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What it takes for green businesses to advertise online
The internet has facilitated the growth of online advertising over the past decade, and online advertising has moved from being a peripheral to a central advertising medium because of its unique targeting capabilities. (2019-06-14)
Too many businesses failing to properly embrace AI into processes, not reaping benefits
Businesses actively embracing artificial intelligence and striving to bring technological advancements into their operations are reaping dividends not seen by companies who fail to properly adapt and adopt. (2019-06-11)
Majority of community supports proposed overdose prevention site in Philadelphia
The majority of residents and business owners/staff in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood support opening an overdose prevention site in their community, according to a study led by researchers at Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health published today in the Journal of Urban Health. (2019-06-05)
Belief in the 'prosperity gospel' does not turn people into successful entrepreneurs
Belief in the 'Prosperity Gospel' -- that God financially blesses faithful followers -- does not turn individuals into successful entrepreneurs. (2019-05-22)
Finding the 'Goldilocks' level of enthusiasm for business pitches
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers found how long an entrepreneur displays the highest level of excitement during a pitch also plays a major role in predicting success in receiving funding. (2019-05-17)
New theory of dissemination and implementation shifts direction of practice change
Primary care dissemination and implementation science has focused on evaluating strategies to help practices implement evidence-based care to achieve quality metrics and meet policy requirements. (2019-05-14)
EU sustainable development policy defines entrepreneurship in three distinct ways
A new study has found three distinct ways in which the European Union defines what entrepreneurship means for sustainable development, producing a blurry message of the role entrepreneurs and business owners have to play in tackling the global issue. (2019-05-09)
New research: Airbnb's impact on peak-season hotel pricing
New research by Tepper School professors Hui Li and Kannan Srinivasan proposes strategies for hotels to cope with competition such as Airbnb while suggesting that government regulation is limited in its ability to control industry disruption. (2019-05-01)
Bosses who put their followers first can boost their business
Companies would do well to tailor training and recruitment measures to encourage managers who have empathy, integrity and are trustworthy -- because they can improve productivity, according to new research from the University of Exeter Business School. (2019-04-25)
IMF's structural adjustment programs slash bureaucratic quality in developing countries
Bureaucratic quality in developing countries is endangered by the structural adjustment programs imposed by the international financial institutions, a paper by Bocconi's Alexander Kentikelenis and colleagues, in the American Journal of Sociology, states. (2019-04-19)
Lack of awareness of inequality means we penalize those who have least money
People can automatically assume that someone who gives less money to charity is less generous, according to new research. (2019-04-12)
Does live tweeting while watching TV distract from the ads?
Researchers from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and at Goizueta Business School at Emory University published new research in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science which reveals that advertisers can see a boost in online shopping when television viewers multitask and engage in social media activity while watching certain programs. (2019-04-02)
Negative equity house price risk could be ended, new research confirms
The risk of house prices crashing and leaving millions of homeowners in negative equity could be removed if the financial sector adopts new models of investment for housing that are widely used in other areas of finance, according to major new research. (2019-03-27)
Research develops top tips to foster better relationships between scientists and business
University researchers and industry practitioners have developed lists of 'top tips' for businesses and academics to foster better relationships that could potentially benefit all parties. (2019-03-21)
Want to increase staff loyalty? You'll need to be seen as important, new research suggests
Offering praise and having a good working relationship isn't always enough to engender loyalty from staff -- employees also need to feel that the relationship with their boss is important, according to new research. (2019-03-21)
Step-up or break out: How firms in unstable countries can secure overseas business
Offshoring services providers (OSPs) operating in unstable countries can secure overseas projects and deliver on their promises if they understand the issues overseas clients may have when doing business with OSPs and work to address these a priority within the business relationship. (2019-03-18)
The power of gratitude in the workplace
The study shows that being thanked more often at work predicted better sleep, fewer headaches and healthier eating, because it improved nurses' work satisfaction. (2019-03-13)
Family businesses should prepare for the unexpected if next generation to succeed
Family businesses looking to the next generation to take over need to prepare themselves for unexpected events -- such as Brexit -- according to researchers at the University of East Anglia. (2019-02-27)
Travelers use hotels' loyalty programs to get instant perks and rewards
