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The economics of 3D printing, a total cost perspective

A total cost model of 3D printing

Matthias Holweg
Technology & Operations Management
May 2015 - December 2015
The diffusion of 3D Printing (3DP) is creating an environment in which manufacturing innovation is flourishing.

Business taxation and corporate behaviour: evidence from EU administrative data

Giorgia Maffini
Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation
October 2013 - September 2016
Business taxation is a key policy tool in this scenario, and tax policy has been employed across Europe to either encourage economic growth through tax cuts or to consolidate public finances through tax rises. The research project will estimate the effect of tax policies on business behaviour.

Comparative studies of professionals in market and hierarchy

Mari Sako
International Business, Professional Service Firms
June 2014 - May 2016
The research proposed will conduct comparative studies of professionals (in accounting, law, and marketing) across countries over time. The objective is to analyse the impact of the rise of modern corporations and changes in ownership structure on the internalisation and externalisation of professionals.

Corporate summit on women's economic empowerment

Linda M. Scott
Marketing, Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship
February 2014 - December 2016
A group of major multinational corporations who are now engaged in substantive women’s empowerment programs convene to explore the long term potential to share learning, determine best practices, discuss impact metrics, report findings, maximize resources, and work with multilateral agencies, as a group.
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Detecting insider behaviour on corporate systems

David Upton et al.
Technology & Operations Management
October 2012 - March 2015
The research will explore the potential for harnessing a variety of threat indicators buried in a different enterprise operations connected or interfacing with the information infrastructure, whilst enabling human analysts to make informed decisions efficiently and effectively.

Exploring the Future of Retailing

Richard Cuthbertson
Oxford Institute of Retail Management
October 2014 - June 2015
Scenario planning is a strategic management process involving the development of plausible stories about the future. The scenarios we might develop would serve to show where retailers', policy makers', and consumers' potential influences could lie.

Forecasting the financial crises

FOC Consortium
September 2010 - March 2014
FOC provided a novel, integrated, and network-oriented approach to understanding financial crises. This includes a theoretical framework for measuring systemic risk in global financial markets and financial networks, and a collaborative ICT platform for monitoring systemic fragility and the propagation of financial distress across institutions.
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Frameworks and protocols for supply chain mapping

Steve New, et. al
Technology & Operations Management
March 2013 - June 2015
This initiative will not only shape research globally, but will ensure that Saïd Business School occupies a key position in this global research agenda.
July 2016 - June 2017
A group of major multinational corporations gathered to discuss how better to include women in the world economy.

Global Cyber Security Capacity Programme

David Upton et al.
Technology & Operations Management
April 2013 - March 2016
The aim for the Global Cyber Security Capacity Programme is to understand how to deliver effective cyber security both within the UK and internationally.

In pursuit of inclusive capitalism

Peter Tufano et al.
November 2015 - June 2016
In collaboration with the Ford Foundation and Monitor Institute, this study is the result of months of research and interviews with heads of 40+ non-governmental organisations seeking to promote more inclusive economies.

International comparative household finance

Tarun Ramadorai
Financial Economics
November 2011 - April 2016
This project's purpose is to expand and enrich the study of household finance by taking a broader international perspective. Our goal is to influence policy-makers to consider international best practices and to support young academics working in the field.

Leadership for innovation and science enterprise

Marc Ventresca
Strategic Management
June 2013 - June 2015
HEIs have responded to RCUK and other sector stakeholders with initiatives to increase capacity-building for science enterprise and new forms of inter-sector collaboration leading to commercialisation. The project aims to develop better understanding of established and emerging local forms of innovation and science enterprise leadership in UK HEIs.

Menstruation and the cycle of poverty

Linda M. Scott et. al
Marketing, Health Care
October 2011 - March 2016
Based in Uganda, the study builds on the findings of a pilot study our team conducted in Ghana in 2008/9, which suggested that provisions for sanitary pads and exposure to puberty education had a positive effect on girls’ school attendance, as well as on their concentration, confidence and self-esteem.

Mobile, commerce, consumer and retail productivity

Jonathan Reynolds
October 2013 - July 2015
This research visit will start a new collection exploring the impact of the development of commerce on smartphones and tablets. It will explore the use of smartphone apps in the consumer buying process and the consequences for productivity improvements by retail firms.

Mobile money: beyond peer payments

Ignacio Mas
Finance, Accounting and Management Science
September 2013 - August 2015
While a variety of external groups are well positioned to propagate best practice on the basics of digital financial systems ('DFS') (e.g. agent network management, payments licensing frameworks and bank outsourcing regulations, pricing/commission structures), many of the leading-edge challenges confronting mobile money are being left unaddressed.
March 2013 - March 2015
Following a study by the African Development Bank ('ADB') Economic Brief in February 2012, there is considerable interest in, and concern about, the possibility of mobile money being a source of inflation. Researchers will conduct analyses on the relation between the emergence of mobile money in East Africa and inflation in the region.

Shop costs barometer

Richard Cuthbertson
August 2013 - July 2015
Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) worked with University of Oxford and the Retail Industry Business Engagement Network (RIBEN) to undertake in depth qualitative research to understand the economic and social contribution of local shops.

Social innovation project in infectious diseases of poverty

Pamela Hartigan
Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
November 2014 - June 2016
This project is a research partnership between two leading institutions working on social innovation in health care.
June 2011 - August 2015
This project aims to provide the first comprehensive assessment of the effects of the decision neurosciences in transforming European social sciences and humanities (SSH). NESSHI is looking at the impacts of neuroscience on economics, marketing and philosophy.

The Oxford Retail Technology Research Programme

Richard Cuthbertson
Oxford Institute of Retail Management
October 2011 - August 2015
Intel’s executive leaders are developing solutions that are transforming the retail industry.

The scale-up problem: causes and policy implications

Thomas Hellmann
Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship
April 2015 - July 2016
Over the last decade many governments across the globe have developed programmes to support venture creation. However, the results from these programmes have sometimes been disappointing, especially in terms of generating so-called anchor companies that create considerable employment and economic activity, not to mention financial returns.

Walmart empowering women together

Linda M. Scott
Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship
November 2013 - October 2015
Walmart has commissioned an independent global study to assess the impact of its Empowering Women Together (EWT) initiative, with a view to developing a measurement system to monitor progress. The EWT program, working with 30 businesses in 13 countries on four continents, is intended to provide market access to woman-owned and woman-led businesses.
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