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

    Date: 03/09/2014
    Category: Press Releases
    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.
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  2. A good work/life balance is the responsibility of both the employer and the employee

    Date: 27/08/2014
    Category: Press Releases
    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.
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  3. Belgian growth companies display conservative approach to acquisitions

    Date: 27/06/2014
    Category: Press Releases
    EY and Vlerick Business School have published the first Belgian edition of the M&A Barometer. This shows that Belgian growth companies made fewer acquisitions in 2013 than in any year since 2009. Although over six out of ten companies consider acquisitions useful, only half have dared to take the plunge in the last three years. This conservative attitude distinguishes Belgian acquirers from their counterparts in the rest of Europe.
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