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Friday, May 20, 2016

1st VUB-ULB doctoral workshop
on Thursday May 26, 2016, from 2pm to 5pm, room R42.2.110

Two doctoral students from VUB and two from ULB will present ongoing work and be discussed by senior members of the two institutions.
The completed programme is the following:
2:00-2:15: Welcoming words by Peter Claeys (VUB) and Pierre-Guillaume Méon (Centre Emile Bernheim, ULB)
2:15-2:50: Steffi Raes (VUB): “Supplying peacekeepers to United Nations: assessing the body bag syndrome”. Discussant: Ilan Tojerow (Dulbéa, Centre Emile Bernheim, ULB)
2:50-3:25: Jean Lacroix (Centre Emile Bernheim, ULB): “Democratization, political risk and FDI to developing countries”. Discussant: Peter Claeys (VUB).
3:25-3:40: Coffee break
3:40-4:15: Helena Sanz Morales (VUB): “Fiscal consolidation in hard times”. Discussant: Pierre-Guillaume Méon (Centre Emile Bernheim, ULB)
4:15-4:50: Afrae Hassouni (Centre Emile Bernheim, ULB): “Assessing the Contribution of Hedge Funds to Portfolio Management Beyond the Mean-Variance Framework”. Discussant: Caroline Buts (VUB).
4:50-5:00: General discussion and plans for the future.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dr. Quan Hoang Vuong - Senior Research Scientist of CEB - has his new research published as an edited book chapter with Routledge.

The publication's bibliographic information follows:

Vuong QH (2016). Global Mindset as the Integration of Emerging Socio-Cultural Values Through Mindsponge Processes: A Transition Economy Perspective. In J. Kuada (Ed.) Global Mindsets: Exploration and Perspectives (pp.109-126). London UK: Routledge.
Google Books:


Friday, May 13, 2016   

Gender Gaps in the Labor Market: Breaking the Glass Ceiling?
by Marianne Bertrand (Booth Business School, Chicago University, US)
on Thursday May 19, 2016, at 02:15pm, room R42.4.502

This seminar is organised in honor of the title Doctorate Honoris Causa she will receive that day from ULB


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Dr. Quan Hoang Vuong - Senior Research Scientist of CEB - has his latest research study published in Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Springer).

The publication's bibliographic information follows:

Vuong Q.H., Do T.H., Vuong T.T. (2016). “Resources, experience and perseverance in entrepreneurs' perceived likelihood of success in an emerging economy”. Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 5(1):#18.
DOI: 10.1186/s13731-016-0047-7.



Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Department of Microfinance edited its Activity Report 2015
Dowload the report


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Coaching: panacée ou placebo ?

Quels sont les avantages mais aussi les limites du coaching en entreprise? Peut-on coacher n'importe quel collaborateur à développer n'importe quelle compétence? En quoi le coaching se différencie-t-il des autres méthodes de développement des collaborateurs ?

Venez en discuter avec un praticien spécialiste du développement des cadres en entreprise et des universitaires spécialisés dans le domaine du coaching au


Le 27 avril 2016 à 18h30
Au « BOCO », Avenue Louise 521, 1050 Ixelles

- Michel De Vlaminck, Directeur du développement des cadres dirigeants, Groupe ENGIE (ex-GDF SUEZ)
Lucy Van Hove, Chercheuse en Gestion des Ressources Humaines et Leadership à la Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM) et Coach en entreprise

Modération: Vincent Giolito, chercheur à la SBS-EM

Sur le modèle des « Cafés philo », le Management Café est l’occasion de débattre autour de sujets qui concernent le travail et le business, et de confronter les 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 Émile Bernheim de la Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management avec le soutien de la Fondation Bernheim.

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

A propos du Centre Emile Bernheim:
A propos de la Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management:



Friday, March 18, 2016

Fortis, Volkswagen, and also government security agencies… Organizational errors occur frequently. They claim lives. They bring down entire organizations.

How and why do errors occur? What can executives do before it is too late?

The Baillet-Latour Chair on Error Management at Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management, in cooperation with ESMT Berlin, invites you to its inaugural conference:

Thursday, May 12, 2016 – 6-9 pm
Amphi Henri La Fontaine – Université libre de Bruxelles
Bâtiment K.1.105 – Av. Franklin D. Roosevelt 50, B-1050 Brussels

6:30 – Keynote speakers

Managing Errors: Lessons from the Flight Deck
Magnus Sundstrøm, A340 Flight captain, Chief pilot instructor, SAS Airlines

Managing Errors and Problems as a CEO in the Financial Industry
Paul Bodart, former CEO, Bank of New York Mellon

An Agenda for Leaders: Managing Errors in a Fail-Safe Environment
Prof. Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School

7:30 – Q&A panel
8:00 – Networking drinks

Presentation: Dr. Vincent Giolito, Researcher, the Baillet-Latour Chair on Error Management, and Paul Verdin, Professor of Strategy and Organization, Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management, with Prof. Jan Hagen, European School of Management and Technology, Berlin.

Free admission.
Registration: - Wrong to Right Brussels


CEB PhDs - What about now...?



Dr. Katarzyna Cieslik

Postdoctoral Fellow (NL, Wageningen UR)


Dr. Luminita Postelnicu

Data Scientist (BE, Mentis Consulting)

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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).

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 26.05.16

Business cycles, climate anomalies and regional height cycle in Japan, 1892-1937 by Thomas Lagoarde-Segot (Kedge Business School, FR). Co-written with Jean-Pascal Bassino (ENS de Lyon, FR) and Ulrich Woitek (University of Zurich, CH). From 12.30 p.m. to 1.45 p.m.

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).