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Newswise: To gain competitive edge in 2023 and beyond, companies should try war gaming
Released: 12-Dec-2022 4:40 PM EST
To gain competitive edge in 2023 and beyond, companies should try war gaming
Washington University in St. Louis

It has been nearly three years since the COVID-19 pandemic upended businesses worldwide. From supply chain disruptions to shipping delays, worker shortages and, now, the looming threat of a recession, it has been anything but business as usual ever since.With so much uncertainty, how can businesses gain a competitive edge going into the new year and beyond? How can they better anticipate threats created by competitors, the economy, suppliers, politicians and more, and identify new opportunities?One way is through the process of “war gaming,” according to John Horn, professor of practice in economics at Washington University’s Olin Business School and author of the forthcoming book, “Inside the competitor’s mindset: How to predict their next move and position yourself for success.

   
Released: 8-Dec-2022 1:40 PM EST
Risk Lessons from FTX
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

UMD Smith professor Clifford Rossi, who saw the subprime meltdown from the inside of Citi, WaMu and Countrywide leading to the 2008 financial crisis, dissects the FTX collapse from a risk management perspective.

   
Released: 6-Dec-2022 1:15 PM EST
Gamechangers in Sustainability: Kogod School of Business Launches Inaugural Speaker Series
American University

The series features a premiere line up of innovative and sustainability focused business leaders Beginning in February 2023, American University’s Kogod School of Business is launching a one-of-a-kind speaker series, Gamechangers in Sustainability. In partnership with AU’s Sine Institute of Policy and Politics, the speaker series will examine how the most innovative leaders work to create a more sustainable world.

   
Released: 5-Dec-2022 4:05 PM EST
We ain't misbehavin' here. The latest news in Behavioral Science on Newswise
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

       
Released: 5-Dec-2022 11:25 AM EST
Stock running low? Consumers want to know
Boston College

Retailers can reduce the number of incidents where they run out of certain products – known as stockouts – by telling shoppers supply is low, a strategy that can help retain customers over the long term, according to new research by Boston College Assistant Professor of Business Analytics Dmitry Mitrofanov.

   
Newswise: LifeBridge Health Raises Minimum Wage for Hundreds of Team Members to $16 an Hour
Released: 30-Nov-2022 9:00 AM EST
LifeBridge Health Raises Minimum Wage for Hundreds of Team Members to $16 an Hour
LifeBridge Health

LifeBridge Health today announced that it has raised the minimum wage for hundreds of team members, including all hospital-based team members, to $16 an hour. This increase comes less than two years after the organization implemented a $15 an hour minimum wage that affected team members in frontline jobs throughout the health system.

   
Released: 28-Nov-2022 11:05 AM EST
What do CFOs think of quarterly earnings reports?
University of Iowa Tippie College of Business

A new survey of CFOs from the University of Iowa finds they expect to continue issuing quarterly earnings guidance despite risks and the criticism that it encourages short-term thinking from managers.

Released: 23-Nov-2022 5:15 PM EST
Do acquisitions harm the acquired brand? Identifying conditions that reduce the negative effect
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Researchers from University of Leeds, University of Vienna, and University of Pennsylvania published a new Journal of Marketing article that examines why consumers develop negative reactions towards acquired brands and explains conditions that attenuate that negative effect.

   
Newswise: FSU expert: Business professor available to discuss impact of workforce changes at Twitter
Released: 22-Nov-2022 5:50 PM EST
FSU expert: Business professor available to discuss impact of workforce changes at Twitter
Florida State University

By: Samuel Manley, Jasmine Hur | Published: November 22, 2022 | 2:53 pm | SHARE: For several weeks, Twitter has been in the news amid billionaire Elon Musk’s takeover. Mass layoffs and resignations have been reported following Musk’s acquisition of the company.The reports prompted many Twitter users to suggest that the social media platform could cease to exist in the future.

   
Released: 21-Nov-2022 1:30 PM EST
LifeBridge Health Raises Minimum Wage for Hundreds of Team Members to $16 an Hour
LifeBridge Health

LifeBridge Health today announced that it has raised the minimum wage for hundreds of team members, including all hospital-based team members, to $16 an hour. This increase comes less than two years after the organization implemented a $15 an hour minimum wage that affected team members in frontline jobs throughout the health system.

   
Released: 18-Nov-2022 11:15 AM EST
There’s no evidence that U.S. aid money sent to Ukraine was then used to invest in FTX as a money laundering scheme
Newswise

The news that FTX, the cryptocurrency company, filed for bankruptcy protection amid news it was short billions of dollars has spawned many conspiracy theories being shared on social media.

   
Released: 17-Nov-2022 8:20 PM EST
Made by women: Why women buy from women and men buy from women and men
Society for Consumer Psychology

Researchers from Technical University of Munich and Copenhagen Business School published a new paper in the Journal of Consumer Psychology that provides fresh insights into how individual purchase decisions are influenced by the gender of the person producing the goods.

Released: 10-Nov-2022 3:10 PM EST
Will ERC Equal PPP In Terms of Fraud?
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

With the IRS warning about “ERC mills” – third parties improperly advising businesses to claim the employee retention credit, UMD's Sam Handwerger explains Congress’ shifting guidelines, “less-than-scrupulous consultants” and a newly bolstered IRS as “a perfect storm” for exposure of ERC fraud.

