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  1. How a CEO thinks, determines what he does

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    Corporate strategy, managerial discretion, commitment to the status quo, temporal focus, CEO succession, legitimacy effects of CSR, controlling instruments in start-ups, cultural differences in diversity management – Kerstin Fehre’s research interests seem broad and varied. “But they can all be summarised under the umbrella of strategic decision-making”, she says smiling. Kerstin was recently appointed professor of strategy. She will also be closely involved in the new Centre for Excellence in Adaptive Strategy.

  2. New programmes help energy companies to apply the EU Clean Energy Package

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    The European energy sector is undergoing a huge transition. The measures in the EU Clean Energy Package are also forcing the established electricity companies to reassess their position in the market. With the support of InnoEnergy and in collaboration with Florence School of Regulation, Vlerick Business School is therefore launching several new programmes which aim to provide these companies with insights into the new business opportunities offered by the rapidly changing European energy landscape, and into how they can help to shape the transition in this way.

  3. Digital strategies you can work with

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    How can we help clients rethink their interactions with customers in the digital age? How can we help them rethink their products and services? On 19 June Vlerick and Accenture presented the frameworks they have developed within the Digital Chair.

  4. It’s time to take a broader perspective on strategy

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    GDPR, new reporting standards, residents opposing the expansion of a factory, an accidental pollution, a clinical trial gone wrong, an investment product turned sour … CEOs consistently rank regulatory requirements and reputation issues among the top three business challenges. But few companies handle them strategically, on a par with commercial and business issues. With Strategy Beyond Markets, an elective for MBA and Masters students that was introduced this academic year, professor Leonardo Meeus seeks to turn the tide.

  5. Vlerick Masters in Financial Management climbs in Financial Times ranking

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    Vlerick’s Masters in Financial Management programme has improved its position in this year’s Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking by 4 spots. We are now ranked at 26 worldwide, 22 in Europe and 1 in Benelux. Our CFA-accredited Masters in Financial Management programme provides an excellent broad and in-depth corporate finance education complemented with relevant managerial skills. Currently, the programme has 56 students representing 19 different nationalities.

  6. “With all energy players around the table”

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    The energy pact that all governments signed at the end of March finally creates a framework for the energy transition in our country. It also immediately increases the pressure on all energy players to enter into the debate. “In the new Prime Foundation Partnership, Vlerick and KPMG aim to act as the sounding board for the entire energy ecosystem, through workshops.” Jorn De Neve of KPMG and Professor Leonardo Meeus reflect on this pivotal moment.

  7. Networking is hard-working, but… rewarding

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    Category: Opinions

    Modest leaders are more appreciated, but modesty is no excuse not to work on your network. The networking approach of successful leaders is founded on ‘giving’ rather than ‘taking’ or ‘matching’. They think about the challenges in their network and how their knowledge, tools or competences can help others deal with these challenges. Successful networkers also have a wide, varied yet sufficiently connected and far-reaching network. And finally, never lose sight of the ‘what’ – the common ground with your network. Apart from a personal network, you also need a functional and strategic network.

  8. Allocation of Losses of Banks and Sovereigns in Europe

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    In this statement by the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (ESFRC), Professor David Veredas addresses the need for prompt recognition and predictable allocation of losses in banking and sovereign debt crises. The EU has so far failed in this respect in its crisis management with the result that crises in several countries have become unnecessarily severe and prolonged.

  9. 'Your career won't suffer if you spend more time sleeping or meditating'

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    From the biggest American online news website to a start-up which is intended to radically change the way the world works... Arianna Huffington is one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the US, as well as living proof that you can reinvent yourself. Business newspaper De Tijd took Dean of Vlerick Marion Debruyne to visit her role model.

  10. A new take on energy – more than one energy solution is needed

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    The energy market is changing rapidly. New models aim to encourage consumers and companies to use electricity and gas more sustainably. “But what we must not do is focus all our efforts on a single solution,” says Leonardo Meeus, energy markets expert.

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