AMS Blog

Insights, opinions & cases of AMS

Sort by



March 31, 2023

By Peggy De Prins

What’s next for work in textile, construction, chemistry & life sciences?

Human Resources

AMS research helps future-proof the role of work in vital industries An aging workforce, how to build sustainable careers, and prioritizing workable work… these issues present specific challenges for the textile, construction, chemical, and life science industry. AMS Competence Center


March 31, 2023

By Jan Beyne

Why emotions matter: 3 enablers for sustainability intelligence

Sustainable Transformation

Sustainability intelligence is becoming increasingly important in our rapidly changing world that challenges us more and more and in which sustainability as a concept is very much under pressure. How can we better pursue sustainability intelligence, and why do emotions matter? Read more

March 30, 2023

By Armieyah

Executive MBA international study trip to Singapore

Students & Alumni Strategy & Innovation Leadership

Armieyah Ayob, current EMBA student and Digital Marketing Consultant recaps the highlights of the recent study trip to Singapore she went on with her cohort. Her account tells of the vibrant cultural immersion, state-of-the-art academic experience, and how she and her peers bonded while

Expertise Research

March 23, 2023

By Steven Poelmans

A toxic culture is not just about toxic leadership


The term “toxic leadership” is all over the news these days, most recently, e.g., in the articles about Plopsaland. But what is toxic leadership? In the news, it is often associated with “transgressive behavior” or “a strict level of control”. The question is: when do you cross the line?

Opinion Interview Research

March 8, 2023

By Antwerp Management School

International Women’s Day: breaking the status-quo in the maritime sector

Though many may still think of the maritime sector as an oil tanker rather than a speedboat, in reality the industry’s transformation is running at top speed, making full use of innovative digital technologies. And though many may still think of the maritime sector as a man’s world, in


February 20, 2023

By Kim De Meulenaere

The wage gap, what exactly is it?

Human Resources

The wage gap, what exactly is it? The simplest explanation is that the figure (usually for a country or region) reflects the percentage of working women who, on average, earn less when compared to working men. This sounds like a simple calculation, so why do the media report so many


January 31, 2023

By Ans De Vos

A plea for the relay in leadership and careers


Jacinda Ardern's decision to quit as Prime Minister of New Zealand already triggered a wide range of reactions, ranging from "Can women really have it all?" and "The strengths and pitfalls of empathy" to "In the current system, we're losing all the good guys...". A wide range of opinions,

Opinion Research

January 31, 2023

By Yuri Bobbert

Influential trends for emerging roles in digital security - 2023 and beyond

Students & Alumni Digital & IT Strategy & Innovation

Looking at cyberdata collected in recent times reveals intriguing insights that may affect our future view on digital security education as a prime defense mechanism for dealing with future threats. In this article, we first observe the cumulative change in cyber threat actors followed by

Expertise Research

January 25, 2023

By Kathleen Vangronsvelt

1 in 3 people come to work sick. What message are you giving your employees?

Human Resources

Don’t want your employees to come to work sick? Then check your organization’s absenteeism culture: what (implicit) message are you giving your employees about being sick and working?


January 13, 2023

By Antwerp Management School

Running an intellectual marathon: PhD for Executives


Hans Vanoorbeek is Managing Partner of BV Capital Partners and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Vlerick Business School. He was in search of a well-organized, flexible PhD program that would allow him to combine working, teaching and doing in-depth research. The PhD Program for


January 12, 2023

By Tanvi Anand

Beginner’s guide to statistical validation

There are 7.8 million researchers(1) in the world, and it is safe to say that they all use survey as a method of data collection at least once in their career. This already amounts to an overwhelming number of surveys, but it carries even far more weight when you think of all the data

Expertise Research

January 11, 2023

By Kathleen Vangronsvelt

4 mechanisms that play a role in absenteeism

Human Resources

Absenteeism is defined as a "failure to show up for scheduled work" (Johns, 1997). Whether involuntary or voluntary, legitimized or not, white or black or grey… Many researchers are not concerned with that. The line is often thin, and as a manager or HR professional, you will rarely know