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Released: 30-Sep-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Can a business succeed without profit motives for individuals?
University of Oregon

University of Oregon law professor Susan Gary writes about purpose trusts and the business of business.

Released: 27-Sep-2022 2:10 PM EDT
The latest research and expert commentary on guns and violence

Here are some of the latest articles that have been posted in the Guns and Violence channel on Newswise.

Released: 21-Sep-2022 8:05 AM EDT
How white consumers helped drive discrimination by businesses
Ohio State University

A new study provides the best evidence to date that preferences of white consumers helped drive private businesses to discriminate against Black customers before the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Released: 13-Sep-2022 10:35 AM EDT
Researchers identify how science can help cities and companies to operate within Earth system limits
University of Exeter

What businesses and cities must do to stay within ‘safe and just’ environmental limits for carbon, water, nutrients, land and other natural resources is the subject of a new set of recommendations from Earth Commission experts.

Released: 1-Sep-2022 4:30 PM EDT
How ‘prediction markets’ could improve climate risk policies and investment decisions
Lancaster University

A market-led approach could be key to guiding policy, research and business decisions about future climate risks, a new study outlines.

Released: 22-Aug-2022 8:55 AM EDT
The increase in funding for the IRS is not going create an army of agents that will come after you

The Inflation Reduction Act includes $79 billion for the IRS. Many political figures are reacting incredulously to this long-sought budget increase. The Fox News host Brian Kilmeade has warned his viewers that “Joe Biden’s new army” of armed IRS agents could “hunt down and kill middle-class taxpayers that don’t pay enough”.

Released: 15-Aug-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Research reveals how common online health marketing practices may violate patient privacy
Cell Press

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed in 1996 to protect sensitive protected health information (PHI) from being disclosed without patient consent.

Released: 10-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Strategy, Psychology Behind Effective Negotiating
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith experts explain the groundwork for professionals to “'think on their feet’ when the next situation arises to negotiate – whether in product pricing, partnership agreements or the next job offer.”

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s new vice dean to focus on faculty impact via research, innovation, and diversity
Released: 10-Aug-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s new vice dean to focus on faculty impact via research, innovation, and diversity
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School names new vice dean to build on foundation of research and outreach, expand the graduate school's positive impact on society through research and innovation, and champion diversity in all its forms.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Is Business Innovation the Cure for What Ails US Health Care?
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Health care-related expenditures accounted for a record 19.7 percent of U.S. GDP in 2020, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Released: 2-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Wildfires are intensifying around the world. Here are the latest headlines in wildfires research for media

California’s McKinney Fire grew to become the state’s largest fire so far this year. The risk of wildfire is rising globally due to climate change. Below are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Wildfires channel on Newswise.

Released: 25-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT
The Spillover Effect of R&D Funding
University of Oregon

Using investments made by the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, the paper's authors develop a methodology to trace how technology generated by one firm’s R&D “spills over” and benefits other firms across both geographic and technological space.

Released: 20-Jul-2022 12:50 PM EDT
FSU Researcher: Make It Your Business to See Stress as Enhancing
Florida State University

In a new study published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior, business owners experienced personal growth and engagement in their businesses when they increasingly saw stress as enhancing instead of debilitating. The study also indicated that business owners experienced stronger benefits of this stress-is-enhancing mindset when they believed their business might have been at risk and needed to close.

Released: 15-Jul-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Relief from high gas prices is not likely to come from more drilling, as many politicians are demanding

U.S oil and gas production is just one of many elements that drive the global oil and gas market.

Released: 15-Jul-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Health of the planet can be improved by companies' people-centred growth, says new study
University of Surrey

Using the high-fashion brand Brunello Cucinelli as a case study, researchers recommend shying away from one-off, large events and instead focusing more on embedding sustainability into everyday processes to make a real positive impact on the planet's health.

Released: 12-Jul-2022 4:05 PM EDT
New Study Reveals Benefits of Hybrid Working for Disabled Workers but Some Fear Choice Between Health and Career Progression
Lancaster University

Eighty-five per cent of disabled workers in the UK say they are more productive working from home, new research by the Work Foundation reveals.

Released: 12-Jul-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Musk’s Buyer’s Remorse and Potential Deal Outcomes
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Elon Musk’s move to abandon his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter is less about bot traffic and more about Musk’s buyer’s remorse for agreeing to too high a purchase price, explains Maryland Smith finance expert David Kass

Released: 11-Jul-2022 12:35 PM EDT
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act did little to affect executive pay, counter to what Congress intended
Indiana University

Through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Congress attempted to curb CEO pay by repealing a long-standing exemption that allowed companies to deduct large amounts of qualified performance-based pay. New research finds the change has had little effect, with CEO pay either staying the same or growing after the law made it more costly to award executives with high levels of compensation.

