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Expertise Interview

February 7, 2018

By Antwerp Management School

How Belgian SMEs can achieve growth ánd innovation

Strategy & Innovation

Omar Mohout is a technological entrepreneur and author who is fascinated by entrepreneurship, technology, innovation and research. With the vast knowledge he built over the years on (developing) startups, he provides them as well as big corporations with advice on their growth potential.


January 31, 2018

By Robin De Cock

3 basic rules to design a great entrepreneurial strategy

Strategy & Innovation

Entrepreneurs face many strategic dilemmas and challenges when they want to turn their idea into a business. For instance, should entrepreneurs storm the castle and just take action or should they first sit down and consciously plan their first strategic moves?


January 24, 2018

By Exponential Academy

Foodpairing: a disruptive vision on the food industry

Strategy & Innovation

From within the project Exponential Academy, Antwerp Management School guides Western-Flemish companies in their evolution to a disruption-proof enterprise, together with POM Western-Flanders and TUA West. One of these companies is Foodpairing®, which is all about innovation. In this


January 4, 2018

By Remco Lenstra

How do you deal with the increasing complexity of the workplace?

Strategy & Innovation

Back in the day we could estimate the scope of our daily work reasonably well. We worked in complex organizational structures, but we had relatively easy jobs. Today we are expected to be proactive, venturesome and innovative. Our organizations are becoming simpler, but our work and


December 21, 2017

By Bart Wolput

5 tips for smart sustainable mobility

Sustainable Transformation

Traffic and sustainability. Every municipality struggles to combine the two. Some districts take drastic measures through circulation plans and leave it up to the free market. However, there isn’t a single town that’s against sustainability. The buildup of traffic grows, emissions


December 18, 2017

By Vincent Molly

8 basic rules to improve your business strategy

Strategy & Innovation

As a professor in Entrepreneurship & Family Business, I would like to share insights with entrepreneurs in SMEs and family businesses. If you are a SME-manager striving for a business that creates value for your customers, yourself and your employees, the key you need to achieve this


December 15, 2017

By Peggy De Prins

Investing in ‘workable work’ for executives pays off, even in spades

Human Resources

Starting January, Peggy will introduce a new blog series based on her contributions to 'In the mood for another social dialogue'. In this series, she will translate theory to the concrete and tangible practice. Prior to this, Peggy discusses the importance of workable work for managers in

Expertise Report

December 12, 2017

By Karen Wouters

Why self-leadership without context doesn't work

Human Resources

“As HR and organizational development professionals, what brings you to a lab about self-leadership?” Jesse Segers and Anne Lemaire asked the attendees at our leadership lab. “It’s been on my agenda for a while,” one of the participants said. “There are big changes coming our way, the


December 4, 2017

By Hans Mulder

Governments become strategically flexible thanks to microprojects

Public & Social Profit sector

The City of Antwerp sets a good example in terms of strategic flexibility. An example that Prof. Hans Mulder likes to mention with pleasure. At the City of Antwerp, he experienced that change is only truly possible if the entire organization is involved in it: employees as well as

Expertise Research

November 29, 2017

By Ans De Vos

Deploying talent flexibly: opportunities and success factors of co-sourcing

Human Resources

We all must, and we all shall, be employed for a longer period of time. Thereby, the question arises what is necessary to ensure that this is not a case of “having to” but of “wanting to” for employees. Organizations are faced with the challenge of creating ‘workable work’ for employees

Expertise Research

November 23, 2017

By Vincent Molly

The role of non-family members in the family business

Strategy & Innovation

It is generally acknowledged that family businesses are extensively represented in our economy. In Belgium, almost 8 out of 10 businesses that employ staff are family businesses. Therefore, they are an important employer that covers more than 1.7 million jobs, 45% of all employment. Many

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November 17, 2017

By Andries Reymer

Value Based Pricing: value capture

Strategy & Innovation

In this series, Andries discusses the different ways to determine price. The Value Based method is a way to fight the competition using your own strengths. Pricing based on the value and the client’s 'willingness to pay' provides a stable basis. After the introductory blog, value