Vlerick Expertise in Accounting & Finance


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  1. Risk

    The Risk Managers expanding role

    Increasing attention is being paid to risk management in today’s business climate. How has this function been evolving and where is it heading? To find out, Maria Boicova and Regine Slagmulder (Vlerick Professor of Accounting and Control) interviewed a dozen managers in risk functions at non-financial companies in various European countries.

  2. exercising control

    Exercising control over supplier performance

    The belief that firms can be more efficient and effective when they concentrate on core activities and let specialist service providers take care of the rest has made outsourcing the provision of services a rapidly rising trend: from 2001 to 2009, the worldwide services outsourcing market grew from $65 billion to $110 billion, and it is forecasted to reach $130 billion by 2013.

  3. Money

    Could being tax compliant on transfer-pricing actually be bad for business?

    International transfer pricing, that is, the setting of a price for internal transactions within a multinational group, is irretrievably linked to international tax law. In seeking equity across borders, tax law imposes the arm’s length principle as the yardstick to judge the fairness and correctness of the transfer pricing system, in line with the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines.

  4. Growth

    Can businesses afford to grow?

    Financial capital is one of the key resources a business requires to support its growth. Although few in number, high growth businesses contribute disproportionately to employment and wealth creation in an economy. As a result it is important to know, not only how high-growth businesses fund growth, but the reasons behind this choice.

  5. Choices

    Customer lifetime value analysis at Comtel

    Previous research shows that cooperation between marketing and sales departments on the one hand and finance and accounting departments on the other hand is not always satisfactory. More recent developments in management accounting however propose models and methods that are very useful for marketing and sales professionals.

  6. Participation

    Emerging facts on Mergers and Acquisitions

    Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) are a fact of business life, and can often be a quicker, easier and cheaper way for businesses to grow than by organic expansion. However, now that the heyday of the 1980’s hostile takeover is over, new research in Continental Europe reveals some surprising results for what makes a company more likely to seek speedier acquired growth, over slower expansion. M&As are still a popular means of growth for firms. So what makes a company look around for possible targets?

  7. Business Angels lend a helping hand

    Business Angels lend a helping hand

    With an average age of 51 years, 19 years of managerial experience, 14 years as an entrepreneur – and, certainly, considerable financial resources – Business Angels are private individuals who invest in young companies that are not quoted on the Stock Exchange. As very young companies (or those that need only a small amount of funding) often find it difficult to attract venture capital, the BANs bring these companies in contact with BAs who help provide the necessary funds.

  8. ROI

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

    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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