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Women in politics: Why are they under-represented?

08 March 2021
Women are generally under-represented in political offices worldwide, and their under-representation becomes larger in more senior positions. This brief reviews some recent academic literature in economics and political science on the likely causes of women’s under-representation.

What are the challenges to media freedom in Eastern European countries?

05 March 2021
In recent years, press freedom in many Eastern European countries has increasingly come under threat. This policy brief provides an overview of the importance of a free press for democracy and the challenges to media freedom in these European transition economies.

Women village leaders and equality

04 March 2021
Women village leaders in Tamil Nadu (India): how their position of token can explain limited progress in gender equality. A new publication by Taran Patel, Laurence Romani, Poonam Oberoi and Chandra Ramasamy in the journal Organization

Report on the role of the chair of the board

01 March 2021
I den här rapporten behandlar I. Holmberg, S. Liljegren och I. Sölvell styrelse-ordförandens särställning i styrelsen och dennes roll och funktion för företagets strategiska utveckling.

Who's winning the vaccination race? Addressing the COVID-19 vaccination effort in Eastern Europe

01 March 2021
There are great expectations that vaccinations will enable a return to normality from COVID-19. However, there is massive variation in vaccination efforts, vaccine access, and attitudes to vaccination in the population across countries. This policy brief compares the situation in a number of countries in Eastern Europe, the Baltics, the Caucasus region, and Sweden. The brief is based on the insights shared at a recent webinar “Addressing the COVID-19 pandemic: Vaccination efforts in FREE Network countries” organized by the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics.

New article examines entrepreneurship in the space industry

24 February 2021
New research on innovation and entrepreneurship suggests that institutions and policies within the space industry have effectively shrunk the entrepreneurial field there, leaving little room for enterprise.

New article examines how firms should respond to new regulations to improve innovation performance

23 February 2021
New research on innovation suggests that high flexibility and low complexity in a firm’s response to new regulations is the best combination to yield improved innovation performance.

Pollution and the COVID-19 pandemic: Air quality in Eastern Europe

16 February 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to a pre-existing threat to global health: the quality of air in cities around the world. Prolonged exposure to air pollution has been found to increase the mortality rate of COVID-19. This is a particular concern for much of Eastern Europe, where emissions regularly exceed safe levels.

New research: using technology to support financial services regulatory compliance

15 February 2021
New research on innovation suggests that RegTech providers are currently focused mostly on internal processes and associated compliance. The study recommends that RegTech providers begin offering solutions for the strategic management of regulations and not just pure compliance.

Organizations under-employing migrants

05 February 2021
Underemploying highly skilled migrants: An organizational logic protecting corporate ‘normality’ a new publication by Annette Risberg and Laurence Romani in Human Relations
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