VIDEO Michelin Stars
New study by Giada Di Stefano, Saverio Dave Favaron, and Rodolphe Durand documents the changes in fine dining industry competitive dynamics when the Michelin Guide comes to town, introducing a new form of ranking
VIDEO Economics of Crime
The Endowed Chair in the Economic Analysis of Crime, held by Professor Paolo Pinotti, studies organized crime, corruption, the relation between crime and job markets, public spending, the political system, tax havens and much more. The Chair was funded by a private individual who chose to remain anonymous.
VIDEO Gender Stereotypes
Stereotypes held by parents and peers can influence boys and girls in what they decide to study, thus contributing to the underrepresentation of women among the graduates in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects, according to a study by Lucia Corno and Michela Carlana, two scholars affiliated to Bocconi’s Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies (LEAP).
VIDEO Shame and Poverty
In a recent paper, Adam Eric Greenberg (Bocconi University, Department of Marketing), Joe Gladstone (University of Colorado), Jon M. Jachimowicz (Harvard Business School), and Adam Galinsky (Columbia Business School) find that financial shame is a critical ingredient in the poverty trap, the vicious cycle whereby the experience of living in poverty makes it hard to escape.
VIDEO Inclusive Growth
No pathway toward inclusive growth is like any other, as countries enjoy specific growth profiles that allow them to reach the same goal in different ways, but research by Zachary Parolin (Bocconi) and Janet Gornick (City University of New York), just published in the American Sociological Review, found meaningful similarities across eight high-income countries. Shared features are the role of transfers in sustaining the low-income population, the role of taxes in moderating the rise of top-earners income, and the contribution of rising educational attainment to widespread, but less inclusive, growth.
Learn more: https://www.knowledge.unibocconi.eu/notizia.php?idArt=23391
VIDEO SUR Lab
If there is one sector that has not gone into crisis with COVID-19, it is sustainable urban regeneration. Large real estate operators have not announced any reduction in investments that promise to combine economic development and ecological transition.
Bocconi University has launched the Sustainable Urban Regeneration (SUR) Lab, which aims to study, analyze and promote the development of sustainable urban regeneration, with the contribution of four partners active in the sector: Hines, Intesa Sanpaolo, MilanoSesto e Prelios.
VIDEO Social Engagement
High-profile social media users, such as actors, popstars or athletes, compete on social media for user attention, that can translate into ticket sales for concerts or movies, a better contract, or lucrative product endorsements. This kind of competition, research by Gaia Rubera (Bocconi Department of Marketing) and Federico Rossi (Purdue University) published in Marketing Science found, follows its own rules and the ultimate winners could be the social media platforms the battle for attention is raging on.
VIDEO Water Consumption
Modelling irrigation water withdrawals as a function of irrigated areas alone yields almost the same results as much more complex and demanding methods, but in a much more parsimonious way. This parsimony allows for a more thorough uncertainty quantification and a more transparent estimate of one of the most important indicators of global water security.
In a paper recently published by Nature Communications, Bocconi Professor Emanuele Borgonovo and his coauthors Arnald Puy (Princeton and University of Bergen), Samuele Lo Piano (University of Reading), Simon A. Levin (Princeton), and Andrea Saltelli (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) explain how to reach this goal.
VIDEO Knowledge Transfer
Moving experienced people across organizational units may seem costly, but it is an effective way to promote organizational learning, diffuse best practices and save billions of dollars, according to research by Gianmario Verona
VIDEO Decision Making
Alfonso Gambardella won an ERC Grant to conduct a randomized controlled trial on an unprecedented scale in management. He will test whether a scientific approach to decision making can improve the way managers and entrepreneurs make choices.
If corporations, as of late, are more respectful of the environment and of their customers - if they are more socially responsible, part of the credit goes to accounting and accountants, explains Professor Annalisa Prencipe, KPMG Chair in Accounting.
VIDEO Customer Science
“Customer science is the fusion of three ingredients: marketing, which is the understanding of customer, data, hopefully Big Data, and machine learning”, explains Gaia Rubera, Amplifon Chair in Customer Science at Bocconi. “The goal here is first of all to identify, measure, and systematically understand key customer phenomena, for instance, in-store customer experience.”
VIDEO AXA Research Lab
The goal of the AXA Research Lab on Gender Equality, established by Bocconi and AXA, along with the AXA Reserach Fund, is to investigate the role of public policy in promoting gender equality, as well as women's empowerment and leadership. In this video Paola Profeta, Director of the Lab, highlights the gap to be filled to reach gender equality and says that the final objective of the lab is to provide policy recommendations in order to reach goal number five of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
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. Read the whole story: http://bit.ly/3800RuD
VIDEO Digital Competition
If, in digital markets, the winner takes all, how can we guarantee competition? Francesco Decarolis, Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Associate Professor in Economics, won a ERC Grant to shed light on this new environment. Read the whole story: http://bit.ly/3subTAT
VIDEO Vaccine Hesitancy
We can have better epidemiological models and more effective public health campaigns if we incorporate the dynamics of human behavior into our models. Alessia Melegaro, Director of Bocconi’s COVID Crisis Lab, obtained a ERC Grant to investigate the reasons why accept or refuse vaccines. Read the whole story: http://bit.ly/35m83zO
VIDEO Immigrant Health
During the spring lockdown, undocumented immigrants’ access to primary care in Milan halved and their housing conditions deteriorated, making it difficult to comply with COVID public health measures, according to research by Carlo Devillanova in collaboration with the NAGA association. Read the whole story: https://www.knowledge.unibocconi.it/notizia.php?idArt=22383
VIDEO COVID Communication
Risk communication from the WHO was well trusted and acted upon during the first wave, but more emphasis on non-enforceable hygiene measures and messages tailored to the less compliant are needed now, according to Aleksandra Torbica and Nirosha Varghese. Read the whole story: https://www.knowledge.unibocconi.eu/notizia.php?idArt=22297
Banks: After Covid, the Challenge Is to Support Innovation in Companies
Fundamental will be for Italy to be able to select and offer support to companies that stand out for their innovative potential in order to emerge from the socalled Great Financial Crisis
Studying Social Dynamics
Public policy, sociology, demography and welfare are the main areas of investigation of the Dondena Research Center directed by Marco Bonetti
How to Anticipate the Needs of Companies
The SDA Bocconi Research Division, directed by Paola Cillo, seeks not only to respond to the contingent needs of companies and institutions but to anticipate them. A difficult and stimulating challenge
Keeping Ethics Connected: The Effect of Reporting Device on Reporting Honesty
Qinnan Ruan (Tilburg University)
Risk Neglect in the Corporate Bond Market
Jacob Sorensen, Copenhagen Business School Job Market Paper
Ricci Curvature and Optimal Transport
Elia Bruè (IAS - Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)