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Verizon Reimagines Corporate Real Estate 

Date: 21/12/2017 Author(s): Lehr, Josh; Amigó, Pau; Prats, Mª Julia Editor(s): Cátedra Fundación Bertrán de Iniciativa Empresarial Document type: Case In late October 2015 James Tousignant, Director of Transactions and Real Estate Development for Verizon Global Real Estate, was sitting in his office at Verizon¿s headquarters in Basking Ridge, NJ' a sprawling 1.4 MM square foot megaplex of 80's construction. The compound was made up of nine building-wings and a central core to serve food to over 5,000 ... More information  

The Role of Inference in Attribute Framing Effects 

Date: 12/2017 Author(s): Leong, Lim M.; Müller-Trede, Johannes; McKenzie, Craig R. M.; Sher, Shlomi Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Previous research has shown that a speaker's choice between logically equivalent frames is influenced by reference point information, and that listeners draw accurate inferences based on the frame. Less clear, however, is whether these inferences play a causal role in generating attribute framing effects. Two experiments are reported, which suggest ... More information  

Towards the Top End by Being Down Under: Haier's Acquisition of Fisher & Paykel Appliances 

Date: 20/11/2017 Author(s): Reiche, Sebastian; Lee, Yih-Teen; Sánchez-Runde, Carlos Document type: Case Harry Hou, director and owner of the Oceania microenterprise for Haier Group, a leading multinational consumer electronics and home appliances company headquartered in Qingdao, was contemplating the future of the group's acquisition of Fisher & Paykel Appliances (FPA). A delegation of Haier representatives, with whom he had spent the day discussing ... More information  

God is Brazilian: Turning Alcohol into Fuel 

Date: 15/11/2017 Author(s): Giordano, Paola; Sanchez, Felix; Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad Editor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social Document type: Case In September 1979, while Brazil is treading the uncertain and dangerous waters of an oil crisis that has exacerbated the country¿s balance of payment, Mario Garnero, the president of the National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (ANFAVEA), is desperately looking for an escape to avoid the imminent threat of gasoline rationing and to ... More information  

Israel Electric Corporation: Pursuing Cleaner Energy 

Date: 15/11/2017 Author(s): Beaudry, Marcus; Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad Editor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social Document type: Case The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) has faced some expensive electricity generation situations in the past, often caused by regional political issues. The electrical grid in Israel is well-established, though many portions of it are aging and now too small for some of the regions they serve. When local demand exceeds the transmission line's supply ... More information  

Researchers' Willingness to Engage in Knowledge and Technology Transfer Activities: An Exploration of the Underlying Motivations 

Date: 11/2017 Author(s): Olaya Escobar, Erika Safía; Berbegal-Mirabent, Jasmina; Alegre, Inés; Duarte Velasco, Oscar Germán Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Increasingly, universities have become conscious of their important role as centres of knowledge generation and diffusion. Accordingly, they have put in place policies, methods and resources to increase knowledge and technology transfer (KTT) activities. However, succeeding in this endeavour is not that easy. An active involvement of researchers is ... More information  

El Nobel Thaler y la racionalidad 

Date: 19/10/2017 Author(s): Vives, Xavier Document type: Opinion "No esperábamos mucho de él", afirmó el profesor Sherwin Rosen, director de tesis del flamante premio Nobel de Economía 2017, Richard Thaler. Sin embargo, Thaler ha influenciado el análisis económico de manera profunda a partir de la observación de que los humanos no se comportan de acuerdo con el paradigma racional del homo economicus. Según ... More information  

Pseudo-Set Framing 

Date: 10/2017 Author(s): Barasz, Kate; John, Leslie K.; Keenan, Elizabeth A.; Norton, Michael I. Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Pseudo-set framing--arbitrarily grouping items or tasks together as part of an apparent set--motivates people to reach perceived completion points. Pseudo-set framing changes gambling choices (Study 1), effort (Studies 2 and 3), giving behavior (Field Data and Study 4), and purchase decisions (Study 5). These effects persist in the absence of any reward, ... More information   Read related article

Miquel Ángel Ariño: "Les bones decisions no es jutgen per quin és el resultat sinó pel procediment seguit" 

Date: 10/09/2017 Author(s): El Punt Avui Interviewee(s): Ariño, Miguel Angel Document type: Interview Llegit al seu llibre: "Som el que decidim i decidim el que som." Què diu de nosaltres la manera com prenem les decisions? Que decidim una cosa o una altra depèn en bona manera de quins són els valors que tenim, de què perseguim a la vida. More information  

Organized Chaos: Mapping the Definitions of Social Entrepreneurship 

Date: 09/2017 Author(s): Alegre, Inés; Kislenko, Susanna; Berbegal-Mirabent, Jasmina Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Over the last 20 years, social entrepreneurship has attracted the attention of researchers from a wide variety of disciplines which has generated a great range of definitions of the term social entrepreneurship. This paper maps the existing definitions, using a citation map and cluster analysis methods. Studying 307 documents in total, the analysis ... More information  
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