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PhD candidates & their research

We’re proud to introduce you to our current PhD candidates*. Have a look and explore the interesting research topics they are currently working on. Intrigued and want to know more about one of the topics? Feel free to reach out via the LinkedIn button.

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*who have completed Stage 1 of the PhD program for Executives.


Agapito Luiz

Topic: The effect of regional factors and technology characteristics on high-tech farming uptake – evidence from analysis in Brazilian Middle-West

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Agostinho Cussomba

Topic: Facilitation of informal financing over street vendors in Luanda Angola

Al-Issa Nermain

Topic: Luxury Consumption in The Islamic Market: Why Do Muslims Purchase Luxury Products in The Post-modern Liquid Market and How Does Individuals’ Level of Religiosity Affect Their Luxury Purchasing Intentions?

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AlSalfiti Ahmed

Topic: An Analysis of Port Service Quality on B2B Customer Satisfaction: The case of Kuwait.

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Ananthraman Srinivasan

Topic: The salience of inter-relatedness among patents in a patent portfolio: An empirical investigation into the effect of patent portfolio quality on its value

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Ayoub Maysam

Topic: Intra-firm audit quality variation

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Bejjani Yorgo

Topic: Big Data and Decision Making in Incumbent B2B firms

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Braiteh Dima

Topic: The Impact of the Paradoxical Leadership Behavior on the Employee Well-Being in the context of Organizational change

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Canale Segovia Fernanda

Topic: Family Influence on Family Firms' Ambidextrous Orientation

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Carreno Gonzalo

Topic: The impact in Negotiation of the BATNA in the salary context.

Chaara Mohammed

Topic: Organizational Learning in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: A Common Framework for Business Adoption
“mens et machinae manibus”

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Chenchi Shu

Topic: Green finance and banks' foreign performances

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Chinchanikar Sameer Shankar

Topic: Coopetition dynamics : An interaction perspective

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Cortese Alessandro Jacques

Topic: A configurational approach to improving Radiotherapy patient’s outcomes in Europe

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Deblond Alexander

Topic: Human Capital Characteristics of Irish, Swiss and Belgian High Technology Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the relation to their International Entry Mode strategy

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Deif Nadine

Topic: The Impact of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Rulings on Companies’ Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) and Host Countries’ Present and Future Public Policies

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Fahl Dina

Topic: To what extent corporate social responsibility effect Corporate Financial Performance moderated by corporate governance.

Fierens Janick

Topic: How Founder/CEOs and senior teams lead and experience the organizational journey of scale-up ventures during the scaling phase, navigating the duality of endurance and change

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Friedl Clemens

Topic: Explaining boundary conditions for successful and unsuccessful servitization in the aviation industry

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Geluk Eva

Topic: Effect of job resources, job crafting and positive gain spiral on re-integration measures after burn-out.

Ginzburg Oren

Topic: Excessive Complexity and Unnecessary Complication inOrganizations: the Case of Multi-Donor Grant Making Funds

Goossens Mark

Topic: The effects that the attributes of the supply chain (transparency - traceability, CSR, (others?), and natural / man-made diamonds) have on the perceived value of diamond jewelry at a retail level.

Gupta Chonchol

Topic: The Correlation of Risk and the Quantified Effect on Business Resilience and Decision Making

Hausmann Martin

Topic: Reasons for technology acceptance of battery energy storage systems in Germany

Heise Denis

Topic: A clockwork analysis of the macroeconomic value drivers of private equity backed industrial companies

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Hendricks Leeya

Topic: Value co-creation in B2B digital technology platforms

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Hofer Beat

Topic: Understanding the dynamics of combining human and artificial clinical decision structures

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Ibrahim Carole

Topic: Diversity and inclusion adoption in the UAE

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Jensen Duane

Topic: The impact of Institutional complexity on knowledge creation

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Khawand Maroon Hady

Topic: Intellectual property rights management and exit strategy through mergers and acquisitions involving small and medium-sized enterprises in the gulf region

Khoury Muna

Topic: The Effect of Quantitative Job Insecurity on Employee’s Personal Values Moderated by Moral Development Stages: An Empirical Study with Evidence from a Local Government Unit in Palestine; Case of ‘Ramallah’ Municipality.

Klingler Michel

Topic: Ownership Competence in Private Equity

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Kruisinga Bucsea Simona

Topic: How I get along with my sales manager matters: the moderating effect of LMX on sales management competencies and customer mindset

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Ladurner Oliver

Topic: Interim Management - A contribution to M&A Success

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Langner Christopher

Topic: What makes a bond green and when are they greenwashing?

