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Research – either academic or research for business – can only be valuable when shared. That’s why we translate our research into easy-to-read management articles focusing on the key insights that are relevant for you as a manager. You can select articles according to your personal interest via the knowledge domains in the menu. Enjoy your read!

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  1. Transformers 2019

    Raising the digitisation bar higher

    Which large Dutch companies are leading the field with their digital transformation, and who still has a long way to go? Once again, this is the starting point for the third edition of Transformers, a research project by Vlerick Business School in partnership with Het Financieele Dagblad. The goal is to gain insight into the efforts towards digitisation being made by the big Dutch companies, as well as serving as a reality check and sharing useful insights to help them in their transformation process.

  2. Vlerick Book Podcast with Dirk Buyens

    Vlerick Book Podcast - Dirk Buyens

    In this Vlerick Book Podcast Series, Professor of Human Resources Management Dirk Buyens opened his bookcase and selected several books to discuss.

  3. White Paper Vlerick - Business Planning

    The dos and don'ts of business planning

    When you consider pursuing a new business opportunity, it makes sense to assess the opportunity in a systematic way (rather than purely relying on gut feel). A business plan helps you structure your analyses and present them in a way to help others understand your plan – and hopefully agree with you.

  4. Family firms pay more attention to CSR

    Do family firms pay more attention to CSR?

    There is an ongoing debate in academia about whether family firms are more socially responsible than others. So far, research has not been conclusive. In order to further the discussion, professor Kerstin Fehre, together with a colleague from the Institute of Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, rephrased the question: “Does the management of family firms pay more attention to corporate social responsibility (CSR)?”

  5. Adaptive leadership

    Adaptive leadership: the answer to shape your path through turbulence

    Senior managers expect more strategic leadership and process leadership from middle managers to be able to maintain and enhance performance amidst rapid, frequent and unpredictable change. That is the conclusion of professors Katleen De Stobbeleir, Carine Peeters and Steve Muylle, together with researcher Matthias Pfisterer based on recent research about leadership behaviours that contribute to organisations’ adaptiveness. The study was conducted within the Centre for Excellence in Leading Adaptive Organisations.

  6. White paper - energy storage

    Energy storage

    The electricity landscape is in a state of flux, not least due to the increasing integration of renewable energy sources and distributed generation. This has sparked growing interest in energy storage, arguably an important part of the renewable energy mix. How can energy storage be used and integrated into existing power systems, in both residential and industrial environments? This is the key question the STORY project aims to address. This white paper presents the findings and insights from studies conducted under the umbrella of the STORY project, as well as from various experts.

  7. Book podcast - Kurt Verweire

    Vlerick Book Podcast - Kurt Verweire

    In this Vlerick Book Podcast series, Professor Kurt Verweire was invited to the Vlerick library to talk about his favourite (strategy) management books.

  8. M&A Monitor 2019

    Increase in acquisition prices in Belgium has come to a standstill

    It appears the merger and acquisition market in Belgium has reached its turning point. For the first time in six years, the sustained rise in acquisition prices has not continued. However the number of transactions did continue to grow, even though there were considerably fewer foreign acquisitions in 2018. Another striking point is that the acquisition of technology and attraction of talent are gaining importance as motivations for an acquisition. Finally, when it comes to the size of transactions, smaller acquisition deals are on the increase. These are the most important conclusions of the sixth edition of the M&A Monitor, an annual survey of more than 150 Belgian merger and acquisition specialists.

  9. Risk and performance research report (ACCA)

    No ‘quick fix’ available for effective risk management in organisations

    Ensuring effective risk management in any organisation is essential. This report takes a close examination of the practices organisations are adopting to embed risk management practices across the organisation. Using an in depth case study approach, it explores how businesses can overcome the common challenges presented in implementing effective risk management processes and suggests good practices for aligning these to the delivery of strategic goals.