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[LIBRO] Franco Debenedetti, Fare Profitti. Etica dell’impresa, Marsilio,2021

Franco Debenedetti affronta i temi del dibattito sul ruolo dell’impresa nella società (etica e profitto, stato e mercato, come ridurre le disuguaglianze, lo strapotere delle Big Tech, Big Pharma e la pandemia) alla luce di un approccio rigorosamente neo-liberista: tutto quanto altera il ruolo del mercato nella allocazione delle risorse produce danni sociali.

[RICERCA] Future of the Corporation by British Academy

Future of the Corporation è un programma di ricerca della British Academy guidato da Colin Mayer e finalizzato alla definizione, col coinvolgimento di una ampia comunità di business leaders, uomini politici ed accademici, di un paradigma per l’impresa del XXI secolo su cui basare un nuovo rapporto di fiducia tra business e società.

[LIBRO] Colin Mayer, Prosperity. Better Business Makes the Greater Good, Oxford University Press, 2018

L‘idea della massimizzazione del profitto come finalità dell’impresa è stata dominante e pervasiva, ma è fondamentalmente sbagliata ed ha prodotto conseguenze dannose sul piano economico, ambientale, politico e sociale. Mayer delinea una nuova agenda per un’impresa orientata al bene comune: quale scopo, quali valori e quale governance per l’impresa, quale ruolo per regolatori e legislatori, quale compito per i governi, per rendere l’impresa strumento del benessere economico e sociale?

[LIBRO] Paul Collier, The Future of Capitalism. Facing the New Anxieties, Random House UK, 2918.(trad. italiana: Il futuro del capitalismo, Editori Laterza, 2020)

Inedite contrapposizioni lacerano le società del mondo occidentale: grandi città contro provincie marginalizzate, élites specializzate contro lavoratori precari, paesi ricchi contro paesi poveri. Secondo Collier solo un capitalismo economicamente efficiente ma anche equo, compassionevole ed eticamente fondato potrà permettere di superare le nuove fratture economiche, sociale e culturali.

[ARTICOLO] Shmueli, G., Ray, S., Estrada, J. M. V., & Chatla, S. B. (2016). The elephant in the room: Predictive performance of PLS models. Journal of Business Research, 69(10), pp. 4552-4564.

Attempts to introduce predictive performance metrics into partial least squares (PLS) path modelling have been slow and fall short of demonstrating impact on either practice or scientific development in PLS. This study contributes to PLS development by offering a comprehensive framework that identifies different dimensions of prediction and their effect on predictive performance evaluation with PLS. This framework contextualizes prior efforts in PLS and prediction and highlights potential opportunities and challenges.

[ARTICOLO] Tversky, A., & Kahneman, D. (1973). Availability: A heuristic for judging frequency and probability. Cognitive psychology, 5(2),pp. 207-232.

This paper explores a judgmental heuristic in which a person evaluates the frequency of classes or the probability of events by availability, i.e., by the ease with which relevant instances come to mind. In general, availability is correlated with ecological frequency, but it is also affected by other factors. Consequently, the reliance on the availability heuristic leads to systematic biases. Such biases are demonstrated in the judged frequency of classes of words, of combinatorial outcomes, and of repeated events.

[ARTICOLO] Foss, N. J., Klein, P. G., & Bjørnskov, C. (2018). The context of entrepreneurial judgment: organizations, markets, and institutions. Journal of Management Studies. 56(6), pp. 1197-1213.

The economics and management literatures pay increasing attention to the technological, competitive, and institutional environment for entrepreneurship. However, less is known about how context influences the judgment of entrepreneurs. Focusing on the emerging judgment‐based approach to entrepreneurship, the Authors argue that economics can say much about how the organizational, market, and institutional context shapes entrepreneurial judgment. They describe entrepreneurs as individuals who deploy scarce, heterogeneous resources to service customer preferences at a profit.

[ARTICOLO] Dimov, D. (2011). Grappling with the unbearable elusiveness of entrepreneurial opportunities. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 35(1), pp. 57-81.

The notion of opportunity, as currently discussed in entrepreneurship research, is theoretically exciting but empirically elusive. This article seeks to stimulate a new conversation about entrepreneurial opportunities by distinguishing two conceptions of entrepreneurial behaviour, the formal and the substantive, and situating the construct of opportunity within the latter. It discusses three substantive premises for studying opportunities empirically: (1) opportunity as happening; (2) opportunity as expressed in actions; and (3) opportunity as instituted in market structures.

[ARTICOLO] Sousa, M. J., & Rocha, Á. (2019). Skills for disruptive digital business. Journal of Business Research, Vol. 94, pp. 257-263

This article investigates the concept of skills also related to the ones needed to create and manage disruptive digital business, which is emerging from the IT evolution. The primary purpose is to identify skills which need to be developed to manage a disruptive digital business.

[ARTICOLO] Aydiner, A. S., Tatoglu, E., Bayraktar, E., Zaim, S., & Delen, D. (2019). Business analytics and firm performance: The mediating role of business process performance. Journal of Business Research, Vol. 96, pp. 228-237

Due to the rapidly increasing popularity of business analytics (BA), investigation of the antecedents/determinants of the adoption of BA and the subsequent impact of the same to the firm performance has become an important research topic. Drawing on the fundamentals of the resource-based view (RBV), this study proposes a model that examines the effects of the BA adoption on business process performance (BPER) and the mediating role that BPER plays in the relationship between the adoption of BA and firm performance (FP).

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