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  1. Horizon scanning in a demand-driven healthcare system

    Acting with foresight in times of budget austerity

    Horizon scanning is acknowledged to be one of the key components of a demand-driven healthcare system. In this Policy Paper we propose a two-stage structure and organisation of the back-end national part of the horizon scanning process still to be implemented. This will lead to healthcare budgets managed with better foresight, a necessity in the face of breakthrough, some potentially curing therapies coming at a high cost. Taking the Belgian national component of the proposed horizon scanning system to implementation will require a pilot to be carried out. This to test the internal and external validity of the proposed design.

  2. Executive Remuneration

    Downward trend in the remuneration of CEOs of Belgian listed companies

    The CEOs of Belgian listed companies earn less than their French, German, Swiss and UK counterparts. What’s more, 40% of the Belgian companies have seen their top salaries drop over the past three years. Lastly, the CEOs receiving higher remunerations were those of companies that have fragmented shareholderships, predominantly international boards of directors, and executives with extensive networks. This was revealed in the annual survey of the salaries of the CEOs of listed companies carried out by the Executive Remuneration Research Centre.

  3. Katleen De Stobbeleir - what is the CEO disease

    What is the CEO disease?

    In this "What is" video, Vlerick Professor Katleen De Stobbeleir explains what the CEO disease is.

  4. Attracting resources with soft claims

    Can you attract resources before you’ve proved your worth? Yes, you can!

    Start-ups and young businesses aiming for growth need resources - funding, staff, material, customers and so on. But why would anyone provide resources to a small business that has nothing concrete to show for it yet? How can you convince others if you haven’t yet proved your worth? A study by Professor Sophie Manigart and her colleagues show that what are known as ‘soft signals’ can be very useful in this situation.

  5. Rising Star Monitor 2019 - focus on corporate governance

    Young Belgian growth companies should pay more attention to their governing bodies

    A company’s Advisory Board and Board of Directors can have significant impacts on its performance. However, not so many young Belgian companies with growth potential have such governing bodies. Only 8% have Advisory Boards, and one in five have Boards of Directors. Although the compositions of the Boards of Directors are relatively diverse and complementary, only one in five has independent directors. Moreover, only 16% have a female presence; compared to the US (37%) or the UK (47%), women are under-represented on Belgian Boards of Directors. On the positive side, the Boards of Directors meet much more frequently than is generally recommended, which means that these young growth companies fully exploit their expertise. These are the main conclusions of the fourth edition of the Rising Star Monitor

  6. Gene therapy

    How to address the affordability challenge for advanced therapy medicinal products

    Advanced therapy medicinal products have the potential to offer a durable, life-changing therapeutic effect, possibly with a single administration, for patients who may have few or no alternative treatment options. However, our current Belgian healthcare system is not attuned to these breakthrough therapies, which require short-term substantial payment for potentially lifelong patient value. In collaboration with Inovigate and through dialogue with all stakeholders, Vlerick Business School presents a policy report that contains workable solutions for expensive but curing therapies.

  7. Business Watcher - why do negotiations fail

    Why do negotiations fail?

    In this Business Watcher video, negotiation expert Barney Jordaan talks about some of the main mistakes that he thinks people make when they negotiate. Both for themselves professionally, as well as on a global scale such as Brexit or the crisis in Syria.

  8. Healthcare Management Centre Research Report 2019

    Healthcare Management Centre - annual research report 2019

    In 2019, we conclude the fifth year of Vlerick Healthcare Management Centre’s operations. Building upon a strong MINOZ legacy of studying hospital operations, we continue to expand and deepen our reach into the full healthcare system. This annual research report gives an overview of achievements and published output.