Subcontracted labor boosts project profit margins
30 November 2023
In today’s fast-paced business environment, staffing projects with a blend of subcontracted and permanent workers has become increasingly common across various industries such as engineering and consulting. A recent study, conducted by researchers from the House of Innovation at Stockholm School of Economics and IE University, delves into how this staffing strategy can significantly enhance the financial performance of high-tech projects, offering valuable insights for project managers and business leaders.
New publication | On the trajectory of discrimination: A meta-analysis and forecasting survey capturing 44 years of field experiments on gender and hiring decisions
20 November 2023
A meta-analysis of field audits of gender gaps in application outcomes between 1976 and 2020 found that the discrimination of women for male-typed and balanced jobs decreased over time. Anna Dreber Almenberg and Magnus Johannesson, Professors at the Department of Economics at SSE, and co-authors publish a new article in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
Unlocking AI's true potential in the real business world
17 November 2023
While artificial intelligence (AI) has become a cornerstone in the strategies of leading technology companies, a new global survey sheds light on its implementation in "ordinary firms" – the primary drivers of most economies. This groundbreaking research reveals the nuances of AI implementation beyond the echo chambers of tech giants, offering a glimpse into the real-world challenges and triumphs of AI integration in diverse business environments.
Mastering the digital age: the unique resources of family-owned Mittelstand firms
08 November 2023
Family-owned Mittelstand firms, often seen as the backbone of global economic growth, face a unique set of challenges and opportunities in the digital age. Recent research investigates how these firms can leverage their unique resources, including family historical capital, family venture capital, and family collaborative capital, to successfully navigate the digital landscape.
Navigating the digital transformation: the ambidexterity challenge in law firms
07 November 2023
In an era of rapid digitalization, established law firms are grappling with the challenge of embracing new technologies while maintaining their traditional practices. This article explores a recent study that investigates the barriers preventing law firms from fully leveraging digitalization and the concept of ambidexterity, which involves balancing the exploration of new digital opportunities with the exploitation of existing business models.
Bridging the digital divide: overcoming barriers to digital health platforms for the elderly
25 October 2023
As the world becomes increasingly digital, the elderly often find themselves left behind, struggling to navigate the complexities of digital health platforms. This article explores a recent study that identifies the key barriers preventing the elderly from adopting and using digital health platforms and suggests ways to overcome these obstacles.
Data sustainability: navigating the future of data governance across generations
25 October 2023
In the era of big data, the concept of data sustainability is emerging as a critical aspect of data governance. This article explores a recent academic paper that delves into the concept of data sustainability, its importance in data infrastructures, and its implications for long-term knowledge discoveries.
New publication | Pre-electoral coalitions and the distribution of political power
12 October 2023
Pre-electoral coalitions in Finland often form between parties of similar size and ideology, strategically influencing power distribution and potentially broadening the representation of citizen preferences through increased leadership opportunities for smaller parties and a more dispersed seat distribution. Jaakko Meriläinen, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at SSE, and co-authors publish new article in Public Choice.
New publication | Catholic Censorship and the Demise of Knowledge Production in Early Modern Italy
15 August 2023
Censorship hampers new ideas, affects knowledge growth, and redirects talents toward compliant activities, resulting in a 43% decrease in scholarly publication. Fabio Blasutto, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at SSE, and co-author publish new article in The Economic Journal.
Blinded by the person? Unveiling the truth about biases in idea evaluation
14 July 2023
In the world of innovation, the evaluation of ideas is often influenced by the identity of the proposer. A recent study, however, challenges this notion, revealing that biases in idea evaluation may not be as prevalent as previously believed. This article explores the findings of this groundbreaking research, which could potentially reshape our understanding of idea evaluation in the corporate world.