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Pensando la relación entre la universidad y la sociedad civil. Beneficios, desafíos y elementos facilitadores de una valiosa relación

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 - 12:00
Alejandra Boni Aristizábal

El objetivo de este seminario es analizar la relación entre la universidad y la sociedad civil, y reflexionar sobre los beneficios, desafíos y elementos facilitadores de esta relación.

How Predatory Publishers Threaten Research and Researchers

Thursday, 20 April 2017 - 12:00
Jeffrey Beall
University of Colorado Denver

This talk examines the phenomenon of predatory publishers and journals and the threats they pose to researchers, to research, and to scholarly communication. The speaker will also describe his work identifying predatory publishers, an effort that lasted from 2012 to early 2017. Selectivity in scholarly publishing is disappearing and peer review is failing. Consequently, anyone — including a promoter of pseudo-science — can augment his CV and earn academic credit, thanks to predatory publishers and predatory conference organizers.

Is competition able to mitigate the waste effects of corruption? An exploratory investigation of Italian public work contracts

Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 12:00
Massimo Finocchiaro Castro
Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria (Italy)

The aim of this paper is to provide an empirical test of the impact of competition in procurement to reduce the effects of ‘environmental’ corruption. For this purpose, the paper examines whether competition is able to constrain the waste effects of corruption in the area where the public work is localised. We develop prior literature on the effects of corruption on infrastructure provision assessing whether more competition matters in constraining ’environmental’ corruption. For this purpose, a two-stage analysis is carried out.

Social Capital and Technological Start-ups in Italy

Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 12:00
Matteo Tubiana
University of Torino, Italy

Seminar Müge Ozman (Pending details)

Thursday, 8 June 2017 - 12:00
Müge Ozman
Telecom Business School