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    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.

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    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.

  3. How to deal with the New World of Work

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    Nowadays, people increasingly work outside of the traditional set-up of company walls and office hours. Work without time and location constraints, activity-based work, job crafting etc. are all forms of the New World of Work that offer countless advantages, but also pose a challenge for both employers and employees. As a manager, you play a key role in the successful implementation of this concept, but what exactly are your responsibilities? And how can you ensure collaboration within your teams is not disrupted?

  4. Belgian bosses should devote more attention to coaching

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    If you want motivated, driven employees on board, you need good managers. But what do employees really think of their boss and what do they expect, in concrete terms? Vlerick Business School, HR service provider Attentia and media partner Jobat asked 1,746 Belgian employees these questions. It seems that things could be better. “First and foremost, employees want a boss who coaches them and helps them to become better and to advance. And that coaching role is what managers often seem to find difficult”, explains Vlerick professor Koen Dewettinck.

  5. BRIDEE your creative idea with extra business talent and design expertise

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    Category: Student News

    Do you have a bright idea that you want to bring to the next level? Team up with the brightest business and design students to turn your invention into a success. The co-creation platform BRIDEE unites innovative idea owners with talented business and design students in multidisciplinary teams. Together they transform the most attractive ideas into concrete and profitable business plans and design concepts. Each team is coached through the project by start-up coaches and design experts. Participation is free and in addition, all rights stay with the idea owner.

  6. It’s better to talk than to fight

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    Category: Research News

    “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.

  7. 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.

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

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    Category: Opinions

    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.

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

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    Category: Corporate News

    ‘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.

  10. 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.

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