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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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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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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Fighting Drug Resistance with Computational Methods

Fighting Drug Resistance with Computational Methods

by Fabio Todesco

Francesca Buffa's ERC funded project combines network analysis, agent based modeling and genomics to understand the workings of cancer, a multifactorial disease evolving in a complex environment

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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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The Link Between Unemployment and Crime Has Been Measured

The Link Between Unemployment and Crime Has Been Measured

by Fabio Todesco

The probability of criminal prosecution increases by 23% for those losing a job and for their cohabiting sons, Britto, Pinotti, and Sampaio found in a paper on Econometrica

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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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The Lab that Spreads the Benefits of Financial Innovation

The Lab that Spreads the Benefits of Financial Innovation

by Fabio Todesco

Promoting those financial applications that are most beneficial to society is the goal of the Algorand Fintech Lab, directed by Claudio Tebaldi, which will be launched today

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Why Banks Don't Diversify Their Foreign Assets Enough

Why Banks Don't Diversify Their Foreign Assets Enough

by Pietro Vacca

Filippo De Marco and colleagues observe that banks concentrate their foreign investments on a few countries' assets because they have concentrated limited analytical resources on those same assets

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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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Seminars

  • 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

    Seminar Room 2-e4-sr03 - Via Roentgen, 1

  • The New Institutional Behaviouralism: Theory and Empirics

    ELEN M. IMMERGUT - EUI

    Room 3b3sr01-Roentgen 1