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June 4, 2020

By Peggy De Prins

When “business as usual” sparks off a new (social) crisis

Human Resources COVID-19

We are all looking forward to it: "business as usual". Our coronavirus social bubble, even the professional one, is finally about to burst again. At the same time, we are also wary of the “new normal”. What if our job is threatened or just won’t be the same anymore? What if the

June 2, 2020

By Thierry Vanelslander & Edwin Van Hassel

Supply Chain trends: from offshoring to reshoring/nearshoring

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

With all attention currently being directed towards the COVID-19 exit programs, and everybody living in the present, thinking and hoping about picking up ‘normal’ activities again in the near future, one would tend to forget about how life was before, also in logistics. This contribution

May 27, 2020

By Kathleen Vangronsvelt

What Marc Van Ranst can teach us about leadership

Human Resources COVID-19

Implicit Leadership Theory to the rescue. I couldn’t help laughing at the picture of Marc Van Ranst (one of the leading Belgian virologists who is advising the Belgian government during the coronavirus crisis) in a Superman suit when I was emptying my letter box. The neighbor (keeping 1.5

May 18, 2020

By Wayne Visser

How COVID-19 is inspiring sustainability at work

Sustainable Transformation COVID-19

When I was researching and writing our paper for Randstad’s sustainability@work report, recently published, COVID-19 had not yet hit. And yet, the analysis of what sustainable transformation implies for employees and the workplace has proved to be more relevant than ever for organizations

May 14, 2020

By Karen Wouters

Hard with a heart

Human Resources COVID-19

Countries with female prime ministers turn out to be successful in their battle against the coronavirus. Business magazine Forbes recently listed them. Taiwan, Iceland, Germany, Finland, Denmark, and New Zealand. In these countries, the number of COVID-19 deaths has been remarkably low,

May 12, 2020

By Tom Van Woensel

Four major trends opening doors to a sustainable and resilient post COVID-19 supply chain

Supply Chain & Logistics COVID-19

Authors: Prof. Thierry Vanelslander and Prof. Dr. Wouter Dewulf (University of Antwerp) Prof. Tom Van Woensel and Prof. Dr. Alex Van Breedam (Antwerp Management School) Traditional supply chain strategies were already under pressure from our complex world and global challenges such as

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