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Fast, Flexible and Scalable. The Cloud Enterprise Is Here

Fast, Flexible and Scalable. The Cloud Enterprise Is Here

by Guia Pirotti and Paolo Pasini

A research study reveals the features of companies that are being born or changing their skin to leverage the new business opportunities afforded by the cloud  

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The Naive Illusion of Human Rationality

The Naive Illusion of Human Rationality

by Nicola Gennaioli

Nicola Gennaioli explores the rarely rational factors that affect our daily behavior in everything from investments to choosing a university to launching a startup  

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Only Through Mediation Will the Tanks Retreat

Only Through Mediation Will the Tanks Retreat

by Massimo Morelli

It is always uncertainty that leads to war. When a mediator intervenes, the outbreak of armed conflict becomes less likely, and often the arms race is also interrupted  

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When the Spread Rises, the Flow of Credit Runs Dry

When the Spread Rises, the Flow of Credit Runs Dry

by Filippo De Marco

According to a study on the 20102012 euro crisis, banks reduced the supply of credit if they were very exposed to sovereign debt risk and relied on institutional investors for their short term funding  

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Corporate Criminal Liability Still Disregarded

Corporate Criminal Liability Still Disregarded

by Massimo CeresaGastaldo

In 85% of cases, in the judicial process, companies disappear from prosecutors' radars, who usually proceed only against executives. Thus corporations have no incentives for engaging in prevention  

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Ad Hoc Management for Each Ally

Ad Hoc Management for Each Ally

by Dovev Lavie

By standardizing procedures, a dedicated company function improves governance of new alliances but makes relationships with established partners more difficult  

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The Climate Babies Generation Will Divide the World

The Climate Babies Generation Will Divide the World

by Soheil Shayegh

Climate change will encourage the birth of many poorly educated children in the southern hemisphere. Far fewer will be born in developed countries where children require an investment in education  

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Enough Talk. Time for Actual Social Innovation in Italian Welfare

Enough Talk. Time for Actual Social Innovation in Italian Welfare

by Elisabetta Notarnicola and Andrea Rotolo

In public debate, the expression social innovation gets used a lot, but concrete initiatives are few. Yet the dramatic changes taking place in society, from aging seniors to jobless NEETs, from refugee flows to new family arrangements, require rapid and novel answers  

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Understanding Risk in Companies and Our Lives

Understanding Risk in Companies and Our Lives

by Massimo Marinacci

Investors, policy makers, managers and citizens always need to consider the chance that something will take an unexpected turn. Today, the latest developments in science are here to help  

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Insurance Companies Beyond Compliance

Insurance Companies Beyond Compliance

by Paola Castelli and Paola Schwizer

Faced with increasingly demanding stakeholders, watchful regulators, and aggressive competitors, the insurance industry must rethink products, technologies, and above all strategies  

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Consumer Goods Can Promote Inclusion of People with Disabilities

Consumer Goods Can Promote Inclusion of People with Disabilities

by Stefania Borghini

To overcome years of silence, product design and marketing campaigns should start from a deep knowledge of people's own experiences, in order to avoid misrepresentation  

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Europe Increases Protection for Whistleblowers

Europe Increases Protection for Whistleblowers

by Eleonora Montani

The new directive extends the protection of informants by including private workers and increasing the scope of application to go beyond corruption  

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Hail to the Positive Leader in Companies

Hail to the Positive Leader in Companies

by Gabriella Bagnato

Leaders that know how to motivate collaborators by promoting skills and sharing values increase the engagement and creativity of employees and ensure higher innovation and profitability in the companies they manage  

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