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Released: 14-Aug-2020 3:05 PM EDT
AI software enables real-time 3D printing quality assessment
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed artificial intelligence software for powder bed 3D printers that assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.

Released: 10-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Work Habits of Highly Effective Teams: Insight for Businesses Operating or Reopening Amid Coronavirus
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Maryland Smith workplace expert Cynthia Kay Stevens gives advice that organizations can use to better support their teams as they take on complex problems including those posed by operating or reopening amid restrictions imposed by COVID-19.

Released: 3-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
Research Offers New Way to Assess an Organization’s Public Relations
North Carolina State University

Communication and marketing experts place great weight on an organization’s relationship with its public stakeholders, and a new tool allows organizations to better measure and describe the nature of these relationships.

Released: 11-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
It Pays to Be Nice to Your Employees, New Study Shows
Binghamton University, State University of New York

New research from Binghamton University, State University at New York finds that showing compassion to subordinates almost always pays off, especially when combined with the enforcement of clear goals and benchmarks.

Released: 17-Jul-2018 9:55 AM EDT
#WorldEmojiDay: Icons can go beyond a smile, sparking innovation at work
University of Delaware

University of Delaware management professor Kyle Emich, whose research explores the effects of emotions on teams and performance, discusses the influence emojis can have on productivity and innovation in the workplace.

Released: 15-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT
Corporate Social Responsibility Programs Tend to Dehumanize the Very People They Expect to Help: New Research
Case Western Reserve University

Corporate programs aimed at offsetting the negative societal impacts caused by their profit-seeking tend to devalue the very people they intend to help.

Released: 12-Apr-2018 3:55 PM EDT
Study: Hotels Need to Be Home Smart Home
University of Delaware

A new study by the University of Delaware has found that hotels need to be more than a "home away from home" in order to satisfy guests. The survey showed that when it comes to technology, hotels should be competing with their customers' homes, not other hotels.

Released: 7-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EST
When Fee-Pressured Audit Offices Focus on Non-Audit Services, Financial Statements Suffer, Study Shows
University of Notre Dame

According to new research from the University of Notre Dame, as companies pressure auditors to lower their fees as a way to reduce costs, auditors place greater emphasis on more-profitable non-audit services, such as consulting, which can negatively impact audit quality.

Released: 21-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST
Psychopathic Employees Thrive Under Abusive Supervisors, Study Finds
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A new study shows that individuals who possess high primary psychopathic characteristics appear to have distinct advantages over those who don’t, when working for an abusive supervisor.

Released: 30-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
Disclosing Weaknesses Can Undermine Some Workplace Relationships
Georgia Institute of Technology

Sharing personal information with friends and family has long been held by researchers as a way to build rapport and healthy relationships. But between coworkers, that’s not always true.

Released: 24-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST
Research Asks Why Some Private Equity Firms Add Jobs After Buyouts
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A University of Arkansas finance professor and his colleague at Purdue University found that some private equity firms, despite their reputation as job destroyers, increased employment following a buyout. Most of these firms had political connections, and the jobs they created or retained after buyouts were concentrated during election years in swing states or states that the researchers identified as having “high corruption.”

Released: 13-Dec-2017 4:35 PM EST
Bosses Who “Phone Snub” Their Employees Risk Losing Trust and Engagement, Baylor Researchers Say
Baylor University

Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to a new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.

Released: 1-Dec-2017 5:00 AM EST
Do You Know These 5 Ways to Protect Your Credit?
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

As you start your holiday shopping, San Diego State cybersecurity expert Dr. Steven Andrés offers his best advice on safeguarding your money and your identity.

Released: 28-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST
Researchers Trained Neural Networks to Be Fashion Designers (Sort Of)
University of California San Diego

Researchers from the University of California San Diego and Adobe Research have demonstrated how artificial intelligence and neural networks could one day create custom apparel designs to help retailers and apparel makers sell clothing to consumers based on what they learned from a buyer's preferences.

Released: 21-Nov-2017 3:55 PM EST
Black Friday Deals Can Make You Spend More
University of Delaware

New research co-authored by a University of Delaware professor suggests that certain types of these discounts may cause consumers to spend more than they realize.

Released: 17-Nov-2017 4:30 PM EST
All Black Friday Deals Are Not Created Equal
Washington University in St. Louis

Spend $200 on a great Christmas gift at the big box store and get a $50 gift card. Sounds like a great offer. It may, in fact, entice you to spend more than you normally would, warned a marketing expert at Washington University in St. Louis.

