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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

How After-Hours Trading Sheds Light on Investor Sentiment

Feb. 27, 2017 — Overnight market activity -- between the time the market closes and re-opens the next day -- provides a goldmine of information about investor sentiment at the firm level, or pertaining to specific ... read more

Study Examines Ways to Use Demand Information to Adjust Capacity

Feb. 24, 2017 — A new study derived optimal policies and data-driven, problem-solving techniques for firms to learn about demand so that they can decide when and by how much they should adjust their capacity ... read more

Values Gap in Workplace Can Lead Millennials to Look Elsewhere

Feb. 23, 2017 — Much has been made in popular culture about millennials as they join the working world, including their tendency to job hop. Although this behavior often is explained as a loyalty issue, new research ... read more

Uncertainty Perception Drives Public's Trust, Mistrust of Science

Feb. 22, 2017 — Many policies -- from medicine to terrorism -- depend on how the general public accepts and understands scientific evidence. People view different branches of sciences as having different amounts of ... read more

'Complexity' of Exports Is a Good Predictor of Income Inequality

Feb. 17, 2017 — A new paper argues that everything else being equal, the complexity of a country's exports also correlates with its degree of economic equality: The more complex a country's products, the ... read more

Preferential Trade Agreements Enhance Global Trade at the Expense of Its Resilience

Feb. 16, 2017 — The global commodity trade is a complex system where its network structure, which may arise from bilateral and multilateral agreements, affects its growth and resilience. At time of economic shocks, ... read more

Sugar, Salt, and Fat Taxes Could Save Billions in Health Care Costs

Feb. 14, 2017 — Australia could save AUD $3.4 billion (USD $2.3 billion) in healthcare costs over the remaining lifetimes of all Australians alive in 2010 by instituting a combination of taxes on unhealthy foods and ... read more

The Damage of Discrimination

Feb. 13, 2017 — Based on data collected from a French grocery store chain, a new study has found that when minority workers were far less efficient in a handful of important metrics when working with biased ... read more

Surrounding Real Estate Shows Increase in Value If Near Transit Station

Feb. 10, 2017 — A U.S. national meta-analysis shows that single-family property increases only about 2.3 percent when located next to a transit station. According to previous studies, multi-family and commercial ... read more

Media Research: For Readers, Print Has Priority

Feb. 8, 2017 — Readers of newspapers prefer ... paper. In relation to the time they devote to their favorite papers, the digital editions play only a marginal role, according to a recent study of British ... read more

New System Makes It Harder to Track Bitcoin Transactions

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers have developed a Bitcoin-compatible system that could make it significantly more difficult for observers to identify or track the parties involved in any given Bitcoin ... read more

Study Outlines Steps That Growing Startups Must Follow to Succeed

Feb. 7, 2017 — By using more than three decades of experience as an entrepreneur and turnaround executive, a researcher lays out a road map for the founding entrepreneur who seeks to retain the CEO position as a ... read more

Over 80% of Online Ad Effect Is on Offline Sales

Feb. 2, 2017 — Online display ads can increase both online and offline retail sales, providing valuable insight for future marketing decisions, say ... read more

Product Review Websites Try to Help but Actually May Harm Consumers

Feb. 1, 2017 — Third-party “infomediary” websites that aim to inform the public about products are sometimes, inadvertently, doing a disservice to the people they’re trying to help, according to new ... read more

When 'Golden Opportunity' to Bribe Arises, It's Hard to Pass Up

Jan. 24, 2017 — The path to corrupt behavior may sometimes be a steep cliff instead of a slippery slope, according to new findings. In four studies, psychology researchers find that people are more likely to engage ... read more

Don't Smile Too Big to Be Effective in Online Marketing Ads, Study Funds

Jan. 24, 2017 — A new study has found that the level of smile intensity in marketing photos influences how consumers perceive the marketer's competence and warmth, which can lead to different results depending ... read more

Codes of Ethics Cause Problems for Overseas Operations

Jan. 23, 2017 — Corporate codes of ethics can have reverse effects and mask anomalies or social evils in operations outsourced to low-wage countries, suggests a new ... read more

Telecommuting Extends the Work Week, at Little Extra Pay

Jan. 19, 2017 — Telecommuting may not be as advantageous as employees think. A new study shows working from home adds extra hours to the work week, at little additional pay. The findings may change workers' ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Crowdfunding platforms, such as Kickstarter, have opened a funding spigot to startups in regions that have suffered from a venture capital drought, a new study ... read more

Imposing 'Meaningful Work' Can Lead to Staff Burnout

Jan. 17, 2017 — Strategies to boost staff performance and morale by manipulating our desire for meaningful work often achieve the opposite -- damaging organizations and alienating employees -- a new study ... read more

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