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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. White paper: Open Banking - Opening the Gates

    Financial experts regard open banking as a game changer for the sector

    The European regulations on open banking, which will enter into force on 14 September, will not cause any big bang on the Belgian financial market. Customers must first become aware of the many benefits that open banking has to offer. What is more, the law is limited to current accounts and payments. What is certain, however, is that open banking can drastically reconfigure the landscape of the financial sector. There are already indications that the hitherto relatively closed banks with a dominant market position are beginning to transform into open ecosystem players that embrace digital innovation. This is shown in a survey conducted by Vlerick Business School among various experts in the Belgian financial sector and elsewhere.

  2. The importance of machine learning for oncology

    How do you analyse real-world data?

    There is a high demand for innovative cancer drugs. Yet their development is a complex and lengthy affair, longer and more expensive than that for conventional cancer treatments and with little chance of success. The drugs that do make it through need to be made available as soon as possible. The EMA (European Medicines Agency) has therefore created flexible forms of market authorisation, such as conditional authorisation and adaptive pathways. As speed must not come at the expense of safety, these drugs must be monitored even after they have been put into circulation. This is no easy task. Tine Geldof's doctorate demonstrates that advanced data analysis techniques such as machine learning may offer a solution.

  3. Cultural diversity

    Is your organisation ready for tomorrow's cultural diversity?

    Although our society is becoming increasingly diverse, this diversity is not always reflected in our companies. There is still an employment gap between newcomers and people of Dutch origin. This gap is more pronounced for the low-skilled than the more highly educated - 19% versus 11%. How can we ensure that companies and newcomers manage to find each other? Vlerick Business School and Talentree have joined forces and developed some practical toolkits. We asked Vlerick professor Dirk Buyens and Hannelore Waterschoot, founder and managing partner of Talentree, to tell us more.

  4. Power-to-Gas (P2G)

    Power-to-gas is the future. What should regulators bear in mind?

    Doctoral researcher Martin Roach developed an economic model for power-to-gas (PTG) that anticipates the EU and Belgian regulation of sector coupling. “Being one of the first to take into account market dynamics, it provides timely and valuable input to the debate”, says a proud professor Leonardo Meeus.

  5. Multidisciplinary collaboration in drug discovery – how to make it work

    Drug development is a long and expensive process. On average it takes more than ten years to get a drug to market and precious few molecules coming out of the drug discovery phase make it to clinical trials. The performance of the discovery team and the choices they make, however, have a knock-on effect on the rest of the drug development process. Together with colleagues from academia and the industry, professor Zeynep Erden identified the conditions for effective cross-disciplinary collaboration and knowledge creation in drug discovery teams.

  6. Digital Transformation

    KPN: digital transformation from a different perspective

    Digital transformation: where do you start? Are you on the right path? Are you making enough progress? Professor Stijn Viaene developed a case study on the transformation process at KPN, a supplier of telecom and ICT services and the Dutch market leader.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.