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Why multibusiness corporations split

Date: 01/09/2022 Author(s): Robert A. Burgelman; Yuliya Snihur; Llewellyn D.W. Thomas Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) We investigate why CEOs of multibusiness corporations decide to engage in a corporate split that spawns multiple independent, smaller, but more adaptive, entities. Through an in-depth examination of the dynamic forces that led CEO Meg Whitman to split HP, we propose that the company’s evolving business ecosystem led to the divergence of the consumer-oriented ... More information

Choice deprivation, choice overload, and satisfaction with choices across six nations

Date: 01/09/2022 Author(s): Elena Reutskaja; Nathan Cheek; Sheena Iyengar; Barry Schwartz Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Whether consumers have too little, too much, or the ideal amount of choice can have profound consequences. The present research explores patterns of choice deprivation (having less choice than desired) and choice overload (having more choice than desired) across six choice domains in six countries that together provide home to about half the human ... More information Read related article

Stock comovement and financial flexibility

Date: 01/09/2022 Author(s): Teng Huang; Anil Kumar; Stefano Sacchetto; Carles Vergara Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) We develop a dynamic model of corporate investment and financing, in which shocks to the value of collateralizable assets generate variation in firms’ debt capacity. We show that the degree of similarity among firms’ financial flexibility forecasts cross-sectional variation in return correlation. We test the implications of the model with firm-level ... More information

How does successive inpatriation contribute to subsidiary capability building and subsidiary evolution?

Date: 01/09/2022 Author(s): H. Kim; Sebastian Reiche; Anne-Wil Harzing Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Intra-company knowledge transfer is a key source of competitive advantage for multinational companies (MNCs) and this knowledge is usually embedded in individuals. Drawing on organizational knowledge creation theory, we explore how inpatriation contributes to knowledge transfer and, in turn, subsidiary performance. Inpatriation involves the international ... More information

Insights into accuracy of social scientists' forecasts of societal change

Date: 01/09/2022 Author(s): Igor Grossmann; Amanda M Rotella; Cendri Hutcherson; Constantine Sharpinskyi; Michael E. W. Varnum; Sebastian Achter; Mandeep K. Dhami; Xinqi Evie Guo; Mane Kara-Yakoubian; David R. Mandel; Louis Raes; Louis Tay; Aymeric Vie; Lisa Wagner; Matus Adamkovic; Arash Arami; Patrícia Arriaga; Kasun Bandara; Gabriel Baník; František Bartoš; Ernest Baskin; Christoph Bergmeir; Michał Białek; Caroline K. Børsting; Dillon T. Browne; Eugene M. Caruso; Rong Chen; Bin-Tzong Chie; William J. Chopik; Robert N. Collins; Chin W. Cong; Lucian G. Conway; Matthew Davis; Martin V. Day; Nathan A. Dhaliwal; Justin D. Durham; Martyna Dziekan; Christian T. Elbaek; Eric Shuman; Marharyta Fabrykant; Mustafa Firat; Geoffrey T. Fong; Jeremy A. Frimer; Jonathan M. Gallegos; Simon B. Goldberg; Anton Gollwitzer; Julia Goyal; Lorenz Graf-Vlachy; Scott D. Gronlund; Sebastian Hafenbrädl; Andree Hartanto; Matthew J. Hirshberg; Matthew J. Hornsey; Piers D. L. Howe; Anoosha Izadi; Bastian Jaeger; Pavol Kačmár; Yeun Joon Kim; Ruslan Krenzler; Daniel G. Lannin; Hung-Wen Lin; Nigel Mantou Lou; Verity Y. Q. Lua; Aaron W. Lukaszewski; Albert L. Ly; C. R. Madan; Maximilian Maier; Nadyanna M. Majeed; David S. March; Abigail A. Marsh; Michal Misiak; Kristian Ove R. Myrseth; Jaime M. Napan; Jonathan Nicholas; Konstantinos Nikolopoulos; Jiaqing O; Tobias Otterbring; Mariola Paruzel-Czachura; Shiva Pauer; J. Protzko; Quentin Raffaelli; I. Ropovik; Robert M. Ross; Yefim Roth; Espen Røysamb; Landon Schnabel; A. Schütz; Matthias Seifert; A. Timur Sevincer; Garrick T. Sherman; Otto Simonsson; Ming-Chien Sung; Chung-Ching Tai; Thomas Talhelm; Bethany A. Teachman; Philip E. Tetlock; Dimitrios Thomakos; Dwight C. K. Tse; Oliver J. Twardus; Joshua M. Tybur; Lyle Ungar; Daan Vandermeulen; Leighton Vaughan Williams; Hrag A. Vosgerichian; Qi Wang; Ke Wang; Mark E. Whiting; Conny E. Wollbrant; Tao Yang; Kumar Yogeeswaran; Sangsuk Yoon; Ventura r. Alves; Jessica R. Andrews-Hanna; Paul A. Bloom; Anthony Boyles; Loo Charis; Mingyeong Choi; Sean Darling-Hammond; Zoe E. Ferguson; Cheryl R. Kaiser; Simon T. Karg; Alberto López Ortega; Lori Mahoney; Melvin S. Marsh; Marcellin F. R. C. Martinie; Eli K. Michaels; Philip Millroth; Jeanean B. Naqvi; Weiting Ng; Robb B. Rutledge; Peter Slattery; Adam H. Smiley; Oliver Strijbis; Daniel Sznycer; Eli Tsukayama; Austin van Loon; Jan G. Voelkel; Margaux N. A. Wienk; Tom Wilkening Document type: Working Paper How well can social scientists predict societal change, and what processes underlie their predictions? To answer these questions, we ran two forecasting tournaments testing accuracy of predictions of societal change in domains commonly studied in the social sciences: ideological preferences, political polarization, life satisfaction, sentiment on social ... More information

