and the corporate world.

  7. Premium Talent Partnership brings Vlerick Alumni closer to the school

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    The Talent Partnership, which aims at recruiting Vlerick talent, has been recently improved with optional add-ons. Companies opting for a Premium Talent Partnership also get access to our Vlerick Alumni Association, are offered a Student Traineeship in their company and can use our infrastructure for free.

  8. “Together in uncharted territory”

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    The rise of new forms of decentral energy production and the growing importance of the prosumer has forced DSOs to thoroughly review their business model. "Data analytics are an essential part of this,' says Jorn De Neve (KPMG). Via interviews with data professionals and a case study of Enedis KPMG wants to map the digitization of DSOs.

  9. Reconceiving your business to win in the digital age

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    Reconceiving your current business to win in the digital age puts you into the realm of digital transformation, which is a form of end-to-end, integrated business transformation where digital technologies play a dominant role. But where to start? In order for leadership teams to move into the digital economy with confidence, they first need to see and feel that their current enterprises were not built to compete in this new environment, where the digital and physical world are blended seamlessly. Moreover, they need to fully understand the dynamics of the digital economy, and know what is happening out there in the business environment.

  10. The need for a uniform database for real-world evidence and data

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    Ever heard of ‘real-world evidence & data’? The healthcare sector is attaching more and more importance to this kind of information on medication use. Particularly in the field of oncology, where quite a few innovative medicines are brought to the market at a fast pace. The search for a uniform, easy and standardised way to collect relevant real-world data is a challenge. Together with our Chair Partner Roche, we are happy to put our shoulders to the wheel within the research field of the Vlerick Healthcare Management Centre.

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