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    Gino Van Ossel is first Belgian ever to win the ‘Management Book of the Year’ prize

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    Omnichannel in Retail by Vlerick Professor Gino Van Ossel has won the ‘Management Book of the Year 2015’ prize. He is the very first Belgian ever to win this Dutch prize, an initiative of Managementboek.nl, the largest online management book shop in the Netherlands. Only books by Dutch-language authors are eligible for the prize, which was first awarded in 2003. Prof Van Ossel’s book had earlier been chosen as the best marketing book in the Netherlands (PIM Marketing Literatuurprijs).

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    “Boundaries hamper growing businesses”

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    Why is Europe failing to launch innovative successes along the lines of Amazon and Apple? According to Sophie Manigart, the reason lies with each European country focusing on its own version of Silicon Valley. Consequently, different ecosystems are developed across Europe that are hampered by fragmented knowhow, financial resources and partnerships. These business clusters are often too small to compete with their American counterparts.

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    Why does Goliath Partner with David?

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    Wealthfront, Motif Investing, Lending Club, Kabbage, Stripe, Square, Dwolla, Funding Circle, Adyen, Fidor, Simple, Nutmeg, … Never heard of these companies? This is just a small, random selection of Financial Technology (“FinTech”) companies currently shaping the Fintech landscape. Their goal is clear and straightforward: to offer a faster, better, cheaper service than traditional banks. The financial services sector is ripe for disruption and 2014 certainly was a remarkable year for Fintech.

  4. Lean in and die trying. A lesson in how to obscure instead of solve a problem

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    Today’s chauvinists live in difficult times. Waving the flag of equality, women successfully conquered most domains of modern life decades ago, with no regard for the consequences for their poor male counterparts. That’s nothing new. They found ways to adapt, in the worst case by resorting to cynicism. However, encountering an average chauvinist these days means witnessing a state of sheer devastation. Famished, pale, hopeless, almost with tears in his eyes. What happened? Women have obviously overrun one of their last strongholds, one of their last resorts.

  5. 400 jobs, one passion

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    A Talent Partnership with Vlerick is a win-win situation for Delhaize, according to Sylvie Van den Eynde, Senior Vice-President Human Resources & Organisational Development: “Not only is retail one of the School’s key sectoral strengths, but the vacancies Delhaize offers match Vlerick’s expertise.”

  6. Only 1 in 5 young people are job hoppers

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    New generation, new career model? Not entirely. Our Millennials are definitely not the job hoppers people often consider them to be. Only 1 in 5 wish to regularly switch employers during the course of their career. Apart from this, expectations are very high despite the difficult economic climate. Young people mainly dream of becoming autonomous, opportunities for further training and education and a good work/life balance. By contrast, they are not prepared to be particularly flexible themselves and they expect a high salary, as well as overtime pay. Last but not least, they are taking control of their own careers but, at the same time, they also want their employers to offer them promotion prospects right from the start.

  7. How does an employee turn brand ambassador?

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    A strong brand is an important asset for an organisation, but so are employees who fully support it. Professor Frank Goedertier studies employee brand ambassadorship, i.e. employees who act as enthusiastic advocates for their (company’s) brand. When does an employee adopt this behaviour and how can the organisation encourage it?

  8. Never stop being a start-up

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    Prime Foundation Partner ViCre has just celebrated its tenth anniversary. “Against all the statistics, we’re in it for the long haul,” says Managing Director Eddy Helsen. That was the plan when he started out, and it still is. Or, as his daughter and right-hand woman Annelies, who joined the company in 2008, puts it: “We want to double our core team every five years, as we’ve done up to now.”

  9. Marc Buelens wins the ‘Psychologist of the Year’ award

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    For the sixth consecutive year, GAP (the Psychology alumni organisation of Ghent University) has joined forces with the publisher and book store Acco for the presentation of the ‘Psychologist of the Year’ award. This year’s award goes to Professor Emeritus Marc Buelens for the impressive way he has developed psychological insights, translating them and making them accessible to a wide management audience throughout his career. Through this annual award, GAP aims to recognise the merits of psychologists, thus contributing to a more positive view of psychology courses and the work of psychologists.

  10. 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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