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Access to Credit and Comparative Advantage

Access to external funds is crucial for the entry and expansion of entrepreneurial firms and the sectors they predominantly arise in. This paper reports three important results. First, comparative advantage is shaped by factor endowments as well as fundamental determinants of corporate finance. In particular, a larger equity ratio of firms and tough governance standards relax...

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English / 01/05/2107

Democratic epistemology and democratic morality: the appeal and challenges of peircean pragmatism

Does the wide distribution of political power in democracies, relative to other modes of government, result in better decisions? Specifically, do we have any reason to believe that they are better qualitatively – more reasoned, better supported by the available evidence, more deserving of support – than those which have been made by other means? In order to answer this question we...

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Université de Genève

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English / 01/01/2018

Finance de marché et fonds d’investissement durables: la coupure au territoire

Cet article s’inscrit en géographie de la finance et montre, à l’aide de diverses études de cas, com-ment l’industrie financière, en s’appropriant le concept de développement durable de manière par-ticulière, a construit sa propre approche de la « valeur financière durable » dans le cadre des fonds d’investissement socialement responsable (ISR). Il explique la manière dont l’industrie...

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Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève

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Français / 16/10/2017

Making it happen: the online collaborative community, from theory to practice

As with every decade, the 2010-2020’s are not without their buzzwords and the one making the most noise at this time is the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” [1]. So much noise in fact, that it has come to the attention of those involved in higher education. Already under pressure to embrace a paradigm change which sees education going from a more content-centred to a learner-centred...

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Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève

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English / 16/10/2017

Are there productivity spillovers from southern MNCs in the Swiss service/construction industry ?

Although developing and emerging market firms (southern MNCs) are increasingly engaged in outward FDI in European advanced economies, we have an incomplete and inconsistent understanding of whether, and under what conditions, this investment may benefit the local economy. Our paper addresses this issue by examining whether local firms may benefit from the entry and the presence of...

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Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève

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English / 16/10/2017

Pratique du marketing: principaux concepts et outils

Pratique du marketing est un ouvrage à mettre entre les mains de toutes celles et ceux qui souhaitent découvrir les principaux concepts et outils du marketing dans une perspective pratique. Il s’adresse plus particulièrement aux étudiants qui se préparent aux examens de la maturité professionnelle commerciale ou qui se trouvent en début de programme Bachelor des Universités et Hautes...

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Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève

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Français / 16/10/2017

Outward R&D spillovers in the home country: the role of reverse knowledge transfer: opportunities and consequences

This study examines how foreign R&D investment may explain interfirm variations in productivity performance of home country firms in terms of spillovers. Many have studied spillovers from MNCs to host country’s firms, but there is still scarce evidence on spillovers from outward FDI to the home country. This study analyzes spillovers from foreign R&D investment and hypothesizes...

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Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève

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English / 16/10/2017

Reverse knowledge transfer in multinational companies: evidence from Swiss manufacturing industry

This study demonstrates how reverse knowledge transfer (RKT) explains inter-firm variations in productivity performance of multinational companies (MNCs) investing in foreign R&D. More specifically, it investigates the factors that influence the extent to which knowledge transfer from foreign units to parent companies (RKT) enhances the productivity performance of the MNC at home...

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Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève

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English / 16/10/2017

Business model innovation in incumbent firms: a conceptual model of process, antecedents, and outcomes

Purpose: The business model innovation construct is gaining substantive attention in management literature, emphasizing its role for creating and sustaining a firm’s competitive advantage in rapidly changing business environments. However, little advancement has been made toward a holistic, theory-based understanding of the nature of business model innovation, along with its context-...

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Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève

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English / 15/10/2017

Business model innovation: a top management perspective

Purpose: While business model innovations are critical to a company’s long-term strategy, they are still poorly understood compared to other kinds of innovations. In this paper, we investigate prior research and reframe business model innovation through a top management lens. Design: We report on a content analysis of interviews with top managers of small and medium enterprises in...

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Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève

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English / 15/10/2017

The role of banks in the internationalization process of SMEs: blessing or curse?

This study investigates the role of banks in the internationalization process of small and medium sized enterprises (SME). It first proposes a conceptual model of the effects a bank’s involvement in the internationalization activities of an SME may have and subsequently tests it. As banks may serve as facilitators for internationalizing SMEs we argue that high levels of bank...

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Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève

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English / 15/10/2017

Angel investors investment decision making: an identity perspective

Grounded on social identity theory, we explore the identities and actions of 41 angel investors who invest in early-stage companies in the field of ICT. Our study reveals the existence of four pure types of angel investor identities and suggests how these identities shape their investment behavior and consequent exchange of resources with investees. We summarize our results in a...

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Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève

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English / 15/10/2017

The role of angel investor identity in entrepreneurship

Grounded on social identity theory, we explore the identities and actions of 41 angel investors who invest in early-stage companies in the field of ICT. Our study reveals the existence of four pure types of angel investor identities and suggests how these identities shape their investment behavior and consequent exchange of resources with investees. We summarize our results in a...

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Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève

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English / 15/10/2017

On the link between bitcoin and commodities' prices

This pioneer paper studies whether and how Bitcoin shocks are transmitted to the U.S economy. We employ a new methodology: TVP FAVAR model with stochastic volatility. We use a large dataset of 111 major U.S variables from 1959:m1 to 2016:m12. The results show that Bitcoin shocks significantly impact the U.S. econ-omy. This significant impact is pronounced in a volatile and increasing...

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Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève

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English / 15/10/2017

What drives CVC investments ?: an empirical test of social network theory predictions

Using data on corporate venture capital (CVC) investments by 284 US industrial companies between 2001 and 2013, we analyze the CVC expenditures of each based on their prior position in the syndication network and their financial resources. The generalized-method-of-moments models used show that the annual amount of CVC expenditures ofthese companies depends on the prior number of co-...

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Haute Ecole de Gestion de Genève

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English / 15/10/2017

Mathieu Grobéty: Government Debt and Growth: The Role of Liquidity

How does government debt affect long-run economic growth? A prominent strand of theoretical literature suggests that government debt has a negative effect on growth. Another strand argues that government debt can foster growth by enhancing the supply of liquid assets or collateral. We empirically investigate the liquidity channel of government debt and apply the difference-in-...

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Banque nationale suisse

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English / 10/10/2017

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