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Browse the following groundbreaking articles nominated by our Editors-in-Chief and read why they believe they could help change the world.

Enjoy free access until the end of July, 2017. Open access articles are freely available online on a permanent basis.

Reflections on the call for a global “ecological turnaround”

As the 2015 Paris Summit on the Environment demonstrated, there is an urgent need for a fundamental turn-around. However, the main actors - especially the new US Administration - are denying this necessity. As such, scientists and civil society are called upon to take action.


How do we conquer the growth limits of capitalism? Schumpeterian Dynamics of Open Innovation

This article proposes a new approach to conquering the growth limits of capitalism.


What is ‘Humanistic’ About Humanistic Management?

A must-read article for management researchers interested in safeguarding dignity and promoting well-being.


Cryptocurrencies and Business Ethics

Explores a real-world business issue with potential economic, political and social impacts that demand serious ethical analysis.


Immigration and prices: quasi-experimental evidence from Syrian refugees in Turkey

Shares must-read insights on and hard evidence of the beneficial impacts of recent Syrian refugees on consumer prices and living conditions in Turkey. Awarded the distinguished Kuznets Prize 2017 at the Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association, the world's largest gathering of economists.


A porous humanitarian shield: The laws of war, the red cross, and the killing of civilians

A must-read study on whether and under which conditions the International Committee of the Red Cross mitigates atrocities perpetrated on civilians in civil wars.


Analysis of Systemic Risk in the Insurance Industry

Systemic risk of financial institutions can lead to profound global crises. Unlike banks, the insurance sector is shown to not be prone to systemic risk.


Composite likelihood and maximum likelihood methods for joint latent class modeling of disease prevalence and high-dimensional semicontinuous biomarker data

A must-read article on Computational Statistics with a potentially huge impact for researchers in Biostatistics, in particular those working with disease prevalence and biomarker data.


“More drugs, less crime”: why crime dropped in New York City, 1985–2007

A must-read paper for all researchers and advocates of drug legalization and harm reduction.


Corruption, innovation and firm growth: firm-level evidence from Egypt and Tunisia

A cutting-edge article on the role of corruption in affecting innovation and corporate growth in the DCs.


Optimizing virtual machine placement for energy and SLA in clouds using utility functions

This paper is an important and timely contribution to addressing energy usage as the demand for Cloud–based computational services increases.


Citation count prediction as a link prediction problem

Demonstrates how to predict the citation count and assess the relevance and significance of new publications by employing new features and graph mining techniques.


Introduction of the ‘Service Industry Development Index’: Initial thoughts on the new paradigm shift

This article highlights the need for various parties around the world to take part in discussing a refined SIDI in the future.


How does regional institutional complexity affect MNE internationalization?

Presents methodologically state-of-the-art research on the internationalization of multinational enterprises (MNEs).


Cargo theft in the motor carrier industry: an exploratory study

Shares insights into the practices used to protect against the current threat of cargo theft, highlighting related future challenges and trends. A must-read for anyone interested in how goods move around the world.


Shifting multi-hypergraphs via collaborative probabilistic voting

This paper proposes a ground-breaking paradigm for shifting high-order edges (i.e., hyperedges) to deliver graph modes via a novel probabilistic voting strategy.


The EU Leniency Programme and Recidivism

Recidivism is a common problem in antitrust enforcement against price-fixing, especially in Europe. This paper reveals the gravity of this issue.


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