Released: 28-Jun-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Expert Says Financial Technologies Can Help Address Climate Change
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

“Financial technologies offer great promise to tackle climate change and provide pathways for developing sustainable economies,” says Aparna Gupta, co-director of the Center for Research toward Advancing Financial Technologies, the first-ever fintech research center backed by the National Science Foundation.

Released: 27-Jun-2022 1:45 PM EDT
The latest expert commentary on SCOTUS decisions, including the overturn of Roe v. Wade

The latest expert commentary and research on SCOTUS decisions, including the overturn of Roe v. Wade

Newswise: 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident did not harm BP’s long-term stock market returns
8-Jun-2022 4:30 PM EDT
2010 Deepwater Horizon accident did not harm BP’s long-term stock market returns

Study suggests BP’s reputation suffered, but not the reputations or stock returns of other oil firms.

Released: 8-Jun-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Study: Trade can worsen income inequality
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Using Ecuador as case study, economists show international trade widens the income gap in individual countries.

Released: 8-Jun-2022 10:45 AM EDT
Expertise as a Liability? Experts May Overcompensate Decisions When Told They Are Wrong
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Financial strategists, medical advisers and venture capitalists that are considered experts in their fields play a crucial role in major organizations, but are more likely than novices to make overconfident predictions after being told they are wrong, according to a Rutgers study.

Released: 1-Jun-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Study Finds Worker-Friendly Scheduling Boosts Bottom Line
University of Oregon

A study by University of Oregon researchers found that stores that adopted responsible scheduling practices were more productive and saw increased sales and reduced labor hours compared to Gap stores that maintained the status quo.

Released: 1-Jun-2022 2:20 PM EDT
Narcissistic Bosses Stymie Knowledge Flow, Cooperation Inside Organizations
University of Washington

New research from University of Washington associate professor of management Abhinav Gupta shows that narcissism can cause knowledge barriers within organizations. Narcissists hinder cooperations between units due to a sense of superiority.

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips

Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

Released: 13-May-2022 1:30 PM EDT
Bill Gates-backed artificial breast milk company is not responsible for the baby formula shortage

There’s no evidence that an investment in BIOMILQ – a startup that makes artificial breast milk has anything to do with the baby formula shortage. The shortage is caused by supply chain problems and a recall of formula owned by Abbott Nutrition.

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Released: 10-May-2022 3:25 PM EDT
Why Data Literacy is Important for Future Business Leaders
Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona

Businesses are embracing data and technology now more than ever. It is no longer a bonus to be “tech savvy”, but rather it is essential for anyone trying to lead an organization into the fourth industrial revolution.

Newswise: Keck Hospital of USC nationally recognized with sixth consecutive ‘A’ hospital safety grade
Released: 10-May-2022 11:00 AM EDT
Keck Hospital of USC nationally recognized with sixth consecutive ‘A’ hospital safety grade
Keck Medicine of USC

The Leapfrog Group awards Keck Hospital of USC with sixth consecutive ‘A’ hospital safety grade, illustrating the hospital's high standards and commitment to the highest quality patient care.

Released: 3-May-2022 3:00 PM EDT
The latest expert commentary on the U.S. Supreme Court

Are you looking for expert commentary on the leaked opinion draft that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade? Newswise has you covered! Below are some of the latest headlines that have been added to the U.S. Supreme Court channel on Newswise.

Released: 26-Apr-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Social Capital is a Key Driver of Small Business: New Study
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Why do small businesses exploit business opportunities better in some areas than others? Maryland Smith researchers show that local social capital (trust, cooperation level among residents) strongly predicts loan uptake after controlling for close-by bank branches, income and education.

Released: 15-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Registration now open for EMBO Lab Leadership Course at Stowers Institute
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

This course provides tools, techniques and insight tailored specifically to the laboratory/research setting.

Released: 7-Apr-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Companies That Are Aggressive on Taxes Fall Short at Managing Their Workforce
North Carolina State University

A new study finds companies that are more aggressive in their tax planning tend to do a worse job of managing their workforce. Specifically, these companies were more likely to be “underemployed,” meaning they hadn’t hired enough staff to operate efficiently.

Released: 6-Apr-2022 4:25 PM EDT
Data on Fired Managers’ Performance May Improve Investments
Cornell University

Professional investors shouldn’t ignore the performance of terminated fund managers – the “non-decisions” – when developing confidence in their strategies, says Cornell University’s Scott Stewart.

Released: 5-Apr-2022 9:45 AM EDT
The Private Equity Business is “Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be”
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Institutional investors in private equity are getting shortchanged, says Jeff Hooke, a Johns Hopkins Carey Business School senior lecturer and expert in finance and investment banking.

Released: 4-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Study Finds Empowering Workers Can Backfire
North Carolina State University

A new study finds that efforts to empower employees need to be coupled with efforts that allow those employees to do their jobs well. If institutional obstacles make it difficult for workers to thrive, empowering them can lead to unethical behavior.