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See detailParticipative Management as a Key Success Factor in Merger and Acquisition
Souply-Pierrard, Fernand; Robert, Jocelyne ULg

E-print/Working paper (2017)

In this working paper, we will examine in which way the participative management can be a key success factor in a context of organizational change. We tried to determine whether the use/implementation of ... [more ▼]

In this working paper, we will examine in which way the participative management can be a key success factor in a context of organizational change. We tried to determine whether the use/implementation of participative management and its tools is perceived as an increasing success factor of the mergers and acquisitions process. One of the interest of this study is to bring back a managerial aspect, nearly forgot in Europe but yet still relevant in Canada, that has proven is great interest within different studies over last decades and to apply the previous researches to a specific event in the life of a company, but also to a really particular context which is the one of a SME employing people with disabilities. To perform this research, we focused on the perception of participation, and its tools, that have workers and managers though a qualitative and a quantitative survey. The perspectives of this study open the way to more in depth researches in order to define audit processes and advises about the implementation of participative management (tools) to influence positively the probabilities of success for mergers and acquisitions. [less ▲]

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See detail"Sulla scia di Agnolo Bronzino, Alessandro Allori sodale di Benedetto Varchi. Un ritratto ‘misconosciuto’ del letterato e un suo sonetto inedito"
Geremicca, Antonio ULg

in LaRivista. Études culturelles italiennes Sorbonne Universités (2017), 5

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See detailValidation of a simplfied method for the crashworthiness of offshore wind turbine jackets using finite elements simulations
Pire, Timothée ULg; Echeverry Jaramillo, Sara ULg; Rigo, Philippe ULg et al

in Guedes Soares, Carlos; Garbatov, Yordan (Eds.) Progress in the Analysis and Design of Marine Structures (2017, May 08)

The work presented in this paper focuses on crashworthiness of jacket foundations used to support offshore wind turbines in moderately deep waters. In a previous research work, the authors have developed ... [more ▼]

The work presented in this paper focuses on crashworthiness of jacket foundations used to support offshore wind turbines in moderately deep waters. In a previous research work, the authors have developed a solver based on analytical formulations, derived from limit plastic analysis, to assess the damage of such foundations when impacted by a ship. The present paper describes the methodology followed to perform numerical validations of the theoretical developments, including a description of the finite element models, the computation hypotheses and the simulations performed using LS-DYNA code. Many parameters describing the collision scenario are investigated, namely the type, the mass, the initial velocity and the trajectory of the striking ship. Some comparisons between analytical and numerical results are finally shown. [less ▲]

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See detailGlucose production: influence of the datasets and of the long term emissions on LCA results
Gerbinet, Saïcha ULg; Belboom, Sandra ULg; Léonard, Angélique ULg

Poster (2017, May 08)

The aim of this study is to have a good understanding of the environmental impact of glucose production. Glucose is generally produced from corn or wheat. Since agricultural processes are known to be ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study is to have a good understanding of the environmental impact of glucose production. Glucose is generally produced from corn or wheat. Since agricultural processes are known to be difficult to evaluate by LCA, the results obtained with two different LCA databases, Gabi and EcoInvent, are compared in this work. The production of glucose from raw materials can be divided in two steps: the agricultural step allowing the cereal production, and the conversion step including the extraction of the starch from the plant and its hydrolysis into glucose. Preliminary results underline the high impact of the agricultural step, so a special attention has been paid to these data. Specific Belgian data collected by the Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W) (2014) [1] have been used as primary data (yield, amount of fertilizers, etc.), either using EcoInvent or Gabi datasets background data to model fertilizers, diesel consumption, etc. A third model was built using only data available in Ecoinvent for corn and wheat cultures. For the conversion steps, literature data have been used along with some industrial data. Based on these multiple sources, it is possible to compare the LCA results for the production of 1 kg of glucose for three different cases. The results underlined that the differences between the two databases are smaller than the differences between specific data (Belgium data) or non-specific data (Ecoinvent) for the agricultural steps. Nevertheless, in some impact categories, the differences between the two databases remain high. The presentation will underline where these differences are coming from. This leads to also analyze the differences between background data such as energy generation or fertilizer production. Moreover, special attention has been put on the influence of long-term emissions, in the Ecoinvent database. As these emissions have a large influence in some impact categories, we have to clarify if we should include them or not in view of comparison with GaBi database. Moreover, the Ecoinvent model and the GaBi models have been realized in two different software (Simapro and GaBi, respectively), therefore, some checks have been performed to see if some differences can be induced by the software. In conclusion, this presentation will underline which is the sensibility of the results to parameters not controlled by the LCA practitioner, such as the datasets hypotheses, the software differences, etc. 1. Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W), ALT4CER project. 2014. [less ▲]

