Organization theory and behavior Cooperation in social dilemma's
TechniqueQuantitative data analysis and experiments
UsersScientists, students and broader public
Bart Cambré is Associate Dean of Research at Antwerp Management School and professor of Business Research Methods at Antwerp Management School and the University of Antwerp. He currently holds the chair on Business Research Methods at Antwerp Management School. His current research involves business research methods with a focus on the configurational approach, quality of work, and organizational networks. The research projects he supervises are all linked to these topics: rethinking integrated care in Flanders, with a focus on organizational networks, work place innovation and new ways of working, and quality of research projects, with links to evaluating and monitoring the impact of research output.
TechniqueAll statistical packages, software to analyse qualitative data, QCA, evaluation tools, Process Tracing, gaming. QCA is an increasingly popular approach for doing comparative case research, introduced in the social sciences in the late 1980s by Sociologist Charles Ragin: It starts from the assumption that the same phenomenon (e.g., firm performance, or election outcomes, economic growth, consumer behavior) can be caused in different ways, and explains the causes of these phenomena in configurations of other phenomena, rather than as linear combinations of variables. It thus uses ‘set theory’ rather than linear algebra, looking for necessary and sufficient conditions. It allows new forms of complexity in our causal explanations. Publications using QCA are increasingly accepted in top journals.
UsersOrganizations, companies, Master students, PhD-students, executive students, business people.
Networks, Statistics, Research methodology
My research broadly relates to the fields of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management. It deals with the implications of the altering workplace age demography, organizational demography in general (in terms of race, age, gender, tenure, ethnicity, etc.), diversity and inclusion, employee turnover, employer branding, telework, and compensation schemes for employee and firm outcomes. I perform quantitative research, using employee- and firm-level information.
TechniqueQuantitative research (regression analyses, multilevel analyses, panel data analyses, ...) using STATA and SPSS. I usually build my analyses on survey data or secondary data (like annual reports).
UsersPolicy makers; Academics; Consultants; HR agents; CEO's; Managers; Students; Media; ...
Turnover, Ageing, Diversity, Demografic change, Demography
Ans De Vos is professor at Antwerp Management School and the University of Antwerp, faculty of Business Economics and is holder of the SD Worx Chair “Next generation work: Creating sustainable careers”. It is her personal mission, through her academic work and teaching, to strengthen individuals in their career development as well as organizations in their career management. She investigates important evolutions such as digitization and flexible work and their impact upon careers both from an individual and organizational perspective. These are also the core topics of her teaching activities within Antwerp Management School. She frequently cooperates with organizations on challenges related to sustainable career management, and is a well-known speaker on this topic. Current research projects include sustainable careers from a stakeholder perspective, development of a tool for facilitating career development in self-directed teams, the impact of digitization upon work, competencies and employability, and challenges pertaining to non-standard careers and flexible talent management. Her work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals including Academy of Management Review, Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior. Recently she published two international books on sustainable careers (“Handbook of Research on Sustainable Careers” and “Facilitating Sustainable Careers across the Lifespan”), and one practitioner-oriented book on sustainable career management (“Loopbanen in Beweging”). She is associate editor of the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology and serves on the editorial board of Career Development International and Journal of Managerial Psychology. Ans De Vos obtained her PhD in 2002 from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Ghent University. She holds a master degree in Psychology (K.U. Leuven) and Human Resource Management (University of Antwerp). During her doctoral studies, she was a doctoral fellow at Tilburg University (The Netherlands). She started her academic career at Vlerick Business School, where she worked as associate professor in HRM and career management. She is also affiliated with the Faculty of Business and Economics of the KU Leuven.
TechniqueLongitudinal research (latent growth modeling), quantitative data-analysis, case-studies and focus groups. Ans De Vos' research is at the crossroad of "rigour & relevance" , meaning that scientific rigour and practical relevance are combined in her work.
UsersCompanies and organisations: (CEO's, HR-managers, managers): how to build a sustainable career management in which employer and employee can strengthen each other with attention for work ability, employability, connection and growth? Employees, freelancers: career competencies and career self-management in view of a sustainable career - considered from a lifecourse perspective (attention for diverse age groups) Labour market, policy makers: how to develop policies that match employers and employees/unemployed with attention for future-fit competenices, talent, and a dynamic labour market.
Cooperation and conflict in social dilemmas, neuroeconomics
Techniquebehavioral experiments, methodology
Usersscholars and instructors interested in the biological foundations of behavior
I am a postdoctoral researcher at UAntwerpen, in the Faculty of Business and Economics. My research has focused on the use of behavioural and fMRI measures (with uni- and multivariate approaches) to study the underlying basis of cognitive control mechanisms during social decisions and how social information is represented in the brain, depending on the context. Currently, I am part of an interdisciplinary group studying Neuroeconomics, where we try to unravel the neural mechanisms that sustain fairness, specially focussing on person*context interactions.
