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    78 high-level participants for third edition of Vlerick M&A Challenge

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    On Saturday November 19, the 3rd edition of the Vlerick M&A Challenge took place at our Brussels campus. “The competition which is aimed at final year Masters students is a great way of giving young high potentials a flavour of the Vlerick experience. It also provides them with a great networking opportunity”, says Wouter De Maeseneire, Professor of Corporate Finance. We received 171 applications of which ultimately 78 high calibre students of various nationalities were selected.

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    ‘We need to offer a higher impact learning environment’

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    A sense of doom and gloom about the digital transformation? Not for Marion Debruyne, Dean of Vlerick Business School. ‘We also need to focus on the new opportunities which are available today and give people the tools they need to deal with the changing world.’

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    Vlerick and Het Financieele Dagblad join forces on the digital transition

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    In June 2017, the Dutch financial daily Het Financieele Dagblad and Vlerick Business School will publish the first Transformers 200. This is a ranking of leading Dutch companies that are pioneers in the digital transition. As a result, we hope to provide unique insights into the dos and don’ts of digitalisation. And we will continue to do so every year. After all, if there is one theme in which change is a constant, it is this transformation.

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    ‘Large companies must relinquish control’

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    Sooner or later, every boardroom will have to contend with the following issue: how do you stop a young tech company from almost instantly stealing your clients? The answer is complicated, says Marketing & Digital Strategy Professor Steve Muylle. According to him, there are three options: take over the new tech company, give your own company a radical overhaul or set up a new company to cannibalise the old one. Little research has been carried out to establish which option is most successful. Steve himself would opt for the third, most radical approach: ‘It’s better to shoot yourself in the foot than to be shot in the head’.

  5. E-commerce in B2B: “Would you be ready if Amazon competed with your business?”

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    As far as the rise of e-commerce is concerned there is no going back according to Professor Steve Muylle. And not for B2B companies, either. How can you further digitalise and automate the process before and after the purely transactional processing of the order? How can you also reach and convince professional buyers, who are looking for new suppliers on the internet? Which after-sales opportunities does e-commerce offer? SEO/SEA, social media, content marketing… what can you do with them, which factors influence the purchasing process and to what extent?

  6. ‘Freeing up five employees to focus on disruption? That won't work’

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    ‘We must reduce digital transformation to the right proportions, far removed from hypes and woolliness. At the same time, we need to seek out the right context to frame this transformation more effectively.’ The plea of Professor Stijn Viaene couldn't be clearer: things could and should be different and better.

  7. Business newspapers De Tijd and L'Echo will educate 200 future change agents

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    Digital technologies are remaking the business world. But within most companies there is a shortage of entrepreneurial profiles ready to handle this digital disruption. That’s why De Tijd and L’Echo asked Vlerick Business School to develop an innovative academic programme on disruption: Take The Lead. The balanced combination of highly interactive online experiences with impactful offline in-person interactions over a three-month period will put the participants on the fast-track to becoming a digital leader. De Tijd and L’Echo will offer this programme to 200 participants free of charge, thanks to the participation of 5 selected business partners. Think out of the boss, and take the lead with this unique Vlerick programme on digital disruption.

  8. Is competition in healthcare the answer to austerity?

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    On Thursday 27 October, the annual Vlerick Healthcare Conference took place at our Brussels campus, where the most notable contemporary and future problems of the healthcare sector were discussed.

  9. Event Report - Shanghai Chapter: We Read For You

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    On November 16 2016 the KU Leuven Alumni and Vlerick Alumni Shanghai Chapters jointly organized their first ‘we read for you’ event. Prof. Dr. Dirk Buyens, Professor of Human Resources Management and Director Open Exec Education at Vlerick Business School, led an academically driven discussion around Adam Grant’s inspiring and revolutionary book ‘Give and Take’.

  10. The new insurance: ready to plug & play?

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    Digital transformation affects insurance as well. Insurers have to reinvent themselves and become a whole lot sexier. Bjorn Cumps, Professor of Digital Banking, comments on the main findings of research conducted by Chair Partner Accenture.

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