IV Conference on Competition and Regulation in the Telecommunications Market: The Impact of 5G on EU Competitiveness

Date: 01/09/2022 Author(s): Xavier Vives Document type: Occasional Paper The IV Conference on Competition and Regulation in the Telecommunications Market addressed two topics: 5G Deployment across Europe and the European Digital Future. Regarding 5G Deployment, the invited speakers addressed their perspectives around public and private funding of infrastructure deployment. In the second part of the Conference, operators ... More information

Impact of informal institutions on the prevalence, strategy, and performace of family firms

Date: 01/08/2022 Author(s): Pascual Berrone; Patricio Duran; Luis Gómez-Mejía; Pursey Heugens; Tatiana Kostova; Marc van Essen Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Family-controlled firms (FCFs)’ prevalence, strategies, and performance differ across countries. We explain these differences through the lens of informal institutions, suggesting that different countries have different levels of appreciation for family business. To capture this effect, we introduce the construct of family business legitimacy (FBL) ... More information

Systematizing serendipity for big science infrastructures

Date: 01/08/2022 Author(s): Jonathan Wareham; Laia Pujol; Angelo Kenneth Romasanta; Thomas Wareham Mathiassen; Markus Nordberg; Pablo Garcia Tello Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Big Science Research Infrastructures (BSRIs) are tremendous sources of ‘deep-tech’ with the potential to foment alternative commercial applications in diverse industries. Yet, cultivating novel applications of BSRI technologies is not straightforward due to misalignment between their scientific mission, large technological risks, market uncertainties, ... More information

A decision-making method for planning exhibitions in arts organizations

Date: 01/08/2022 Author(s): Ursula Imbernon; Maria del Mar Casanovas-Rubio; Carolina Monteiro; Jaume Armengou Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Museum directors play a fundamental role in the management of arts institutions, and they need to constantly adapt to the changes and requirements of the society. Questions have been raised about how decisions are made in museums, and if any specific method exists to analyze and select exhibitions for a complete annual program. Interviews conducted ... More information

Sequential bidding for merging in algorithmic traffic

Date: 01/08/2022 Author(s): Mihalis Markakis; Kalyan Talluri; Dmitrii Tikhonenko Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Problem Definition: We consider the problem of resolving ad-hoc unpredictable congestion in environments where customers have private time valuations. We investigate the design of fair, efficient, budget-balanced and implementable bidding mechanisms for observable queues. Our primary motivation comes from merging in algorithmic traffic, i.e., a driver ... More information
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