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Reason cast in equations

Casting the rational behaviour of individuals in mathematical models and learning from these for use in reality: Daniel Rehsmann recently completed his doctorate in microeconomics and, among other things, he explored the conditions under which it is rational to spread misinformation.

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Delivery robots on sidewalks and autonomous vehicles: Research project for optimised supply chains in cities

Empty trucks are stuck in traffic jams and people use cars to drive to parcel lockers: Urban supply chains have a lot of potential to be made more sustainable and efficient. This is particularly noticeable in the run-up to Christmas, when more goods and parcels than usual are in circulation. A research project is now set to develop new optimisation tools.

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Preventing the circulation of empty lorries and goods trains

The concept of pooling resources is spreading to the logistics industry: If you receive an order but do not have a vehicle in a particular location, you can cede the transportation to another company that would otherwise face an empty run. This benefits companies and the environment. However, the sharing economy means a paradigm shift for the industry. Companies are reluctant to reveal details about order volumes, costs and regular customers. A research team at the University of Klagenfurt is investigating how transport assignments can nevertheless be distributed efficiently between competing players.

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Do decisions turn out better when they are taken by multiple people?

What happens when strategic decisions are not reached in the boardroom, but by a large number of stakeholders? Ali Banihashemi models the long-term impact of open strategy on companies and institutions. He has no doubt: “In the future, we will have to rely on open decision-making processes.”  

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