Are you looking for an intellectual sparring partner on a specific topic? We offer several options for companies wishing to engage in a research-driven corporate partnership:

Our research for your business targets several management domains as well as specific industries, and is conducted in research units such as our Centres for Excellence with a theme-based focus or our Industry Centres with a sector focus.

Explore the research formulas that can benefit your business.

  1. “Look beyond the figures”

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    Professor Robert Boute invited Bart Cauberghe, Managing Partner & Head Smart Industries from our Chair Partner Gimv, to present the Punch Powertrain project to our full-time MBA students on 17 January. During a 90-minute lecture Bart took his audience on a bumpy and at times hilarious journey, explaining how in just seven years a low-performing supplier of automatic transmissions was turned into a highly attractive company worth 1 billion euros. “Not by financial ‘tricks’, but by operational improvements.”

  2. Energy sector gearing up for digital transformation

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    Distribution system operators are facing a radical digital transformation of their business model. They could go from purely managing the physical infrastructure to acting as data hubs or neutral distributors of energy data as well. Are we on the verge of an ‘Uberisation’ of the energy sector? Stijn Viaene, Professor at Vlerick Business School, believes we are.

  3. “HR also needs to become more accountable”

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    Ivan De Witte and Marion Debruyne on the challenges facing HR, in response to the renewal of the Chair Partnership with Hudson: “An HR manager who wants to be future-proof can learn from his or her counterpart in Finance, the CFO, who was forced to stop navel-gazing some time ago. After all, HR shares the need to become more accountable.”

  4. The new insurance: ready to plug & play?

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    Digital transformation affects insurance as well. Insurers have to reinvent themselves and become a whole lot sexier. Bjorn Cumps, Professor of Digital Banking, comments on the main findings of research conducted by Chair Partner Accenture.

Interested in becoming a partner?

For more information contact Maureen O’Hare, Corporate Development Manager
Maureen.ohare@vlerick .com
+32 476 66 76 61

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