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CSR Destroys Value When Firms Stop Leading by Example

CSR Destroys Value When Firms Stop Leading by Example

by Fabio Todesco

High CSR performance usually works as stock price insurance against negative events. If the event is due to management conduct that contradicts CSR principles, though, markets punish, not reward, high CSR performers, according to research by Bartov, Marra, and Momente'  

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Morning Knowledge /14. Accounts

Morning Knowledge /14. Accounts

by Fabio Todesco

Even responsible companies try to divert attention from their weaknesses, Ariela Caglio says. But we shouldn't throw out the baby (Integrated Reporting) with the bathwater  

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Morning Knowledge /6. Corporate Reports

Morning Knowledge /6. Corporate Reports

by Fabio Todesco

You could think listed companies' financial reports to be more reliable than those of private companies. Antonio Marra invites you to think again. Which incentives do you think listed companies have to misreport earnings?  

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Invest in Private Companies, Their Accounts Are More Reliable than Public Companies'

Invest in Private Companies, Their Accounts Are More Reliable than Public Companies'

by Fabio Todesco

A new study finds that, when comparing companies with similar organizational structures, public companies' incentive to over report earnings in order to boost shortterm results outweighs market discipline  

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News

  • 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  

  • Beyond the Selfie: COVID19 and the Museum Sector

    According to Alex Turrini, the pandemic acted as a digital transformation accelerator, as never before  

  • When the Pandemic Leads to Food Insecurity

    Two recent studies on food systems in Europe and the pandemic highlight just how vulnerable to disruption these systems are  

  • Real Time Maps of COVID Trends in Italy

    From the homepage of Bocconi COVID Crisis Lab readers can go to a mapping app developed by Marco Bonetti and Ugofilippo Basellini and monitor the epidemic in Italy  

  • Don't Fear Zombies. At Least, Not Yet

    New research by Guido Tabellini shows that the risk of creating a hidden subsidy for uncompetitive firms should not hold back governments and banks from providing firms with credit during the COVID19 pandemic  

Seminars

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Seminars

  • Demand for Performance Goods: Import Quotas in the Chinese Movie Market
    Applied Microeconomics

    Marc Rysman (Boston University)

    Webinar

  • The Effect of Online Competition on Local Newspapers and Politics: Evidence from the Introduction of Craigslist in the U.S.
    Political Economy - Joint with the Department of Social and Political Sciences

    Ruben Durante (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) Abstract

    Webinar

  • Bond markets in Spring 2020 and the response of the Federal Reserve

    Paper Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, Berkeley Haas In order to receive the invitation link for the online streaming, please contact dip.fin@unibocconi.it  

    WEBINAR

  • Enabling rapid financial response to disasters: Knotting and reknotting multiple paradoxes in inter-organizational systems

    Paula Jarzabkowski (Cass Business School)   For information or to receive the invitation link contact daniela.cereda@unibocconi.it

    Webinar