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Article ID: 708323

Jobs vs. death toll: Calculating corporate death penalties

Michigan Technological University

What misdeeds warrant corporate death penalties? A new study explores two case studies focused on industries that kill more people than they employ. The study lays out the rationale for establishing an actionable threshold and offers insights into solutions. Using case studies in coal and tobacco, it calculates the number of deaths attributed to the coal and tobacco industries and finds surprising results.

19-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 707746

AI and the Future of Work

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Imagine an observer from another galaxy descends to Earth and sees entities called humans and entities called machines interacting with each other. How would the observer answer the question “Which entity controls the other?”

7-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 707518

Will Amazon Get Whole Value From Whole Foods?

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

How will Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods — a strong brand whose momentum faltered in recent years — play out in stores and on the balance sheet?

4-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706289

New research reveals the enduring benefits of hiring a star


Much has been written about the benefits of collaboration and sharing of ideas and knowledge during the innovation process. Less is known about the intricate skills required to integrate, or synthesise, various raw materials in a way that will maximise creativity, and create innovations that help organisations out-perform their competitors.

10-Jan-2019 10:55 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 706246

How Fast Fashion Hurts Environment, Workers, Society

Washington University in St. Louis

The overabundance of fast fashion — readily available, inexpensively made clothing — has created an environmental and social justice crisis, claims a new paper from an expert on environmental health at Washington University in St. Louis.“From the growth of water-intensive cotton, to the release of untreated dyes into local water sources, to worker’s low wages and poor working conditions, the environmental and social costs involved in textile manufacturing are widespread,” said Christine Ekenga, assistant professor at the Brown School and co-author of the paper “The Global Environmental Injustice of Fast Fashion,” published in the journal Environmental Health.

9-Jan-2019 4:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 705364

Cost to Walk Away From Facebook for a Year? More Than $1,000, New Study Finds

Tufts University

Using a series of auctions in which people were paid to close their accounts for as little as one day or as long as one year, a new study finds that Facebook users would require an average of more than $1,000 to deactivate their account for one year.

20-Dec-2018 11:15 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 705078

Where Angels Don't Fear to Tread: Tips for Aspiring Early-Stage Investors

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Like wealthy New York “angels” who funded Broadway productions a century ago, today’s angel investors have a healthy appetite for risk, providing personal capital to fledgling companies in exchange for equity.

6-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST

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