Meet our PhD students

Interested in the ongoing doctoral studies within Vlerick? Below you find an overview of the Vlerick researchers that are currently working on their PhD. Feel free to get in touch with them to learn more about the research they are conducting.

Ben De Coninck

Bridging the gap between governments and small and medium-sized enterprises

Zoë Imhof

Business angels’ investment decisions: do emotions matter?

Mathias Boënne

What if being challenged would be key to unlocking creativity?

Tine Geldof

How can we improve accessibility for cancer drugs?

Iris Roelens

Are you a top influencer?

Ioannis Siskos

Do managers need to be more open minded in their location decision making?

Jeroen Neckebrouck

What if company owners have divergent objectives? The case of private equity backed family firms

Lieselot Danneels

What if the public sector would digitally disrupt itself?


Thomas Matthys

Banks as producers of private information: what is the role of the relationship lender?


Inge De Clippeleer

Being in the driver’s seat of your job: investigating contextual and individual determinants and outcomes of job crafting

Anantha Divakaruni

Stakeholder relationships, institutional environments and partner-selection in leveraged buyout financing

Jacob Vermeire

Time and money among entrepreneurs in rural Africa: Steps into the unknown

Caroline Baert

Strategic innovation requires an open way of thinking!

Corneel Defrancq

How does Corporate Governance affect M&A decisions and outcomes?

Bart Verwaeren

Controlling outcome or procedures… Which leads to more innovation?

Shari De Baets

Man versus Machine: who wins the forecast competition?

Tina Davidson

What if employees could speak and supervisors could listen?

Maud Van den Broeke

Is standardised product design always better?



& Rankings

Equis Association of MBAs AACSB Financial Times