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  1. The positive impact of small victories

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    Sooner or later, every human being is confronted with failure. Although you can learn many lessons for the future from them, setbacks rarely provide a positive stimulus. Recent research has shown that you are better off focusing on your successes. The positive impact on creativity and the work climate is just as effective even with very small victories as with major breakthroughs. On the basis of these insights, Flanders DC, in collaboration with Vlerick and the VDAB, have developed the new tool: Choose your own path.

  2. Belgian companies score well on the list of best workplaces in Europe

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    On Thursday 4 June, Great Place to Work® Institute announced the list of 100 companies which are considered the best workplaces in Europe by their employees during a gala ceremony in Luxembourg. No less than 11 Belgian ‘Best Workplaces’ are also included in the list of 100 Best European Workplaces. Over 1,573,700 employees in over 2,300 European companies participated in the survey. Vlerick Business School is the Belgian partner of Great Place to Work®.

  3. Ready to transform for the future

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    Besides our expertise and business-relevant research, our Centre for Financial Services was another reason why MasterCard selected Vlerick to set up an academic chair. Max Lanckriet, Group Executive Customer Delivery Europe at MasterCard, Ignace Combes, Chairman of the Vlerick Centre for Financial Services, and Regine Slagmulder, Professor of Risk & Governance and Director of executive MBA programmes at Vlerick, comment on some of the drivers for their decision and the benefits of the MasterCard Chair for all involved.

  4. International research with impact

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    Research forms the keystone of knowledge and expertise at Vlerick Business School. When we look back at the past year, several trends are clearly evident. Not only have we benefited from high-quality research, but also a very large quantity of research. In addition, a comprehensive exchange of knowledge has taken place with researchers all over the world. There are numerous PhD students, who are increasingly forming a genuine community. In addition, many researchers have received awards. However, there are also challenges for the future. After all, it is crucial for academic research to have the necessary impact and to find its way to the corporate sector, education and society.

  5. Gino Van Ossel is first Belgian ever to win the ‘Management Book of the Year’ prize

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    Omnichannel in Retail by Vlerick Professor Gino Van Ossel has won the ‘Management Book of the Year 2015’ prize. He is the very first Belgian ever to win this Dutch prize, an initiative of Managementboek.nl, the largest online management book shop in the Netherlands. Only books by Dutch-language authors are eligible for the prize, which was first awarded in 2003. Prof Van Ossel’s book had earlier been chosen as the best marketing book in the Netherlands (PIM Marketing Literatuurprijs).

  6. Marc Buelens wins the ‘Psychologist of the Year’ award

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    For the sixth consecutive year, GAP (the Psychology alumni organisation of Ghent University) has joined forces with the publisher and book store Acco for the presentation of the ‘Psychologist of the Year’ award. This year’s award goes to Professor Emeritus Marc Buelens for the impressive way he has developed psychological insights, translating them and making them accessible to a wide management audience throughout his career. Through this annual award, GAP aims to recognise the merits of psychologists, thus contributing to a more positive view of psychology courses and the work of psychologists.

  7. Leonardo Meeus joins Advisory Board of European evolvDSO project on the future role of distribution system operators

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    Vlerick professor of Energy Markets Leonardo Meeus has become a member of the evolvDSO project Advisory Board. evolvDSO, co-financed by the European Commission and coordinated by Enel Distribuzione, addresses the main research and technology gaps that need to be solved for DSOs to efficiently fulfil their emerging and future roles in the European electricity system.

  8. ‘Omnichannel in retail’ in shortlist for Management Book of the Year 2015

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    Omnichannel in retail by Vlerick Professor Gino Van Ossel has been selected as one of the five books that are in the running for ‘Management Book of the Year 2015’. The annual selection, which was first held in 2003, is an initiative of Managementboek.nl, the largest online shop for management books in the Netherlands. Only books by Dutch-speaking authors are eligible for the award. The winner will be announced during the festive management book celebration on 23 April in Amsterdam.

  9. Mapping and addressing the future business model

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    The KPMG Chair on the future of Electricity and Gas Distribution Grid Companies, which was launched last January, is dubbed “Rising to the power grid challenge”. Why this focus on distribution system operators (DSOs)? And what’s on the research agenda for the years ahead? We asked Jorn De Neve, Partner Deal Advisory at KPMG, Daniël Pairon, Global Head of Asset Management at KPMG, and Professor Leonardo Meeus and Daniel Dobbeni, respectively Director and Chairman of the Vlerick Energy Centre.

  10. The future of electricity

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    Diminishing financial returns for utilities have put at risk the ability of the electricity sector in OECD markets to raise the estimated $7.6 trillion in investments needed by 2040 to meet energy policy objectives, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. This investment is needed to simultaneously decarbonize the sector while maintaining energy security.

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