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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


November 3, 2022

By Sofie Jacobs

1 in 3 employees has “career regrets”

Human Resources

What makes employees happy on the shop floor? A question that is acutely faced by many employers against the background of the current ‘war for talent’ and the shortage of skilled employees. A study of AMS, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and House of HR shows that, on average, employees

October 7, 2022

By Antwerp Management School

Cheers to our Mechelseplein #AMSneighborhood

Students & Alumni

In our new blog series #AMSneighborhood, we'll guide you through the streets around our school and introduce you to the hot spots of Antwerp. Our Mechelseplein hosts plenty of nice bars, so it's the place to be for after-work (or after-school) drinks. Discover them in this blog. 🍻

Opinion Research

October 4, 2022

By Yuri Bobbert

How do Small and Medium Enterprises approach cybersecurity ?

Students & Alumni Digital & IT Strategy & Innovation

At Antwerp Management School's Master in IT Risk & Cyber Security Management we noticed that SMEs are struggling to adequately address cybersecurity risks and are taking a slightly different approach than large(r) organizations. So we decided to have a closer look at the typical SME

September 30, 2022

By Antwerp Management School

Every day is food truck day #AMSneighborhood

Students & Alumni

In our new blog series #AMSneighborhood, we'll guide you through the streets around our school and introduce you to the hot spots of Antwerp. Did you know that our Mechelseplein is one of the most popular spots for food trucks to stop by? That means that there are plenty of tasty lunch

Expertise Research

September 26, 2022

By Amélie Wuillaume

How compassionate ventures can help us prepare for the next crisis

This is the story of Fred, 50 years old, father of two, DJ and wedding entertainer. Nobody expected him to set up a project that would, in just a few days, mobilize dozens of volunteers and help hundreds of Ukrainians. And yet, that is exactly what he did. Dr. & Senior Researcher

September 22, 2022

By Antwerp Management School

Meet your baristas #AMSneighborhood

Students & Alumni

In our new blog series #AMSneighborhood, we'll guide you through the streets around our school and introduce you to the hot spots of Antwerp. The new school year has just started, summer is gone and we feel like preparing ourselves for Fall season. To keep our new full-time master’s