Released: 16-Nov-2017 3:15 PM EST
American Dream Revised: New Study Says Homeowners Shouldn’t Count on Property Appreciation Creating Wealth
Florida Atlantic University

The American Dream of homeownership as the path to creating wealth may be due for a revision. A new study finds that the property appreciation most homeowners expect when buying a home may be relatively meaningless in terms of building wealth.

Released: 13-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EST
New Research Finds People Will Desire Something Even More if You Increase Their Focus on It
Case Western Reserve University

Study suggests ways marketing and clinical treatment can influence behavior

Released: 27-Oct-2017 6:05 AM EDT
Efforts to Revive Coal Industry Unlikely to Work, May Slow Job Growth
Indiana University

Current federal efforts to revive the coal industry will likely do more harm than good to fragile Appalachian communities transitioning from coal as a major source of employment, according to a study conducted by Indiana University researchers.

Released: 19-Oct-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Eye-Catching Labels Stigmatize Many Healthy Foods
University of Delaware

Labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many healthy foods, a new University of Delaware-led study found.

Released: 12-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Giving Voice to Values: How to Counter Rationalizations Rationally
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Mary Gentile, a Professor at UVA Darden, discusses commonly confronted rationalizations and potential responses for those who wish to act effectively and with integrity under pressure. This is the companion piece to Giving Voice to Values: An Overview.

Released: 5-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT
Study Sheds Light on How, Why Middle Managers Can Coerce Employees Into Deceptive Practices
University of Kansas

A study led by a University of Kansas School of Business professor sheds new light on how and why middle managers can coerce their employees into deceiving upper management, in order to ensure that a unit's performance looks good while also keeping the actions hidden.

Released: 11-Jul-2017 11:00 AM EDT
Closing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Increases Crime, According to New Study
University of California, Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business

A new study published in the July issue of the Journal of Urban Economics finds that contrary to popular belief, medical marijuana dispensaries (MMDs) reduce crime in their immediate areas.

31-May-2017 4:05 PM EDT
International Technology Companies Struggling to Balance Productivity with Worker Quality of Life
University of Louisville

Researchers have completed an intensive four year study (funded by National Science Foundation) that addresses the conundrum between worker productivity and the need for work life balance. Although they studies the crucial global Information Technology (IT) workforce, the key findings apply to all workers.

Released: 15-May-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Optimizing Innovation in the Age of Digital Technologies: Put People Before Machines
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Features insights from the Batten Institute at UVA Darden's recent Innovators’ Roundtable

Released: 11-Apr-2017 10:45 AM EDT
Artificial Intelligence Expert: “Robots to Kill Jobs”

AI Expert Kevin LaGrandeur Argues That Automation, Not Outsourcing, Will Be the Key Driver of Forced Joblessness

Released: 3-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT
In Defense of Indirect Confrontation: Managing Cross-Culture Conflict
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Highlights UVA Darden Professor Kristin Behfar’s research on cross-culture conflicts in the workplace and discusses the nature of indirect vs. direct confrontation.

Released: 31-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Older Entrepreneurs an Untapped Force for Economic Stability
Babson College

The number of older adults who are self-employed outweighs that of young adults, suggesting that people of 50 years and older still have a significant role to play in economies around the world—this according to a new Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Special Report on Senior Entrepreneurship.

Released: 29-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT
Products Can Be Pals When You’re Lonely, but It May Cost You, Study Finds
University of Kansas

According to a new study, it appears humanlike products do keep people from seeking out normal human interaction, which is typically how people try to recover from loneliness. However, there are limits to this phenomenon, and the long-term consequences are unclear, the researchers said.

Released: 22-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST
Companies Located Near an IRS Office More Likely to Face an Audit and Avoid More Taxes
University of Kansas

Researchers examined tax records of public companies from fiscal years 1996 to 2012 and found a positive association between a company's geographic proximity to an IRS territory manager’s office and IRS audit likelihood as well as tax avoidance.

Released: 1-Feb-2017 8:05 AM EST
Banks Hold Major Information Advantage Over Other Investors
University of Vermont

Maybe Gordon Gekko was right when he said that information was the most valuable commodity of all. A new study showing major investment advantages for banks in countries where public economic data is scarce seems to support that claim by the fictional corporate raider in the 1987 movie Wall Street.

Released: 31-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST
Social Media and Work Relations: Do People “Like” Their Boss?

Marketing expert Deborah Cohn of NYIT School of Management and conflict resolution expert Joshua Bienstock (also at NYIT) have won two grants to research social media behaviors and work relationships across four countries.

