Author Archives: Carlos Ferreira

Avoiding adverts on social media

I have recently published a paper on the Journal of Customer Behaviour about the reasons why people may avoid adverts on social media. It was co-authored with Caroline Moraes, Nina Michaelidou and Michelle McGrath. Our research question revolved around what can … Continue reading

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Regional Strategies for Economic Development – an update

As I mentioned recently, the ReSSI project is fast coming to its end. The final delivery will be delivered on the 30th November, and we expect it will be available at some point in mid-January. In the meantime, the 3rd … Continue reading

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The executive summary, a dark art

The ReSSI project is fast approaching its conclusion. What a year it has been! The team has been hard at work on the various case studies, the third (draft final) report has been submitted, and I have been asked to … Continue reading

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Transparency and technology: blockchain

Here is an interesting article on the potential usages and advantages of employing blockchain to manage supply chains. It’s an interesting piece, and deserves reading. I like the fact that the author clearly identifies a number of instances in which … Continue reading

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ReSSI – Project Update

The team delivering the ReSSI project has recently submitted the second report to the funder (ESPON EGTC), for discussion and approval within the next two weeks. The ReSSI project examines how sustainable, inclusive and smart economic development (as defined by the Europe … Continue reading

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Blockchain, and the construction of a (new) economy

Harvard Business Review has an article by Joichi Ito, Neha Narula and Robleh Ali about the potential of the Blockchain in reconfigure modern economies, provocatively titled The Blockchain Will Do to the Financial System What the Internet Did to Media. Leaving aside … Continue reading

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The value – and uses – of BitCoin

You may have heard that the value of BitCoin has hit a number of all-time highs in the last week. Just yesterday (9th May 2017), the crypto-currency made the news when the value of a single BitCoin topped $1,700 for the first … Continue reading

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