Bart Cambré

Bart Cambré
Antwerp Management School

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Introduction
My current research involves organizational networks, and research methods with a focus on the configurational approach (QCA) and evaluation studies.
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October 2015 - present
University of Antwerp
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  • Professor
January 2011 - present
Antwerp Management School
Position
  • Professor (Full)
January 2006 - September 2010
Tilburg University
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (63)
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The purpose of this essay is to study different pathways to high customer episode/relationship values using qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) based on 93 cases of customers who visited independent coffee shops in South China. The results demonstrate that a high level of episode/relationship value can be produced through multiple configurations...
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Purpose Nested within institutional theory and the political economy perspective, this study aims to examine Chinese outward foreign direct investments (OFDI)-supporting organizations and fostering mechanisms for its SMEs in Europe’s largest economy, Germany. Design/methodology/approach The authors conduct a multiple-case study to present rich ins...
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Purpose Supplementing an earlier review paper on the internationalization of Chinese small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) (ICS) that covers the period 1991–2012, the purpose of this paper is to examine how research on this topic has thematically expanded in recent years. Specifically, the authors aim to examine the literature between 2013 and...
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What is the most appropriate QCA solution type when engaging in a multimethod design that includes QCA and in-depth process-tracing (PT)? While either the intermediate or the parsimonious solution are generally favored in QCA-only studies, we identify important challenges that can emerge when selecting those solutions in a QCA-PT multimethod study....
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Purpose This paper aims to use the institutional perspective to jointly explore the underlying motives that drive Chinese private small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to invest in the developed economy of Germany and the role China’s institutional environment is playing in this context. Design/methodology/approach Given the lack of recent in...
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Radical drug innovations are of great importance to pharmaceutical firms and public health. Understanding the determinants involved in successful radical drug innovations is key to increasing this type of output in the future. The objective of this review is to search the literature for key firm-level determinants of radical drug innovation. Follow...
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To date, there has been little agreement in the literature on what exactly constitutes radical drug innovation and how to properly measure this important construct. Without a validated measure, our ability to understand radical drug innovations, explain their origins, and demonstrate their implications for management and health policy is limited. T...
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The aim of this article is to build up a concept-informed research design to answer “why and how” a policy can make a difference. It demonstrates the potential and challenges of an innovative multimethod approach, which combines a configurational and mechanistic view to policy effectiveness. The article hereto draws on experiences in applying Quali...
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In this article we describe and illustrate what we call a network of networks perspective and map the development of a Lead network of the Antwerp Port Authority that governs various organizations and networks in the port community before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. We find that setting a collective focus and selective integration to be cruci...
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In this article we describe and illustrate what we call a network of networks perspective and map the development of a Lead network of the Antwerp Port Authority that governs various organizations and networks in the port community before and during the COVID‐19 pandemic. We find that setting a collective focus and selective integration to be cruci...
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The aim of this article is to shed light on 'why and how' a policy can make a difference. We demonstrate the potential and challenges of an innovative multimethod study, which combines a configurational and mechanistic approach to policy effectiveness. We hereto draw on experiences in applying Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Process Tracing in...
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This study unravels different paths to success for independent designers and focuses on the balance between the artistic and economic considerations they have. Therefore, a comparative case study is presented for 48 designers looking into both business growth and perceived success. The configurational analysis explores the combination of different...
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This chapter starts after data collection. You have opted for a thoroughly thought-through quantitative (or mixed) research design with sound sampling and now finally, after careful preparation and meticu- lous execution, the data are in. In this chapter we will discuss the next steps in the process: preparing your data, analysing and reporting the...
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In onze veranderende wereld kunnen complexe problemen enkel aangepakt worden als organisaties samenwerken. Individuele organisaties zijn niet in staat om deze complexiteit het hoofd te bieden. Ze moeten hun expertise noodgedwongen verbinden aan die van andere en maken hierdoor steeds vaker deel uit van organisatienetwerken. In dit boek verkennen we...
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Introduction In this article, network governance is examined by using a network game that enables participants to interact and communicate about the coordination of service delivery by playing a role in a simulated organizational network. Methods The research design can be described as a data-driven inductive approach in which data were collected...
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Intraorganizational communication affects job satisfaction and turnover. The goal of this study was to explore relationships between communication and job satisfaction, intention to leave, and burnout among Flemish hospital nurses. A multicenter questionnaire study was conducted in three hospitals using the Communication Satisfaction Questionnaire,...
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Worldwide, nurse shortage and high turnover rates are observed. Job satisfaction is a major determinant of retention and is influenced by intraorganizational communication and perceived communication satisfaction. This article presents a narrative review on communication satisfaction, job satisfaction, and their mutual relationship as well as their...
