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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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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Back Through Time to Delve Into the Enigma of Art

Back Through Time to Delve Into the Enigma of Art

by Gino Zaccaria

An excerpt of Gino Zaccaria's meditation on the originary meaning of art, starting from ancient Greece

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Gender Pay Gap Means Fewer Female Candidates on the Ballot

Gender Pay Gap Means Fewer Female Candidates on the Ballot

by Ezio Renda

Thomas Le Barbanchon and Julien Sauvagnat, analyzing French electoral data, found that where gender pay gaps are larger, women candidates obtain fewer votes and are less often on the ballot. Parties candidate men in the most contested districts even if it comes with a financial penalty in public funding

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Global Value Chains Promote Deep Integration via Trade Agreements

Global Value Chains Promote Deep Integration via Trade Agreements

by Leonardo Baccini, Matteo Fiorini, Bernard Hoekman, Carlo Altomonte, Italo Colantone

Populism and the COVID pandemic are likely to curb the growth of global value chains, thus reducing one of the incentives to sign deep trade agreements, Altomonte, Colantone and colleagues write in a chapter of a CEPR World Bank ebook

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Legal Before the Law: Same Sex Marriage in the US
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Legal Before the Law: Same Sex Marriage in the US

by Fabio Todesco

When the Supreme Court ruled same sex marriage legal in 2015, justices overlooked the need for legislation, that would make the right more robust and longer lasting

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Celebrating Pride, Turing, and LGBTQ Presence in STEM Disciplines

Celebrating Pride, Turing, and LGBTQ Presence in STEM Disciplines

by Luca Trevisan, Full Professor of Computer Science

On the anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing, founder of computing AI pioneer, and persecuted as a gay man, some thoughts on how things have evolved, over the last several decades, for researchers in his fields

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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

    Webinar

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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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