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Sweden through the crisis: a new research report investigates the Swedish viewpoint in times of coronavirus

15 June 2020
Sweden’s outlier position in handling the coronavirus has put the country at the center of global public debate. How did Sweden end up with different policies than other comparable countries? This subject – and much more – is broached in a comprehensive new report from a group of researchers affiliated with the Stockholm School of Economics, titled Sweden through the crisis.

Can mindfulness reduce stress at work?

29 May 2020
If you’re already feeling stressed at work – or even if you’re not – a pandemic definitely doesn’t help. Incorporating mindfulness into your workday can not only reduce stress but also improve task performance, new research suggests.

Nudging out the coronavirus with behavioral economics

20 May 2020
Human behavior is key in any pandemic. So how can a little nudge in the right direction change our behavior for the better? Researcher Nurit Nobel explains the science behind encouraging good behaviors – and how it can help us during the pandemic.

How corona is changing the retail industry

14 May 2020
Social distancing has fundamentally changed shopping behaviors and thereby the retail industry – but what will happen next? What opportunities may arise as the dust settles and we move towards a new normal?

2 MSEK grant for the research project "Legislative reforms and violence against women"

14 May 2020
SITE Researchers Pamela Campa, Elena Paltseva, Maria Perrotta Berlin and Giancarlo Spagnolo were awarded 2 MSEK from Jan Wallanders and Tom Hedelius foundation and Tore Browaldhs foundation for their research on gender-based violence in Eastern Europe, Sweden and Canada.

Organizing virtual academic meetings in the wake of COVID-19

12 May 2020
COVID-19 has forced academia to rethink the ways we work and connect with peers across the world. So, what are the best formats and approaches to virtual academic meetings that keep the research – as well as the interpersonal connections – going? The Center for Sports and Business at the Stockholm School of Economics has some insights to share.

How should family firms deal with the tensions of appointing a non-family CEO?

08 May 2020
An increasing number of family firms choose to select a non-family CEO for the highest executive office when there is no suitable family member available. A recent example of this is the Swedish retail giant H&M where the third generation family member Karl-Johan Persson recently handed over to the non-family CEO Helena Helmersson. However, appointing a non-family CEO in a family firm tends to give rise to tensions.

Leadership in times of corona

07 May 2020
Demand for leadership is always greatest during a crisis. But what characterizes strong leadership? Two leadership researchers from the Stockholm School of Economics take a look at why leadership in Sweden stands out from the rest of the world.

Doing the right thing – why it's harder for some

29 April 2020
All over the world, personal movement has been restricted to various degrees in an attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. But some people seem to having trouble staying away from others. Social psychology may help us understand why some of us are not listening.

Swedes support further measures against COVID-19

28 April 2020
Three out of four Swedes want to see more measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Two out of five are positive to a temporary curfew in cities. This according to a new study at the Stockholm School of Economics.
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