Vorige edities 2011
The central theme of this EWI Review looks at the culture and mentality in which entrepreneurship (and innovation) in Flanders flourishes – or could flourish.
In Flanders, an entrepreneur whose business has failed always carries the stain of this failure with him, usually for the rest of his days. Banks will be difficult about giving new loans, applications for credit subsidies are suddenly subject to numerous extra conditions. It is open to question whether or not this suspicion is justified. Surely the entrepreneur will also have ‘learnt’ from his experience, and will therefore be unlikely to make the same mistakes again?
The interview with Ivan Van de Cloot offers some fascinating and often surprising insights in this respect. We will also examine a number of practical examples.