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May 27, 2016

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May 27, 2016

Benefit of Organizational Misconduct: Others in Group May Work Harder, Study Says

May 19, 2016 — Misconduct within an organization is generally seen as a predicament at best, a catastrophe at worst. But a new study shows that such misconduct, or “deviance,” can prove beneficial by causing ... read more

Female Members on Corporate Boards Can Lower Number of Mergers and Acquisitions

May 19, 2016 — Does female membership on corporate boards impact mergers and acquisitions? As the percentage of females on boards of America's largest companies has risen from 15 percent in 2005 to 20 percent ... read more

Shaping the Way Europe Prevents Violence Against Women

May 11, 2016 — English researchers are shaping the way Europe collects data on and carries out research about violence against women. Violence against women is the most common violation of women's human rights ... read more

International Law Fails to Protect Pregnant Women in War Zones, Argue Doctors

Apr. 20, 2016 — Deaths from violent conflict and lack of available care are major causes of mortality among pregnant women in war zones, warn doctors in a new ... read more

Rating the Teacher Education Rating Systems: New Study Finds Leading Programs Fall Short

Apr. 10, 2016 — A study of four leading systems used to evaluate teacher preparation programs finds the initiatives lack evidence-based approaches and 'thin' on the advancement of equity in the ... read more

Thrill of the Hunt Motivates Some to Buy Counterfeit Goods

Mar. 31, 2016 — People buying fake 'luxury brand' goods experience a range of psychological motivations -- including the 'thrill of the hunt' -- new research has ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — What happens when doctors misbehave? The answer depends a lot on which state they practice in, a new study shows. In fact, the percentage of doctors who get disciplined or pay a malpractice claim is ... read more

Should Doctors Boycott Working in Australia's Immigration Detention Centers?

Mar. 23, 2016 — Two experts debate whether doctors should boycott working in Australia's immigration detention centers. Last month, the president of the Australian Medical Association finally denounced ... read more

Professor Urges Physicians to Help Victims of Torture Seeking Asylum

Mar. 7, 2016 — Refugees seeking asylum in the United States are twice as likely to be granted protection if their application is supported by medical documentation of ... read more

Does Your Financial Adviser Specialize in Misconduct?

Mar. 1, 2016 — In the first large-scale study documenting the economy-wide extent of misconduct among financial advisers and financial advisory firms in the United States, researchers find that most financial ... read more

Tough Social Issues Provide a Challenge for Companies and Researchers

Feb. 22, 2016 — Multinational companies are facing tough issues like climate change, poverty and human rights. A new study suggests that they are increasingly seen to have a responsibility to support sustainable ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — Despite strong preferences for ethical chocolate in focus groups, only 14 percent of millennials in individual choice studies selected candy with ethical or social factors labeling, according to a ... read more

A Stronger Ethical Culture Within the US Military Health Care Environment Is Needed, Experts Urge.

Jan. 5, 2016 — The health professional community should urge the United States Secretary of Defense to adopt and implement the recent recommendations of the Defense Health Board, and in addition rescind directives ... read more

The Ugly Consumer: Ridiculing Those Who Shop Ethically

Jan. 4, 2016 — No one wants to knowingly buy products made with child labor or that harm the environment. But a new study shows that we also don't want to work too hard to find out whether our favorite ... read more

CEO Compensation Study Examines Factors in Excess Returns

Dec. 14, 2015 — Of many issues associated with CEO compensation, excess returns are likely among the most controversial. Researchers examined how boards face pressures when trying to control this ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — Researchers have found that everyday shoppers make assumptions about brands that use green colors. The findings hold ethical implications for environmentally friendly ... read more

Review of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

Dec. 3, 2015 — Because fish, wildlife, habitats, and cultural resources extend beyond political boundaries, there is a national need to develop resource management strategies across jurisdictions and sectors, says ... read more

Finding Fake Feedback

Nov. 30, 2015 — How can consumers trust customer feedback posted at online shopping sites when hoping to make a purchasing decision? Conversely, how can the company protect its reputation from false negative ... read more

NTDs Disproportionately Found in Areas of Poverty in Islamic Nations

Nov. 25, 2015 — The Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation is an inter-governmental organization of 57 Muslim-majority countries with a mission to promote human rights and advance science and technology ... read more

Could Self-Disseminating Vaccines Cut Off Emerging Infectious Diseases at Source?

Nov. 2, 2015 — An expert review identifies state-of-the-art of self-disseminating vaccines as a new and potentially powerful strategy to circumvent diseases such as Ebola at the animal source before their ... read more

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