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May 7, 2020

By Jan Beyne

Systems thinking in times of coronavirus

Sustainable Transformation COVID-19

How companies and organizations can best prepare for the future The coronavirus iceberg 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

Opinion Column

April 30, 2020

By Ron Meyer

Meyer’s Management Models - episode 11: Control Panel

Human Resources Strategy & Innovation

How can I control what people in my organization do?   To be in control is to have the ability to steer the organization in any desired direction. The controls are the specific mechanisms used to do the steering. Some controls are formally assigned to certain people (hard controls), while

April 28, 2020

By Peggy De Prins

What if your jaded cashier suddenly became a local hero?

Human Resources COVID-19

3 lessons HR professionals can learn from COVID-19 I have been visiting my local supermarket on a very regular basis for over 20 years now. Every time my HR heart bleeds. The cashiers look jaded, there is often a lot of fuss at the checkout, and the shop manager comes running at the

April 23, 2020

By Rozanne Henzen

The cover of Vogue Italy’s April issue is white in response to the coronavirus: their next April issue should be green.

Sustainable Transformation COVID-19 Strategy & Innovation

White is used as a symbol for respect, hope and light after darkness. But above all, as the magazine states, “white is not surrender, but a blank sheet waiting to be written.” This period should be used to think outside the box and find better solutions for an indispensable industry that

April 23, 2020

By Lars Moratis

COVID-19 and sustainable transformation: Our top 10 selection

Sustainable Transformation COVID-19

From reflection to sustainable action At AMS, we believe that the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing a rethink on the role of business in society, including its negative impacts and its positive potential. We will continue to work with our partners to ensure that the crisis also turns into an

April 16, 2020

By Gert Van Esbroeck

The story of an EMBA student & doctor in times of Corona

COVID-19 Strategy & Innovation

Gert Van Esbroeck, eMBA student in the cohort 2019 and orthopedic surgeon writes in four chapters about his experiences during Corona. About the fact of being tested positive himself, being obliged to go in quarantine at home, about following his classes online and trying to get structure

April 15, 2020

By Philip Suykens

The valuable lesson Corona taught me about entrepreneurship

Students & Alumni COVID-19

January 6th, the start of the second semester for the AMS full-time master’s students. A semester with a lot of highlights to look forward to, especially for us, students in the Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (probably one of the coolest programs at AMS… but that’s another

April 15, 2020

By Hugo Marynissen

Crisis communication in times of coronavirus: “Lying is a definite no-go”

COVID-19 Strategy & Innovation

Interview by Arno Meijnen with Prof. Hugo Marynissen published in Knack on 4 April 2020  Should we wear a face mask or not? Is the government communicating honestly about the corona crisis? Professor of Crisis Communication Hugo Marynissen: “There is no one, not even Steven Van Gucht or

April 10, 2020

By Kathleen Vangronsvelt

If the first and second place coincide, you need to create and safeguard a third place now more than ever!

Human Resources COVID-19


April 10, 2020

By Antwerp Management School

Corona is mean. It's a wicked problem.

COVID-19 Strategy & Innovation

There is now a need for trans-disciplinary collaboration, but the question is, is there a ‘want’? We need both to succeed. No doubt you will also see them, the numerous memes, photos, GIF's, or movies where the Corona virus and its effects on our lives are portrayed in a playful way. At

April 9, 2020

By Ans De Vos

Can't construction workers help fruit growers out?

Human Resources COVID-19 Strategy & Innovation

The distribution sector is worried about staff cutbacks, which could endanger supplies. Hospitals are calling for volunteers. Gardeners lie awake to the coming harvests for which they simply have no workers now that our borders are closed. The corona crisis challenges us in many areas. It

April 1, 2020

By Hairui Zhang

Why our Master in Finance really deserves the CFA affiliation

Students & Alumni

On the 27th of March 2020, our Master in Finance became the latest program to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP). Hairui Zhang, academic director of the Master in Finance, explains why this affiliation is a great asset.