Bijna iedereen leest wel eens reviews op het internet. Die reacties (en de manier waarop een onderneming er al dan niet op reageert) hebben wel degelijk invloed op de consument, blijkt uit het doctoraatsonderzoek van Ana Isabel Lopes (UAntwerpen).
In the past few months, the University of Antwerp volunteered to act as national delegate for the GUESSS Project 2021. GUESSS stands for Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students’ Survey – an international project. In 2021, the project collected 267,366 survey responses from 58 countries. In order to stimulate student participation and support young entrepreneurs at the same time, we raffled vouchers from local businesses.
During the past four years, Loïc De Weerdt pursued a PhD in Environmental Economics. From day one, as a member of the “EnvEcon” research group, he was immersed in a close-knit group of international researchers. Overall, enrolling in the PhD programme has been one of his best decisions.
Ilse Daelman is Managing Director at the Antwerp Management School (AMS) and one of the first graduates of the Executive PhD programme, which is offered by AMS together with the University of Antwerp. She successfully defended her doctoral thesis on understanding entrepreneurial motives in March this year.
De leerstoel ‘BNP Paribas Fortis Transport, Logistiek en Havens’ verbonden aan de Universiteit Antwerpen, is na meer dan tien jaar nog lang niet uitgepraat. In september wordt feestelijk teruggeblikt op de realisaties van het afgelopen decennium, én volop vooruit gekeken. Duurzaamheid, technologie, de groeiende goederenstroom … Heel wat mooie opportuniteiten voor de verschillende spelers uit de maritieme sector om de komende jaren echt een verschil te maken. De verlenging van de leerstoel tot 30 september 2023 ligt dan ook voor de hand.
Corona leerde en leert ons dat we als samenleving heel snel moeten kunnen schakelen. De experts die zetelden in de Kamercommissie Aanpak COVID-19, pleiten dan ook voor een interfederaal agentschap voor crisisbeheer. Dit opiniestuk werd geschreven voor de bijzondere Kamercommissie Aanpak COVID-19 door Prof. Hugo Marynissen (UAntwerpen) en zijn collega-experten.
Three months after her PhD defense on the topic of decentralized energy systems, Iolanda Saviuc took a moment to reflect on her PhD process. She became curious about the connection that people who did a PhD share and wondered what is behind this connection. In her research column she compares her PhD journey with the the classic divide between ‘hedgehogs’ and ‘foxes’, people knowing one thing and in-depth, and people knowing many things, not in-depth.
The pandemic has a very unequal impact on different industries, companies and individuals. A part of the economy quickly recovers, and sometimes even performs better than ever (big tech firms for example), while other industries do not recover at all (tourism for example). This blog is a summary of the ‘Corona & Onze Economie: Wat Nu?’ lecture, hosted by student association Wikings NSK and alumni organisation Alechia VZW.
“You live in a house with a bunch of strongly opinionated roommates” | Loren Pauwels about her 7,5 year-long PhD journey
Loren Pauwels recently wrapped up her PhD journey after 7,5 years. In her own words, she shares her research experiences at the Faculty of Business and Economics.
Today, there are many innovative projects on logistics, mobility, car use and local commerce organised in governments. But are we really talking about innovations? or are we talking about retro mobility, retro logistics and retro shopping? We are convinced the next decade will be defined by the reintroduction of many customs from the ’50s and ’60s.
Distribution strategies for the Corona vaccine: Free up hands in hospitals and reduce the risk of losing doses
Using hospitals as distribution hubs initially seemed a logical choice for storage and distribution of vaccines. However, the increased workload for the hospital staff and an increased risk of losing vaccines must be taken into account. The Think Tank Vaccine Distribution looked into different scenarios.
During Economie Ontcijferd, Prof. Steven Van Passel, talks about the economic implications of climate action and inaction. A brief summary.
Integrated risk and crisis governance of critical infrastructures: An analysis of the safety network in the Port of Antwerp
In a new research project, professors of the Faculty of Business and Economics work together with the Port of Antwerp to analyze the safety networks with the aim to achieve integrated risk and crisis governance for this critical infrastructure.
For Sven Buyle, starting an academic career was not really his childhood dream As a fourteen-year-old, he dreamed of becoming a pilot. Little did he know that, a decade later, he would start a PhD in air transport economics.
Peak volume problems, next day delivery and nationwide prices: What the parcel industry can learn from the aviation sector
The current problems of the parcel industry were unfortunately clearly written in the stars. The business model of the webshops and distributors has reached its limits. A lot can be learned from the airline industry, but consumers too will have to become more aware of the challenges the e-commerce parcel market faces.
The University of Antwerp is proud to announce Arnaud Adam and Joris Beckers as the winners of the triennial Mercator-Ortelius Prize 202. With their thesis, both authors make an original contribution of high scientific quality to a relevant social and economic theme.
The COVID-19 crisis offers a great opportunity for your local bakery, specialized retailer or grocery store. The obligatory closure of physical shops forced many of them to finally set up a webshop while consumers had to move online to purchase products. Joris Beckers (UAntwerp) explains why entrepreneurs should now benefit from the efforts made and professionalize their online channel.
A think tank of professors from the University of Antwerp and industry experts has focused on the logistical organization for the distribution of the corona vaccines. After consulting with logistics parties, courier companies, non-profit organizations, international logistics experts and pharmaceutical companies, they have noted four main observations that are important for both the COVID19 vaccine distribution and immunization campaigns.
Sustalab, short for sustainability lab, is a learning, leadership and consultancy for good initiative. The dynamic team of students and alumni use hands-on management methods and self-developed tools to facilitate sustainable change among companies, sector federations and the Flemish government.
Yanou Ramon won this year’s “Best Paper Award” for her paper on “Metafeatures-based explanations for prediction models on big behavior data”. The Award Committee selected her paper during the first virtual edition of the Doctoral Day.