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Finding working capital is key to small businesses efforts as reopening accelerates
Small businesses are suffering affer a long pandemic shutdown and they are worried about what will be needed as they begin to reopen. (2020-05-27)
Scarcity reduces consumers' concerns about prices, even during a pandemic, research shows
New research published in the Journal of Consumer Marketing Research finds that scarcity actually decreases consumers' tendency to use price to judge a product's quality. (2020-05-13)
Eurovision voting points to more than just musical tastes
Although this year's Eurovision Song Contest has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, academics from the University of Stirling and University of Glasgow have revealed interesting patterns from previous years' public votes. (2020-05-11)
Key failings in government's approach to COVID-19 preparations and emergency response
The UK government made key failings in their strategic preparations and emergency response to coronavirus and this, in turn, undermined the NHS's ability to cope with the crisis. (2020-05-07)
New PSU study spotlights the dark side of venture capitalist funding
A new study by PSU found that the aggressive cultures of private equity firms, like venture capitalists, might spill over into the companies that they fund. (2020-05-04)
Creating buzz with potential end-users helps entrepreneurs with crowdfunding campaigns
Entrepreneurs launching a crowdfunding campaign to fund new product development benefit by reaching out early to engage with potential end-users, say business researchers from three universities. (2020-04-30)
New research finds cost transparency can increase sales 20%
Businesses don't typically disclose information to consumers on how much it costs to produce a product. (2020-04-23)
Portland State study finds bike lanes provide positive economic impact
Despite longstanding popular belief, bicycle lanes can actually improve business. (2020-04-22)
Business-to-business customers expect personal service in online chat
Companies engaged in business-to-business (B2B) sales are also increasingly moving their activities online, but their online chat services and customer interaction have not been studied much yet. (2020-04-17)
Older entrepreneurs as successful as their younger counterparts, study reveals
From Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg, the stories of prosperous, young innovators drive the American economic narrative. (2020-04-06)
UK local authorities not ready for the number of deaths from Covid-19
Even if fatality rates are at the lower end of expectations -- one percent of virus victims -- it is highly likely that death and bereavement services will be overwhelmed, according to newly-published research by Dr Julia Meaton, Dr Anna Williams and researcher Helen-Marie Kruger. (2020-03-27)
Crowdfunding -- entrepreneurs should resist the urge to promise to save the Earth
Entrepreneurs seeking funds on business-oriented crowdfunding platforms should avoid over-emphasizing the social or environmental benefits of their start-ups or products if they are to maximize potential investment. (2020-02-26)
Hubble turns lens towards gender bias, yielding lessons for Earthlings
Researchers used 'dual-anonymization' techniques to close the gender gap around who gets time on the Hubble Space Telescope. (2020-02-18)
Letting your child pick their snack may help you eat better, study suggests
Giving in to your kid's desire for an unhealthy snack may improve your own eating choices, a new University of Alberta study shows. (2020-01-30)
Researchers studying motivational aspects of mindfulness find quality differs by situation
What makes people more or less mindful from one situation to the next? (2020-01-29)
Women-only business groups marginalize and fail to empower members
New research from the University of Edinburgh Business School, Lancaster University Management School and Dublin City University Business School, published in the Journal of Economic Geography, found women-only business networks fail to boost female entrepreneurship and are unable to overcome bigger societal issues that prevent more women from pursuing their own businesses. (2020-01-23)
Sustainability strategies more successful when managers believe in them
New research from Cass Business School has found that business sustainability strategies can succeed alongside mainstream competitive strategies when managers believe in them. (2020-01-22)
Entrepreneurs have different storytelling styles for presenting business
New pioneering research shows that entrepreneurs communicate to strengthen their professional image and stakeholder relationships -- and avoid blaming others. (2020-01-21)
How retailers can make more money in online auctions
To get more participants in online auctions and drive up the winning bid prices, two things matter: how long an auction is active and the day of the week it closes, finds researchers from the University Maryland, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University. (2020-01-13)
Study: US presidents play surprising role in driving corporate social responsibility