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See detailCardinal Lorenzo Pucci and the Reform
Trizzullo, Eva ULg

Scientific conference (2017, May 08)

Born in Florence in 1458, Lorenzo Pucci comes from a family who had always been closely linked to the Medici. Present in Rome from 1484 onwards, Pucci soon becomes one of the most influent prelates in the ... [more ▼]

Born in Florence in 1458, Lorenzo Pucci comes from a family who had always been closely linked to the Medici. Present in Rome from 1484 onwards, Pucci soon becomes one of the most influent prelates in the immediate environment of Jules II, and is made cardinal right after Leo X’s election in 1513. In 1520, Pucci, who had been praised by Erasmus for his efforts to “restore the Christian religion”, is appointed penitenziere maggiore. As such, he could grant indulgences and was therefore at the heart of the practices strongly condemned by Luther. By using contemporary testimonies, this presentation aims to dwell on the role endorsed by Pucci as penitenziere and to examine the conditions that led him to that powerful position. I should also give some clues about his profile as a patron of arts. [less ▲]

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See detailSpray Drying-­Assisted Synthesis of Na2FePO4F/CB and Na2FePO4F/CNT Composite Cathodes for Lithium Ion Battery
Mahmoud, Abdelfattah ULg; Brisbois; Caes, sebastien et al

Conference (2017, May 08)

Fluorophosphates are considered among the most interesting series of cathode materials for Li/Na-ion batteries. Na2FePO4F, with layered structure and two-dimensional pathways for facile Na+/Li+ transport ... [more ▼]

Fluorophosphates are considered among the most interesting series of cathode materials for Li/Na-ion batteries. Na2FePO4F, with layered structure and two-dimensional pathways for facile Na+/Li+ transport [1], exhibits minimal structural changes (3.7%) upon reduction/oxidation. The average working voltage is 3.3 V versus Li+/Li. However, one of the key drawbacks of Na2FePO4F electrodes is their low intrinsic electronic conductivity. In this work, we report on the synthesis of Na2FePO4F by spray-drying, a technique which is easily scaled-up from the lab- to the industrial-scale and ensures a good homogeneity of all precursors. We are investigating the replacement of the grinding step by the addition of conductive carbon (carbon black and carbon nanotubes) to the solution containing the inorganic precursors of the Na2FePO4F phase in order to prepare Na2FePO4F/CB and Na2FePO4F/CNT with different ratios of CB and CNT (10 and 20%) and enhanced conductivity. The electrochemical performance shows that the addition of CNT improves remarkably the capacity of the NFPF electrode material thanks to better CNT dispersion inside and at the surface of the NFPF particles which enhances the electronic conductivity. Acknowledgements: The authors thank the Walloon Region for support under the “PE Plan Marshall 2.vert” program (BATWAL -1318146). A. Mahmoud is grateful to the Walloon region for a Beware Fellowship Academia 2015-1, RESIBAT n° 1510399. References [1] M. Brisbois, S. Caes, M-T. Sougrati, B. Vertruyen, A. Schrijnemakers, R. Cloots, N. Eshraghi, R-P. Hermann, A. Mahmoud, F. Boschini, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 148 (2015) 11-19. [less ▲]

