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Leadership & People
Impactful stories
SDG
10

impACT stories #3: Everything is Possible

Round three for 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗔𝗖𝗧 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 with Salvador Mendes de Almeida, founder and president of Associação Salvador. Salvador is quadriplegic, caused by a spinal cord injury through a motorcycle accident at the mere age of 16 BUT he did not want his condition to hold him back. He created Associação Salvador with the mission of promoting the integration of people with disabilities in society and improving their quality of life.

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Leadership & People
Impactful stories
SDG
10

impACT story #2: Joe Santos

The initiative continues: after a successful launch, 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗔𝗖𝗧 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 go into round two so we can all find our #roletoplay​. For more discourse about impact, how to seek it, and how to really live it, Joe Santos, co-founder of Vencer Autismo and international speaker, will inspire each of us to think about the question: “Are We Working on the Right Side?” during his talk.

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Economics
Project
SDG
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17

FFMS - Study on the Housing Market

After a relatively inexpressive evolution in the 1990s and early 2000s, Portugal’s housing prices have been increasing in the recent past, with several consequences and impacts on society. Nova SBE Economics for Policy Knowledge Center's study aims to analyze different economic and social relevance issues related to the Portuguese real estate market.

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Economics
Project
SDG
8
17

The Impact of IRC in the Portuguese Economy

Nova SBE Economics for Policy Knowledge Center's research project contributes to the analysis of the impact that the tax system and its changes have on the Portuguese economic, social, and legal reality.

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Economics
Project
SDG
8

Fiscal Benefits Evaluation

Nova SBE Economics for Policy Knowledge Center's project, commissioned by the Portuguese Tax Authority, aims to assess the economic impact of three capital tax benefits.

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Economics
Research insight
SDG
8

Essays on financial frictions

For the past forty years, the global economy has faced many challenges, including the increasing complexity and sophistication of financial markets, which created a new type of frictions that were in the origin of several recessive episodes such as the 2008 financial crisis. In her PhD thesis, Erica Marujo analyzes the role of financial frictions as a source of business cycle fluctuations.

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Environment
Project
SDG
14

PESCARDATA2

PESCARDATA2 is a national study that aims to characterize recreational fishing that occurs in Portugal, encompassing two scopes: recreational fishing modalities and sports.

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Management
Research insight
SDG
8
9

Strategic alliance research in the era of digital transformation: perspectives on future research

The emerging digital transformation in the twenty-first century is rapidly and significantly changing the business landscape. The fast-changing activities, expectations and new modes of collaboration suggest it is time to review the current theoretical insights from strategic alliance (SA) research, which are based on assumptions from a different era. This paper stimulates multidisciplinary debate and theoretical reflections to better understand emerging paradoxes and challenges that contemporary firms face in the formation, evolution and dissolution of strategic alliances.

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Economics
Research insight
SDG
8

How the ins and outs shape differently the U.S. unemployment over time and across frequencies

What is the importance of job finding and separation rates to unemployment variability? This paper adopts a novel lens, wavelet analysis, to tackle the question.

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Health
Research insight
SDG
3
17

3D printing of your pills

We all know what a pharmacy is: a place where we can obtain chemical products, which we call pharmaceuticals. Not long ago, these products were manufactured at the pharmacy. With the proper scientific advances and the development of modern manufacturing processes, the pharmacy evolved into a place that mostly makes available such chemical products and helps people by counseling them. Pedro Pita Barros enlightened us on this topic.

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Africa & Development
Research insight
SDG
3

Knowledge of vitamin A deficiency and crop adoption: evidence from a field experiment in Mozambique

Vitamin A deficiency is a widespread public health problem in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper analyzes the impact of an intervention fighting vitamin A deficiency through the promotion of production and consumption of orange-fleshed sweet potato in Mozambique.

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Africa & Development
Research insight
SDG
16

The reach of radio: ending civil conflict through rebel demobilization

What is the role of FM radio in mitigating violent conflict? A study from Nova SBE NOVAFRICA Knowledge Center tries to answer this question.

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Management
Research insight
SDG
8

A source of novelty and/or absurdity: the paradoxes of management

This paper explores paradox, a way of seeing organizations that emphasizes interdependence, opposition and persistence, as both a source of novelty and absurdity.

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Leadership & People
Research insight
SDG
3
8

Two tales of rumination and burnout: examining the effects of boredom and overload

Although boredom poses serious consequences for employees and organizations, research has paid little attention to this phenomenon, especially when compared to other job experiences such as overload. This study examines the impact of these two sub-optimal experiences, characterized by under- and over-stimulation, on burnout via three facets of rumination.

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Health
Research insight
SDG
3
8

Effects of self-employment on hospitalizations: instrumental variables analysis of social security data

The importance of self-employment and small businesses raises questions about their health effects and public policy implications. This study explores the relationship between self-employment and health.

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Health
Research insight
SDG
3

Measuring state medicaid home care participation and intensity using latent variables

Population aging and policies to redirect long-term care toward home- and community-based services have led to increases in Medicaid home care spending in most states. This study measures state Medicaid home care Participation and Intensity comprehensively using latent variables, and uses those latent variables to describe changes in Medicaid home care policy generosity over time and across states.

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Health
Research insight
SDG
3
8

Entry and price competition in the over-the-counter drug market after deregulation: evidence from Portugal

In the last two decades, many European countries allowed the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs outside pharmacies. This was expected to lower retail prices through increased competition, though evidence of such price reductions is scarce. This study assesses the impact of supermarket and outlet entry in the OTC drug market on OTC prices charged by incumbent pharmacies.

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Finance
Research insight
SDG
16

Competition and cooperation in mutual fund families

How do competitive and cooperative fund manager incentives affect fund and family strategies and outcomes? ‍The research article addresses this question.

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Digital & Technology
Research insight
SDG
8

Algorithmic long-term unemployment risk assessment in use: counselors’ perceptions and use and practices

How can we improve administrative decision-making in the public sector? This study discusses the use of a decision support system that employs an algorithm to assess individual risk of becoming long-term unemployed and that informs counselors to assign interventions accordingly.

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Education
Opinion Article
SDG
4
9

How can we bring innovation to the Higher Education system?

If we want to bring innovation to higher education we need to provide a multidisciplinary curricula that fosters creativity and dialogue before teaching how to deal with new technologies.

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Digital & Technology
Opinion Article
SDG
4
9

Automation and the future of work. Portugal, brace yourself for a new age of discovery

Automation presents challenges for Portugal, but also opportunities. The role of universities in preparing students for the automated future of work. Assistant Professor João Duarte explores this topics.

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Health
Research insight
SDG
3
9

No to fake news, yes to scientific evidence

It is important to recognize the potential of technology in the contribution it can make to increase health literacy. However, as with the news, one must look at the source of the content and say: no to fake news, yes to scientific evidence.

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Leadership & People
Impactful stories
SDG
4
9

Mirai, a future of mutual understanding

MIRAI stands for Mutual-understanding, Intellectual Relations, and Academic exchange Initiative, being also the Japanese word for future, which appropriately reflects the impact of this program. It allows us to have a full and holistic perspective of Japan and provides the opportunity to interact and share experiences with young leaders of the future.

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Leadership & People
Impactful stories
SDG
4

Leading & Studying — A two-way street

What determines what we will achieve in the future is intrinsically connected to the effort, the focus, and the determination we commit while pursuing our goals. Dreaming may create the destination, but it is the work we do and the people that surround us that definitely establish the path

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