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    “Compromises tend to be unsustainable”

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    Good CFOs will transcend the bounds of their remit and look beyond the financial horizon. True mastery of their profession requires more than just an open mind: these days a new skill set is required as well. What does a CFO need to operate in the modern business world? Interview with professor Katia Tieleman on the importance of negotiation for CFOs.

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    Catalonia loses the economic crown and € 6.73 bn (at least)

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    The independent movement in Catalonia has resulted in numerous large corporations moving their legal headquarters to other regions of Spain. The diaspora started months ago but it has accelerated along with the Catalan institutional and democratic crisis. Calculations by professor David Veredas show a negative expected GDP growth for Catalonia of at least -0.18%. Catalonia is no more the first economic powerhouse of Spain.

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    Turn your passion into your job

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    If you drink a delicious cocktail at an event or in a bar, there’s a good change it’s a Fusion cocktail. Emiel Govaert, the founder of Fusion, is a civil and architectural engineer, as well as a mixologist – a ‘cocktail architect’ if you like. “Making cocktails is my passion and thanks to the Masters in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, I have turned it into my job.”

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    Vlerick Executive MBA remains number 1 in Belgium according to annual Financial Times ranking

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    In the most recent Financial Times ranking, the Executive MBA programme at Vlerick Business School confirms its position as the absolute number 1 in Belgium and number 2 in the Benelux. “It's a great result,” says Professor Koen Dewettinck, Executive MBA Director at Vlerick Business School. “It confirms that our efforts to enhance the programme still further – both in terms of attracting high-quality profiles and in the area of diversity – are bearing fruit.”

  5. First-class female entrepreneurial talent sought!

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    Are you an enthusiastic woman entrepreneur who is passionate about running her own business? Are you keen to inspire others by sharing the story behind your business success and your vision with them? Register now for the WOMED Award and give business successes achieved by and for women a face.

  6. “Dienst ist Dienst und Schnaps ist Schnaps”

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    “I’ve been working in the field of technology and innovation management for some time now”, says Robin Kleer, who was recently appointed Professor of Innovation Management. “I study how firms can better organise their R&D.” His research focuses on three areas in particular: digitalisation, technology transfer and sustainable business models.

  7. Business families in transition: finding your own way

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    When a family company makes the transition from one generation to another, it is important to maintain a good relationship and clear arrangements between active and non-active family members, across the generations. With the support of KBC and EY we research these transitions at the Centre for Family Business and organise courses such as the short programme ‘Families in Business’.

  8. Ticket to ride: reliable, safe transport in West Africa

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    Three Masters in Financial Management students – Simon Synaeghel, Kate Verschueren and Nicolas Bulté – went to Benin for their in-company project to help Baobab Express refine its financial planning and reporting. Baobab Express is a bus company in Benin and a subsidiary of African Drive in Leuven.

  9. Marketing and sustainability: two sides of the same coin

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    Fred Lemke was recently appointed Professor of Marketing and Sustainability. He joins us from Newcastle University Business School, where he was a full professor, the School Director of Research, and Joint Department Head of the Marketing, Operations and Systems Group. What are his areas of expertise, what brought him to us and what does he hope to achieve?

  10. Value-based healthcare: what will you reimburse?

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    A new partnership has recently been created within the Vlerick Healthcare Management Centre. As Prime Foundation Partner, Medtronic wants to support innovative research into value-based healthcare over the next three years. This will be focused on the care pathway for scoliosis surgery. “Medtronic wants to come up with solutions to the challenges faced in healthcare. Our aim is to do this through partnerships with experts in their field”, Olivia Natens, Country Director at Medtronic Belgium explains.

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