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AI in the boardroom

AI in the boardroom

by Maria Lilla' Montagnani e Maria Lucia Passador

Technologies and big data are increasingly fundamental elements of decision making processes. To avoid abuses, errors and inequalities, more competencies and soft law at the governance level, not less AI  

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It's All the Mismatch's Fault

It's All the Mismatch's Fault

by Massimo Morelli

The greater the mismatch between military power and political power, the greater the risk of conflict and the longer its expected duration. A theory of struggle for power that is valid both if the contenders are two different states and if the conflict is internal  

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Reform Taxation to Cut CO2

Reform Taxation to Cut CO2

by Luigi Iovino, Thorsten Martin, Julien Sauvagnat

A study shows that it is precisely polluting companies that pay the lowest taxes, because they take advantage of the tax shield of debt financing. For this reason, when designing policies to reduce carbon emission, governments should reconsider the whole system of corporate taxation  

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The loneliness of the number ones who come from outside

The loneliness of the number ones who come from outside

by Dovev Lavie

A third of the new CEOs are hired outside the company despite the fact that on average their performance is lower than those who reach the top by internal promotion. A study shows that the reasons are to be found in the misalignment between the backgrounds and organizational characteristics of the company  

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Mentorship: Instructions for Use

Mentorship: Instructions for Use

by Vincenzo Perrone

The relationship between mentors and mentees is a twoway street: they both receive and give advice to make their relationship as functional and emotional as possible. Mentors, which have mythological origins, should follow some simple rules to succeed in their task, putting their ego aside. Mentees, however, must know how to establish a relationship  

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How a Child Leads to a Permanent Cut in the Mother's Salary

How a Child Leads to a Permanent Cut in the Mother's Salary

by Alessandra Casarico

The phenomenon is known as child penalty and quantifies the longterm cost that mothers have to pay 15 years after birth in terms of lost income, earning 20% less than the child's father. The study on the case of Italy  

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To Smart Work or Not to Smart Work? That Is Not the Question

To Smart Work or Not to Smart Work? That Is Not the Question

by Valentina Mele

The pandemic has accelerated the spread of smart working. An experiment shows that it is a mistake to think of teleworkers and nonteleworkers as separate. We need to redesign professional employment as a single entity  

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Male Pink Collar Workers

Male Pink Collar Workers

by Alexia Delfino

How to attract men into jobs historically performed predominantly by women, such as those in health, education and social services? They are all areas destined to grow and which will undergo the highest percentage change in employment in the coming years. The answer is in an experiment  

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Think Digital, Act Sustainable

Think Digital, Act Sustainable

by Gianmario Verona

In order to avoid a future similar to '1984', we must not stop technology, but give it rules. Also because technology, and in particular its most advanced aspect represented by AI, is fundamental to take the road of environmental sustainability, explains Rector Gianmario Verona in the editorial that opens the November issue of the Bocconi magazine  

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Progress? It's All About Access to Data

Progress? It's All About Access to Data

by Jennifer Clark

Making the huge amount of information held by the big platforms more accessible, also rethinking the rules on GDPR: this is the only way to truly enable innovation by other companies and break the monopoly of Big Tech. viaSarfatti25 discusses it with Viktor Mayer Schoenberger, author of Access Rules  

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A (good) family business

A (good) family business

by Mario Daniele Amore, Valerio Pelucco

A study on the US market highlights the key role of family businesses in this sector, highlighting their size, resilience and success. While we wait for an increase in the number of companies with their own means to conduct external venturing activities in Italy as well  

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Stopping the Tide

Stopping the Tide

by Giada Di Stefano e Maria Rita Micheli

A study conducted on CERN researchers shows that by acting on the organizational climate, job design, and the socialization regime, the phenomenon of knowledge spillover can be prevented. The same goes for a forprofit company  

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The Balancing Point

The Balancing Point

by by Mariateresa Maggiolino, Filippo Annunziata

The mix of approaches that emerges from a comparative reading of the banking supervision system and the application of competition law can be the starting point for identifying a general standard in EU legislation on capital markets, bankruptcy and insolvency  

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