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“Confused” or “unimaginative”? How the adoption of a scientific approach improves entrepreneurial decisions

By Arnaldo Camuffo, Alfonso Gambardella, Chiara Spina on Friday, 10 January 2020.

Despite the growing awareness of the different approaches and techniques used to improve decision making, there is little scientific understanding of the best approach. In this IGL funded trial, researchers from Bocconi University present their findings from a randomised controlled trial (RCT) into whether adopting a scientific approach improves entrepreneurial decision making and firm performance.

Jean Oh presents at the Winter Research Meeting

Meet the minds behind the research: Jean Joohyun Oh

By Meg Doherty on Tuesday, 7 January 2020.

After the Winter Research Meeting in November, we’re highlighting the people behind the research - understanding the motivations for their work, the effect their research has on the wider world, and further research questions which have come to light over the course of their research. Part one is with Jean Joohyun Oh of Columbia Business School.

Innosup kick off meeting in Brussels

European innovation agencies are running randomised experiments to improve their support schemes

By Hugo Cuello on Wednesday, 11 December 2019.

A new wave of policy experimentation is underway across the EU. The European Commission is funding 13 projects led by agencies from 8 different European countries who have been selected to trial new innovation support programmes. Last week, they all met in Brussels for the kick-off meeting.

Taftie event launch

Experiment! Taftie’s new task force to make innovation agencies more experimental

By Teo Firpo on Thursday, 17 October 2019.

We’re glad to announce that we will be supporting Taftie’s new task force on experiments. We will help the network of European innovation agencies through a two-year long programme of workshops on experimentation. The programme will be a blend of capacity building, peer exchanges of ideas, and a platform for participants to launch experiments in their own home countries.

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Management practices - a special “technology” to invest in

By Eszter Czibor on Wednesday, 9 October 2019.

What comes first to mind when we hear the words “technology adoption”? Answers tend to range widely, from a new machine, to a resistant seed variety, to an online payment method, but they rarely include organisational practices. However, besides using new inputs or processes for the production of goods and the delivery of services, we can also improve firm productivity by changing its “management technology”. 

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