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Financial Reporting Is More Reliable if a Firm Is Named After Its Founder

Financial Reporting Is More Reliable if a Firm Is Named After Its Founder

by Jenny Mao

A study of 2,121 large Italian private firms highlights that eponymous firms have higher financial reporting quality. All the more so if the name is rare or the firm has high visibility in the press  

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The Identikit of (Shakier than You Thought) Firms Connected to Mafia

The Identikit of (Shakier than You Thought) Firms Connected to Mafia

by Sahana Subramanyam

New research by Bocconi scholars Marra, Masciandaro, and Pecchiari jointly with Bianchi (Florida International) unveils that firms connected to organized crime have lower return on assets, higher debt, lower cash holdings and are more likely to default  

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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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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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News

  • The Impact of COVID on Women? Not Just Lost Jobs

    The pandemic has hit women harder than men, especially those who were in a vulnerable condition before the pandemic, triggering a vicious cycle that makes it even harder to relaunch female employment  

  • During the Pandemic It Was More Difficult to Be a Woman Leader in Italy

    A report presented by Plan International and Bocconi and realized with the support of Unicredit Foundation photographs female leadership in Italy. Inclusive and quality education, particularly in the digital sector, is the essential tool to promote the leadership of tomorrow's women  

  • Fighting Coronavirus, an International Study Will Evaluate the Most Effective Mitigation Systems

    A macroeconomic evaluation of antiCOVID measures for understanding the effectiveness of the policies and interventions implemented  

  • Happier and Wiser in Developing Countries

    LEAP Student Giorgia Cascone reports on a seminar by Gautam Rao highlighting the lasting benefits of light psychotherapy in alleviating depressive disorders  

  • Thirteen Dates with Gender Equality

    Innovative and impactful research is at the center of a series of seminars organized by the AXA Research Lab on Gender Equality at Bocconi, starting Tuesday, October 12  

  • A Missed Opportunity for the Cultural Sector

    The lockdown period has not been exploited for increasing internal efficiency of the cultural sector, which negatively reflected also outside the entertainment world and the economic sphere  

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Seminars

  • The Geography of Knowledge Production: Connecting Islands and Ideas
    Applied Microeconomics

    Andrew Bernard (Tuck School of Business)  

    Room AS02, Via Roentgen 1 (floor -2)

  • Repression Technology: Internet Accessibility and State Violence

    Anita Gohdes, Hertie School Special Seminar

    Room AS01 - Via Roentgen, 1

  • Consumers Only Notice the Size of Unfavorable Comparisons

    Guy Voichek, Yale University   Job Market Seminar For information please contact dip.mkt@unibocconi.it  

    Webinar

  • Rewarding Women's Rights in Dictatorships

    Daniela Donno, University of Cyprus Special Seminar

    Room AS02 - Via Roentgen, 1