Released: 24-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST
Don't Smile Too Big to Be Effective in Online Marketing Ads, Study Finds
University of Kansas

If you're seeking investments through online marketing or crowd-funding websites, be sure to smile in your profile photo or your post. But maybe not too big.

Released: 19-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST
Telecommuting Extends the Work Week, at Little Extra Pay
University of Iowa

Telecommuting may not be as advantageous as employees think. A new study shows working from home adds extra hours to the work week, at little additional pay. The findings may change workers’ perceptions of the value of telecommuting and could spur employers to better define the work-at-home workday.

Released: 19-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST
Air Polluters More Likely to Locate Near Downwind State Borders
Indiana University

Indiana University research reveals a pattern of companies strategically locating facilities where wind will carry pollution across state lines, which can allow states to reap the benefits of jobs and tax revenue but share the negative effects -- air pollution -- with neighbors.

Released: 12-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST
Home Delinquency Rates Lower Among ACA Households
Washington University in St. Louis

If you are on Obamacare, you are likely a better tenant or homeowner.

Released: 28-Dec-2016 9:05 AM EST
Study: While Painful, Surge Pricing Is Still a Good Deal
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University in St. Louis’s Olin Business School shows price hikes in ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft during peak use times, such as New Year’s Eve, can actually benefit both drivers and consumers.

Released: 15-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST
Bad Bosses Come in Two Forms: Dark or Dysfunctional
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Bad bosses generally come in two forms. There are the dysfunctional ones, like Michael Scott from the TV series The Office; then there are the dark ones, like Gordon Gekko from the film Wall Street. Researchers including Seth M. Spain from Binghamton University, State University of New York are building a framework to better understand the behaviors of bad bosses and to reduce workplace stress.

Released: 13-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST
Study Explores Companies' Strategies in Expanding Globally
University of Texas at Dallas

A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas examines why and how multinational enterprises decide to internationalize.

Released: 12-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
Bullying Makes Men Leave the Labor Market
Aarhus University

Long-term consequences of workplace bullying on sickness absence

Released: 2-Dec-2016 5:05 PM EST
Electronically Picking Your Brain -- for Market Research
Missouri University of Science and Technology

A researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology wants to scrap the traditional electronic and paper survey approaches to gathering marketing and information systems data in favor of scanning your brainwaves.

Released: 14-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST
Cyber Monday: Big Day for Shoppers, Bigger for Data Scientists
Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University

Online retailers outsource data scientists for months to map users’ online site traffic, shopping trends, and digital behavior.

Released: 7-Nov-2016 4:05 PM EST
Bankruptcy Expert Studies Trump Casinos
Temple University

A new study by a Temple University professor shows that Donald Trump’s casinos in Atlantic City lost more jobs and money than competitors’ casinos, while also going through more bankruptcies than any other major business in America.

Released: 12-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT
In the Workplace, Incivility Begets Incivility, New Study Shows
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Incivil behaviors at work -- put-downs, sarcasm and other condescending comments -- tend to have a contagious effect, according to a new study by a management professor at the University of Arkansas and several colleagues.

Released: 27-Sep-2016 12:05 PM EDT
The Urge to Upgrade
Washington University in St. Louis

In order to properly decide if an upgrade is worth the cost, consumers should compare the new product with what they already own. But new research from Washington University in St. Louis shows there‘s a wide gap between what buyers should do and what actually happens when it comes to the most cutting-edge gadgets, products and services.

Released: 5-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT
New Study Suggests Women Do Ask for Pay Rises but Don’t Get Them
University of Warwick

New research from the Cass Business School, the University of Warwick and the University of Wisconsin shows that women ask for wage rises just as often as men, but men are 25 per cent more likely to get a raise when they ask.

Released: 25-Aug-2016 3:05 AM EDT
GBSI Antibody Validation Workshop Gathers Key Stakeholder Groups at Asilomar To Find Actionable Solutions for Improving Reproducibility in Research
Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI)

The Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) targets the quality of research antibodies at a workshop at Asilomar next month in its ongoing efforts to improve reproducibility in preclinical research. Antibody Validation: Standards, Policies, and Practices brings together 100 leaders representing academia, antibody producers, pharma, funders, journals and policy makers to share perspectives, build consensus and recommend actionable solutions for improving accuracy in research antibody usage and validation. It is the first convening of all such stakeholder groups with the express purpose of developing antibody standards.


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