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To Nova SBE, positive impact shall have a relationship to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Our community is committed to foster dialogue and action, by disseminating knowledge, launching innovative projects, supporting organizations' transformation, and leading by example, as responsible citizens. This is the space that will provide the know-how so that the best and most innovative talent, such as yours, can play its role. If you want to lead the future and be at the forefront of change, this is your way in.

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Sustainability
Webinar
SDG
17

B Corp | “Impact Assessment Workshop”

The purpose of this event is to understand how B Corp assesses impact and to explore the process of becoming a certified B Corporation. You will have the opportunity to learn about examples of disruptive impact business models and to clarify any doubts you might have with the representative of B Corp in Portugal! This workshop is held by the Executive Director of B Corp Portugal, Luís Amado, and promoted by Nova SBE Leadership for Impact Student Club.

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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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Entrepreneurship
Webinar
SDG
4
8

Being a student entrepreneur

Many entrepreneurs start their journey while they are still studying, but how do they manage to balance their studies and their business? What challenges do they face? How do today's educational institutions cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit in the student body? What are the advantages of starting at such a young age? To help us answer these questions and many more we’ll have Joana Geraldes Barba, Program Manager of Nova SBE Entrepreneurship Hub; Felipe Vieira, Co-Founder and CEO of Networkme ; and João Hugo Silva, Co-Founder and COO of Careforce.

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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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Leadership & People
Research insight
SDG
8

A multi-level approach to direct and indirect relationships between organizational voice climate, team manager openness, implicit voice theories, and silence

Employee silence impedes sustainable organizational development, and it can conceal harm for internal and external stakeholders. This research introduces a model proposing ways through which shared implicit knowledge structures emerge in teams and organizations, and how they affect motives to remain silent.

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Leadership & People
Research insight
SDG
8
16

No more Mr. Nice Guy: social value orientation and abusive supervision

This research examines the interactive effect of subordinates' and their supervisors' social value orientations (SVO) on abusive supervision and its consequence for in-role performance.

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Leadership & People
Research insight
SDG
8

Dealing with temporariness: generational effects on temporary agency workers’ employment relationships

A major trend in the changing nature of work is the increasing use of temporary workers. Although common among students, older employees have joined the ranks of temporary workers as they extend their work lives. This study explores how different generations of temporary workers respond to human resource practices (HRP), which in turn influences their affective commitment and work performance.

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Health
Research insight
SDG
3
8

Wellbeing among hospital nurses: a cross-sectional study of the contributions of relational job characteristics

This study examines the relationships between job characteristics and nurses’ work-related wellbeing.

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Leadership & People
Research insight
SDG
16

Exploring a faith-led open-systems perspective of stewardship in family businesses

How do faith-led practices in family firms affect organizational stewardship? This study addresses the question.

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Leadership & People
Research insight
SDG
8

Perceived success of hybrid microorganizations in a contested category

There is scarce research focusing on legitimacy-challenged hybrid and microorganizations and on perceived success under exigent conditions. This study, conducted among complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) microorganizations, explores success as a subjective measure originating from managers’ perceptions.

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Leadership & People
Research insight
SDG
8

How hybrid HR systems affect performance in call centers

What is the relationship between hybrid HR systems in call centers and their effect on workers' performance? This paper tackles the question.

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Leadership & People
Research insight
SDG
8
16

Strategic agility through improvisational capabilities: implications for a paradox-sensitive HRM

Organizations, especially, multinationals, inevitably confront contradictory challenges. One crucial challenge is the value of strategic consistency versus the value of rapid change related to unexpected problems, opportunities and fast moving trends. This article advances a vision in which firms nourish improvisational capabilities in order to enhance strategic agility.

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Leadership & People
Research insight
SDG
8

Does leader humor style matter and to whom?

The interest on leader humor styles is recent. This paper examines how leader humor styles contribute to performance and deviance via trust in the supervisor and who benefits/suffers the most from different leader humor styles.

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Leadership & People
Research insight
SDG
8

Managing the unforeseen when time is scarce: how temporal personality and team improvised adaptation can foster team performance

Turbulent business environments require responsive teams able to rapidly react to an unpredictable change. This study investigates the role played by team temporal personality in a team's ability to perform well when a disruption occurs, and time is so scarce that planning and execution need to be concurrent.

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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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Environment
Research insight
SDG
15

Dataset from 55 experts engaged in nature conservation in Mozambique

This is a dataset from an online and self-administrated survey with 55 experts aware of conservation policies and incentives under implementation in the Niassa National Reserve (NNR), the largest protected area in the country and third-largest in Africa. Data are provided for public use and can serve as a benchmark for collaboration in order to conduct more comprehensive research or for applications in other fields such as mathematics, statistics, and computation.

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We all have a role to play. What is yours?

We know how much potential each member of our community has. From staff to researchers, from corporate to non-profit organizations. Whether you are producing relevant research, an idea that could be turned into an impactful project, or you're becoming an expert in a sustainability-related field. We want to help you discover your purpose and share it.

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Here,  you can choose to participate in ongoing initiatives or propose new ones to  the community. At the end of each academic year, you will get your Global  Commitment CV, with your measured contribution to the UN SDG. If  you do not have an @novasbe.pt email  and you would like to get access to this platform, please email us at roletoplay@novasbe.pt and we will  help you. 

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