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    It’s better to talk than to fight

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    “I firmly believe in the Golden Rule of reciprocity: One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.” This is what drives seasoned expert in negotiation, conflict management and dispute resolution, Barney Jordaan, who was recently appointed professor of negotiation at Vlerick Business School.

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    The Physical Attraction of Retail

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    Traditional retailers are working hard to make customers fall in love with stores all over again. If affections are to be won back, it will entail providing a more blended, personalised experience, whereby mobile presents the opportunity to send tailored offers and discounts, while the store itself becomes a place for shoppers to evaluate products with their own eyes, consult experts and socialise.

  3. Retail is struggling with the logistics of online shopping: can it be profitable?

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    A lot has already been written about the optimisation of the supply chain. Theories have been developed, concepts have been tested and consequently the field is well established, both theoretically and practically. But online sales have turned the traditional supply chain on its head. Today, many companies try to increase their revenue by means of e-commerce, but they are still finding it hard to make their e-commerce activities profitable. One of the causes is the complex logistics.

  4. KBC Entrepreneurial Boot Camp takes innovative ideas to a higher level

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    ‘We know our idea is the best. But how do we convince the others?’ When KBC came calling at Vlerick’s door, the company’s wishes were clear. In a short time, the people at KBC learned to develop their ideas thoroughly and sell them convincingly.

  5. Honorary doctorate for professor and top economist Justin Yifu Lin

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    Yesterday evening, Vlerick Business School and KU Leuven jointly awarded an honorary doctorate to Professor Justin Yifu Lin in Brussels, in recognition of his role as one of China’s leading economists. The official opening of Vlerick Business School’s new academic year was held at the same time, with students and various guests in attendance. 361 Masters ad MBA students are beginning their studies this year.

  6. 151 new students have started their Beijing International MBA programme

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    On 23 August the academic year in China has started with 151 new students pursuing an MBA. More precisely 50 new full-time MBA students embarked on their learning journey with 48% being female participants, and 20% internationals. They were joined by 101 new part-time MBA students of which 39% female students and 7% internationals.

  7. Belgium slips one place in the World Economic Forum 2014 ranking

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    In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015, Belgium has slipped one place in the global ranking, making Belgium the 18th most competitive country in the world. As the Belgian partner in the annual WEF ranking of most competitive countries, Vlerick Business School is responsible for the survey of Belgian business managers. The ranking is based on an extensive survey of more than 14,000 business managers in 144 countries, combined with various objective data measuring each country’s competitive strength.

  8. Choosing to become more customer-oriented is a strategic decision at company level

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    Trends and tips for entrepreneurs on extra services and customer orientation by professor Kurt Verweire. Kurt is an expert in supporting companies who struggle with their strategy formulation and implementation. His motto is to make strategy as concrete as possible. In June 2014 his new book ‘Strategy Implementation’ was published, in which he explains to companies what is takes to create a competitive advantage.

  9. A good work/life balance is the responsibility of both the employer and the employee

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    These days, more and more people are struggling to achieve a good work/life balance. New developments at work as well as in the personal arena are creating new challenges. In addition, social media makes everything public and puts pressure on you to have a seemingly perfect life. However, experiencing a sense of balance both at work and at home greatly affects your general quality of life. The doctorate by Sara De Hauw reveals that it is mainly the interplay between the employer and the employee which is essential when seeking initiatives which aim to improve the work/life balance.

  10. Ann Vereecke becomes Honorary Fellow of EurOMA

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    During the 21st EurOMA Conference in Palermo (Italy) Vlerick professor Ann Vereecke received the EurOMA Fellowship Award. This award is granted by the European Operations Management Association in recognition of Ann’s contribution to Operations Management research and education in Europe, and as a sign of respect for her service to EurOMA and the Operations Management community in Europe.

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