Released: 10-Nov-2022 12:55 PM EST
For Retailers, the Holiday Shopping Season Looks Lackluster
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

University of Maryland marketing expert Jie Zhang explains why retailers don’t have high hopes for bright sales numbers this holiday shopping season.

Released: 8-Nov-2022 1:25 PM EST
Wages trump safety standards for global apparel workers
Cornell University

Factory workers in apparel supply chains are more likely to quit due to wage and benefit violations, relative to violations of other code provisions, such as environment protection and safety standards, according to new Cornell University ILR School research.

Released: 4-Nov-2022 4:00 PM EDT
Words Matter in Food Freshness, Safety Messaging
Cornell University

Changing the wording about expiration dates on perishable food items – which is currently unregulated and widely variable – could help reduce food waste, according to a new Cornell University-led study.

Released: 4-Nov-2022 12:40 PM EDT
Socially Responsible Companies Laid Off More Workers Than Their Peers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
University of Vaasa

A good track record in corporate social responsibility (CSR) is not a guarantee that the company will continue to focus on CSR in times of crisis.

Released: 4-Nov-2022 10:00 AM EDT
The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program (AILAS) Announces Launch of the Woody and Gayle Hunt Fellowship Alumni Network
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

The El Paso alumni chapter aims to promote continued development of leadership skills of alumni through exposure to world-class programming and connections to new networks.

   
Released: 1-Nov-2022 2:30 PM EDT
Is Transparency the Right Path to Equal Pay?
Arizona State University (ASU)

An Arizona State University business professor examines how a new law in the United Kingdom deals with gender pay gap, and whether it can benefit the American workforce.

   
Released: 31-Oct-2022 3:15 PM EDT
Do IPO Firms Become Myopic?
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Going public does not cause firms to underinvest compared to their private counterparts, shows research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.

   
Newswise: High-End Hotels Manipulate Reviews When Competing with Airbnb
Released: 27-Oct-2022 2:50 PM EDT
High-End Hotels Manipulate Reviews When Competing with Airbnb
Iowa State University

Researchers found high-end hotels often post more fake, positive reviews about themselves and less negative reviews about other hotels when they face greater competition from Airbnb. This shift toward “co-opetition instead of tit-for-tat" creates inflated ratings.

Released: 26-Oct-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Power of the Pocketbook: An Ethicist Weighs in on Ethical Consumption
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton University Philosophy Professor Nicole Hassoun considers the global health responsibilities of pharmaceutical companies, and makes the case for a new kind of ethical investment in public health.

   
Released: 25-Oct-2022 1:20 PM EDT
New research shows practices of ethical finance leadership have been ‘hiding in plain sight’
City University London

The irreversible damage caused by humanity to the planet forces us to examine the entire culture and model of accounting and finance.

Released: 24-Oct-2022 11:55 AM EDT
Positive ESG Ratings in the Past Led to 25% Drop in Philanthropic Giving
Brigham Young University

Everywhere you look, something or someone is being rated — that movie you’re thinking of seeing, the restaurant you might try, the president’s popularity this week.

   
Released: 13-Oct-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Climate change will affect the way all businesses operate. Now a US regulator wants companies to tell their shareholders exactly how
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Climate change is real, and it’s happening now — from melting permafrost in the Arctic to massive flooding in Pakistan to the increased likelihood of devastating hurricanes in the Americas and elsewhere.

Released: 12-Oct-2022 4:30 PM EDT
American Society of Anesthesiologists Named a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® in the Nation, Sixth Year in a Row
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced it has been selected as a 2022 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation. This marks the sixth consecutive year the Society has received the designation.

Released: 12-Oct-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School launches Center for Innovative Leadership
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

The center serves to advance knowledge and build capacity for innovative leadership in modern organizations. As a hub at Johns Hopkins for new ideas and insights on leadership, it brings together faculty research, student experiences, and industry engagement.

     
Released: 12-Oct-2022 4:05 AM EDT
Eco-labels on menu options prompt diners to make more sustainable choices, new research finds
University of Bristol

A first-of-its-kind study has shown adding eco-friendly ratings on menu items results in diners making choices which are kinder to the environment.

Released: 11-Oct-2022 6:05 AM EDT
New book offers road map for more equitable corporate culture
University of Iowa Tippie College of Business

The new book "Shared Sisterhood" lays out a road map for white, Black and Latina women to build workplace alliances through vulnerability, trust, risk-taking, and empathy in order to pressure organizational structures to become more equitable for all women.

Released: 10-Oct-2022 3:35 PM EDT
The Venture Capital Landscape Is Changing, and Perhaps Not for the Better
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Newly published findings suggest entrepreneurs are changing the way they evaluate venture capitalists and often are deciding to work with new VCs rather than established ones.

Released: 10-Oct-2022 3:20 PM EDT
Protecting identities of panelists in market research
Cornell University

According to research by a Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business professor and colleagues, it’s highly likely that a survey participant’s identity and other sensitive information can be traced back to the individual.

Released: 6-Oct-2022 10:35 AM EDT
Negotiation Skills Workshop on Tap November 2-4 in Washington, D.C.
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

UMD’s Smith School of Business hosts a three-day professional certificate course involving a broad spectrum of workplace negotiation exercises and simulations for professionals at all levels.

   


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