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June 28, 2018

By Dominik Mahr

How Big Data Transforms Service Management and Stimulates Opportunities for Service Research

Strategy & Innovation

The Big Data gold rush transcends business categories. Global spending on Big Data has exploded to reach $125 billion in 2015[1], making it a major game changer across virtually all industries [2], likely to grow at double-digit rates in the years to come. Broadly, Big Data are

Guest column

March 16, 2018

By Sebastiaan de Neubourg, w.r.yuma

How we made the world’s first 3-D printed sunglasses from plastic waste

Sustainable Transformation

w.r.yuma is the first company in the world to use recycled plastics to 3-D print eyewear. The sunglasses are made from locally recycled car dashboards, PET bottles and fridges. The sunglasses are designed, 3-D printed and assembled by hand in Antwerp. Sebastiaan de Neubourg is 33,

Expertise Guest column

March 6, 2018

By Stephen Seuntjens

The Importance of Innovation & Entrepreneurship: The Case of Digital Health

Strategy & Innovation

When we look at the world in a past or present tense, many of the qualities of life or things we take for granted have been introduced to us through entrepreneurs who carry a passion to turn an innovative idea into a product or service.  In some cases, it solves a problem; in other cases,

Guest column

November 8, 2017

By Veerle Michiels, van partner SD Worx

Car for cash: make your own calculation

Sustainable Transformation

Just before the summer vacation, a consensus about the mobility budget was reached. This means that starting next year, employees can exchange their company car for money in the form of a mobility compensation. That is, of course, if the employer agrees. With this car-for-cash principle,

Guest column

August 10, 2017

By Peter Branders

Why there’s more to doing an MBA than learning about business

A few weeks ago, I graduated from Antwerp Management School’s Executive MBA program. After two years of hard work I finally reached the finish line of this unique experience.

Guest column

July 6, 2017

By Dirk Le Roy, partner Sustenuto

How to make a meaningful contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Transformation

For many, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become the new framework on the subject of sustainability. Connecting this to current action on social responsibility may sound easy, but it is far from straightforward if it is to be in any way meaningful. How can businesses and

Guest column Opinion

July 3, 2017

By Johan De Cooman

Tighter financial regulations for municipalities should not be an excuse for delaying investments

Public & Social Profit sector

A study conducted by financial institution Belfius shows that Belgium’s municipalities can’t even afford to try and buy votes this year in the run-up to the elections. This comes as a result of tighter budget regulations imposed on municipalities by the Flemish government. Financial

Report Guest column

June 30, 2017

By Elke Jeurissen

Connecting with the outside world is what makes the difference between a good manager and a great leader

Human Resources

On May 19th, 50 female leaders gathered at Antwerp Management School for the third network event run by Straffe Madammen Club and Stella P. Its attendees all intend to use their extensive professional experience within other organizations and take on future roles as board advisors. 20

Guest column

June 6, 2017

By Jan Laurijssen, SD Worx

Rules for Focused Success…

Human Resources

… in a Distracted World. That’s the subtitle of “Deep Work”, a book by Cal Newport. Having read a review of this book in De Morgen in September 2016(!), I immediately ordered a copy. So, it’s now May 2017 and I can finally admit to having occasionally picked the book up. Which, given its

Guest column

May 31, 2017

By Jan Jacobs

5 attitudes that will make any ambitious dream come true

Students & Alumni Corporate

At the end of June, AMS Master students graduate and at the ceremony we award an inspiring example from outside of our school with an Honorary Master. In 2016, this honor was granted to Vic Swerts and AMS defined his career using the '5 attitudes'. Jan Jacobs, Master in Public Management

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February 25, 2017

By Karin Swiers

The power of stories

Human Resources

In turbulent times we need leaders who can connect people. How do you do that? Great leaders are good storytellers per definition, but what makes them important? They have followers to whom the story means something. A good story will last longer than dominant technology, says Gianpiero