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December 16, 2021

By Antwerp Management School

How online business platforms could improve citizen services

Digital & IT

In 2020, Yves Vanderbeken graduated from the Executive Master in IT Governance and Assurance (aka MITGA). His research is still a burning topic in our society: how to find and select the right citizen services from the government to help us? And how could online service platforms improve


November 16, 2021

By Shirley Kempeneer

Do our MRE students care about social value?

Real Estate

From the LAMMP Chair 'Social Values in Real Estate' the second-year Master in Real Estate Management (MRE) students received a guest lecture on the impact of real estate on welfare. We were curious about their experiences and views now that as near-alumni they will soon help shape the


November 8, 2021

By Peggy De Prins

Critical friends as the key to a different social dialogue

Human Resources

Social dialogue has traditionally focused on socio-economic hardware topics. Thus, typical topics on the agenda are purchasing power and labor costs. This is an area where conflicting employer / employee interests are often sharply delineated. Newer issues on the agenda of social dialogue


October 26, 2021

By Antwerp Management School

Albert from the AMS career center has an action plan to support students to find the right job

Not yet graduated and already overwhelmed with job offers? No wonder, AMS graduates are in high demand on the (inter)national labor market. But how to decide between all those job offers? Should you go for the most meaningful job, the highest-paying one, or the one with the best


October 19, 2021

By Ans De Vos

How to build a sustainable career

Human Resources

In essence, a career is the pattern of work-related experiences a person has during his professional life. It is a complex mosaic of objective situations and events and their subjective interpretations. In short, the work we do every day and how that makes us feel. This turns a career


September 27, 2021

By Roosmarij Clercx

Wanted: (more) flexible career paths

Human Resources

Because of the unpredictable and rapidly changing context, a flexible labor market is more important than ever. The coronavirus crisis, for instance, demonstrated that flexibility was much needed to keep workers employed and to keep organizations up and running. Our employer surveys show

September 21, 2021

By Antwerp Management School

Partly thanks to the HRM master class, my set of responsibilities has expanded

Human Resources

Tom Jonkers, Manager Talent Management at Argenta and alumnus of the HRM Master Class at AMS, once and for all does away with the misconception that academic training is out of touch with reality. Argenta already had an excellent research partnership with AMS on the future of work. Hence,


September 8, 2021

By Sofie Jacobs

Structural deployment of flexible talents

Human Resources

Organizations today need to go looking for talent in a tight labor market. In June 2021, the VDAB received a record number of job openings: 33,760, more than double the amount of job openings in June 2020 and June 2019. Job openings for experienced workers, highly skilled workers and

Expertise Opinion Column

September 8, 2021

By Yuri Bobbert

The evolving role of the CISO in the public sector

Digital & IT

Over the last seven years, our role as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has gained significant importance within communities, because communities that want to be in line with the Baseline Information Security Government urgently need such a CISO. About 50% of the job vacancies on


September 3, 2021

By Wouter Van Bockhaven

Driving strategic alignment and collaborative innovation with the Smart Port Maturity Model: The Port of Moerdijk case

Supply Chain & Logistics

Industry 4.0 is advancing the adoption of radically new technologies, business models and profit pools across industries. For logistics, securing a share of these new profit pools will be crucial, as its commoditized business is under pressure from increasing price competition and new

August 19, 2021

By Jan Beyne

Systems thinking in times of coronavirus: How companies and organizations can best prepare for the future

Sustainable Transformation COVID-19

The global coronavirus threat is a convincing new argument for the use of systems thinking, since the challenges we are facing have no borders and are all interlinked, often in invisible ways. This is exactly what systems thinking wants to do: to explore the relationships between

August 19, 2021

By Antwerp Management School

Toward an organization 2.0 thanks to the Master Class HRM

Human Resources

Lies Vermeylen is HR manager at Production Resource Group for three entities in Belgium and the Netherlands. PRG provides production services and audiovisual technologies for the events industry, an industry that has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus crisis. However, as