Research Papers

Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

COVID-19: a time for ethical decisions

Fontrodona, Joan; Muller, Philip In times of crisis, leaders must make tough choices. But don't neglect ethics for guiding businesses to stay true to their missions and to identify opportunities for change. Read article
Accounting and Control

Could a new accounting standard exacerbate the economic damage of the COVID-19 crisis?

López Espinosa, G.; Ormazábal, Gaizka; Sakasai, Yuki Some predicted new accounting standard IFRS 9 could constrain lending, hit banking earnings and harm the economy during times of crisis. Now, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, will this prediction come true? Our analysis points to yes, under certain conditions. Read article

How much will COVID-19 shake the world economy?

Fernandes, Nuno "The potential impacts of the coronavirus crisis are larger than any previously seen in history," warns Nuno Fernandes in a new report. The economies of Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain are predicted to be among the most affected. Read article
Leadership and People Management

Feedback matters: when colleagues become competitors

Woike, Jan K.; Hafenbrädl, Sebastian Many companies rank employees when giving them feedback. But a new study suggests that this kind of feedback creates destructive competition among workers Read article

Do environmental NGOs contribute to urban sustainability?

Rousseau, Horacio Enrique; Berrone, Pascual; Gelabert, Liliana "Yes" is the short answer. Research by Horacio Rousseau, Pascual Berrone and Liliana Gelabert shows green NGOs have a positive impact on city life, while there are a few mitigating factors to consider. Read article

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