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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

Expertise Research

December 16, 2022

By Kirsten Vanderplanken

The hidden cost of saving on heating

Human Resources

With temperatures dipping below zero for the first time this year, some already dream of a white Christmas (could it be?). But this first burst of winter also has a less miraculous consequence. The cold temperatures go hand in hand with another rise in energy costs. A bitter pill for

December 15, 2022

By Eva Geluk

Preventing sick leave, burnout and psychosocial distress in the workplace: what does work?

Human Resources

Over the past decades, the focus on mental well-being in the workplace has been growing slowly but steadily. After the acceleration that covid brought on, and with the tight labor market in mind, more and more organizations are launching initiatives to give their employees a mental boost.

Opinion Research

December 12, 2022

By Peggy De Prins

Quiet firing. Why do we keep fooling each other?

Human Resources

After the recent media turmoil around the phenomenon of 'quiet quitting', something new immediately rears its head: 'quiet firing'. The first concept refers to the employee. He will do just enough at work to avoid being fired. The second, 'quiet firing', is the mirror image of that

Expertise Opinion

November 23, 2022

By Tom Van Woensel

Supply chains are almost anorectic. Can the sector survive the next crisis?

Sustainable Transformation Supply Chain & Logistics

The coronavirus crisis hits the supply chain & logistics particularly hard, and there is no argument here. It’s equally evident that returning to business as usual is not an option, as the next global crisis is already upon us. We live in disruptive times, and resilience will be