Leder Hendrik

Topic: Turnaround in Endgames

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León y Vélez Avelar Jorge Arturo

Topic: The nature, extent and effectiveness of CSR communication using social media in Mexico

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Lin Shiqiang

Topic: The Machine Learning Approaches for Chinese SME Credit Risk Assessment

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López Pérez Rosa Paulina

Topic: Building upon the “Intuitive Judgement and Intuitive Outcome Framework”: understanding Intuitive Misses

Martens Jan

Topic: The interaction of residential parking demand with new residential developments, car parks and mobility hubs

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Masiala Jean-Sébastien Theko

Topic: Interest and conditions of a strategic and privileged economic partnership betwenn Belgium and the D.R. Congo

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Moors Jürgen

Topic: Influence of organizational culture and leadership on the introduction of big data projects in a manufacturing environment

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Munteanu Dorinela

Topic: Setting the pace of internationalization in SME’s: a configurational analysis of entrepreneur’s personality, firm- and environment-level conditions

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Neyrinck Marc

Topic: Start me up: Towards a better understanding on how new ventures acquire their first customer

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Ngwa Collins

Topic: Microfinance-Plus Efficiency and Microfinance Institutions

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Nickl Tracy

Topic: Having An Intentional Personal Brand In Social Media Matters - For Both Wealth Managers And Their Firms

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Nkou Mananga Pierre

Topic: Systemic Risk and Interconnectedness in the non-banking sector: Evidence from South Africa

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Nottbrock Claus

Topic: Industry 4.0: Business Process Maturity Model for the digitalized interorganizational value chain - developing a research proposal

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Nwodo Charles

Topic: To what extent does diversification of ownership of corporate organisations impact the achievement of the organisation’s goals?

op 't Roodt Steven

Topic: Whether there are attributes of leaders that have a positive relation with successful dealing with challenges resulting from an organization's confrontation with disruptive changes in terms of dealing with transformation and this in reactive, proactive or prescription mode

Pavelko Alexander

Topic: Language impact on prosocial behaviour

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Peng Peng

Topic: How to create more customer value in independent coffee shops? - A set-theoretic approach to value creation

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Piot Wim

Topic: Price evolution in the residential real estate market: causes, effects and the future

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Prete Alessandro

Topic: Development of industrial processes for the competitiveness of the European manufacturing industry; optimization of elasticity of the productivity as a function of capacity load and manufacturing system types incorporating economy of scale.

Puthenpurackal Chakko Joseph

Topic: An Agile Portfolio Framework to Govern Enterprise IT Investments

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Raps Filip

Topic: Leading in turbulent times - threat rigidity and sensemaking during repetitive organizational change.

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Rettig Christina

Topic: Exploring Pharma 4.0 - Adoption of new technologies in drug manufacturing

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Rosés Luis Maria

Topic: How some "team constructs" (performance precursors, team motivation and cognitive distribution) as well as leadership personality traits affect team meeting results.

Sanchez-Stahmer Darby

Topic: Chinese Economic Statecraft and OFDI: Case Studies from Central America

Sanchez Varas Lucia

Topic: Out of place bodies/ identities at work: The case of women in masculinized jobs of the Chilean Mining Industry

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Scheipers Geert

Topic: Perspectives on manager’s use of mental models
in strategy management and strategic change

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Tögl Daniel

Topic: Improving success with inter-team retrospectives in large-scale agile programs

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Tuominen Ville

Topic: A predictive model to enable successful customer value management in digital transformation by increasing perceived customer value

Valero Juan Luis

Topic: Effects of public subsidies at EU level towards Innovation

Van de Goorberg Peter

Topic: The corporatization of an entrepreneurial firm: A multi-level approach

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Vanhaute Dave

Topic: IT M&A success: factors influencing the Post Merger integration of the IT function.

Van Hemelrijck Luc

Topic: To what extent is the adaptiveness of the sales force in the B2B industrial software industry constrained by strategy alignment and how will this constriction evolve as a result of the implementation of Artificial Intelligence technology?

Van Oostende Christa

Topic: The Role of Trade Unions Toward a Lifelong Learning Society

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Vanoorbeek Hans

Topic: A constitutive view on Entrepreneurial buyouts. Towards a conceptual framework

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Vervliet Stef

Topic: Impact of ethics on the integration process of acquired companies.

Vriesacker Koen

Topic: What, if any, are the antecedents of strong network participation in goal directed organisation networks?

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Vyncke Geert

Topic: What strategies do stakeholders use in the Belgian construction chain to increase and maximize the level of circularity of a building project?

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Xu Fajun

Topic: How and When Does Age Diversity Promote Firm Performance? The Mediation of Diversity Management and Employees’ Participation in Decision Making and the Moderation of Diversity Legitimacy Logic

Yakupoglu Mehmet Ulas

Topic: The usefulness of direct-to-consumer advertisement impacts on patients’ surgery treatment and medical device selection

Zazueta Jorge

Topic: Dynamic Capabilities in China's wind industry

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