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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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Microtransitions: What Makes Working from Home so Frustrating

Microtransitions: What Makes Working from Home so Frustrating

by Jennifer Clark

A study by Massimo Magni shows that the switch to remote working affects the quality of family life more than the working performance  

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The Importance of Being Optimistic in Times of Crisis

The Importance of Being Optimistic in Times of Crisis

by Fabio Todesco

A study on 1,642 British firms highlights that optimistic entrepreneurs implemented more innovation and more organizational change than the rest during the COVID spring lockdown  

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How Startups Decide When to Sell

How Startups Decide When to Sell

by Fabio Todesco

A model by Andrea Fosfuri suggests that startups with more capable founding teams can afford to wait until their idea has been developed into a proper innovation, while those with less capable teams have to commit to the early, less lucrative market  

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With the COVID Crisis, One in Four Family Businesses May Close

With the COVID Crisis, One in Four Family Businesses May Close

by Fabio Todesco

According to the XII AUB Observatory, 33% have inadequate capital and financial structure to face the pandemic and 25 or 30% could enter bankruptcy or liquidation processes if they do not resort to recapitalizations with equity  

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For Love of Ambiguity Entrepreneurs Kiss Toads That Will Never Become Princes

For Love of Ambiguity Entrepreneurs Kiss Toads That Will Never Become Princes

by Fabio Todesco

Research by Cedric Gutierrez suggests that overconfidence and the attraction for challenges perceived as depending on one's skills can push entrepreneurs and managers to enter too many markets, often with negative consequences  

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Optimists Are the Salt of the Earth. And Salt Can Burn the Roots of Innovation

Optimists Are the Salt of the Earth. And Salt Can Burn the Roots of Innovation

by Fabio Todesco

Overly optimistic entrepreneurs are unable to revise expectations after negative feedback, according to a study on 205 Spanish entrepreneurs. They tend thus to invest in too many projects to the detriment to innovation effectiveness  

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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  

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Seminars

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

    Marc Rysman (Boston University)

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  • 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

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  • 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  

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  • 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

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