Actual Trust in Virtual Worlds: Opportunities and Challenges for Companies Operating in the Metaverse
We Zoom, we email, we chat in Teams… a host of online tools and apps help us connect with colleagues and customers, wherever they are in the world. Exciting new opportunities for collaboration come in the form of immersive and fully configurable virtual worlds. But first, can we find ways of tackling the uncertainties and distrust people harbor about these online environments?
How Much Consumers Value Data Privacy: Evidence from Online Borrowers
HEC Paris Ph.D. student Huan Tang was rewarded the 2020 AQR Top Finance Graduate Award. This prize rewards the six best finance Ph.D. graduates in the world. Huan works on the value that consumers place on the privacy of information in online bank lending platforms, under the supervision of Johan Hombert, HEC Paris professor of finance. In this interview, Huan explains what her latest research brings to the field of data privacy in online banking and FinTechs.
Managing “Technostress” for Optimal Employee Innovation Performance
Computers and connectedness are part and parcel of today's workplace, but having to adapt to increasingly advanced technology has created a specific kind of stress for workers: technostress. New research has investigated the different dimensions of this technology-induced stress to show how each aspect can be managed to stimulate, rather than hinder, innovation.
Dot-Com Workers, Beware of Tech Bubbles!
The tech sector lures many a young graduate. But when it booms, dot-com workers may find that their once attractive salaries don't keep pace with those of workers in other areas in the long run. A duo of researchers explains why joining the booming tech sector may be a riskier career choice than appears.
Herding and Social Media Word-of-Mouth: Evidence from Groupon
How can herding and social media word-of-mouth increase the demand online? In this interview, Xitong Li, Associate Professor of Information Systems at HEC Paris, unveils his latest research co-authored by Lynn Wu of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, revealing what they have found from Groupon’s combination of both techniques.
Promoting digital education at HEC Paris thanks to major donor Sebastien Breteau
On Wednesday, November 7, the inauguration of Sébastien Breteau room took place. In recognition of his generosity and support towards the HEC Foundation, HEC has inaugurated a classroom on behalf of Sébastien Breteau (MS.97), Founder and President of Qima.
Turning economic and environmental trade-offs into win-wins
Given the urgent needs of different populations worldwide, economic development tends to be prioritized over climate issues. Short-termism is pitted against medium and long-term goals, economic growth and jobs against the climate. And yet, the horribly irony is that it is often the people living in emerging countries who suffer (and will suffer) the most from climate change. The urgent question is: how can economic development and environmental protection be pursued simultaneously without compromising on either?
Growth in Renewables: Not All Down to Policy
Governments have developed a wide range of initiatives and policies to support renewable energy generation as a key element of a low carbon future. At first glance, they seem to have worked, as renewable technologies have enjoyed significant growth. But new statistical analyses by Syed Basher, Andrea Masini and Sam Aflaki suggest more complex dynamics: policy is not the only driver for the increase in renewable energy technology development and application.