Many travelers are members of multiple loyalty programs, and the role of these programs is often insignificant when choosing between different hotels, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. (2019-02-19)
Why forgetting at work can be a good thing
Psychologists and information scientists at the University of Münster have looked at how digital information systems support daily work and why it can be a good for us to forget certain things. (2019-02-07)
Stock market shows greater reaction to forecasts by analysts with favorable surnames
Financial analysts whose surnames are perceived as favorable elicit stronger market reactions to their earnings forecasts, new research from Cass Business School has found. (2019-02-06)
Genetically modified food opponents know less than they think, research finds
People most opposed to genetically modified foods think they know the most about them, but actually know the least, new report finds. (2019-01-14)
New study finds employee incentives can lead to unethical behavior in the workplace
Findings suggest that setting compensation goals can increase dishonesty when managers are also paid a bonus for hitting certain targets. (2018-12-11)
Trying to get people to agree? Skip the French restaurant and go out for Chinese food
When people in a business negotiation share not just a meal but a plate, they collaborate better and reach deals faster, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. (2018-12-11)
Undergraduate biology textbooks fail to teach how science can improve industry practice
Undergraduate biology textbooks do little to teach students how science can contribute to successful careers in industry or improved business practices at a time when some fear that science is under attack by corporate interests. (2018-11-27)
New research suggests language influences how consumers trust a brand
Consumers make assumptions based on the language used by a brand or advertiser, and politeness does matter, say researchers at the University of Oregon and University of Washington. (2018-11-16)
Why modest goals are so appealing
Study finds that people feel it's easier to achieve a small incremental goal than to maintain the status quo. (2018-11-08)
The secret to being more likeable on first dates and job interviews revealed
People who need to make a good impression on dates or in job interviews should concentrate on communicating the hard work and effort behind their success, rather than just emphasising their talent, new research from Cass Business School has found. (2018-10-22)
Social media data used to predict retail failure
Researchers have used a combination of social media and transport data to predict the likelihood that a given retail business will succeed or fail. (2018-10-08)
For wineries, competition boosts profits from sustainability
An international study of small- to medium-sized wineries and vineyards finds that the more sustainability practices a winery has in place, the better its financial performance -- and the effect is enhanced when a winery perceives significant pressure from competitors. (2018-10-08)
Even small gifts boost business
If a sales agent brings their customer a small gift, the customer is much more likely to make a purchase, a study by the university of Zurich has shown. (2018-10-04)
It pays to be pessimistic, shows new research into entrepreneurs
Optimistic thinking is leading people to set up businesses that have no realistic prospect of financial success, shows new research which may help explain why only fifty per cent of businesses in the UK survive their first five years. (2018-10-03)
High water bills can unintentionally harm disadvantaged tenants
Landlords in disadvantaged communities can be so unsettled by increasing water bills and nuisance fees that they take it out on their tenants, threatening the housing security of those who need it most. (2018-10-01)
Examining gratitude in buyer-seller relationships
Research demonstrates that customer gratitude is linked to increases in share of wallet, sales revenue, sales growth and customer commitment. (2018-09-24)
Out of office: New Baylor study examines relationship between stress and remote work
Many US employees believe working from home -- or at least away from the office -- can bring freedom and stress-free job satisfaction. (2018-09-19)
Business genius can be taught, study says
How did Steve Jobs do it? What about Whole Foods Market and Starbucks? (2018-09-11)
More hospital doctors are opting to retire early
Hospital doctors in England and Wales are increasingly choosing to take early retirement, figures released to The BMJ by the NHS Business Services Authority in response to a freedom of information request show. (2018-09-04)
Writing a 'thank you' note is more powerful than we realize, study shows
New research from the University of Texas at Austin proves writing letters of gratitude, like Jimmy Fallon's 'Thank You Notes,' is a pro-social experience people should commit to more often. (2018-08-28)
Baylor study: When 'religiosity' competes with materialism, charitable giving takes a hit
Religious people tend to be more charitable than their nonreligious counterparts, but they'll think twice about opening their wallets if it prolongs their next big purchase, according to new research from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business. (2018-08-21)
Video-based ethics program increases moral awareness, study finds
Ethics Unwrapped, a video-based behavioral ethics curriculum created at The University of Texas at Austin and adopted by educational institutions around the world, effectively increases student understanding of ethics and human behavior, according to a study published today in the Journal of Business Law and Ethics Pedagogy. (2018-08-13)
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