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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)
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)
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