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How Context Matters: The Relationship Between Family Supportive Supervisor Behaviours And Motivation To Work Moderated By Gender Inequality 

Date: 01/2018 Author(s): Bosch, Mª José; Las Heras, Mireia; Russo, Marcello; Rofcanin, Yasin; Grau Grau, Marc Editor(s): ICWF - Centro Internacional Trabajo y Familia Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) This study examines relationships between family-supportive supervisor behaviour (FSSB) and individuals' prosocial and extrinsic motivation at work in four countries: Brazil, Kenya, the Netherlands and the Philippines. With a sample of 2046 employees from these four countries, we use national levels of gender inequality, measured by the United Nations ... More information  

Is It Ethical to Teach That Beta and CAPM Explain Something? 

Date: 12/10/2017 Author(s): Fernández, Pablo Document type: Working Paper My answer to the question in the title is NO. It is crystal clear that CAPM and its Betas do not explain anything about expected or required returns. There are mountains of evidence to support my stance. If, for any reason, a person teaches that Beta and CAPM explain something and he knows that they do not explain anything, such a person is lying. ... More information  

The Politics of Cultural Capital: Social Hierarchy and Organizational Architecture in the Multinational Corporation 

Date: 09/10/2017 Author(s): Levy, Orly; Reiche, B. Sebastian Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) How is social hierarchy in multinational corporations (MNCs) culturally produced, contested and reproduced? Although the international business literature has acknowledged the importance of culture, it gives little consideration to its role in constructing social hierarchies and symbolic boundaries between individuals and groups within MNCs. We take ... More information  

The Power of One to Make a Difference: How Informal and Formal CEO Power Affect Environmental Sustainability 

Date: 05/10/2017 Author(s): Walls, J.; Berrone, Pascual Editor(s): Cátedra Schneider Electric de Sostenibilidad y Estrategia de Negocio Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) We theoretically discuss and empirically show how CEO power based on environmental expertise and formal influence over executives and directors, in the absence and presence of shareholder activism, spurs firms towards greener strategies. Our results support the idea that CEOs with informal power, grounded in expertise, reduce corporate environmental ... More information   Read related article

Crisis en España: omisiones del Banco de España 

Date: 03/10/2017 Author(s): Fernández, Pablo Document type: Working Paper El "Informe sobre la crisis financiera y bancaria en España, 2008-2014" realizado por el Banco de España (BdE) en Mayo 2017 tiene 252 páginas pero omite importantes hechos y datos. Lo más sorprendente es que parece asumir que la crisis financiera y bancaria en España se debió a un "contagio" de la "crisis financiera internacional". Este documento ... More information  

How Learning Goal Orientation Fosters Leadership Recognition in Self-Managed Teams: A Two-Stage Mediation Model 

Date: 10/2017 Author(s): Lee, Yih-Teen; Paunova, Minna Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Defined as a mental framework for how individuals interpret and respond to achievement situations, learning goal orientation (LGO) has received increasing attention in organisational research. However, its effect on leadership, especially in contexts absent of formal leadership, remains understudied. Drawing on social exchange theory, we propose and ... 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  

The Big Short: Short Selling Activity and Predictability in House Prices 

Date: 24/09/2017 Author(s): Saffi, Pedro; Vergara, Carles Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) We study how investors can use financial securities to speculate on the decrease of house prices. Unlike most asset types, houses are subject to high trading frictions and cannot be sold short directly. Using U.S. equity lending data from 2006 through 2013, we find evidence that an increase in the short selling activity of real estate investment trusts ... More information  

Portfolio Choice with House Value Misperception 

Date: 13/09/2017 Author(s): Corradin, S.; Fillat, J.L.; Vergara, Carles Document type: Working Paper We use data on self-reported and market house values at the household level to present stylized facts on house value misperception. We build an optimal portfolio choice model that features misperception, as observed in the data. In the model, households make consumption and portfolio decisions on housing and nonhousing assets with transaction costs ... More information  

Challenges in the Gene Therapy Commercial Ecosystem 

Date: 11/09/2017 Author(s): Kapoor, Rahul; Klueter, Thomas Maximilian; Wilson, James M. Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) The emergence of biotech has resulted in a rich ecosystem of different types of actors contributing to the technological advance. Despite the enormous promise of biotech-based therapeutics, there is substantial uncertainty regarding when scientific discoveries will emerge, whether these discoveries will achieve clinical success, and how commercialized ... More information  
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