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  1. Active shareholder engagement by religious investors can influence corporate behaviour toward being more responsible companies

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    Religious institutions can influence corporate behaviour by being active in the ownership of their shares, according to new research carried out by Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School together with the International Interfaith Investment Group 3iG, along with ESADE Business School in Spain. Despite the fact that many faith institutions feel they are too small to actually change a company’s social and environmental practices, examples of religious shareholder engagement practices do show successes.

  2. An engaging climate lies at the basis of high-performing companies

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    How do you expand your organisation in a sustainable manner? A great many companies have been forced by the crisis to confront this question, often in painful circumstances. But alternative approaches are also possible, and performance management can help. The only problem is that many businesses are still struggling with putting it into practice. ‘Managing for Performance Excellence’ by Vlerick professors Regine Slagmulder, Kurt Verweire and Koen Dewettinck takes a fresh and practical look at the matter.

  3. Bert De Graeve (Bekaert) wins the Vlerick Award 2011

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    Baron Bert De Graeve, CEO of Bekaert, has won the Vlerick Award 2011, in the presence of several earlier winners and nominees. Almost 450 alumni and VIPs attended the 11th Vlerick Award that took place on Thursday April 28th in Kinepolis Brussels. The Vlerick Award is granted to a Belgian business leader who brought his company – with sustainable results - to the international top within its sector.

  4. Investments in personalised medicine reduce healthcare costs dramatically

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    Investments in better ICT and diagnostic technologies that make highly personalised healthcare possible really do pay off. Not only do patients benefit, but there are economic gains too. Particularly for breast cancer and cardiovascular disease – two of the most common health conditions today – the long-term costs can be dramatically reduced by better screening of patients and easier access to treatment and medication. This opens the door for new and innovative initiatives from the business world.

  5. City centres increasingly more popular, out-of-town stores losing ground.

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    This and a lot more besides is the result of a large scale survey into the shopping behaviour of Belgian consumers. The research was carried out in February 2012 by professor Gino Van Ossel of Vlerick Business School, in cooperation with InSites Consulting.

  6. Sales people would not recommend their company or job to others

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    In general, people performing a sales function are quite satisfied. However, they would not recommend their company to others looking for a sales job. This is the surprising conclusion of a recent study on sales force effectiveness conducted by Professor Deva Rangarajan, head of the Sales Management Forum at Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. The findings are based on qualitative interviews with both senior sales executives and sales people in the field from over 40 companies, combined with a quantitative online questionnaire.

  7. Employees at SAS Institute and Schoenen Torfs crown their companies with the title "Best Employer Belgium 2012"

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    With the title ‘Best Employer Belgium 2012’, SAS Institute and Schoenen Torfs remain an example of a people-oriented and qualitative personnel policy. Last year Schoenen Torfs was also number 1 in the category for companies with more than 500 employees. SAS Institute hits the top spot this year; in 2010 the company was second place in the category of companies with fewer than 500 employees.

  8. Stefan Maas wins the second Philippe de Woot Award

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    Yesterday, Stefan Maas won the second edition of the Philippe de Woot Award. Stefan Maas, who completed his studies at the University of Antwerp, received this award for his Master’s thesis on 16 February 2012. The winner was selected for its academic quality, relevance to practice, and significant insights into CSR.

  9. Majority shareholders keep CEO remuneration within limits

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    CEOs of companies with a remuneration committee are paid more than their colleagues in companies without remuneration committees. The shareholder structure also plays an important role in CEO remuneration. In companies with a fragmented shareholder structure, CEOs earn more than in companies with a concentrated shareholder structure. These are the main conclusions of a recent doctoral thesis produced by Xavier Baeten (Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School) at the Ghent University from a survey of 298 quoted companies in Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany.

  10. Well-considered choice for a certain type of venture capital determines the success of the investment

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    The venture capital (or: VC) industry is often very heterogeneous in Europe, where independent, private investors operate alongside government, corporate or bank-related investors. Local players invest alongside international investors. Entrepreneurs often assume that the source of money is not important, but the different types of venture capital each have their own specific impact on the businesses they invest in, each with their specific advantages and disadvantages. Entrepreneurs therefore have to make well-considered choices.

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