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  1. Role of the CFO in the digital age

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    Today’s digital revolution is fundamentally changing how companies operate. For the Chief Financial Officer, the digital era presents both great opportunities to grow the business and create shareholder value, as well as new challenges that can harm a company’s finances and reputation. The most significant risk is being squeezed out of the market by digital-savvy competitors, but there are also regulatory and reputational risks relating to how companies manage the data they collect. Therefore, it is important for the CFO to carefully manage both the upside potential and risks from digitalization.

  2. "Talk recruitment"

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    Invitations went out to all of our MBA students to attend the MBA Talent Day at the Leuven campus on 19 June. With the end of the academic year in sight, this event is the ideal opportunity for companies and students to sit down and “talk recruitment”.

  3. Vlerick – a state of affairs

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    In the framework of the partnership between Vlerick and “Onlysalesjob”, we were pleased to welcome Philippe Haspeslagh in our offices. We asked him a few questions about business schools, education and entrepreneurship in Belgium.

  4. Inclusive leadership - the power of authenticity

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    Diversity has become an increasingly important concept in recent years. It could be the key to improving the performance of companies and organisations. However, in practice this does not always seem to be the case. In this context, Vlerick professor Katleen De Stobbeleir is promoting inclusive leadership. As well as taking proportional diversity into account, this approach also involves asking whether the diversity is actually being utilised.

  5. NexTrust consortium receives European funding for research on collaboration across supply chain networks

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    NexTrust - a 30 member consortium of some of Europe’s leading thinkers on collaborative logistics - has secured a grant from the European Commission (EC). The grant has been awarded in a competition entitled “Fostering synergies alongside the supply chain (including e-commerce)” under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The project with a duration of 42 months is administrated by the EC’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA). Professor Robert Boute and research associate Tom Van Steendam who represent Vlerick Business School as a consortium partner, will do research on horizontal and vertical collaboration within logistics based on a set real-life pilot cases throughout Europe.

  6. Lean Competency Accreditation of Operational Excellence training has been renewed

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    Cardiff University’s Lean Competency Services department recently extended its accreditation of Vlerick Business School’s Operational Excellence programme for 2 years. Having received the Lean Competency accreditation for the first time in 2007, this is the 5th time in a row that the Lean Competency committee grants a full 2 year extension.

  7. Marion Debruyne appointed as new dean of Vlerick Business School

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    The Board of Directors and the General Council of Vlerick Business School have today appointed Professor Marion Debruyne as the new dean of Vlerick Business School as of August 1st when the current dean Philippe Haspeslagh retires. Philippe Haspeslagh will remain connected with the school as a strategy professor and has been granted the title of honorary dean by the Board of Directors.

  8. Is Belgium ready for access to innovative medications and treatments?

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    The Vlerick Healthcare Management Centre is publishing the results of its Oncology Horizon Scanning project which examines whether Belgium is ready to provide access to the innovative, personalised treatments and medications which are in the pipeline. These are mainly for Cancer, the second most common disease in Belgium and a therapeutic field which is currently characterised by a great deal of progress and innovation. In these times of economic austerity and budgetary constraints in the healthcare sector, it is a social challenge to nonetheless provide access to this new generation of drugs which offer significant therapeutic benefits yet also involve significant costs.

  9. Vlerick full-time MBA ranks 9th in the world for Entrepreneurship

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    According to a new ranking by the Financial Times the full-time MBA programme at Vlerick Business School ranks 9th in the world for entrepreneurship. Stanford’s MBA programme is the best. Five other schools from the US, two from Europe and one from China complete the top 10. This result places Vlerick Business School up to the level of business schools such as Stanford, MIT, Harvard and Babson.

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