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See detailDerjaguin-Broekhoff-de Boer analysis of adsorption in very disordered mesopores using probabilistic models
Gommes, Cédric ULg

Conference (2017, May 08)

Our current ability to produce mesoporous materials with ordered morphology has raised fascinating questions about the impact of geometrical disorder on adsorption and desorption states [1]. Many recent ... [more ▼]

Our current ability to produce mesoporous materials with ordered morphology has raised fascinating questions about the impact of geometrical disorder on adsorption and desorption states [1]. Many recent works have investigated the role of mild elements of disorder, such as local constriction or corrugation superimposed to otherwise geometrically ideal cylindrical pores [2,3]. These works have notably shown that elements of disorder may act as nucleation sites and destabilize vapor-like metastable states. The relevance of these perturbation-like results to fundamentally disordered materials, such as gels, is unclear. In particular, do vapor-like metastable states exist at all in this type of very disordered material? In the present communication, we address this question using probabilistic models to investigate the role of disorder. We generalize the classical Gaussian field models of porous materials [4] and use them to analyze adsorption and desorption in the Derjaguin-Broekhof-de Boer approximation. Our approach differs from earlier contributions in that both the adsorbent and the adsorbate are described in terms of probabilities [5]. This enables us to analyze the adsorbate configuration in very disordered solids using a low-dimensional yet realistic configuration space. We notably show that vapor-like metastable states are unlikely in gel-like disordered materials. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst retrievals of methane isotopologues from FTIR ground-based observations in the High Arctic
Bader, Whitney ULg; Strong, Kimberley; Walker, Kaley et al

Conference (2017, May 08)

Atmospheric methane concentrations have reached a new high at 1845 ± 2 ppb, accounting for an increase of 256 % since pre-industrial times (WMO, 2016). In the last ten years, methane has been on the rise ... [more ▼]

Atmospheric methane concentrations have reached a new high at 1845 ± 2 ppb, accounting for an increase of 256 % since pre-industrial times (WMO, 2016). In the last ten years, methane has been on the rise again at rates of ~0.3%/year (e.g., Bader et al., 2016), after a period of stabilization of about 5 years. This recent increase is not fully understood due to remaining uncertainties in the methane budget, influenced by numerous anthropogenic and natural emission sources. In order to examine the cause(s) of this increase, we focus on the two main methane isotopologues, i.e. CH3D and 13CH4. Both isotopologues are emitted in the atmosphere with a different ratio depending on the emission processes involved. As heavier isotopologues will react more slowly than 12CH4, each isotopologue will be depleted from the atmosphere at a specific rate depending on the removal process. Methane isotopologues are therefore good tracers of the methane budget. In this contribution, the first development and optimization of the retrieval strategy of CH3D as well as the preliminary tests for 13CH4 will be presented and discussed, using FTIR (Fourier Transform infrared) solar spectra collected at the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory, located at Eureka, Nunavut (80.05 °N, -86.42 °E, 610 m a.s.l.). Mixing ratio vertical profiles from a Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM v.4, Marsh et al., 2013) simulation developed by Buzan et al. (2016) are used as a priori inputs. The uncertainties affecting the retrieved columns, as well as an evaluation of the information content, will be discussed in order to assess the best strategy to be employed based on the altitude sensitivity range and complete error budget. [less ▲]

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See detailExophtalmie dysthyroïdienne : intérêt de l'abord coronal
XHAUFLAIRE, Gaël ULg

Conference (2017, May 08)

Bien qu’aucun consensus strict ne soit défini, la tendance actuelle en chirurgie de l'exophtalmie dysthyroidienne, comme dans toute chirurgie, est à la petite incision. Il est toutefois utile de rappeler ... [more ▼]

