Saving the World? It's a Job for Accountants

Saving the World? It's a Job for Accountants

by Fabio Todesco

Measurement and accounting rules have an impact on corporate behavior, and can hence promote Corporate Social Responsibility, says Ariela Caglio in the Bocconi podcast  

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Political Mudslingers Hurt Themselves

Political Mudslingers Hurt Themselves

by Fabio Todesco

New study by three Bocconi professors presents field and lab evidence that electoral attacks on opponents backfire and, in multicandidate races, end up having positive spillover effects on third candidates

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Thank You, European Research Council

Thank You, European Research Council

by Fabio Todesco

The ERC celebrates its 10,000th grantee. Massimo Morelli, the winner of one of the 41 grants hosted at Bocconi, tells how it empowered him, making fantastic research possible

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Why Artificial Intelligence Won't Turn on Us

Why Artificial Intelligence Won't Turn on Us

by Fabio Todesco

Simply put: current AI is not about thinking machines and it's not intelligent in a human like sense, says Riccardo Zecchina in the latest episode of the Bocconi podcast

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How Headquarters Can Lead Units to Adopt CSR

How Headquarters Can Lead Units to Adopt CSR

by Jennifer Clark

The practices must be both important and consistent with a subunit's values. Otherwise, the risk of rejection is high, explains Anne Jacqueminet in two studies

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Two ERC Grants to Bocconi to Study Managerial Decisions and Bureaucracy

Two ERC Grants to Bocconi to Study Managerial Decisions and Bureaucracy

by Fabio Todesco

The most prestigious European grants, for a total of almost 4 million euros, go to Alfonso Gambardella for a project on the decision making process of entrepreneurs and managers, and to Anthony Bertelli for one on bureaucracy and democratic values

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Brexit: Searching for Winners and Losers
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Brexit: Searching for Winners and Losers

by Fabio Todesco

Five years after the referendum that tore Europe apart, no one can claim to have had the upper hand. Eleanor Spaventa, in the latest episode of the Bocconi podcast, explains how it could happen

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How Sunspots Help Us Understand the Role of Media in Resistance Movements

How Sunspots Help Us Understand the Role of Media in Resistance Movements

by Sahana Subramanyam

Coordination and tactical information, not propaganda, are the key of BBC radio influence on the conflict between the fascist regime and opposition partisans in WWII Italy, according to research by Guido Tabellini and colleagues. When sunspots impaired the BBC signal, partisan activity and regime retaliation would decrease

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Act Like a Scientist, If You Want to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

Act Like a Scientist, If You Want to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

by Fabio Todesco

Science is the most effective way to make good predictions, and entrepreneurship is all about predictions, explains Alfonso Gambardella in the latest podcast for Clarity in a Messy World

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News

  • Bridging the Divide Between HR and CSR Functions

    A literature review developed a framework for looking at the role that the Human Resource function could play in Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability  

  • You Can Be Creative Even if Thinking Inside the Box

    Research by Beatrice Manzoni and Federico Magni finds that the combination of conscientiousness and conformity can boost a kind of creativity useful in a working environment  

  • COVID19 Has Taught Us the Importance of Data

    Data collection, organization and use must underpin decisionmaking, says statistician Raffaella Piccarreta, taking stock of data usage over the past year  

  • How Covid Is Changing Labor Law

    Research by Elena Gramano monitors the measures taken across Europe  

  • A New Tool Detects Emotions in Italian Social Media Posts

    Federico Bianchi, Debora Nozza, and Dirk Hovy released a freely available package for sentiment analysis and emotion recognition in Italian, overcoming the linguistic and economic limitations of similar tools  

  • The Real Effects of Accounting

    Accounting is no more just about bookkeeping or double entry: it's about information. Reporting rules affect both managerial behavior and our lives, according to Annalisa Prencipe, KPMG Chair in Accounting  

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Seminars

  • Markups and Inequality
    Macroeconomics - Joint with CREI-UPF

    Corina Boar (New York University) Paper

    Webinar

  • TRADE RULES AND STATE INTERVENTION IN THE ECONOMY IN THE COVID ERA
    International law

    INTRODUCTORY REMARKS LEONARDO BORLINI, Associate Professor of International Law at Bocconi University   SPEAKERS ELEANOR FOX, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation at New York University School of Law MITSUO MATSUSHITA, Professor Emeritus at Tokyo University, Former Member of the WTO Appellate Body AYA LINO, Associate Professor at Nihon University, College of Commerce, Tokyo THOMAS J. SCHOENBAUM, Shefelman Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law   CONCLUDING REMARKS GIORGIO SACERDOTI Professor Emeritus at Bocconi University and Former Member and Chair of the WTO Appellate Body   Registration online is not required.   Link di collegamento

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  • Reputational Bargaining with Ultimatum Opportunities
    Theory and Experiments Series

    Mehmet Ekmekci, Boston College

    Zoom

  • Facing Crisis? Art as politics in fourteenth-century Venice
    Sabbatical Seminar

    Stefania Gerevini, Bocconi University

    Webinar