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Flexibility Without Workplace Politics: Why Contractor Managers Can Thrive

Flexibility Without Workplace Politics: Why Contractor Managers Can Thrive

by Fabio Todesco

Temporary management fits the need for flexibility in the modern job market. The objectivity and independence coming with outsider status can work wonders in building trust and completing well defined tasks, according to research by Tracy Anderson  

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Stakeholders' Sentiment Can Make or Break a New CEO

Stakeholders' Sentiment Can Make or Break a New CEO

by Fabio Todesco

New research by Dovev Lavie finds that stakeholders' sentiment toward a new CEO has a stronger effect on post succession performance than the CEO's previous experience and fit. Outside CEOs, who are less familiar with the firm's organization and social networks, are more sensitive to such sentiment  

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Business Is the Soul of Legitimation

Business Is the Soul of Legitimation

by Fabio Todesco

Research by Fabrizio Perretti observes the relation between the presence of gay and lesbian commercial organizations and local regulations banning discrimination  

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Speed and Effectiveness: When Innovation Is Driven by Data

Speed and Effectiveness: When Innovation Is Driven by Data

by Torben Pedersen and Michael Moesgaard Andersen

Big Data, artificial intelligence and machine learning meet the need to quickly identify innovation wherever it occurs, often outside large and incumbent organizations, according to a book by Torben Pedersen and Michael Moesgaard Andersen. Read an excerpt  

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CSR and Subsidiaries: Engage NGOs and Hire the Right People

CSR and Subsidiaries: Engage NGOs and Hire the Right People

by Jennifer Clark

Andrea Fosfuri investigated how to align subsidiaries on headquarters CSR practices, thus avoiding reputational damage in spite of unaligned goals  

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How to Spot a Resilient Organization

How to Spot a Resilient Organization

by Fabio Todesco

Carlo Salvato describes a resilience mindset in the latest episode of the Clarity in a Messy World podcast  

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It Doesn't Always Hurt When a Company in Your Industry Is Caught Cooking the Books

It Doesn't Always Hurt When a Company in Your Industry Is Caught Cooking the Books

by Fabio Todesco

Most research reports a stigma effect that damages the market value of the whole industry, but a recent study by Dovev Lavie reveals a competition effect that favors the closest competitors. The overlap in these companies' products determines which effect dominates and how investors react  

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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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News

  • Finding the Perfect Number

    Francesco Grossetti has released a computer package capable of finding out the number of topics that best describes the content of corpuses of texts too large to be managed  

  • Fear of COVID, the Effectiveness of Non Pharmaceutical Interventions

    Colombe Ladreit analyzes the economic effects of lockdowns and distancing  

  • From Intelligence to AI and from Art to Artifice

    The fifth edition of ScienzaNuova, a seminar of research and experimentation on the fundamental concepts of modern sciences, returns to Merano  

  • Circular Businesses Risk Less and Reap Higher Returns

    Adherence to circular economy practices reduces by 12 times the default risk at one year from opening and leads to better risk adjusted returns, according to a white paper by Bocconi University, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Intesa Sanpaolo, coordinated by Claudio Zara  

  • How to Support Victims of Extortion and Usury in a Moment of Crisis

    A study resulting from an agreement between the Commissioner for the coordination of anti racket and anti usury initiatives and Bocconi University evaluates the functioning of the Solidarity Fund, born from an idea of Giovanni Falcone  

  • Methods and Models for Deciding with Data

    Emanuele Borgonovo, through two research projects, aims to make models understandable and useful to managers  

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  • The Equilibrium Existence Duality
    Theory & Experiments Seminar Series

    Elizabeth Baldwin, Oxford University https://elizabeth-baldwin.me.uk/papers/equilibrium-existence-duality.pdf

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    Development Labor Political Economy - Joint with Collegio Carlo Alberto

    Jesse Shapiro (Brown University)

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    Development Labor Political Economy - Joint with Collegio Carlo Alberto

    Charles Angelucci (MIT Sloan)

    Seminar Room AS02, Via Roentgen 1 (floor -2)

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    Development Labor Political Economy

    Maria Petrova (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

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