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November 30, 2015

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November 30, 2015

Instrument to Measure Brand Embarrassment Developed by Economists

Nov. 27, 2015 — Whether people wear T-shirts with a big logo of a brand depends on a person's "brand embarrassment tendency" (BET). Embarrassment is an intense, negative emotion and it derives from ... read more

Peak-End Pizza: Higher Prices Mean First Impressions Count

Nov. 25, 2015 — How does price impact your evaluation of a restaurant meal? Psychologists have long thought that we judge experiences based on their most intense moment (the peak) and the last part of the experience ... read more

Final Year Individual Bonuses Are Counter-Productive

Nov. 24, 2015 — Rewarding teamwork or group efforts enhances business performance, say researchers. The work has found that it makes better business sense to reward team performance rather than provide individual ... read more

Past Performance Plays Minor Role in CEO Selection

Nov. 24, 2015 — An individual's past performance plays a minor role in headhunters' decisions concerning which candidates to put forward for CEO positions in major non-financial firms, according to new ... read more

Sharing Economy Can Help Financial Struggles

Nov. 24, 2015 — The power of the sharing economy in shaking up traditional industries can be harnessed to help financially struggling consumers, according to new ... read more

Good or Bad Innovation Ideas?

Nov. 23, 2015 — The traditional way of running a project with a beginning and an end will soon be history. The scientists say that they have a smarter ... read more

Scarcity, Not Abundance, Enhances Consumer Creativity, Study Says

Nov. 17, 2015 — Resource scarcity translates into enhanced consumer creativity, according to new research. A general sense of scarcity activates a constraint mindset that manifests itself through increased novelty ... read more

Encouraging Motivation to Benefit Others Can Lead to More Effective Teams

Nov. 13, 2015 — When team members are motivated toward promoting the benefits of others, they are higher-performing and stay in their teams for a longer period, according to a new ... read more

Zig While Others Zag for More Successful Investments

Nov. 13, 2015 — Aso-called contrarian investment funds far outperform their herd-fund rivals in several performance measurements, new research shows, adding that their managers have found ways to gather information ... read more

For Better Sales, Connect With Coworkers

Nov. 12, 2015 — For successful salespeople, it's all about who you know -- particularly within your own firm. A new study finds that developing strong internal relationships leads to a significant increase in ... read more

Entrepreneurial Activity Breeds Entrepreneurial Passion

Nov. 12, 2015 — The more effort one ploughs into one's company's success, the more enthusiastic about one's own entrepreneurial activity one becomes. Experiencing success on a regular basis and the ... read more

New Approach Allows Better Modelling of Crucial Economic Activities Over Time

Nov. 10, 2015 — Researchers have developed a better method for modelling important kinds of economic data that may be useful for studying workforces, economic development, health, macroeconomics and other phenomena ... read more

Cancer Survivors Less Likely to Receive Callbacks from Potential Employers

Nov. 6, 2015 — Job applicants who are cancer survivors are less likely to receive callbacks from potential retail employers than those who did not disclose their health history, according to a recent ... read more

Business as Plan B

Nov. 5, 2015 — Research by a sociologist suggests family leave policies have a significant impact on women's entrepreneurial ... read more

Business Leaders Should Re-Think How They Treat Team Members, Research Suggests

Nov. 4, 2015 — Business leaders who oversee teams need to find a middle ground in how they treat team members -- or risk hurting team performance -- new findings from an international team of researchers suggest. ... read more

Strong Marketing Department Drives Firm Performance, Iowa State Researcher Finds

Nov. 4, 2015 — New research underscores the importance of a strong marketing department. Not only does marketing create value for a firm's short-term profitability, but it also has a positive effect on ... read more

For-Profit and Community College Graduates Earn Same Hiring Interest from Employers

Nov. 2, 2015 — Hiring managers show no preference for hiring people with for-profit college credentials compared to those holding comparable credentials from public community colleges, new research ... read more

Another Car Recalled? Online Press Can Be Bad News for Rivals

Nov. 2, 2015 — When Toyota or Chrysler recalls one of its models, the news spreads all over social media, with most consumers bad-mouthing the recalled model. But it turns out that the bad-mouthing is not limited ... read more

Research Uncovers Recipe for Producing, Managing Star Performers

Nov. 2, 2015 — While the contributions and value added by star performers can be extraordinary, companies often overlook the influence top employees can have on ... read more

Spinning Out? What You're Able to Take With You to Your New Company Will Determine How Well You Do

Oct. 29, 2015 — To 'spin out,' you better have a big team with lots of experience. When it comes to leaving a company to start your own, whether you sink or swim could depend on how many good people you ... read more

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