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Do Corporate Insiders Behave When the SEC’s Not Watching?

D. Bens, G. Ee

The 2018–2019 US federal government shutdown provided important insights into insider trading in the absence of the watchdog.

Entrepreneurship

How Africa Can Embrace Venture Capital

E. Obonyo, C. Zeisberger

Education, local perspectives and stronger networks can help unlock the continent’s investment potential.

Responsibility

Accounting for Sustainability

Luk Van Wassenhove

Can accountants and auditors become agents for real social change and make businesses more sustainable?

Strategy

INSEAD Insights: June 2024 Research Picks

Lily Fang

New findings on factors for successful post-merger integrations, investor behaviour, the benefits of learning from others, how to communicate with investors in tough times and milking brand rivalry.

Economics & Finance

The Politics of Mutual Fund Managers’ Voting

M. Massimo, L. Zhang

Fund managers’ politics sway the way they vote, impacting company governance at the expense of company performance.

Strategy

INSEAD Insights: May 2024 Research Picks

Lily Fang

Recent findings on AI and decision-making, social movements’ impact, the consequences of volatile fiscal policies, and what’s behind anaemic productivity growth in the US and Europe.

Economics & Finance

Singapore 4.0

Pushan Dutt

Amid deglobalisation and geopolitical tensions, what will the future hold for Singapore under new Prime Minister Lawrence Wong?

Responsibility

The Promise of Brazil's Green Economy

L. Felipe Monteiro

Brazil’s green economy has immense potential – but can it be realised?

Economics & Finance

INSEAD Insights: April 2024 Research Picks

Lily Fang

Recent findings on anti-corruption efforts, technology displacement, pay negotiation for social impact work, financial forecasting and scientific entrepreneurship approaches.

Economics & Finance

Consumers’ Green Conscience Fosters Clean Innovation

A. Roulet, P. Aghion

It’s not cheap talk; when market competition is fierce, the effect of consumers’ values on green innovation can be as strong as a large fuel price increase.

Responsibility

Why Decarbonisation Is So Hard

Anton S. Ovchinnikov

Despite the clear environmental and long-term economic benefits of reducing carbon emissions, global decarbonisation efforts remain woefully inadequate.

Marketing

Mine Your Language

Abhishek Borah

How text mining can unearth novel, absorbing and valuable findings.

Strategy

INSEAD Insights: March 2024 Research Picks

Lily Fang

Recent findings on the gender gap in start-ups, conspiracy theories, stock price predictions, improving supply chain networks and more.

Economics & Finance

Will the Shifting Economic Power Balance Topple Democracy?

Ilian Mihov

A view on where global democracy stands and where it’s headed in the new economic world order.

Economics & Finance

Key Players in the Indo-Pacific Region

Pushan Dutt

Amid ongoing conflicts, shifting allegiances and incumbents jostling for influence, emerging powers such as India will play an increasingly important role in shaping Indo-Pacific relations.

Economics & Finance

Bridging Prosperity and Need

Alexandra Roulet

A country's overall economic figures don't always speak to the difficulty of life for many people. Even Singapore needs a food bank.

Economics & Finance

When Firms Behave Irrationally

Lin Tian

The actions of firms in low-income countries don’t always match our assumptions.

Strategy

Why Some CEOs Are More Likely to Downsize

Guoli Chen

A firm’s decision on whether to downsize when facing performance shortfalls may depend on the CEO’s internal attribution tendency.

Economics & Finance

The World Economy in 2024: Are We Back on Track?

INSEAD Knowledge

Professor Antonio Fatás explores the long and short-term trends shaping the global economic landscape.
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Responsibility

The Risks and Rewards of Community-Driven Business Models

J. Singh, A. Adbi and M. Lee

Understanding the hidden dangers of leveraging social capital in low-income communities.

Economics & Finance

When Information Won’t Reduce Stock Price Volatility Immediately

J. W. Bae, F. Belo, J. Li, X. Lin, X. Zhao

Where company disclosures are concerned, “the more the merrier” doesn’t always apply; complexity and timing matter too.

Economics & Finance

How Web3 and AI Will Transform Finance

J. Davis, J. Kasko

Artificial intelligence and crypto are not only reinventing financial products and delivery, but also influencing who gets to participate.

Economics & Finance

INSEAD Insights: December 2023 Research Picks

Lily Fang

Recent findings on consumer confidence, preventing financial runs, competitor information, regulation and gender bias in the workplace.

Economics & Finance

Thawing US-China Relations: Competition Meets Interdependence

Pushan Dutt

What are the biggest wins from the Biden-Xi meeting on the sidelines of the APEC Forum?

Career

INSEAD Insights: October 2023 Research Picks

Lily Fang

Recent findings on bias in employee evaluations, shareholder activism, children’s mental health, the meaning of work and knowledge weighting.

Economics & Finance

China: Caught in the Middle-Income Trap?

A. Fatas, I. Mihov

What would it take for China to get back on its growth trajectory?
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Economics & Finance

Pay Attention to the Details

Shiwon Song

Focusing on the right information can pay dividends for any investor.

Economics & Finance

Deflation Woes: Can China Avoid Japanification?

Pushan Dutt

What the world’s second-largest economy could do to stop its spiral into economic stagnation.
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Economics & Finance

Covid-19 Furloughs Helped Firms Thrive

M. Bennedsen, B. Larsen, I. Schmutte, D. Scur

Even keeping low-wage workers on the payroll yielded benefits after Covid-19 restrictions ended.

Economics & Finance

Managing Systemic Risks in Tech: Lessons from Finance

F. Candelon, D. Martinez, P. Nathanial, T. Evgeniou, L. Van der Heyden

The financial sector's track record in risk management offers invaluable lessons for the tech industry.