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Women Who ‘Lean in’ Often Soon Leave Engineering Careers, Study Finds

Nearly 40 percent of women who earn engineering degrees quit the profession or never enter the field, and for those who leave, poor workplace climates and mistreatment by managers and co-workers are common reasons, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.

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Same-Sex Marriage; Corporate Inversions: Experts Available to Speak on Pressing Legal Issues and Controversies

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Alum Does the Right Thing with a $5 Million Gift

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Richard Holstein ’68, a pediatric dentist with a life-long passion for the study and practice of ethical behavior, pledges $5 million to create faculty chairs and boost programs that will help Washington College students know, and do, the right thing in their careers and communities.

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Wait, Wait ─ Don’t Tell Me the Good News Yet

New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that the positive reaction one would have when succeeding is lessened if it doesn't follow the expected course.

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Business Ethics Professor Challenges Current Corporate Culture

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Diane Swanson's challenges the current corporate culture in a new book "Embedding CSR into Corporate Culture: Challenging the Executive Mind."

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'Microsoft Should Try to Implement Layoffs as Quickly as Possible'

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Study Finds Why Some Firms Are “Named and Shamed” by Activists

A new study of the anti-sweatshop campaigns of the 1990s reveals which companies are most likely to become targets of anti-corporate activists.

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Greedy CEOS Bad for Business

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The pursuit of extreme wealth by top managers can lead to lower performance and loss of shareholder value, a new study finds. But, a powerful board or long CEO tenure can moderate the impact.

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Growing Demand for Climate-Proof Financial Products among Universities

In a move that reflects a growing demand among universities to make socially responsible, sustainable investment choices, Humboldt State University’s charitable foundation has already adopted a the policy to strictly limit its holdings in companies directly or indirectly involved in fossil fuels. Now, through its “Humboldt Investment Pledge,” The HSU Advancement Foundation is urging other universities to do more to clean up their investments.

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How Incentive Gaming May Have Played a Role in the VA Wait Time Controversy

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According to a recent CNN report, the FBI has opened a criminal investigation of the Veterans Affairs Department. Among other allegations, an internal audit of the department revealed that supervisors ordered workers to falsify computer records to show that veterans were waiting less for doctor and hospital appointments than they actually were. These supervisors got bonuses partly by reporting low wait times, according to the news report. This is a classic example of incentive gaming, says a business strategy professor at Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School.

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