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Friday, August 29, 2014

Tsinghua University China meets Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management – Dr. Sandra Rothenberger was invited to give a four days MBA lecture in Advanced Marketing for the Chinese Executives in the Airline and Aviation Industry at the Tsinghua SEM University in Beijing, China.

Perception beats Reality – Dr. Sandra Rothenberger has been invited to talk on the Executive Summit of the 10th Professional Pricing Society (PPS) Conference in Barcelona, Spain in November 2014.

“Faith much more - The impact of Trust on Corporate Performance” (2014) by Sandra Rothenberger and Koen Tackx will be presented at the 8TH FINT/EIASM CONFERENCE ON TRUST WITHIN AND BETWEEN ORGANISATIONS in COVENTRY, U.K., NOVEMBER 5-7, 2014 (further information )

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
New Publication - Department of Finance, Accounting and Tax Sciences
WP-CEB: N°14-18 Peters M. and H. Pirotte, Unveiling Sovereign Effects in European Banks CDS Spreads Variations


Monday, August 4, 2014
New Publication - Department of Finance, Accounting and Tax Sciences
WP-CEB: N°14-17 Quan Hoang Vuong, Operational scales, sources of finance, and firms’ performance: evidence from Vietnamese longitudinal data


Thursday, July 10, 2014
New Publication - Department of Microfinance
WP-CEB: N°14-016 Périlleux A. and A. Szafarz, Women Leaders and Social Performance: Evidence from Financial Cooperatives in Senegal


Monday, June 30, 2014
Anastasia Cozarenco (Aix-Marseille School of Economics) and Ariane Szafarz (ULB, Centre Emile Bernheim and CERMi) are the winners of the 2014 European Microcredit Research Award co-sponsored by the European Microfinance Network and the Hague University of Applied Sciences. The award was granted for the innovative scientific work presented in the paper "Microcredit in Developed Countries: Unexpected Consequences of Loan Ceilings." This paper develops the first theoretical model specific to microfinance in developed countries, and participates in the conversation on the nascent regulation of this young industry. The research has been carried out in the framework of an "Interuniversity Attraction Pole" on social enterprise, funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office.


Friday, June 20, 2014
It is with great pleasure that we announce that our Annual Report is now online!
Download the report
If you would like a paper version, please contact aurousse [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be (Aurélie Rousseaux)


Monday, June 16, 2014
Dr. Vuong Quan Hoang of Centre Emile Bernheim and colleagues have the new paper on the methodology of measuring corporate/organization inclusive innovation capacity, named as i2Metrix, published in the inaugural issue of ASEAN Journal of Management & Innovation (ISSN: 2351-0110; URL:

This paper discusses the issue of measuring corporate innovation capacity, and proposes a method for implementing such measurement program (i2Metrix). The actual survey on 19 Vietnamese leading businesses suggests that the i2Metrix design is working and can be further improved for future use. Responses by firms‟ executives show not only their awareness of innovation but also interest in management tools and methods to make use of this crucially important but elusive concept and resource. Insights from the survey highlight a disciplined process of innovation, adoption, and diffusion.

Vuong Quan Hoang, Nancy K. Napier, Vu Kim Hanh, Nguyen Manh Cuong, & Tran Tri Dung (2014). “Measuring Corporate Innovation Capacity: Experience and Implications from i2Metrix Implementation in Vietnam,” ASEAN Journal of Management & Innovation, Volume 1, Number 1, pp. 1-17. (URL:


Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The SBS-EM at the 5th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Economic Sciences

Six of PhD students at SBS-EM have been selected for the Lindau Meeting of the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, an international event which gather excellent young economists and economic Nobel laureates. Three of them are PhD students at the CEB: Géraldine David, Andrea Garnero and Geoffrey Minne.

The 5th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences will provide an open exchange of economic expertise and inspire cross-cultural and inter-generational encounters among economists from all over the world. The diverse methodological approaches to economics will be widely discussed between the Laureates and the young participants. The scientific programme will comprise lectures, discussion sessions, master classes and panel discussions. There will be around 480 young economists from more than 80 countries participating.

This representation demonstrates the high-level research performance of our Faculty which has an impact on the quality of our trainings.


CEB PhDs - What about now...?


Dr. Benoît Dewaele

Associate                   (BE, McKinsey)

Dr. Lucy Van Hove

Lecturer in Human Resources Management (SBS-EM) & Executive Coach

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


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

CEB aims at developing and promoting advanced scientific research in Management Sciences.  CEB's researchers are currently active in the following fields: Finance, Marketing, Technology Management, International Economics, Strategy & Corporate Governance, Accounting & Control, Economic & Financial History, Tax Sciences, Quantitative Methods for Management, Human Resources & Organisation, Microfinance - CERMi, Environmental Economics - CEESE, and Public management.

CEB is organised into thirteen 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 18.09.14

Empires Diverging?
An Exploratory Spatial Analysis of Habsburg and German Regional GDP, 1870-1910
by Max-Stephan Schulze
(UK, London School of Economics). Co-written with Paul Caruana-Galizia (UK, London School of Economics)

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).