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Working Papers

January 2016

By Carlos Cordon, Teresa Ferreiro

How can a company overcome a 90% drop in revenues? By using big data. But how? Where should it start? This is the situation that major Dutch healthcare company Mediq faced in 2012. It used to be just ...

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January 2016

By Carlos Cordon, Teresa Ferreiro, Pablo Caballero

The value chain encompasses all the activities involved in delivering a product or service to customers. In the pharmaceutical industry, for example, that includes everything from raw materials...

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May 2015

By Carlos Cordero, Jeanny Wildi

The aim of the paper is to create awareness about the demands and challenges of digital learning, to present clear and informed opinions on the issues associated with this type of learning, and finall...

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April 2015

By Charles Dhanaraj, Rishikesha Krishnan, Srivardhini Jha

We investigate the growing number of R&D centers of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in emerging markets. We use in-depth case studies of India-based R&D units of nine European MNEs. We build on two...

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November 2014

By Carlos A. Primo Braga, Athanasios Kondis

It has become a cliché to say that the WTO is at a crossroads. After twelve years of negotiations on the so-called Doha Development Agenda (DDA), it appeared there was no end in sight by 2013....

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November 2014

By Carlos A. Primo Braga

The Doha Development Agenda (DDA) negotiations “commemorated” their twelfth anniversary in November 2013. Policymakers in industrialized nations seem to be both distracted (by the effects of the...

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October 2014

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Carlos A. Primo Braga

It is impossible to tell how historians fifty years from now will judge this first decade-and-a-half of the 21st century. Three things, however, are reasonably certain. They will note it was a period ...

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January 2014

By Francisco Szekely with Joana M. Comas Marti.

In an attempt to manage their suppliers’ social and environmental performance, companies have developed a whole plethora of tools to ensure sustainability compliance. This has resulted in confused...

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April 2013

By Benoit F. Leleux, , Jim Pulcrano with Carsten Laue.

Innovation is essential to biomedical ventures, but finding the necessary financing can be difficult for small and/or early-stage firms. For this study, 73 Swiss biomedical companies provided data on...

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