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Expertise Interview

February 7, 2018

By Antwerp Management School

How Belgian SMEs can achieve growth ánd innovation

Family Business Business Design & 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.

Expertise

December 18, 2017

By Vincent Molly

8 basic rules to improve your business strategy

Family Business

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 is

Expertise Interview

November 27, 2017

By Antwerp Management School

Daoust on the trump card of the family business as an employer

Family Business

Giles Daoust is at the head of the well-known family business Daoust, that won last year’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year/L’Entreprise de l’Année 2016’ award. The company received the award for its growth, financial health, innovation, values and a prosperous family transition. We spoke with

Expertise Research

November 23, 2017

By Vincent Molly

The role of non-family members in the family business

Family Business

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

Research

November 21, 2017

By Vincent Molly

The career choices of young potentials

Family Business

In the current war for talent, young potentials make an interesting target group for many enterprises. In this case, we are talking about recent graduates who gained the necessary basic knowledge at school and who can be shaped and trained further within the organization. But what do

Expertise

November 3, 2017

By Vincent Molly

Drivers of success for SME internationalization

Family Business

As a professor in Entrepreneurship & Family Business, I would like to share with you some insights on the internationalization of SMEs and family businesses. I will give you some ideas on how you can be more successful in going global with your company, based on a recent study in Germany.

Expertise Research

October 17, 2017

By Vincent Molly

Price expectations when selling the family business

Family Business

When selling the family business, price expectations are a delicate but crucial part of the process of business transfer, and are speculated on with a lot of discretion. From within our Knowledge Network Family Businesses, we gladly offer you more insight in this theme, based on an

Expertise Research

September 26, 2017

By Eddy Laveren

15 success factors for merger and acquisition processes

Family Business Financial Management & Accounting

There are reports every day in the financial press on mergers and acquisitions in SMEs and major corporations. After all, acquisitions are a way of boosting and solidifying your company’s competitive position. But they can also create problems. Bringing a newly merged entity safely into

Expertise

March 31, 2017

By Vincent Molly

Women stand firm at the head of family businesses

Family Business

Family businesses have performed exceptionally well over the past few decades. There are many reasons for this, however it is especially striking that family businesses, even in later generations, are still strongly imbued with the values of their founders. This manifests itself in

December 13, 2016

By Antwerp Management School

8 books for beneath the Christmas tree

Leadership Sustainable Transformation General management HR & Organizational Development Family Business Business Design & Innovation International Business 2017

In this blog post our thought leaders’ favorite books are featured. They all have written about a book they think other people should read. The works mentioned are divergent: from works of poetry to philosophical literature. We hope to inspire you with this list for Christmas and New Year

November 21, 2016

By Vincent Molly

5 must-see videos for family businesses

Family Business

Antwerp Management School has four Knowledge Communities, including the Family Business Community, that creates solutions and supports small and medium sized (family) businesses, through lectures and publications. It also offers training and provides new, output-oriented academic

March 10, 2016

By Eddy Laveren

Why only one in five mergers and acquisition transactions succeeds

Family Business

After the financial crisis, Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) transactions are finally on the rise again. Yet only for one in five cases do the negotiations turn out to be a successful transaction. We – Antwerp Management School, in association with the University of Antwerp, lawyer firm