Bien qu’aucun consensus strict ne soit défini, la tendance actuelle en chirurgie de l'exophtalmie dysthyroidienne, comme dans toute chirurgie, est à la petite incision. Il est toutefois utile de rappeler l’intérêt de l’abord coronal dans le traitement périorbitaire global de l’orbitopathie dysthyroïdienne. L'abord coronal permet un effondrement complet et efficace de 3 à 4 parois bilatérales. Il peut être associé à une lipectomie, à des greffes osseuses, voire à une reconstruction crânio-faciale plus complète, en un seul temps opératoire. L'effondrement de la paroi externe de l'orbite peut être réalisée sans pression sur le globe, et donc à moindre risque pour un oeil fragilisé par une myopie forte ou des chirurgies antérieures. La chirurgie ethmoïdale centrifuge expose à moins de risques de grasping musculaire qu'une chirurgie endonasale. La chirurgie s'effectuant du haut vers le bas expose à moins de risques de pénétration méningée et de fuite de LCR. La décompression "balancée", avec conservation du plancher médian et du ROOT expose à moins de risque de diplopie incoercible et à un moindre risque d'anesthésie trigéminée définitive. En présence d'une exophtalmie forte et d'un orbite congestif, fibreux, cicatriciel, d'un globe fragile, voire d'une sinusopathie, l'abord coronal sera parfois le seul possible. [less ▲]

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See detailStudy of Meta-analysis strategies for network inference using information-theoretic approaches
Pham, Cam Ngoc ULg; Haibe-Kains; Bellot, Pau et al

in BioData Mining (2017)

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See detailObjets directs en kirundi
Tuyubahe, Pascal ULg

Conference (2017, May 05)

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See detailStaaten mit ausgeprägter Regionalautonomie - Fallstudie : Belgien
Behrendt, Christian ULg

Conference (2017, May 05)

Exposé donné à l'invitation du Congrès des pouvoirs locaux et régionaux du Conseil de l'Europe, dans le cadre de la conférence "Pour une réforme territoriale réussie : Causes et méthodes de réformes infra ... [more ▼]

Exposé donné à l'invitation du Congrès des pouvoirs locaux et régionaux du Conseil de l'Europe, dans le cadre de la conférence "Pour une réforme territoriale réussie : Causes et méthodes de réformes infra-nationales dans les pays membres du Conseil de l'Europe", Eupen, Belgique, 5 mai 2017. [less ▲]

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See detailHow microbes network (and are networked) in geological disposal research: a sociological perspective
Van Oudheusden, Michiel ULg; Schröder, Jantine; Turcanu, Catrinel

Conference (2017, May 05)

In MIND subtask 3.2, we ascertain whether and how microbes, microbiologists, and microbiology are enrolled into research on the geological disposal of radioactive waste. We adopt a social studies of ... [more ▼]

In MIND subtask 3.2, we ascertain whether and how microbes, microbiologists, and microbiology are enrolled into research on the geological disposal of radioactive waste. We adopt a social studies of science (actor-network theory) perspective that observes how actors within MIND (e.g. MIND researchers, members of the MIND Implementer Review Board) and outside the project (e.g. geologists, waste management regulators, policy makers) process data and generate insights on the role of microbes in waste disposal, and how these processes elicit challenges and opportunities for enrolment. Examples of the latter include mixed appreciations of the impact of microbial activity on artificial barriers (e.g. negligible vs. substantial), the scope for, and appeal of, institutional uptake of microbiology research (e.g. through the coupling of microbiology research to “the safety case”), and the (re)drawing of disciplinary boundaries (e.g. between microbiology and geology). Drawing on these and related examples, we explore how through projects like MIND, microbes network, and are networked, differently for the joint purpose of radioactive waste disposal. [less ▲]

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See detailManaging donor-related variability in cell production by means of data-based modelling
Mehrian, Mohammad ULg

Scientific conference (2017, May 05)

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See detailLes Hormones Glycoprotéiques: de la Clinique à la Recherche.
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg

Doctoral thesis (2017)

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