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.
Space Industry Faces Deep Transformations Post-COVID-19
The image of a Falcon rocket topped by the Crew Dragon capsule designed and manufactured by private company SpaceX as part of a NASA mission, has struck world public opinion in May 2020. Like its landing in the Gulf of Mexico a few weeks later, in early August. It illustrates the profound changes that have affected the space industry in recent years. In this article, Professor of international business law Lucien Rapp describes the transformation of the space industry and the strategies developed to enter the space market, as well as the challenges of its privatization for the future of the industry.
How HEC Paris Professors Enhance Their Research and Courses Using a Data Visualization App
In the following interview, two researchers at HEC Paris, Professor of Marketing Peter Ebbes and CNRS Research Professor Emmanuel Kemel, explain how they use the web apps R and Shiny*, to visualize results of data analysis, to help students in understanding the formulas used for those analysis, and to help disseminate the research among academics and practitioners.
Is Innovation Related to a Young Labor Force?
The population is aging at a fast pace in most developed countries and in some developing countries, with potentially significant economic consequences in the medium and long terms. The aging of the population could affect long-term growth through a decrease in the ability of older societies to innovate. Innovation requires a long horizon, the willingness to take risk, creativity and interactivity. All these features are known to be more pronounced in young than in old individuals. Do these individual characteristics aggregate to the population level, making older areas (that is, areas in which the population is older) less able to innovate?