Seminars 2016

Wednesday 19 October

  • Jason Whalley (Newcastle Business School): “Where are ICT companies from the US in the 'third industrial revolution'? A patent analysis of the Internet of Things”. Details...
  • Derya Findik (Yıldırım Beyazıt University) “Resources on the stage: a firm level analysis of the ICT adoption in Turkey”. Details...


Thursday 9 June

Semih AKCOMAK (12h30-13h30, room BL005, TEM in Évry), Associate professor in the Middle East Technical University (TEKPOL research centre, Ankara, Turkey). Presentation title: "Mid-tech trap: The case of automotive industry in Turkey".


Thursday 7 April

Nona Schulte-Römer (13h00-14h00, TEM in Évry, room E203), researcher in the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ (Leipzig), will give a presentation on “Innovating in Public. The introduction of LED lighting in Berlin and Lyon” (open entry). Download the flyer.


Thursday 11 February (KIND-LITEM seminar)

Grazia Cecere (Professor in TEM): “Why people do not read privacy policy?

Privacy policies can decrease information asymmetry between Internet users and websites as they inform individuals about how firms collect and use private data. However, the number of individuals that read privacy policies is limited according to recent market studies. Behavioral economics may explain the reasons that influence the probability of individuals to read the privacy policy. This paper presents a novel approach in the literature as it focuses on the reasons behind the probability to not read privacy policies. For this purpose, it analyses a large sample of dataset that include individuals’ details data from 28 European countries in 2015. Results show that to be informed about risk aversion is associated to privacy misuse increases the probability to do not read privacy policy

Bulat Sanditov (Professor in TEM): “Social network and private provision of public goods

Using a simple model with interdependent utilities, we study how social networks influence individual voluntary contributions to the provision of a public good. Departing from the standard model of public good provision, we assume that an agent’s utility has two terms: (a) ‘ego’-utility derived from the agent’s consumption of public and private goods, and (b) a social utility which is the sum of utility spillovers from other agents with whom the agent has social relationships. We establish conditions for the existence of a unique interior Nash equilibrium and describe the equilibrium in terms of network characteristics. We show that social network always has a positive effect on the provision of the public good. We also find that, in networks with “small world”-like modular structures, ‘bridging’ ties connecting distant parts of social network play an important role inducing an agent’s contribution to public good. Assumptions and results of the model are discussed in relation to the role of social capital in community-level development projects and to the effect of innovation networks on firms’ R&D investments.


Tuesday 5 January 2016 Fabrice Lumineau, Assistant Professor in Strategic Management at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, will give a presentation on “The Double-Edge of Contracts on Alliance Performance” (open entry). Flyer-Lumineau. Time: 13:00-14:00. Location: TEM in Evry, room Dir306.