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An article published on Euro Cities with the participation of Sebastien Bourdin. Dense settlement and intensive traffic with other centres are reasons why the Covid-19 pandemic hit cities particularly hard. Recent research has shown that other factors also play an important role, for example the quality of public services and the health system. “When the […]

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic incurs enormous challenges in public health and socioeconomic life globally. The high transmissibility, long incubation period, and existence of asymptomatic patients expose the ineffectiveness of traditional mitigation techniques (e.g., wearing masks, keeping physical distance, restricting long‐distance travels), furthermore, lead to the dilemma between halting the viral spread and maintaining economic growth for the government decision-makers.   As response, timely and accurate contact tracing […]


Smart objects allow for physical or physiological Self-Tracking and Self-Quantification. The Quantified-Self provides Self-Knowledge through Self-Tracking with technology, where data collection is performed through Self-Monitoring using combined wearable technologies, i.e. sensors and computing systems (Maltseva, Lutz, 2018). The Quantified-Self movement is therefore a means to learn more about the meaning of technology in the context […]

Innovation is nowadays a primary key success factor and among the most important capacities to maintain competitive advantage in a fast-changing world. In their recent paper, Boubaker, Guizani, and Lakhal examine the effect of firm innovation on stock price crash risk. Using a sample of French publicly-traded firms covering 2007–2016, they find that innovative firms are more likely to […]

Consumers expect global apparel suppliers to adhere to strict social sustainability standards following several deadly noncompliance incidents. This study provides a unique contribution to social sustainability governance by utilizing a causal-effect analysis to classify noncompliance antecedents into causal and effect groups and analyze the interactions. Combining a structured Delphi technique, involving thirty senior manufacturing professionals […]

Despite the abundance of articles addressing global supply chain risks and their mitigation strategies, there are surprisingly few insights into how different industries manage global supply chain risks while internationalising abroad. There are conflicting results from previous researches that specific global supply chain risk management practices work in one industry but not in others. We […]

Although the smart city literature is continuously increasing these last decades, there is still a need to better understand what make their essence and smartness. The aim of the study is to deepen the understanding of the business model logic of the metropolitan city’s smartization process. More specifically, the research investigates how the building blocks […]

Using the illustration of flying winemakers, this conceptual paper looks at international entrepreneurship and the microfoundations of dynamic capabilities to explore how nomad entrepreneurs manage dynamic capabilities in global contexts. We first identify the key features of nomad entrepreneurs and their relationship with their environment to conceptualize nomadic dynamic capabilities. We then analyze the specific […]

Family firms are widespread among public companies in France. In a recent paper, Ben Ali, Boubaker & Magnan, provide evidence that the presence of multiple large shareholders (MLS) beyond the largest controlling shareholder (LCS) mitigates the agency conflicts between large and minority shareholders, hence reducing the level of audit fees paid by family-controlled firms. Using […]

The purpose of this study is to understand how suppliers respond to institutional pressure in an uncertain environment and what impact do these responses have on their financial performance as well as on cleaner production. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 20 Tier 1 suppliers to automotive companies (OEM) in India, which is widely cited for […]

Within the context of the internationalization of organizations and, in particular, growing numbers of staff members from different cultures, the number of studies on the management of cultural differences has increased considerably. However, as several authors have observed, studies on cultural differences and the concept of cultural identity remain limited, in large part due to […]

FinTech (Financial Technology) and Blockchain are prevalent topics among technology leaders in finance today. This article describes the impact and revolution of FinTech and Blockchain in the financial industry and demonstrates the main characteristics of such technology. Then, we present three critical challenges as well as three ethical issues about using Blockchain technology. Next, we […]

When it comes to work engagement (one’s vigor, dedication, and absorption directed to work tasks), some job resources are more important for some, but not for others – and it is largely dependent on your office location. Halinski and Harrison (2020) recently published an article in the International Journal of Public Sector Management, exploring this hypothesis with public service employees in […]

We examine the effect of age and the moderating effect of labour market situations on individuals’ decisions to enter into risky innovative entrepreneurship. Using population-level data from 94 countries from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor database we find that although age is negatively related to the choice of innovative entrepreneurship, the age–innovative entrepreneurship choice relationship is […]