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    What do (online) customers want?

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    Trends and tips for entrepreneurs on online sales by professor Gino Van Ossel. He is one of the top European experts in retail management and trade marketing. His entertaining presentations about shopping behaviour, retail strategy and e-commerce have taken him to more than 25 countries in four continents. In April, Lannoo Campus published his book "Omnichannel in Retail. Het antwoord op e-commerce", which offers entrepreneurs guidance in developing their online sales strategy.

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    AB InBev looking to scoop up sales talent

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    Sponsored by several blue-chip companies, the Vlerick Sales Club aims to bring cutting-edge sales practices to our students through a dedicated online community and specially organised workshops with guest speakers from different companies and industries. Long-standing Talent Partner AB InBev has now joined the illustrious list of sponsors. Eric Lauwers, Business Unit President BeNeFraLux, and Olivier Lambrecht, VP People Europe, explain why.

  3. Big data: gremlin or win-win?

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    Is big data a monster or will we all end up benefiting from it? Professor Stijn Viaene at Vlerick Business School is convinced that the data economy will really shake up our business models. Here are five questions on this hot topic.

  4. Explosive growth through operational excellence

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    Category: Corporate News

    How can we implement our corporate strategy as efficiently as possible? And how can we involve the management in this process? Those were the key questions ECS asked when the company contacted Vlerick Business School for a short in-house course. Kurt Verweire, Strategy Professor and author of the recently published book Strategy Implementation, provided the answers.

  5. Do banks like Apple pie?

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    It was never a matter of whether they would do it but rather when they would do it. Many banks have had internal meetings, discussions or even conferences on the future of payments systems and the possible threat of technology companies entering their market. What would happen when Apple or Google would start with their own payment service? Well here it is: Apple Pay. But is it innovative, disruptive, revolutionary? Were banks correct to be afraid?

  6. Vlerick Executive MBA keeps on rising in annual Financial Times ranking

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    For the second consecutive year Vlerick’s Executive MBA programme has risen in the Financial Times Executive MBA ranking. Vlerick Business School has improved its position in the 2014 ranking with four spots. Within this top 100 of Executive MBA programmes worldwide Vlerick climbs from the 86th position to number 82. This year’s result confirms a steady evolution since 2012.

  7. New Chairman and Vice Chairman for Vlerick Business School

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    On 15 October the General Council of Vlerick Business School appointed Roch Doliveux and Frank Donck as the new chairman and new vice chairman of Vlerick Business School, respectively. They will replace Louis Verbeke, who is retiring after having been chairman of Vlerick Business School for 17 years.

  8. Masters students meet our corporate partners in Ghent

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    Category: Student News

    On 24 September our Masters students met up with our corporate partners in Ghent. Following corporate presentations by our partner companies, students had the opportunity to put questions to the panel members.

  9. Why the Society of Jesus can teach us something about organisational excellence

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    Today, most managers or leaders know this: an organisation or a company is a complex thing. Having a nicely engineered blue print of how things should go is simply not enough. Intervention on an organisational level is tricky business. And contexts are continuously changing. Apparently the organisation of the Jesuits seems to have a range of unique organisational tools that turn out to be highly suitable and efficient to proceed in a complex and continuously changing conditions, like the one we are faced today.

  10. Taking a look at the neighbours: what Italy can teach Belgium about healthcare

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    Category: Research News

    During each three-year term of office, MINOZ – the research centre for operational management in hospitals – organises a study trip for its members. In September, Professor Brecht Cardoen, Professor Paul Gemmel and researcher Rein Robberecht paid a visit to Milan, together with 30 participants from a total of 12 Belgian hospitals. Not only did they visit innovative hospitals, but the group also got to see how Italy tackles healthcare in general. What are the basic principles? How is it financed? Is it a competitive landscape? It turned out to be a very instructive trip.

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