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Vlerick Business School

Research institute

Lifecycle:1 Jan 1953 →  Today
Organisation profile:
Vlerick Business School is an international business school with roots in Belgium in the heart of Europe. Each year some 500 students enrol for Masters and MBA programmes in the campuses in Brussels, Ghent and Leuven. Over 5,000 executives attend the management development programmes. Moreover, Vlerick is one of the few business schools in the world to hold triple accreditation: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Both the Financial Times and the Economist Intelligence Unit have consistently ranked the School as the n°1 in the Benelux and within the top 20 in Europe. Vlerick combines academic knowledge with hands-on business expertise − a dynamic balance that stimulates entrepreneurship and innovation. Our motto is: “Jointly putting knowledge into action and action into knowledge”. Within our research strategy, we strive towards rigorous and relevant research that has a positive impact on business and society (rigor, relevance & reach). We recently were granted the label of pioneering school by the Responsible Research in Business & Management (RRBM) network.

Vlerick Business School is internationally recognized for being a leading academic institution with a strong tradition of innovative and independent research. This is achieved by investing in academic research (e.g., through PhDs and by publishing in top tier journals) and by engaging in research with and for business. 

Our faculty and researchers conduct rigorous and relevant scientific research in different areas of management science. To focus the research initiatives, Vlerick strategically invests in two multidisciplinary core domains: entrepreneurship & innovation and digital transformation. 
Keywords:Accounting & Financial Management, Governance & Ethics, Digitalisation, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Human Resource Management, ICT & Business Process Management, Strategy, Innovation management, Marketing & Sales, Operations & Supply Chain Management, People Management & Leiderschap
Disciplines:Applied economics, Marketing, Economic development, innovation, technological change and growth, Management, Macroeconomics and monetary economics, Microeconomics, Artificial intelligence, Information sciences, Information systems, Transport planning, Transportation impact analysis, Environmental and sustainable planning, Smart cities, Energy generation, conversion and storage engineering not elsewhere classified, Solar energy, Energy storage, Applied psychology, Cognitive science and intelligent systems, Consumer psychology, Engineering psychology, Work and organisational psychology, Psychology of sport and physical activity, Health psychology, Knowledge representation and machine learning, Neurocognitive patterns and neural networks, Social psychology, Business administration and accounting, Public health care, Health management, Hospital science and management, Mathematical and quantitative methods, Economic history