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Friday, October 2, 2015

10th graduation ceremony of the European Microfinance Programme (EMP)

Dear all,

The EMP team is pleased to invite you to its 10th graduation ceremony on Monday, October 19, 2015, at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels, Belgium.

Here is the programme of this special event:
7pm: Welcome speech
7.15pm : Graduation ceremony
7.45pm : Conference by Prof. Susanna Khavul, Management Department, University of Texas (Arlington)
8.25pm : Best EMP Professor’s award and speech by Prof. Kurt Moors
8.45pm: Testimonials of EMP’s Alumni and closing speech
From 9pm: Walking dinner
We hope that you will be able to join us for this very unique event.

The ceremony will start at 7pm in room R42.5.503 (Location: ULB, Solvay Building (R42), 42, av. F.D. Roosevelt – 1050 Brussels). The walking dinner will take place in the Atrium of the R42 building.

Registration is free but compulsory. Please confirm your attendance before October 5, 2015 to emp [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dr Quan Hoang Vuong - researcher at CEB, SBS-EM, Universite Libre de Bruxelles - has a new publication with a Springer's megajournal - SpringerPlus on September 21, 2015 (a working paper version of this publication has been with CEB/ULB Repository since December 2014).

The publication's details:

Be rich or don’t be sick: estimating Vietnamese patients’ risk of falling into destitution. SpringerPlus 2015, 4:529. DOI:10.1186/s40064-015-1279-x.

The full-text paper can be read online and downloaded (pdf) from

SpringerPlus has been indexed in many science databases including ISI WoS, Scopus, PubMed and BioMed Central.


Monday, September 7, 2015

Oser perdre du temps pour en gagner...

Perdre du temps, impossible en entreprise ? Venez en discuter avec un dirigeant qui pense le contraire et des universitaires spécialistes du management au:
Management Café
Le 14 octobre 2015 à 18h30
Avenue Louise 523, 1050 Ixelles

- Jack Abrams, Entrepreneur, Fondateur de la startup YouHaveAJack, (, outil de messagerie qui vous permet d’envoyer des messages qui  seront ouverts... seulement quand vous l’avez décidé.
- Sandra Rothenberger, Professeure de Marketing à la Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM)

Modération: Vincent Giolito, chercheur à la SBS-EM

Sur le modèle des «Cafés philo», le Management Café est l’occasion de débattre de sujets qui concernent le travail et le business, et de confronter l’avis de praticiens et d’académiques. C'est surtout une occasion d'échanger des idées pour tous ceux que la vie en entreprise intéresse.

Le Management Café est organisé par le Centre Emile Bernheim de la Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management avec le soutien de la Fondation Bernheim.

Accueil: 18h30
Débat: 18h45-20h
Networking: 20h-21h

Participation gratuite mais inscription demandée (


Friday, August 28, 2015

Lucy Van Hove received the William H. Newman Award for Best Paper based on a Dissertation at the 2015 Academy of Management Meeting

Lucy Van Hove is Lecturer and Researcher in Human Resources and Leadership at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Centre Emile Bernheim, ULB.

Her paper “Does Executive Coaching Really Develop Management Skills? An experimental field study among executives” has been nominated by her Division, Management Education and Development (MED), for the Award, and designated by the Scientific Committee as Finalist for the Newman Award. This award recognizes the best annual meeting paper based on a recent dissertation.

Her paper was based on her PhD dissertation “The impact and key success factors in executive coaching. A longitudinal field study among executives” defended in April 2014 and funded by the Bernheim Foundation.

The annual Academy of Management Conference is the worldwide leading scientific meeting in management sciences. It typically gathers over 10,000 participants from all continents. This year, the meeting has taken place in Vancouver (Canada)

Congratulations to the ULB researcher for this remarkable achievement!


Friday, May 22, 2015

CEB Conference: Long-Term Art Investment
Thursday, May 28, 2015 and Friday, May 29, 2015 - 13.30pm - location: R42.2.107
Program Art Markets Workshop
Contact: aurousse [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be


Monday, April 13, 2015

Dr. Anaïs Hamelin vient d'être reçue major au premier concours d'agrégation du supérieur en sciences de gestion qui, en France, permet l'accès au corps des Professeurs d'Université.
Elle a soutenu en 2010 une thèse sur le financement et la croissance des PME, en co-tutelle entre l'Université Libre de Bruxelles (SBS-EM, Centre Emile Bernheim) et l'Université de Strasbourg, sous la direction des Professeurs Ariane Szafarz et Michel Dietsch. Depuis 2011, elle est Maître de Conférences en Sciences de Gestion à la Faculté de Droit de l'Université de Strasbourg. A la rentrée 2015 elle rejoindra l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg.


