Strategy & Governance

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It’s Complicated. Organizations are complex systems. Why are we using linear causal approaches to understand them?

Apr 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Firm performance emerges from a complex interaction among the firm’s strategy, structure, and the competitive environment. Despite recognizing this complexity, researchers, consultants, and strategic decision makers often focus on the isolated effects of individual factors to forecast and analyze performance.

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Debate: How social enterprises can help rethink business growth

Apr 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

The rationale for economic growth at the macro level has been hotly debated in academic and policy circles. On the one hand, growth is conventionally said to bring jobs and economic prosperity to people. On the other, growth with, as its corollary, ever-increasing consumption, have put a massive strain on the Earth’s natural resources and the living organisms depending on them...

Intentional and emergent digital strategies: How the process affects growth

Nov 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Digital strategies are extremely inspiring, in terms of the variety of technologies available, the diverse areas affected and the multiple opportunities proposed.

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Towards new models to secure the careers of autonomous workers? The case of SMart

Mar 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Interview with Benjamin Huybrechts, co-author of the article entitled "How Can New Players Establish Themselves in Highly Institutionalized Labour Markets? A Belgian Case Study in the Area of Project-Based Work", to be published in the British Journal of Industrial Relations.

Renewable energy: how cooperatives joined the European debate and may inspire community-based economic initiatives

Dec 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Community or citizen-based cooperatives are booming in the European renewable energy field. There are hundreds of these cooperatives in Germany and Denmark, and dozens in France (e.g. Enercoop), Belgium (e.g. Ecopower), the United Kingdom (e.g. Energy4All), Italy and the Netherlands.

How corporate entrepreneurship can support innovation

Dec 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Innovation is the process of converting an idea or an invention into a good or a service, creating a value that users are prepared to adopt and/or pay for. Although they invest heavily in R&D, this conversion process remains elusive for numerous well-established companies.

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Want to be a CEO? Forget the ‘boundaryless’ career and climb the ladder

Nov 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

We’ve all heard how job hopping is the ‘new normal’ for young workers. How millennials expect to be challenged, supported and validated in their role – and that if an employer doesn’t provide these things they will simply jump ship to something new. Young workers are connected and agile - moving from one position to the next doesn’t faze them.

The public decision-maker in the face of uncertainty: towards the technical democracy?

Oct 18th, 2017|0 Comments

The development of uncertainty resulting from scientific and technical innovation is a particular challenge for the public decision-maker. The time when he could decide on a major program and impose it on the people is gone forever. As authority cannot be based on knowledge anymore, a new approach is needed that requires the involvement of the stakeholders to the decision.

Companies without female directors on your boards: you might as well give up your CSR reporting!

May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

In an era where social and environmental responsibility is a central concern for stakeholders (consumers, suppliers, employees, investors, etc.), companies have engaged in a frantic race to disclose extra-financial information.

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What business can learn from the Vienna refugee crisis of 2015

Apr 26th, 2017|0 Comments

In September 2015, the city of Vienna was thrust to the fore of the nascent EU migrant crisis as Austria threw open its borders and welcomed a raft of largely Syrian migrants from neighbouring Hungary. Between September and end of the year the city welcomed 300,000 refugees. [...]