Why do some people hold strong attitudes to science whilst others are more neutral?

Why do people hold highly variable attitudes towards well-evidenced science? For many years researchers focused on what people know about science, thinking that “to know science is to love it”. But do people who think they know science actually know science? A new study publishing January 24th in the open access journal PLOS Biology by Cristina Fonseca of the Genetics Read more about Why do some people hold strong attitudes to science whilst others are more neutral?[…]

Digital workers: better working conditions and protection of rights

MEPs voted on measures to improve conditions for workers on digital labour platforms, particularly on their employment status and automated systems monitoring their work. The Employment Committee adopted on Monday a draft negotiating mandate on new rules to improve the working conditions in platform work. They would regulate how to correctly determine the employment status Read more about Digital workers: better working conditions and protection of rights[…]

When is the right time for businesses to send review reminders to customers

Popular websites such as TripAdvisor, Hotels.com, and Booking.com send notifications to customers immediately following checkout, requesting reviews about their recent experience and other feedback. Many firms send automated emails or mobile push notices after a purchase to learn about customers’ recent experiences with the product. This raises the important question: When should companies send out Read more about When is the right time for businesses to send review reminders to customers[…]

THE 2022 EU INDUSTRIAL R&D INVESTMENT SCOREBOARD

The 2022 edition of the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, published by the Commission, shows that Europe’s industry is back on track in research and development investments with an increase of 8.9% in 2021 compared to the -2.2 % pandemic-related dip in 2020. The EU remains the global leader in R&D investments by the automotive sector, where the transformation Read more about THE 2022 EU INDUSTRIAL R&D INVESTMENT SCOREBOARD[…]

New rules to ensure the safety of machinery and robots

The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on a new Machinery Regulation. It revises the existing Machinery Directive and adapts the rules to address the emerging risks and challenges posed by new technologies to machinery products and ensure these can be operated safely. The Read more about New rules to ensure the safety of machinery and robots[…]

First large-scale study of entrepreneurship and burnout

The number of people struggling with mental problems like burnout and stress is higher than ever. Can we learn from entrepreneurs how to avoid burnout and accumulate happiness? Entrepreneurs are often portrayed as workaholic heroes, who put more time and energy into their work than salaried employees. To run their businesses, many entrepreneurs stay ‘on’, Read more about First large-scale study of entrepreneurship and burnout[…]

The Practical Value of Secondary Selling

Researchers from University of Wyoming, University of Kentucky, and Georgia Institute of Technology published a new Journal of Marketing article that investigates how secondary selling can boost sales revenues and customer satisfaction. The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “Secondary Selling: Beyond the Salesperson–Customer Dyad” and is authored by Molly R. Burchett, Brian Murtha, and Ajay K. Kohli. What Read more about The Practical Value of Secondary Selling[…]

European Solar PV Industry Alliance

The Commission together with industrial actors, research institutes, associations and other relevant parties launched the European Solar PV Industry Alliance. The alliance will help mitigating supply risk by securing diversification of supplies through more diverse imports and scaled up solar PV manufacturing of innovative and sustainable solar PVs in the EU. In a joint statement, the Read more about European Solar PV Industry Alliance[…]

EU agrees new law on more sustainable and circular batteries

The Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council aiming to make all batteries placed on the EU market more sustainable, circular and safe. The agreement builds on the Commission’s proposal from December 2020 and addresses the social, economic and environmental matters related to all types of batteries. A key achievement under the European Green Deal, the new Read more about EU agrees new law on more sustainable and circular batteries[…]

Q&A: VAT in the Digital Age

Why is the Commission putting forward this package? The current EU VAT system for intra-EU trade is almost 30 years old and, despite some recent improvements, has not kept pace with technological advances, the digital economy, changes in business models, or globalisation. At the same time, new figures released today show that the ‘VAT Gap’ (the Read more about Q&A: VAT in the Digital Age[…]

Drone Strategy 2.0: Creating a large-scale European drone market

The European Drone Strategy 2.0, adopted today by the Commission, sets out a vision for the further development of the European drone market. It builds on the EU’s safety framework for operating and setting the technical requirements of drones, which is the world’s most advanced. The new Strategy lays out how Europe can pursue large-scale commercial drone operations while Read more about Drone Strategy 2.0: Creating a large-scale European drone market[…]

Why consumers develop negative reactions towards acquired brand

Researchers from University of Leeds, University of Vienna, and University of Pennsylvania published a new Journal of Marketing article that examines why consumers develop negative reactions towards acquired brands and explains conditions that attenuate that negative effect. The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “When and Why Consumers React Negatively to Brand Acquisitions: A Values Authenticity Account” and is Read more about Why consumers develop negative reactions towards acquired brand[…]