Research shows that campaigns that try to make consumers feel guilty about the amount they waste often make things worse, not better. A new study poins the way to more effective anti-waste campaigns.
In April 2017 the IPSP surveyed a representative sample of US adults about what makes a job a good one. Respondents put money and atmosphere first, two very different and complementary criteria.
How can elite institutions and an elite territory originate key collaborative practices such as hacking, open knowledge and open innovation? We found out during a recent visit.
Managers work tirelessly to modernise offices, innovate and cut costs, but what really boosts employee performance? The answer is the scientific method: design, test, and measure.
In April 2017 the IPSP conducted a survey on how cooperation and competition were perceived and how respondents felt in cooperative versus competitive situations.
The economic theory of comparative cost advantage is more akin to natural law -- it can’t be wished away. And during the ongoing trade war ignited by Donald Trump, it has never been more relevant.
They hovered in the skies of the Earth 300 million years ago... The giant dragonflies will soon be the stars of the paleontology gallery of France’s Natural History Museum in Paris.
On the fourth era of business schools and the urgency of reinventing them.
Anish Kapoor made “Cloud Gate”, a giant bean-shaped mirror in Chicago. Visitors play with the light in the city and its surroundings, where our future lays.
A new study explores factors that motivate users of mobile banking applications in Cambodia and France.
A rainy day and a meeting with a street artist lead to a mediation on the “mirror effect” for researchers.
Uncontrolled growth at the expense of the environment will severely exacerbate the impacts of climate change. As shown with tragic floods in India, our cities are not prepared for extreme events.
The future of chocolate is in question as producers face challenges to keep up with new threats as well as rising demand from new consumer markets.
Space mining has the potential to provide a greater supply of resources either for being exploited locally for construction or being sent back to earth.
For the millions celebrating on the Champs-Elysées last month, Frenchness was not just an idea, it was an intense shared experience. But what happens to that identity when the celebrations end?
Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima demonstrated the difficulty of managing a disaster at a nuclear power plant. What is the situation in France?
The watch that counts the steps, the ring that records the quality of sleep: devices analysing data to improve well-being make you dream. But many still serve as gadgets.
The carbon tax is an unpopular and deeply unequal measure. And Sweden, given as an example in this field, needs to be examined more closely.
With the iPhone X, facial recognition is spreading throughout society. How does it work? What technologies enable it?
Large-scale data collection and analysis can target consumer behaviour. Faced with the risk of drifts, transparency and ethics of algorithms become paramount.