UsersAcademic community General population
Teaching and leacturing, research activities at professional service firms, writing manuscripts for scientific journals.
TechniqueQualitative research, interpretative research, phenomenological research, process research, critical research
UsersOrganizations, Professional service firms
Management, Change management
Prof. dr. Elvira Haezendonck (PhD in Applied Economics, University of Brussels VUB) is Full Professor at the University of Brussels (VUB) and part time associate professor the University of Antwerp (UA), with a specialization in (cluster) management and strategy. She is chair holder of the VUB Chair in Infrastructure Asset Management, sponsored by Antea, Arcadis, Sweco and Tractebel. She has been involved in over 100 research projects including multiple strategy analyses for seaports, large-scale project assessments, socio-economic feasibility studies and infrastructure investments and policy. Her teaching and academic research concentrate on (project) management, competitive strategy, (port) strategy and corporate responsibility. She has published various articles and books in these domains.
TechniqueMainly qualitative research methods.
Usersbusiness executives, governments/civil servants, media
Competitiveness, Economic clusters, Csr, Strategy
Personnel management and social policy in labour organisations.
Technique- Audit - Survey
Users- Enterprises - Employees' organisations
Human resources management, Labour, Human resource management, Personnel, Glass ceiling, Integration, Labour quality, Sociology of labour
Dr. Sofie Jacobs' expertise lies in HRM research. Specifically, she is currently doing research on the sustainability of atypical career paths (f.ex. freelancers, project workers), with a special focus on the creative industries. Furthermore, she is specialized in Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA).
TechniqueQualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) General qualitative research methods General quantitative research methods
UsersResearchers, government, companies
Sustainable careers, Hrm, Qca
Mariëlle Leijten, PhD, is affiliated as Associate Professor to the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Her research focuses on writing processes, more specifically: - source-based writing in L1, L2 and FL. - analyzing online writing processes in professional organizations via keystroke logging. - motoric, cognitive and linguistic writing processes of aging writers. She is co-founder and coordinator of the research instrument Inputlog (www.inputlog.net).
TechniqueKeystroke logging Eyetracking
UsersResearchers in the field of writing process research. Teachers that are involved in writing education.
Writing skills, Writing and digital media, Writing research, Keystroke logging, Writing processes
Strategic planning tools, competitive strategy analysis and audit for strategic management processes.
Users- Managers from companies - Managers from public / non-profit organizations
Organisation culture, Innovation management, Strategic planning, Strategic management, Competitive strategy, Strategic alliances
Paul Matthyssens performs research on the intersection between industrial marketing, strategic management and innovation. His research interests include business and industrial marketing, value innovation, global strategy, industry transformation, business modelling and purchasing strategy. Methods are mainly qualitative but also quantitative, multivariate studies are undertaken.
TechniqueField observations, action research, process studies, focus groups, expert interviews, depth interviews, questionnaires. Bridging theory and practice through systematic combining.
UsersLarge scale and medium-sized companies, provincial, regional and national institutes and government, consultancy companies, other research groups (worldwide).
My current project revolves around plain language training and financial literacy. My past projects focused on plain language in financial content for older adults, on machine translation in crisis situations, on translation/localisation training, on the accessibility of health communication, and on usability testing. For my research, I have combined statistical analysis with qualitative analysis (mainly thematic analysis).
TechniqueMy research techniques involve surveys, comprehension testing, keystroke logging, screen recording, interviews, and focus groups.
UsersMy research aims to make specialised information (especially medical and financial information) accessible to the general public. My main focus so far has been on native and non-native speakers of English.
Language for specific purposes, Writing research, Text comprehension
I'm a researcher on business models and organizational forms of SME firms. My research focuses mostly on creative and cultural organizations, as well as on organizations that aim for societal transitions.
TechniqueI'm experienced in both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
UsersSME's, (local) governments
Innovation strategy, Business model, Transition
Business ethics, sustainable business, sustainable finance
TechniqueMainly conceptual analysis with occasional use of qualitative and quantitative data
UsersBusiness, financial actors, policymakers in the domain of sustainability, NGO's
Sustainable finance, Ethics, Sustainable growth
Professional communication writing processes keystroke logging communication and digital media.
TechniqueResearch into different aspects of written communication in professional settings; text analysis, process analysis via logging, protocols and observation.
Communication, Writing skills, Writing and digital media, Writing courses, Writing processes, Writing, Instruction, Business communication
Developing strategy typologies for industrial markets Industry/strategic knowledge in industrial markets (diamond industries, construction industries, offshore wind and dredging industries, container terminals, shipping industry, ...) Strategic change processes in organizations Ontwikkelen van strategietypologieën in industriële markten Industrie/strategische kennis over diverse industriële markten (diamant, bouw-industrie, offshore wind and dredging industries, container terminals, shipping industry, ...)
TechniqueConceptual and qualitative research methodologies
UsersCompanies/organisations & industry federations
Business, Strategic change, Strategy process, Management, Strategy