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Vlerick Leuven Gent

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Horizontes europeos para los MBAs

(published in AmericaEconomia, Aug 2011) ¿El mercado para la educación de negocios está empezando a moverse? El predominio de las escuelas de negocios estadounidenses ha sido puesto a una dura prueba en los últimos años, y los últimos datos sugieren que los postulantes de América Latina están mostrando mayor interés en los programas en Europa Occidental … Continue reading

Keeping It In The Family

(published in CNBC Business, June 2011) Family businesses seem to be big news at the moment – some for good reasons, some for all the wrong ones. In March, Solvay – a family-controlled public company in Belgium – raised eyebrows in financial markets when it acquired the French chemicals company Rhodia in one of this … Continue reading

Chasing the Dragon

(published in CNBC Business, May 2011) Unless you’ve been living in a cave, it’s been hard not to notice that China is on its way to becoming the world’s top economic superpower. This means Western companies have been queuing up to take advantage of the new markets it offers, with varying degrees of success. Business … Continue reading

No place for Napoleon at Apple Inc.

(published in Forbes, April 2011) OK, in outward appearance they’re nothing like each other. One’s tall and lanky, the other was short and stocky. One has that trademark Californian drawl, the other was always trying to cover up his native Corsican accent. But despite all this and the two centuries that separate them, there’s still … Continue reading

A new world of opportunities

Getting BRICs experience on your MBA is a good way to future-proof your career. (published in The Independent, April 2011) If anyone really doubted whether economic power is slowly shifting from its traditional base in the West to the emerging powers of the East, all they need to do is consult the results of the … Continue reading

Good things come in small packages: Savvy MBA students are shifting their sights to smaller companies

(published in The Independent, Jan 2011) Given the cost of an MBA programme at a top school, it is no surprise that most MBA students have their minds sharply focused, not just on the lessons they will learn from the experience, but where they will be applying them after they have graduated. For many years, … Continue reading

Lessons in Diplomacy

(Published in CNBC Business, Jan 2011) This could well be the year when things really start to get improve in the world economy. And if that happens, then the ‘war for talent’, which has dwindled to little more than a playground squabble in some sectors, may be back on with a vengeance. Of course, the … Continue reading

A Change Of Course

(published in CNBC Business, Dec 2010) At the beginning of 2009 things looked decidedly grim for executive education providers. The global financial crisis meant that businesses of all shapes and sizes were looking for ways of keeping costs under control, and many believed that this would lead to substantial cuts in budgets devoted to management … Continue reading

Business Lessons from La-La Land

(published in BusinessWeek, Sept 2010) You don’t need to go to B-school to learn the fundamentals of management. They’re as inexpensive as a DVD, and as close as your own TV. You can never afford to stop learning in business, but where do you go to get cutting-edge insight into effective negotiation, team-building, or entrepreneurship? … Continue reading

Military men have business in their sights

(published in The Independent, June 2010) More and more members of the armed forces are studying business degrees to become soldiers of a different type of fortune. The Americans have a long tradition of using the MBA to prepare members of the armed forces for a new life in the corporate world. Now business schools … Continue reading