A president's political party plays a big role in corporate social responsibility efforts, reveals new research from San Francisco State's Lam Family College of Business. (2020-01-03)
Invest in private companies: They display more reliable accounts than public ones'
Institutional investors tend to put their money largely in public companies, persuaded that market discipline makes their accounts more reliable than private ones' and most financial literature confirms their beliefs. (2019-12-13)
You did what with my donation? When donors feel betrayed by charities
When people learn that a charitable contribution they earmarked for a specific project was used for another cause, they feel betrayed -- and often punish the charity, new research from Washington State University indicates. (2019-12-13)
Smooth operator: When earnings management is a good thing
New research from the Kelley School of Business makes the case that 'smoothing the numbers' can be beneficial -- if you have the right team in place to handle the job. (2019-11-26)
Government integrity holds key to tackling corporate corruption -- study
Government leaders must set a good example to the business community if they want to eliminate corporate corruption, a new study reveals. (2019-11-20)
Admitting patterns of junior doctors may be behind 'weekend effect' in hospitals, study suggests
A study links the 'weekend effect' of increased hospital mortality to junior doctors admitting a lower proportion of healthy patients at the weekend compared to weekdays. (2019-11-06)
Family members' emotional attachment limits family firm growth
New research led by Lancaster University Management School's Centre for Family Business shows family-related considerations often trump a desire to grow and expand in family firms. (2019-10-16)
New CEOs can raise their social game to keep their jobs, says Rice University study
A new study shows that two key factors can make freshly appointed CEOs more vulnerable and raise the odds they'll get fired. (2019-10-10)
Global liquidity shocks impact house prices
New research from Cass Business School has found that global liquidity shocks do impact house prices in both emerging and advanced economies but this can be mitigated by government policy. (2019-09-24)
Earnings of private european firms are more reliable than those of public firms
Conventional wisdom indicates that market discipline and transparency ensures that financial data of public firms are more reliable for potential investors than financial reports from private companies. (2019-09-24)
Negative posts on Facebook business pages outweigh positive posts 2 to 1
There are more than 60 million business pages on Facebook and that number is from 2017. (2019-09-13)
Friendships factor into start-up success (and failure)
New research co-authored by Cass Business School academics has found entrepreneurial groups with strong friendship bonds are more likely to persist with a failing venture and escalate financial commitment to it. (2019-08-29)
Need a mental break? Avoid your cellphone, Rutgers researchers say
Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, Rutgers researchers found. (2019-08-19)
How NASA is becoming more business friendly
A new case study demonstrates the steps being taken by the US National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) to make it easier for small businesses and entrepreneurs to understand its needs and do business with it. (2019-08-19)
Amateur investors fail to diversify and are better off choosing stocks at random
A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found that less experienced investors are failing to diversify -- and could be putting themselves at serious financial risk. (2019-08-14)
Study: Sleep is essential for business leaders seeking next successful venture
The secret ingredient for coming up with great business ideas that can take off, may be something we can all tap into -- a good night's sleep. (2019-08-05)
Beyond the bottom line: Investors favour companies that give back
Savvy business leaders understand that when companies give back, they can attract better employees and win customers. (2019-07-30)
Tired of waiting on a waiter?
We've all been there...you're out to eat and in need of a refill or the check and the wait staff is nowhere to be found. (2019-07-29)
Location-based data can provide insights for business decisions
Data from social commerce websites can provide essential information to business owners before they make decisions that could determine whether a new venture succeeds or fails. (2019-07-01)
Firms violating non-accounting securities laws more likely to breach GAAP
New research published in the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting shows a link between non-compliance with securities laws - such as insider trading, stock manipulation and providing false or misleading information about securities or the company's operation -- and future Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) violations. (2019-06-30)
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)
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