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  1. How to make government investment a success

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    Category: Opinions

    Research by Vlerick Business School has shown that proactive, hands-off investments by the government in companies with growth potential generate excellent results.

  2. Conny Vandendriessche and Jonas Dhaenens win the 2019 Vlerick Award

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    Category: Alumni News

    During an award show, the winners of the 19th edition of the Vlerick Award were announced in the presence of numerous business leaders and alumni. The Vlerick Enterprising Leader Award went to Conny Vandendriessche, co-founder of Accent Jobs – The House of HR, managing director of Stella P. and partner of We Are Jane. Jonas Dhaenens, co-founder and CEO of team.blue, received the Vlerick Venture Award. The Vlerick Award is presented annually by Vlerick Business School as a tribute to two successful Vlerick alumni who, as entrepreneurs and business leaders, are at the helm of fast-growing organisations.

  3. Vlerick Student Entrepreneurship Fund supports young entrepreneurs in the pilot phase of their start-up

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    With the launch of its brand-new Student Entrepreneurship Fund, Vlerick Business School aims to give new entrepreneurs a boost in the early start-up phase, not only through its degree programmes, but now also financially. So far, €750,000 has been raised from 11 donors. Alumnus and engineer Wim Van Roy, CEO and co-founder of SnowVision, was the first to receive €5,000 in support.

  4. From sorting waste to cutting back on printing

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    Vlerick sets great store by sustainability. We’ve been doing it for years, on all our campuses. “Sustainability is sometimes a question of one far-reaching decision, such as a heat pump or a new boiler, but equally often it involves a series of small, consistent interventions and sustained efforts.” Interview with our operations manager Steven Clemminck.

  5. “A global mindset is a prerequisite to lifting your impact as a leader to the next level”

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    Category: Programme news

    We are living in an ever more globalised, complex and digital world that requires a different kind of leader. How do we make sense of the global socio-economic landscape? How can we grasp the opportunities created by new technologies? And how can businesses also take societal challenges into account and deliver a positive impact on the community? In order to answer these questions, Vlerick Business School is launching a new Global Executive MBA programme in the fall of 2020. We asked Professor Martin Weiss (Programme Director Global Executive MBA) and Yolanda Habets (Head of MBA Programmes) to talk us through the details of this immersive journey in leadership transformation.

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

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    Category: Corporate News

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.’

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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