Monday, March 30, 2015

The 2nd Interdisciplinary Symposium on Sustainable Development is organised with the support of the Public Service of Wallonia. This symposium is co-chaired by the Professors Marek Hudon (Université libre de Bruxelles) and Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (Université catholique de Louvain).
The 2015 Symposium will be honoured by the presence of several high-level speakers. Thomas d’Ansembourg (psychotherapist who highlighted the principle of citizen interiority), Rob Hopkins (PhD in Human Geography, initiator of the Transition Movement), Jean-Marc Jancovici (engineering consultant in energy and climate, co-founder of Carbone 4, author and initial developer of the carbon accounting of the ADEME), Martin Khor (Executive Director of the South Centre, intergovernmental organisation of developing countries), Gunter Pauli (Belgian industrialist working for industrial zero-emission solutions, pioneer in the circular economy, initiator of the concept of blue economy), Jeffrey Sachs (Professor at Columbia University and special consultant to the General Secretary of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon) and Laurence Tubiana (Director of IDDRI and Ambassador for Climate Change Negotiations, Paris 2015) have confirmed their participation.
The Symposium will take place on 20, 21 and 22 May 2015:


20 May: Inaugural conference at 20h in ULB (Bruxelles) with Rob Hopkins and Gunter Pauli
21-22 May: Two days of Symposium at UCL (Louvain-la-Neuve)
with Martin Khor on 21 May and Thomas d'Ansembourg, Jean-Marc Jancovici, Jeffrey Sachs and Laurence
Tubiana on 22 May, among others


More than 120 high-quality contribution proposals were submitted and about sixty will be presented during the parallel sessions.
Online registration will be open at the beginning of spring on the following website:
For any further questions, please contact the organisation at the following email address: info [at] congrestransitiondurable [dot] org


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Zvi Bodie (Boston University) and Marie Brière (CEB – SBS-EM and Paris Dauphine University) win Markowitz prize for paper on sovereign wealth risk management.

Zvi Bodie and Marie Briere were named winners of the $10,000 Harry M. Markowitz Award prize, for their paper titled “Sovereign Wealth and Risk Management: A Framework for Optimal Asset Allocation of Sovereign Wealth”.

Mr. Bodie is the Norman and Adele Barron Professor of Management at Boston University and Ms. Briere is head of the investor research center at Amundi, an affiliate professor at Paris Dauphine University and Scientific collaborator at the Centre Emile Bernheim – SBS-EM, ULB.

The winners of the awards were selected by a panel of Nobel laureates in economics, consisting of Mr. Markowitz, namesake of the award; Robert C. Merton; Myron S. Scholes; and William F. Sharpe.

The winning papers were selected from papers published in the Journal of Investment Management in 2014.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sandra Rothenberger (Department of Strategy, Corporate Governance, Marketing and Innovation) is co-organising a workshop on March 5 and 6, 2015


CEB PhDs - What about now...?


Dr. Pierre-Nicolas Schwab

Director (BE, IntoTheMinds, market research agency)

Dr. Florence Duvivier

Assistant Professor, Strategy Department
(FR, NEOMA Business School,  Campus Rouen)

Read more ...

Research Funding
- Financing students  
- TA-ships at SBS-EM


More SBS-EM News - Past CEB News
Upcoming Events & Activities - Past Events & Activities


Centre Emile Bernheim (CEB), is ULB’s research Institute in Management Sciences, affiliated to the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM).

The CEB's researchers are currently active in the following fields: Finance, Accounting & Tax Sciences; International Trade & Development; Strategy, Corporate Governance, Marketing & Innovation; Economic & Financial History; Human Resources, Organisation & Labor Economics; Microfinance (CERMi); Public Management; Centre d'Etudes Economiques et Sociales de l'Environnement (CEESE).

CEB is organised into eight departments, it hosts full-time professors, part-time professors, and researchers.

CEB members publish in top international scientific journals and participate in congresses, conferences, and academic teaching around the world. CEB senior researchers have developed close relations with public and private firms, and national and international organisations (EU, World Bank, IMF, federal and regional Belgian governments, the European Patent Office, the OECD), wich frequently lead to contracts funding applied research work and expertise. CEB also runs the Doctoral School in Management Science of the SBS-EM. Some CEB PhD students benefit from scholarships. These grants (FNRS, CIM, etc.) are highly competitive, and CEB candidates have obtained excellent scores in recent rounds of attribution.

Next RSAEM 10.12.15

Presentation by Wolter Hassink (Utrecht University, NL). At 12.15 pm - Research Room R42.4.118.

More information on CEB members


CEB organizes the Research Seminar in Applied Economics and Management under the supervision of Professors Sandra Rothenberger and Pierre-Guillaume Méon.


CEB also organizes Doctoral courses in Management Science.





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CEB also welcomes visiting professors to take part in research activities, as well as in advanced teaching programmes (MBA, Master of Management Sciences, MCC in Microfinance, Doctoral Programme).


The CEB is subsidised by the Emile Bernheim Foundation, the second largest Belgian Foundation.

The CEB is chaired by Kim Oosterlinck and directed by Pierre-Guillaume Méon and coordinated by aurousse [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Aurélie Rousseaux) with the support of vlahaye [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Véronique Lahaye) and anne-lise [dot] remy [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Anne-Lise Remy).