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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

Study Shows How Investments Reflected Shift in Environmental Views

Sep. 3, 2015 — A new study is the first to use financial investors' actions, rather than self-reported opinions, to investigate the trans-Atlantic difference in public opinion on climate change and the ... read more

Supply Signals Critical to Firms' Profitability

Sep. 2, 2015 — Advance supply signals, such as financial health and production viability, contain rich information on supplier conditions. When and how these signals should be used is critical for improving ... read more

Covert and Overt Forms of Sexism Are Equally Damaging to Working Women

Aug. 27, 2015 — Frequent sexist wisecracks, comments and office cultures where women are ignored are just as damaging to women as single instances of sexual coercion and unwanted sexual attention, according to a new ... read more

Friends' Online Influence Increases Ecommerce Purchases 60 Percent

Aug. 25, 2015 — A study on peer influence in ecommerce shows a 60 percent higher chance of buying an online service if it's purchased by ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — Like the Rubik's Cube, a three-dimensional combination puzzle where every twist also scrambles the face opposite of it, economics puzzles are similarly interlinked -- a change in policy may lead ... read more

Enjoyment Motivates People to Participate in the Sharing Economy

Aug. 24, 2015 — Sustainability and enjoyment are at least as important as economic benefits for participating in the sharing ... read more

Program to Reduce Work-Family Conflict Pays for Itself

Aug. 21, 2015 — An effective program to reduce work-family conflict leads to reduced turnover and other cost savings for employers, reports a new study. At an estimated cost of $690 per employee, the program yielded ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — The effect of workplace anxiety on job performance is closely connected to the quality of relationships between employees, their bosses and their co-workers, according to a new ... read more

Study Shows What Business Leaders Can Learn from Formula One Racing

Aug. 20, 2015 — Formula One racing teams may have a lesson to teach business leaders: Innovation can be overrated. That's the conclusion from academic researchers who pored over data from 49 teams over the ... read more

No Short Cuts: Innovation Work Is About Presence, Ordinary Labor

Aug. 19, 2015 — Successful innovation work requires that workers and leaders are present and involved in everyday practices. Innovation work is a mundane and 'messy' business in which people have to ... read more

How Having Racially Diverse Friends Can Help You on the Job

Aug. 18, 2015 — Employees with a racially diverse group of friends outside of work may actually perform better at their jobs, a new study suggests. This broader network was linked to employees who did more tasks ... read more

Seller Beware: International Transactions Require Much More Than a Contract

Aug. 12, 2015 — A contract between countries spelling out in detail the terms of sale and delivery should eliminate the chance that the buyer would violate those terms. A new study, however, suggests that ... read more

Planning, Improvization Actually Play Well Together in Export Markets

Aug. 12, 2015 — Exporting is a popular way to enter an international market. But just how are export decisions made? In a rapidly changing economic environment, can exporting companies rely on improvization? Or ... read more

Want Your Company to Remain Innovative? Think Twice Before Going Public

Aug. 12, 2015 — New companies are often successful because they are innovative. In search of new capital, these companies often go public. But does going public affect a company's ability to remain creative and ... read more

Tweeting Responses to Complaints on Social Media Triggers New Complaints

Aug. 6, 2015 — Companies engaging with customers on Twitter beware: responding to complaints on social media has the side effect of triggering new complaints, new research has ... read more

How Stock Market's 'Spare Tire' Keeps Economy Churning During Banking Crises

Aug. 5, 2015 — In countries with strong legislation to prevent fraudulent corporate behavior, banking crises have a less severe impact on firms and the economy in general, a new study ... read more

How Does Being 'on-Call' Impact Employee Fatigue?

Aug. 4, 2015 — With the growing demands of consumerism and the need to assist customers on the clock, today’s employees are working anything but nine to five. One in five EU employees are working on-call, but how ... read more

Profit, People and Planet: Balancing Revenue Vs. Responsibility in Fashion

Aug. 4, 2015 — Businesses within the fashion industry face many ethical decisions over the importance of profit vs. social responsibility. Exploitation is rife in developing countries where cheap, unregulated labor ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Workplace wellness can be a positive source of health and empowerment for employees. While many employers have found that wellness programs are ineffective at engaging employees, a new strategy may ... read more

Rotten Tomatoes and Two Thumbs Up

July 30, 2015 — How online shoppers respond when faced with wide variations in online reviews can give retailers insights into how to display the reviews and what to ... read more

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