Digital & Digital transformation

Reflections around digital, digital transformation and their impact on our environment.

Photo : The Fintech industry: Crowdfunding in context

The Fintech industry: Crowdfunding in context

This chapter presents how the financial services sector, especially banking, was a driver for ICT development in the last quarter of the twentieth century and early years of this century. But several phenomena happened on technological, social, and financial fronts in the second half of the last decade that led banks to ‘get their eyes […]

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Photo : The Potential of Chatbots in travel and tourism services in the context of social distancing

The Potential of Chatbots in travel and tourism services in the context of social distancing

As many other sectors, the travel and tourism industries faced great challenges following the 2019/20 Covid-19 pandemic, with lockdowns and border closures bringing travel to a halt. With the likely prolongation of social distancing measures and increasing health consciousness, service firms may need to reduce the amount of direct interactions between customers and frontline staff, encouraging the use of […]

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Photo : Employees’ acceptance of the healthcare internet of things

Employees’ acceptance of the healthcare internet of things

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 […]

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Photo : Does corporate innovation strategy influence stock price crash risk? French market evidence

Does corporate innovation strategy influence stock price crash risk? French market evidence

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 […]

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