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This research presents an explorative comparative case study of 21 cases in the Belgian furniture design industry with regard to achievement of success. The study looks into both objective and subjective measures of success, namely business growth and high perceived success. The set-theoretic analysis of these data yields two major conclusions. Fir...
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The aim of this study is to investigate the elements of organizational career management (OCM) that can lead to strong organizational performance. The growing unpredictability of careers requires a different organizational approach of careers. Yet, new career models all focus on the individual as the central actor, leaving the role of the organizat...
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Een sociologische realiteit waar we-ook binnen HRM-niet om heen kunnen, is de toenemende trend naar individualisering. Individualisering steunt op de overtuiging dat in de wereld vele mogelijkheden open liggen en dat men daarbij zelf moet/kan kiezen welke men wil gebruiken. Binnen het HR-vakgebied zijn de laatste decennia talrijke con-cepten en too...
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A number of environmental labels and certificates have been developed to inform consumers of the environmental impacts. This paper explored different configurations of institutional and organizational conditions for the internalization of sustainable practices. For the institutional conditions the level of institutional pressures were considered. F...
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Given that integrated care includes many different aspects, this paper seeks to design a comprehensive research approach and explains how this approach is applied in the CORTEXS research project on integrated care in the Flemish Community in Belgium. A systemic view on integrated care is translated into a multi-level, multi-disciplinary, multi-meth...
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Integrated care is seen as an important new method towards more demand-driven and costconscious health systems. In November 2013, a 4-year, multidisciplinary and multi-method research project on integrated care in Flanders (Belgium) was launched: CORTEXS – Integrating Care. The €3 million project focuses on long term care. CORTEXS strives to combin...
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While the management of projects is rapidly gaining importance in the current fast pace economy, there is a growing dissatisfaction with its theoretical underpinnings. Rooted in an exploratory micro-analysis of the practices of 86 project managers, our study demonstrates that project managers engage in 10 core practices, which together imply that m...
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Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), initiated by Charles C. Ragin, is a research strategy with distinctive added value for organization studies. QCA constitutes in essence two configurational approaches, each grounded in set theory. One approach uses crisp-sets (dichotomous variables) to analyze cases. The other approach uses fuzzy-sets. While...
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In this concluding chapter, we look ahead to future theoretical and methodological directions that emerge from the contributions in this volume and that carry the potential to enrich contemporary organizational research. We furthermore point to some issues that remain unsolved and need to be addressed in future research to further establish the con...
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The notion of configuration – that the whole is best understood from a systemic perspective and should be viewed as a constellation of interconnected elements – is arguably one of the central ideas of organization studies. Yet, this idea also remains one of the field’s least understood aspects. In this volume and its introduction, we outline a new...
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Purpose – This paper aims to contribute to the understanding of group level differences in job satisfaction. Specifically, the authors seek to understand the shared variance in job satisfaction at the group level of jobs within organisations, in a particular industrial sector. To explain differences in job satisfaction between groups, the authors e...
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Managing project-based learning is becoming an increasingly important part of project management. This article presents a comparative case study of 12 cases of knowledge transfer between temporary inter-organizational projects and permanent parent organizations. Our set-theoretic analysis of these data yields two major findings. First, a high level...
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Werkstress, arbeidswelzijn, werkbaar werk. Het lijken wel modewoordjes die het huidige arbeidsdiscours kleuren. De HR Manager verwijst naar de effecten van stress op zijn retentiebeleid. De preventieadviseur heeft het over de gevolgen voor de arbeidstevredenheid en het psychosociaal welzijn van de werknemers. De bedrijfsleider koppelt stress aan de...
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This important and timely book provides a systematic treatment of temporary organizations - an increasingly prevalent organizational form in which organizations work together on a joint task - for example, a movie production, a rescue operation, development of a new product - for an ex ante limited period of time. © Patrick Kenis, Martyna Janowicz-...
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Het blijft verbazingwekkend hoe weinig we eigenlijk weten over werk in onze samenleving. Ons kennen botst niet zelden op de hoog opgetrokken muren van fabriek of bureau. In dit boek openen 31 arbeids- en organisatiekundigen uit Vlaanderen en Nederland de zwarte doos. Ze leiden ons binnen in de wereld van de flexibiliteit, het teamwerk en innovatie....
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Van aalboer tot zwikker, denken over werk, arbeid en organisatie Dertig auteurs, dertig 'conculle-ga's'. Meestal zijn het collega's maar soms ontmoeten ze elkaar als concurrent. Hun kijk op arbeid, werk en organisatie vertrekt van een trilaterale verhouding tussen theorie, empirie en beleid (figuur 1). De auteurs hanteren voornamelijk een meso-of m...
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Survey research often uses Liker-type score items to measure respondents' attitudes with respect to certain topics. This type of item has been shown to be susceptible to an acquiescent response bias. The purpose of this article is to point out the importance of controlling for this type of response bias when evaluating the equivalence of the constr...
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Attitude surveys often use sets of items with identical response scales (e.g., in Likert format) in order to formulate attitude constructs. There is considerable evidence that such a response format can be susceptible to acquiescence bias (i.e., the tendency to agree with survey questions). The specification of a style factor (acquiescence) in meas...
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In 1995, the Flemish Government commissioned a two wave panel study on the citizens knowledge about the Flemish institutions, structures, and policy, and on the effect of an intensive information campaign held between the first and the second wave. 710 respondents co-operated in thefirst wave. In 1996 the study was repeated, following a simulated t...

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Development of a method and tools to evaluate the impact of Athlete Leadership and Unified Leadership training of Special Olympics on athletes of Special Olympics and on employees of companies and organisations.