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Workers Fare Worse When Popular Medications Leave the Market

When a popular pain reliever was taken off the market, the consequences for absenteeism were greater than if it had never been available at all.

– University of Georgia

Journal of Human Resources

Abusive Bosses Experience Short-Lived Benefits

Being a jerk to your employees may actually improve your well-being, but only for a short while, suggests new research on abusive bosses co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar.

– Michigan State University

Academy of Management Journal


New Study Finds Expected Savings from School Energy Efficiency Upgrade Outpace Actual Returns

Students returning to school this Fall may not think much about the significant amount of energy it takes to keep the lights on and their classroom smartboards operating, but principals, superintendents, and building managers are taking note. Accordi...

– University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Working Paper

Study Examines Fate of Firms with Initial Public Offerings in 1996

Twenty years after the largest number of initial public offerings in one year took place, a new study from The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce explores what happened to the IPO companies.

– University of Alabama


A Fresh Set of Eyes: Rotating Plant Inspectors Reduces Risk of Medical Device Recalls

More frequent rotation of plant inspectors at medical device manufacturing facilities could benefit consumers and lead to fewer product recalls. That’s the finding of a seven-year review of Food and Drug Administration inspections of and subsequent...

– Indiana University

INFORMS journal

Do Deep Promotional Discounts Work? New Study Sheds Light on Strategy

A new study published in the Journal of Retailing shows that promotional discounts increase store traffic and lead to higher overall profits, especially if the advertised products are staples – items such as meat and produce that are purchased freq...

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Journal of Retailing

The 10 Critical Job Skills of the Future, According to McKinsey’s Global Chief Learning Officer

Speaking to students at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, McKinsey's Global Chief Learning Officer Nick van Dam pointed to a host of evidence supporting the coming wave of disruptive technology that will lead to massive job losses...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

BizWire Announcements

Creation of New Financial Product Aims to Solve "Valley of Death" for Promising Energy Technologies

With a DOE grant, two professors will create a new investment tool to manage risk and catalyze funding at critical stages for energy companies

– Case Western Reserve University

Indiana University, Kelley School and Whirlpool Partnering on 2017 Habitat for Humanity Campus Build in Bloomington

More than 400 students, faculty and staff at Indiana University and its Kelley School of Business will volunteer to build a home with Habitat for Humanity on the IU Bloomington campus Oct. 3-14. The build is sponsored by Whirlpool Corp., which also w...

– Indiana University

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Announces Two New Members to the Board of Trustees

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Announces Two New Members to the Board of Trustees

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Countess Alexandra named IU Kelley School's Poling Chair of Business and Government

Alexandra Christina, the Countess of Frederiksborg in Denmark and a member of European philanthropic and corporate boards, has been named a leader-in-residence at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business as its Poling Chair of Business and Go...

– Indiana University

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests in Entrepreneurship Efforts at UTEP and El Paso County

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that UTEP has been awarded a $500,000 grant to create and expand cluster-focused proof-of-concept and commercialization programs through the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Regional Innovation S...

– University of Texas at El Paso

DHS S&T Awards $750K to Virginia Tech Company for Blockchain Identity Management Research and Development

DHS S&T has awarded a $749,241 Small Business Innovation Program (SBIR) contract to Digital Bazaar, Inc. to develop fit-for-purpose blockhains for identity and access management.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

S&T-Funded Tech Aids Search Following Mexico Quakes

Disaster relief workers searching for earthquake survivors in Mexico City are using technology developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

BizWire Higher Education Events

SEC Chief Accountant and PCAOB Board Member to Keynote Jointly the Fourth Annual UCI Audit Committee Summit

Wesley Bricker, chief accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), along with Jeanette M. Franzel, a member of the SEC’s Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), are the featured keynote speakers for the fourth annual...

– University of California, Irvine, The Paul Merage School of Business





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