September 30, 2021
The strong performance by the Social Democratic Party (SPD) is related to the electorate’s change of heart coinciding with the massive floods in mid-July this year. Rather than blowing winds in the sails of environmentalists, the natural catastrophe triggered an increase in the SPD consensus from 16% to 26% in one month.
September 3, 2021
Conventional wisdom in today’s Western European politics is that left parties, and especially social democratic parties, have been experiencing an unrestrainable electoral decline. Journalists and pundits have highlighted the recent dramatic collapse of social democratic parties in several countries. An analysis by Vincenzo Emanuele.
June 14, 2021
Communities of people who live outside a shared country or area of origin but maintain active connections with it help build bridges between their countries of residence and countries of origin, and benefit the social/cultural and economic fabric of both.
June 11, 2021
Local pollution arising from production spreads throughout the territory over time. The regulator should find a production/depollution policy that harmonizes economic growth with the wellbeing of the population. Is this possible? An interview with Fausto Gozzi.
May 11, 2021
India is currently suffering the second wave of Covid-19. The daily number of new cases is almost 400,000 with nearly 4000 daily deaths reported. An analysis by Megha Patnaik about the main reasons for the Indian record of infections and deaths from Covid-19.
April 23, 2021
Frontline service robots have the capacity to improve many facets of a service, including efficiency, in service locations where the type of customer interactions is repetitive in nature or services where customers may be indifferent to social-emotional and relational elements. However, customer acceptance of human-robot interaction in the service industry is still low, with most people still preferring to interact with humans.
April 16, 2021
We are living in the century of the cities. 55% of the world population lives in cities nowadays. 80% of the world GDP can be attributed to cities’ economy. Italian national government need to realize this especially at a moment when our country has taken the Presidency of the G20 morevoer, within the G20 framework, as a matter of fact, the engagement group of the Urban-20 (U20) will be hosted by Rome and Milan to gather the Mayors from the most important cities.
April 9, 2021
More than others, the hospitality sector has suffered the most immediate repercussions of the pandemic. The measures for transmission containment that were prompted by the government and the fear of travelling that has spread internationally have stopped any event, conference, convention, sports league, and have drastically driving down tourism for both business and leisure. How do hospitality leaders improvise resilience in practice while facing the shock caused by Covid-19?
February 28, 2021
Robert Schütze explains his recent research on the possibility to “re-constitute” EU internal market, analysing its historical evolution, in order to understand if we are moving towards a Common Law of International Trade.
February 28, 2021
Maria Savona explains her paper on how different models assessing climate change integrate aspects of structural change that are crucial to understand the complexity of how the economy affects the environment.
December 18, 2020
Over the last five years, the increase in usability and popularity of text and image analytics (aka, text and image mining) methods has grown exponentially. In fact, recent business literature has dedicated several step-by-step guides in marketing, management, retailing and business in general, that should help researchers to use unstructured data for business insight. Francisco Villarroel Ordenes explain why it is important understanding the key objectives and methods to implement text and image mining.
November 24, 2020
How to motivate employees is a timeless issue in managerial practice. Classic distinctions between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and how they can be addressed are well-known. But what about other facets of motivation?