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Dr. Simon Alfano

 

 
 
Phone: +49 761 203-2395
Office Hours
Upon request
   
Teaching  
     
SS 2016

Seminar: Business Intelligence in R

  WS 2015/2016

Exercise: Computational Economics
Seminar: Data Mining in R
Exercise: Business Analytics

  SS 2015

Seminar: Decision Analytics in R (auch Topics)

  WS 2011/2012

Tutorial: Computational Economics

  WS 2010/2011

Tutorial: Mikroökonomie I

     
Awards
     
  02/2016 - 08/2017

Scholarship for doctoral students of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

  01/2009 - 11/2012

Scholar of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

  03/2010

Recognition of  Bachelor Thesis by the Thermo Fisher Scientific

     
Vita

 

  Since 09/2017 

Research Fellow at the Chair of Information SystemsAlbert Ludwig University of Freiburg

10/2014 - 09/2017

PhD at the Chair of Information Systems, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg

 

Since 01/2013

Business Consultant at McKinsey & Co., Stuttgart

10/2010 - 11/2012

Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg
M.Sc. in Economics & Finance

03/2012 - 11/2012

Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg and University of Zürich
Master-Thesis: “In vino veritas? Experimental research on the influence of alcohol on honesty behavior and risk attitude”

09/2011 - 10/2011

Genentech, Intern Investor Relations, San Francisco, CA

07/2010 - 09/2010

Roche Holdings Inc., Intern Investor Relations, Nutley, NJ
  05/2010 - 06/2010

McKinsey & Co., Intern Business Consultant, Stuttgart

 

10/2006 - 03/2010

B.A. in International Business Management at the Dualen Hochschule Lörrach, B.Sc. in International Business Management an der Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz und Licence-Gestion-Economie an der Université de Haute-Alsace in Colmar/Mulhouse

  10/2006 - 03/2010 GE Healthcare, Freiburg
Dual Studies in International Business Management, Rotations in Germany, Great Britain, Singapur
 
     
Presentations  
     
 
  • "Market attractiveness assessment of the printing machines market in Central Asia - a perspective for Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG" - Plenary panel presentation of the International Seminar of the Universities of Cooperative Education Mannheim and Basel, in Mannheim, November 2007
  • “Kreativität als Grundlage für neues Denken und wie der Schritt von der Theorie in die Praxis gelingen kann”, Vortrag bei der regionalen Unternehmerveranstaltung “Innovation in der Region” in Emmendingen; 15.Juli, 2011
  • Vortrag "Entwicklung einer Vision - von historischen und aktuellen Beispielen zu einer konkreten Vision" bei der studentischen Unternehmensberatung TriRhena Consulting in Freiburg; Oktober 2011
  • Jubiläumsveranstaltung zum 10-jährigen Bestehen des trinationalen Studiengangs International Business Management der Dualen Hochschule Lörrach, der Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz und der Université de Haute-Alsace in Colmar mit Workshops von Alumni für aktuelle Studenten. Workshops zu den Themen „Konkurrenzanalyse und Kundenzufriedenheitsmanagement in der Praxis“ und „Studentische Unternehmensberatung am Beispiel von TriRhena Consulting e.V.“; 5.November 2011
 
     
Thesis Proposals  
   
     

 

 Scientific Publications



Journal Articles

Years: 2017
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    2017

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    • Alfano S, Tuma F, Pröllochs N, Krinitz J
      A Real-Time Language Sentiment Index as a Measure of Capital Market Confidence.
      2017 Journal of Strategic and International Studies, volume: 12, issue: 3, pages: 26 - 33

    Book chapters

    Years: 2017
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      2017

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      • Förschler F, Alfano S
        Reading Between the Lines: The Effect of Language Sentiment on Economic Indicators
        In: Feuerriegel S., Neumann D. (eds) Enterprise Applications, Markets and Services in the Finance Industry. FinanceCom 2016. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 276
        2017, Springer, Cham, pages: 89 - 104,
      • Alfano S, Pröllochs N, Feuerriegel S, Neumann D
        Say It Right: IS Prototype to Enable Evidence Based Communication with Big Data
        In: Deokar A. , Gupta A., Iyer L., Jones M. (eds) Analytics and Data Science: Advances in Research and Pedagogy
        2017, Springer,
      • Palade D, Alfano S, Neumann D
        Say It at the Right Time: Publication Time of Financial News
        In: Feuerriegel S., Neumann D. (eds) Enterprise Applications, Markets and Services in the Finance Industry. FinanceCom 2016. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 276
        2017, Springer, Cham, pages: 62 - 74,
      • Akpinar N-J, Alfano S, Kersten G, Yu B
        The Role of Sentiment and Cultural Differences in the Communication Process of e-Negotiations
        In: Schoop M., Kilgour D. M. (eds) Group Decision and Negotiation. A Socio-Technical Perspective. GDN 2017. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing,
        2017, Springer, Cham, pages: 132 - 144,

      Talks

      Years: 2017 | 2016 | 2015
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        2017

