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    Leonardo Meeus joins Advisory Board of European evolvDSO project on the future role of distribution system operators

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    Vlerick professor of Energy Markets Leonardo Meeus has become a member of the evolvDSO project Advisory Board. evolvDSO, co-financed by the European Commission and coordinated by Enel Distribuzione, addresses the main research and technology gaps that need to be solved for DSOs to efficiently fulfil their emerging and future roles in the European electricity system.

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    ‘Omnichannel in retail’ in shortlist for Management Book of the Year 2015

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    Omnichannel in retail by Vlerick Professor Gino Van Ossel has been selected as one of the five books that are in the running for ‘Management Book of the Year 2015’. The annual selection, which was first held in 2003, is an initiative of Managementboek.nl, the largest online shop for management books in the Netherlands. Only books by Dutch-speaking authors are eligible for the award. The winner will be announced during the festive management book celebration on 23 April in Amsterdam.

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    Brussels gets its first globally ranked MBA

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    Belgium’s oldest and most highly regarded MBA programme moves its location from Leuven to Brussels this autumn, making it more accessible for candidates across Europe. Vlerick’s full-time MBA will be Brussel’s first and only globally ranked, Triple Crown accredited programme. As almost 90% of the full-time MBA class is made up of international students, the new location will be perfectly suited for candidates with global ambitions and attitudes. The move also further consolidates Vlerick’s position in the capital of Flanders, Belgium and Europe.

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    “Without cultural relativism, international business is doomed to fail.”

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    Even after 22 years of existence, the Single Market is still fragmented by many different languages and national or even local cultures, which strongly influence the way Europeans do business. How does business in Western Europe differ from business in Eastern Europe? Or between Belgians and French? How can we improve European companies’ intercultural competences?

  5. A matter of life and death

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    There is clearly mutual respect – and a good deal of excitement – at the launch of the new Roche Chair “Driving patient access to innovative medicines”. After all, it’s not every day that we get the chance to work on matters relating to life and death, but that is absolutely the case in this new partnership with Roche, the multinational pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Switzerland. Richard Erwin, Managing Director at Roche Belgium since 2013, explains the attraction.

  6. Risk of Grexit and QE: the end of the Euro or the start of better times?

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    While the US seems to have completely recovered from the financial crisis in 2008, the European Union remains in the doldrums. Especially the Eurozone is characterized by low growth, fear of deflation, a still crippled banking system and weak governments. Recently, two European topics have dominated the news headlines: a QE program launched by the ECB, and a potential Grexit scenario in which Greece would leave the Eurozone. Both seem to be desperate jumps into the unknown and towards complete chaos. Or are these “problems” part of the solution?

  7. EASI and Torfs are Belgium’s Best Workplaces 2015

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    EASI and Torfs are number 1 in the top 10 of Belgium’s Best Workplaces 2015. The high rankings obtained by the two companies are mainly due to their employee satisfaction levels. This is because the result of this annual, large-scale study by Vlerick Business School in collaboration with the Great Place to Work® Institute Belgium and media partner Jobat is based on an employee survey which determines two-thirds of the final score.

  8. Ivey Business School becomes an associate partner in MBA-FSI

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    Vlerick Business School and the University of St. Gallen will be joining forces with Canada’s Ivey Business School, which has become an associate partner in MBA-FSI, the specialist executive MBA course for the financial sector. Ivey has begun the approval process with its university to become a full partner in MBA-FSI by the next programme start in October 2016. Nonetheless, a number of changes to the current offering have already been introduced. The Beijing location is being replaced by Hong Kong, to leverage Ivey’s campus location there. The module in Singapore is also being replaced by a module in Canada.

  9. Mapping and addressing the future business model

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    The KPMG Chair on the future of Electricity and Gas Distribution Grid Companies, which was launched last January, is dubbed “Rising to the power grid challenge”. Why this focus on distribution system operators (DSOs)? And what’s on the research agenda for the years ahead? We asked Jorn De Neve, Partner Deal Advisory at KPMG, Daniël Pairon, Global Head of Asset Management at KPMG, and Professor Leonardo Meeus and Daniel Dobbeni, respectively Director and Chairman of the Vlerick Energy Centre.

  10. Talent development on the Russian labour market – the gap between knowledge and competences

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    Today, the Russian labour market is characterised by a large availability of highly qualified workers. The Russian education system focuses strongly on knowledge acquisition. “As a result, Russian managers are very good at in-depth problem analysis”, says Professor Dirk Buyens. “However, they were often not taught to think in a solution-oriented manner, and fail to focus sufficiently on market demands.” Can management courses help close that gap between knowledge and business skills?

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