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    The rise of crowdfunding: Threat or opportunity for the banking industry?

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    How should the banking industry react to the impressive development of crowdfunding? It does not seem to be the case that the rise of crowdfunding constitutes a threat for the banking industry. It appears to be a niche in the credit market, for initiatives which would otherwise not be able to raise funds. Nevertheless, to the question of whether there is an opportunity for banks to enter this market, the answer is less clear.

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    LoQutus renews three-year Prime Foundation Partnership

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    “We want to respond to the needs of the market as effectively as possible. And this partnership has enabled us to assess and map out these needs even better,” says Joachim Vanden Brande, CEO of Prime Foundation Partner LoQutus. Our collaboration over the past three years has been such a success that they’ve decided to extend the partnership for a further three years. What has been achieved so far and what lies ahead?

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    Jeroen Neckebrouck wins award for Best Doctoral Proposal

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    During the latest edition of the RENT conference which was held end in Luxemburg end of 2014, Vlerick researcher Jeroen Neckebrouck received the award for Best Doctoral Proposal. Jeroen is currently pursuing a PhD at Vlerick Business School on the effects of private equity on employment security and employment terms in family firms.

  4. Book ‘Customer Innovation’ nominated as Marketing Book of the Year 2015

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    The book 'Customer Innovation' by Vlerick professor Marion Debruyne has been nominated as a finalist in the Marketing Book of the Year 2015 competition. This annual competition selects the best global marketing book from the world wide offer in the last year and it is organised by M&SB, specialist source of marketing & sales intelligence. Marion’s book was selected as one of the 20 top marketing books of last year.

  5. Daniel Dobbeni becomes chairman of association uniting the 17 largest power grid operators

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    Daniel Dobbeni - Chairman of the Vlerick Energy Centre - was recently appointed chairman of GO15. Up until this appointment he was vice chairman of this unique initiative that unites seventeen of the largest power grid operators around the world. Together they serve over 3.4 billion customers and transport more than 70% of the world electricity demand.

  6. Innovation cannot be delegated

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    According to Marion Debruyne, Professor of Marketing, Strategy and Innovation at the Vlerick Business School in Flanders, companies can only innovate successfully if their marketing succeeds in building a bridge between the business and the needs of the market.

  7. 2014 Best Researcher Award goes to Robert Boute and Veroniek Collewaert

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    During the New Year’s reception the Vlerick 2014 ‘Best Researcher Award’ was granted to Vlerick professors Robert Boute and Veroniek Collewaert. They received the award for their excellent academic output. The Best Researcher Award is an internal prize that was created four years ago to give high-quality research more visibility and to highlight the importance of research for our school.

  8. Limits of democratisation. Two roots of the current political misery

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    Rwanda. Somalia. Iraq. Afghanistan. Libya. Egypt. And Syria. And Iraq again. The number of failed modern political interventions is legion. Successful examples are the rare exceptions. There are few worth mentioning, except certainly post-war Germany or post-Apartheid South Africa. How come? People trying to understand malfunctioning or even ‘failing’ states tend to make two fundamental mistakes, mostly by ignoring the conditions of societal intervention in the modern world.

  9. 'An MBA is an assault on your personal life'

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    Once bankers used to sit here, enjoying the most beautiful view over and of the city. Today, the KBC tower in Antwerp accommodates over 80 start-ups. Bart Van der Roost (33) is one of them: a musician by training, Vlerick Boy by vocation and a born entrepreneur.

  10. Employees want more flexibility with benefits

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    In general, benefits are fairly well aligned in terms of supply and demand. The leading benefits are pensions, hospitalisation insurance, meal vouchers and training. Green measures and childcare are rare, and opportunities for working from home could also be improved. The most striking conclusion is that people want greater flexibility. This does not only mean choices and the alignment of benefits with personal circumstances, but also flexibility as to how the bonus is paid out. Finally, it appears that understanding of benefits is lower than it should be.

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