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        • Alfano S
          A Real-Time Language Sentiment Index as a Measure of Capital Market Confidence
          2017 International Academic Conference on Business, Economics, Finance and Accounting. New York City, USA, May 15, 2017. International Association Of Applied Business Research.
        • Alfano S
          Von der Idee zum Produkt
          2017 Ringvorlesung Entrepreneurship, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, April 25, 2017
        • Alfano S
          How The Market Can Detect Its Own Mispricing - A News Sentiment Index To Detect Irrational Exuberance
          2017 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island, January 5, 2017, IEEE Computer Society

        2016

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        • Alfano S
          Drive corporate value through evidence-based capital market communication
          2016 FinanceCom 2016 Conference, Frankfurt am Main, December 8, 2016
        • Alfano S
          Say It at the Right Time: Publication Time of Financial News
          2016 FinanceCom 2016 Conference, Frankfurt am Main, December 8, 2016
        • Alfano S
          Do Pessimists Move Asset Prices? Evidence from Applying Prospect Theory to News Sentiment
          2016 2015 EFMA Conference, Doctoral Student Consortium, Basel, Switzerland, 29.06.2016
        • Alfano S, Märkle-Huß J
          BIG DATA ANALYTICS IN IR: Latest Academic Research and its Implications for IROs
          2016 NIRI Annual Conference 2016, San Diego, USA, 08.06.2016
        • Alfano S
          Mind or gut? The interplay of cognitive and fundamental drivers in price formation
          2016 John Molson Business School | Concordia University Montréal, 25.04.2016

        2015

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        • Alfano S
          Corporates lack evidence how language drives investor decisions
          2015 Startinsland Entrepreneurship Series of the Business Support Office at the University Freiburg, Freiburg, 11.11.2015
        • Alfano S, Feuerriegel S
          Evidence-based financial communication to drive corporate value
          2015 Cercle Investor Relations Austria, Vienna, 31.08.2015
        • Alfano S
          Asymmetric Information Processing in Financial Markets: Roadmap to Management Science Submission
          2015 Doctoral Colloquium, Chair for Information Systems Research, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, 08.07.2015

        Conference papers

        Years: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015
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          2018

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          • Hannemann F, Pröllochs N, Alfano S, Neumann D
            Noise Trader Behavior – A Disaggregated Approach to News Reception and Processing in Financial Markets
            2018 26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2018), Portsmouth, UK, June 23-28, 2018

          2017

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          • Krinitz J, Alfano S, Neumann D
            How The Market Can Detect Its Own Mispricing - A News Sentiment Index To Detect Irrational Exuberance
            2017 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island, January 4-7, 2017, IEEE Computer Society
          • Alfano S, Pröllochs N, Märkle-Huß J, Feuerriegel S, Neumann D
            Setting the Right Tone: How Data Science Enables Investor Communication to Choose the Right Language
            2017 Proceedings of the 13. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik, St. Gallen, Switzerland
          • Akpinar N-J, Alfano S, Kersten G, Yu B
            The Role of Sentiment and Cultural Differences in the Communication Process of e-Negotiations
            2017 17th International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation, Stuttgart, August 14-18, 2017, GDN.
          • Alfano S, Yu B, Kersten G, Neumann D
            What Is the Right Tone? Language Sentiment in E-negotiations
            2017 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation. 2017, University of Hohenheim, Schoop M., Kilgour D. M. (eds), pages: 255 - 264

          2016

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          • Alfano S, Förschler F
            Reading Between the Lines: The Effect of Language Sentiment on Economic Indicators
            2016 FinanceCom 2016 Conference, Frankfurt am Main, December 8, 2016
          • Alfano S, Neumann D, Palade D
            Say It at the Right Time: Publication Time of Financial News
            2016 FinanceCom 2016 Conference, Frankfurt am Main, December 8, 2016
          • Alfano S, Rapp M, Pröllochs N, Feuerriegel S, Neumann D
            Driven by News Tone? Understanding Information Processing When Covariates are Unknown: The Case of Natural Gas Price Movements
            2016 9th MKWI 2016, 9th -11th March 2016 in Illmenau, Germany , volume: 3, pages: 1787 - 1798
             
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          • Alfano S, Stichler P, Feuerriegel S, Neumann D
            Mind or Gut? The Interplay of Cognitive and Fundamental Drivers in Price Formation
            2016 Winter Conference on Business Intelligence (WCBI 2016), March 3 - March 5, 2016, Snowbird, Utah, USA

          2015

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          • Alfano S, Pröllochs N, Feuerriegel S, Neumann D
            Say It Right: IS Prototype to Enable Evidence Based Communication with Big Data
            2015 Business Analytics Congress (BAC) 2015, Forth Worth, Texas, December 12-13, 2015
          • Alfano S, Feuerriegel S, Neumann D
            Is News Sentiment More Than Just Noise?
            2015 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2015), Münster, Germany, May 26-29, 2015, Complete Research Paper

          Other publications

          Years: 2016 | 2015
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            2016

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            • Alfano S, Feuerriegel S, Neumann D
              Compliance in IR
              Informed, volume: Spring 2016, pages: 40 - 41, 2016

            2015

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