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Startups Should Seek Quality — Not Quantity — in Partnerships, Study Finds

When partnering with larger companies, startups with a small number of carefully chosen alliances will reap the most benefits, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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Price Check: Cost Doesn't Signal Quality

Though many consumers look to the price tag when determining quality, they may not get what they paid for, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Feeling Lucky? Many Loyal Consumers Do, Despite the Facts

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Consumers who perceive themselves as loyal customers to a particular company often believe that they have better than average odds to win contests and sweepstakes that are entirely random.

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Shades of Independence: The Story of America’s Solopreneurs & Side-Giggers

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Independent work in America has developed into a mega trend, with 30 million now regularly working as independents, according to MBO Partners’ fourth annual State of Independence in America workforce study. The census and attitudinal survey offers a complete and nuanced picture of U.S. independent workers, with implications for the future of work.

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Women Face Dishonesty More Often Than Men During Negotiations

Women in business negotiations face more deceit than men, according to new research.

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Precarious Work Schedules Common Among Younger Workers

One wish many workers may have this Labor Day is for more control and predictability of their work schedules. A new report finds that unpredictability is widespread in many workers’ schedules—one reason why organized labor groups and policymakers are now focusing on work schedule reform.

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Student Debt Growing, Number of University Financial Education Programs Still Deficient

Kansas State University financial planner finds most universities are lacking a financial education program. She outlines the different types of successful programs and how to get started.

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Holding on or Letting Go: How Rumination Makes What's Bad a Whole Lot Worse

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A new study of more than 600 employees in both blue- and white-collar professions compared individuals more prone to think about past transgressions at work to those focusing more directly on the future.

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Low Profit, Not Low Productivity, Drives Mergers

New research finds that less profitable, rather than less efficient companies were more likely to be acquired. When more profitable companies acquire less profitable companies, the successful sales and management practices of the buying company are spread around, making better use of existing productivity and boosting the profitability of the purchased firm.

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Think Your Organization is Diverse? Think Again

Over the past few decades, many companies have sought to make their workforce more diverse in an effort to attract and keep top talent. But, how successful is their strategy? In a new study, released today by Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin,, researchers explore the complexities of diversity and what causes people to feel that a team or an organization is diverse. Key findings indicate that a particular team or organization can look quite different to people depending upon their backgrounds and racial identity.

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