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    Innovation through outsourcing: dream or reality?

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    There are many reasons why you may decide to outsource part of a function to an external service provider. Interestingly, next to the well-known cost-related drivers, more and more managers have started looking into outsourcing as a way to do things better, or to do new things. Why is it then that when it comes to tangible innovation outcomes, outsourcing looks more like a desert with innovation being the water: nowhere to be found? There are 5 main reasons why we ended up in this innovation desert. Each and every one of those problems also leads to part of the solution.

  2. In memoriam: Nigel Roome

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    It is with profound sadness that we share the news that our former colleague and friend Nigel Roome passed away after a long fight against cancer. Nigel was a Vlerick Partner and Professor from 2010, when he joined us from TIAS and Solvay, until 2014, when he became a part time Research Fellow at the school. At Vlerick Nigel directed the fulltime MBA for two years, but above all he was the person personifying and animating the School’s efforts in Corporate Social Responsibility, including the leadership of major EU funded projects.

  3. Vlerick students advance to regional finals of Hult Prize

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    A team of full-time MBA students from Vlerick Business School has advanced to the regional finals of the seventh annual Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good. This innovative crowdsourcing platform identifies and launches disruptive and catalytic social ventures that aim to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges. The 2016 Hult Prize asks entrepreneurs to create sustainable businesses that double the income of 10 million people living in crowded urban spaces.

  4. How to create value from Enterprise Architecture management?

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    An enterprise is not a monolithic entity but a complex system of many interacting components. Moreover, an enterprise is part of a larger system, an ecosystem of other enterprises, organisations and individuals. And both the system and the ecosystem are continually changing. Enterprise Architecture Management is the discipline that seeks to map the components of the system, as well as their interrelationships and dependencies, in order to align them as closely as possible and manage its complexity and continuous change.

  5. Meet the Industry

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    Category: Alumni News

    Renewable energy sources and increased focus are changing the European energy landscape.
    On January 26, we welcomed four top speakers at the Vlerick Ghent campus to give their view on these evolutions.

  6. Cross-pollination and building bridges

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    Category: Research News

    After Paris and Tilburg, Barbara Briers set her sights on the home front: Leuven. She recently started as Associate Professor of Marketing at Vlerick Business School. “I am primarily concerned with social themes. I think it is important that my research results make a valuable contribution to everyday life”.

  7. Lessons from VW: organizational face-work and useful illegality

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    Martin Winterkorn had to go, there was no other option. And on top of this, he inevitably took other senior VW managers down with him - regardless of their performance. What some call ‘taking responsibility’ sociologists call ‘face lifting’. For now the search for those directly responsible for the scandal has started, and the names of those ‘in guilt’ will be presented at the very end of what is likely to be a lengthy process. But however regularly this process is observed in companies, what is apparent is that the scandals themselves have little to do with their C-level people, and a lot more to do with the hidden powers driving organizations.

  8. 2015 Best Researcher Award goes to professor Carine Peeters

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    At the annual New Year’s reception the Vlerick 2015 ‘Best Researcher Award’ was granted to Vlerick professor Carine Peeters. According to the interuniversity award selection committee she succeeded best in representing Vlerick’s research strategy during the past year.

  9. Only 1 in 5 Belgian companies fully optimises remuneration to lower wage cost

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    A study by Vlerick Business School and Attentia involving 130 Belgian companies has provided new insights into remuneration and well-being policies. Very few companies today are making optimum use of wage optimisation opportunities to reduce wage costs. For example, only 1 in 5 organisations are operating a structural optimisation policy and only 15% makes use of flexible remuneration, also known as the ‘cafeteria plan’. Although over 80% regard well-being as a crucial element, not everyone has implemented it in communication or actions. While anyone investing over 3% of the HR budget in actions concerning well-being, has observed positive effects in a very short term.

  10. Co-creation? A higher level of engagement, better implementation

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    Category: Research News

    “Should I continue to aim for profit maximization or do I want to help students acquire more knowledge?” This is the point at which Koen Tackx arrived when he decided to embark on an academic career. In September he took up the position of Professor in Strategy and Marketing at Vlerick Business School, with telecommunications, energy and finances as his prime areas of focus.

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