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    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?

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    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.

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    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.

  4. Masters students meet our corporate partners in Ghent

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    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.

  5. 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.

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

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    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.

  7. Innovating is easier than you think

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    Trends and tips for entrepreneurs on innovation and new products by professor Marion Debruye. Marion Debruyne is fascinated by the strategic aspect of innovation and the innovative side of strategy. She helps companies to reflect on how to deal with changing markets by adapting their product offering, market strategy and business model. In May her new book ‘Customer Innovation’ was published, which is about how and why you should put the customer at the centre of business innovation.

  8. Every business needs a good strategy

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    “Entire libraries can be filled with research on strategy, on how companies can develop and maintain a competitive advantage in the markets in which they operate. Still, it’s something many continue to grapple with.” It looks as if there’s plenty of scope for research and teaching left for Carine Peeters, who recently joined Vlerick Business School as Professor of Strategy.

  9. Baton passing at Vlerick Business School : Board proposal to General Council

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    Today, on 1 October, the Board of Directors of Vlerick Business School decided to nominate 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 since 1997. The Board wants to thank Louis Verbeke for his longstanding commitment and unique positive impact on the development of the School and unanimously appointed him to Honorary Chairman.

  10. Partnership between NRC Carrière and Vlerick Business School

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    Vlerick Business School is organising the ‘Vlerick Business Academy’ in partnership with NRC Carrière on 28 November this year, specifically for senior professionals. This one-day academy is an opportunity for managers and professionals in the Netherlands to become acquainted with Vlerick as an internationally renowned training institution in Belgium. The event will also be the first concrete manifestation of the partnership between Vlerick and NRC Carrière.

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