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Kraft Heinz Merger - Global Business Expert Available for Comment

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Lean Business Approach Helps Hospitals Run More Efficiently

Implementing a well-established business approach allowed physicians to shave hours off pediatric patient discharges without affecting readmission rates in a recent study conducted at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.

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Detecting Deception Online Is Not So Easy, Says Iowa State Professor

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Phishing scams are such a problem that some businesses are sending out fake phishing emails to employees. An Iowa State University professor says the scams work in part because it's harder to detect deception online.

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At Heart of #EllenPao vs #KPCB Trial: Organization Culture/Fit. Bus Mgmt. Prof. Jenny Chatman Available to Interview

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Protections, Not Money, Can Boost Internal Corporate Whistleblowing

Research finds that strong, reliable anti-retaliation policies can encourage employees to notify internal authorities of possible wrongdoing, but that offering monetary incentives does not necessarily influence whistleblowing behavior – or at least not right away.

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Consideration of Costs Can Reduce Moral Objections to Human Organ Sales and Other ‘Repugnant’ Transactions, Says Johns Hopkins Researcher

A new study by a Johns Hopkins Carey Business School researcher shows that people might abandon their moral objections to organ selling – and to other transactions in repugnant markets ─ when presented with information about the potential advantages of such sales.

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Women Make More Ethical Decisions, Study Finds

Unfortunately, there are still those in business who see having a female CFO as a “token.” But a new research study finds that not only does having a female CFO lead a company to more ethical tax decisions, but having female board members is also beneficial—and necessary—for ethical financial decision making. The study examined the associations between CFO gender, board gender diversity and corporate tax evasion through 20 years of data spanning 1991-2011. They found that women CFOs in the study were indeed less likely to evade taxes than their male counterparts, and they also confirmed that having a “critical mass” of women making up at least 30 percent of the board lets a company reap the benefits of gender diversity.

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Complexity, Opacity of Mortgage-Backed Securities Affected #S&P's Ratings, Pamplin Professor Says

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Keep Your Enemies Close? Study Finds Greater Proximity to Opponents Leads to More Polarization

Encouraging adversaries to have more interpersonal contact to find common ground may work on occasion, but not necessarily in the U.S. Senate, according to new research.

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Is Cheating on the Field Worse Than Cheating on a Spouse? Some Fans Think So

Why did fans and sponsors such as Nike drop Lance Armstrong but stay loyal to Tiger Woods? Probably because Armstrong's doping scandal took place on the field, unlike Wood's off-the-field extramarital affairs, according to new studies.