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  1. Roch Doliveux passing the baton as Chairman of the Board of Vlerick Business school to Frans Muller

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    The Board is extremely proud to announce that Frans Muller, CEO of Ahold Delhaize and member of the Vlerick board since October 2017, has accepted to become Chairman. With Frans, the school has another non-Belgian leader of a large international company as chairperson who brings a passion for education and particular experience in consumer goods, digital, customer delight and international food retail market.

  2. How can we learn from failure?

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    Many leaders find it difficult to respond constructively to failure. After all, if we are no longer allowed to blame an employee when something goes wrong, how can we ensure that employees will still do their best to perform as well as possible? Although many organisations consider learning from failure important, very few of them actually take a good approach to it. Why? Because most managers look at failure the wrong way.

  3. What we can learn from app-using grannies

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    Professor of Human Resources Management Dirk Buyens does not regard the changes prompted by digitisation as in any way troubling. ‘We have to learn to understand the reasons why employees may or may not be engaging.’

  4. The advantages of virtual learning environments for Business Schools

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    Distance learning is not a new concept. But as time goes on, technologies continue to evolve and broaden capacity, ever improving the standard of online learning. The best online MBA programmes offered today are arguably just as good as an on-campus MBA, and can prove a better fit for a number of students. In today’s fast-paced working world, online MBAs offer flexibility and diversity that benefit both Schools and students, says Professor Steve Muylle.

  5. Artificial Intelligence will help CFOs take better decisions

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    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is finding its way into various sectors and domains. It is essential that CFOs look into the possibilities of this technology as well. Professor Kristof Stouthuysen explains why.

  6. Six best practices for continuous change

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    COOs increasingly operate on strategic levels, translating external developments into their organisations and implementing necessary internal changes. However, in practice, these continuous changes raise dilemmas. This balance between innovation and continuity is the topic of conversation of a new advisory board in Management Scope magazine. Three Dutch COOs and Professor of Leadership and Coaching, Katleen De Stobbeleir, together devise six best practices to allow problem-free navigation between innovation and continuity.

  7. Opportunity to touch base with M&A Centre partners

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    Category: Partner News

    In early May, Professor Mathieu Luypaert presented the results of the M&A Monitor. The large audience, of course, included our three Prime Foundation Partners, who are active in the Centre for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buy-outs. A perfect opportunity to touch base about their partnership.

  8. Indian business school IMT joins forces with Vlerick for degree in banking and financial services

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    Category: Programme news

    Last year, the Indian Institute of Management Technology (IMT) searched a strategic partner in Europe for developing a Post Graduate Degree on Management focused on Banking and Financial Services. That they found Vlerick was no coincidence, as is apparent from our conversation with Professor Asish K. Bhattacharyya, Director of IMT, and Marion Debruyne, Dean, Patrick De Greve, General Director, and David Veredas, Professor of Financial Markets at Vlerick.

  9. Vlerick remains #1 in the Benelux for executive education

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    The 2019 Financial Times Executive Education Ranking confirms Vlerick Business School's position as an outstanding partner for training programmes for entrepreneurs, senior executives and managers. We remain the #1 ranked provider of executive education in the Benelux, a distinction we have held for the past eight years. On a European level, we keep our top 20 position, rising from 19 to 18. And finally, we are proud to rise 7 places in the global top 50, going from 38 to 31, thereby strengthening our worldwide position among the top schools in an extremely competitive market.

  10. Digital transformation in Flanders: We should aspire to be number one, not just one of the top three

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    Digital transformation is a means of survival in the turbulent times that we are currently experiencing and that still lie ahead of us, according to Professor Stijn Viaene. “We have to make this cumbersome tanker change course. We may need to transform it into a fleet of sailing boats - provided that we give everyone the chance to stay on board. Because not only is this our damned duty; it is also the only way that we will be able to pull through.”

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