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Do Risk Prone CEOs Really Promote Innovation?

Do Risk Prone CEOs Really Promote Innovation?

by Fabio Todesco

Research by Dovev Lavie and Patricia Klarner reveals that a CEO's risk propensity promotes exploration in product development only when the CEO is powerful, competitive pressure is strong and, surprisingly, the firm's accumulated exploration experience is not too high  

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Gather Ideas From Strangers, but Work Through Them With People Close to You

Gather Ideas From Strangers, but Work Through Them With People Close to You

by Fabio Todesco

Mannucci and Perry Smith analyze the role of personal networks in the creative process. Activating weak ties helps idea generation while triggering stronger ones makes fine tuning more effective, as Mannucci himself experienced directly when writing a novel  

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Do You Work from Home? Set a Time, Not a Room

Do You Work from Home? Set a Time, Not a Room

by Andrea Costa

Separating work hours from private time improves productivity and psychological wellbeing, according to a study by Caporarello and Manzoni that has won an award by the European Academy of Management. Using dedicated spaces does not have the same effect  

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Are You Well Connected in Your Firm? Better Keep Quiet About It

Are You Well Connected in Your Firm? Better Keep Quiet About It

by Andrea Costa

Those who act as intermediaries between otherwise disconnected colleagues, unbeknownst to them, achieve the best results in terms of innovation, according to a study by Alessandro Iorio  

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Don't Steal Our Culture!

Don't Steal Our Culture!

by Andrea Costa

Luxury brands are ever more frequently accused of cultural appropriation when they draw inspiration from nonWestern cultures. Gabriella Lojacono explains why and how to prevent the backlash.  

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Using Mobile Devices for Work Makes Us a Nuisance to the Family

Using Mobile Devices for Work Makes Us a Nuisance to the Family

by Jenny Mao

The job related use of mobile phone at home increases perceptions of individual productivity, but it comes at a cost in terms of individual wellbeing and quality of family life, according to a recent study by Massimo Magni  

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Experience Allows Firms to Better Adapt to Increasing Operational Breadth

Experience Allows Firms to Better Adapt to Increasing Operational Breadth

by Jenny Mao

Nilanjana Dutt and Megan Lawrence observe that firms with more experience are better able to deal with the burden of coordination and integration, thus improving their performance in the long run  

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Why Number Portability Increases Phone Operators Profitability

Why Number Portability Increases Phone Operators Profitability

by Andrea Costa

Andrea Fosfuri shows that number portability does not cause lower profits but reshapes competition on a more realistic basis by eliminating unnecessary price wars  

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News

  • Ukraine War: The Price of Making More Countries Join Sanctions

    Kerim Can Kavakli sheds some light on how sanctions coalitions are built and how targets try to skirt them  

  • Why Family Businesses Are More Resilient

    Certain features of entrepreneurial families amplify the ability of top management teams to absorb and recover from shocks, according to an analysis by Bocconi, Unicredit and AIDAF  

  • A Map of Investment Attractiveness in Agribusiness Infrastructure

    A study by Stefano Gatti, chair of Antin Infrastructure Partners in Infrastructure Financing, charts longterm trends and compares various applications in an increasingly important sector  

  • Ukraine: Corporate Decisions in Wartime

    Andrea Colli prepared a reading, based on databases and scholarly literature, with three suggestions for companies whose operations are affected by conflicts  

  • War in Ukraine: Risk of Famine at Highest Point in Decades

    An analysis by Guido Alfani and Cormac O Grada examines the causes of past food shortages, with implications of great relevance for today  

  • A Software to Help New Local Energy Communities Emerge

    GREEN's Edoardo Croci and Annamaria Bagaini collaborate on a project that will help bring Europe closer to energy independence through small scale efforts  

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  • ALEXANDER BLACK: Small Shadows of Lattice Polytopes
    Occasional seminars by Alexander Black

    ALEXANDER BLACK - University of California, Davis

    Room 3-E4-SR03 (Rontgen)

  • Eduardo Perez Richet: Fraud-proof non-market allocation mechanisms

    EDUARDO PEREZ RICHET - Science Po Paris

    Alberto Alesina Seminar Room 5.e4.sr04, floor 5, Via Roentgen 1

  • Alessandro Gavazza, London School of Economics: Refinancing Cross-Subsidies in the Mortgage Market

    ALESSANDRO GAVAZZA - London School of Economics

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    ELEN M. IMMERGUT - EUI

    Room 3b3sr01-Roentgen 1