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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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Two ERC Grants to Bocconi to Study Managerial Decisions and Bureaucracy

Two ERC Grants to Bocconi to Study Managerial Decisions and Bureaucracy

by Fabio Todesco

The most prestigious European grants, for a total of almost 4 million euros, go to Alfonso Gambardella for a project on the decision making process of entrepreneurs and managers, and to Anthony Bertelli for one on bureaucracy and democratic values  

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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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News

  • Bridging the Divide Between HR and CSR Functions

    A literature review developed a framework for looking at the role that the Human Resource function could play in Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability  

  • You Can Be Creative Even if Thinking Inside the Box

    Research by Beatrice Manzoni and Federico Magni finds that the combination of conscientiousness and conformity can boost a kind of creativity useful in a working environment  

  • COVID19 Has Taught Us the Importance of Data

    Data collection, organization and use must underpin decisionmaking, says statistician Raffaella Piccarreta, taking stock of data usage over the past year  

  • How Covid Is Changing Labor Law

    Research by Elena Gramano monitors the measures taken across Europe  

  • 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  

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  • Markups and Inequality
    Macroeconomics - Joint with CREI-UPF

    Corina Boar (New York University) Paper

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  • TRADE RULES AND STATE INTERVENTION IN THE ECONOMY IN THE COVID ERA
    International law

    INTRODUCTORY REMARKS LEONARDO BORLINI, Associate Professor of International Law at Bocconi University   SPEAKERS ELEANOR FOX, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation at New York University School of Law MITSUO MATSUSHITA, Professor Emeritus at Tokyo University, Former Member of the WTO Appellate Body AYA LINO, Associate Professor at Nihon University, College of Commerce, Tokyo THOMAS J. SCHOENBAUM, Shefelman Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law   CONCLUDING REMARKS GIORGIO SACERDOTI Professor Emeritus at Bocconi University and Former Member and Chair of the WTO Appellate Body   Registration online is not required.   Link di collegamento

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  • Reputational Bargaining with Ultimatum Opportunities
    Theory and Experiments Series

    Mehmet Ekmekci, Boston College

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  • Facing Crisis? Art as politics in fourteenth-century Venice
    Sabbatical Seminar

    Stefania Gerevini, Bocconi University

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