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Released: 26-May-2022 9:50 AM EDT
Customer Dissatisfaction Can Erode Merger Benefits
University of Georgia

When two companies merge, they see an initial benefit, but consumer dissatisfaction often erodes the new company’s value. According to new research from the University of Georgia, big brands often struggle to maintain their market power after tying the corporate knot.

Newswise: A Quarter of World's Internet Users Rely on Infrastructure at High Risk of Attack
Released: 26-May-2022 8:00 AM EDT
A Quarter of World's Internet Users Rely on Infrastructure at High Risk of Attack
University of California San Diego

About a quarter of the world’s Internet users live in countries that are more susceptible than previously thought to targeted attacks on their Internet infrastructure. Many of the at-risk countries are located in the Global South.

Newswise:  National Group Honors Sandia Labs Recruiter as Veterans Champion
Released: 25-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
National Group Honors Sandia Labs Recruiter as Veterans Champion
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories talent acquisition specialist Tony Lona, a recruiter focused on veterans and unique abilities, was named a 2022 Veteran Champion of the Year in Corporate America by G.I. Jobs Magazine.

Newswise: Startups Near State Lines Gravitate Toward Side with Lower Property Tax
Released: 24-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Startups Near State Lines Gravitate Toward Side with Lower Property Tax
Iowa State University

Researchers at Iowa State University found significantly different state tax rates affect where new businesses set up shop near state lines and that property taxes have the greatest adverse effect since new businesses may pay property taxes even if they are not generating any revenue.

Newswise: E2 Mobility Enlists Cox Automotive Mobility for Fleet Services and Logistics
Released: 24-May-2022 7:55 AM EDT
E2 Mobility Enlists Cox Automotive Mobility for Fleet Services and Logistics
E2 Mobility

E2 Mobility will utilize Cox Automotive Mobility’s suite of digital and physical fleet solutions, including the company’s comprehensive service-management solution, fleet platform and vehicle connectivity solutions.

Released: 20-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has jeopardized food supplies, despite Russian Foreign Minister's claim

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is disrupting food supply chains and causing food shortages worldwide, particularly in the Middle East.

Newswise: New Laboratory-Wide Organization Advances the Development of Fusion Energy Science at PPPL
Released: 19-May-2022 4:10 PM EDT
New Laboratory-Wide Organization Advances the Development of Fusion Energy Science at PPPL
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Major overhaul of a collaborative department aims to enhance PPPL’s role as the U.S. national laboratory devoted to the science of fusion energy.

Released: 19-May-2022 3:30 PM EDT
Executive narcissism inhibits inter-unit knowledge transfer
Strategic Management Society

Narcissistic executives cause the units or subsidiaries they manage to be less receptive to knowledge coming from other units.

Released: 19-May-2022 2:05 PM EDT
NYC Media Lab & Verizon Announce the Winners of the $1M Museum Initiative
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

In partnership with Verizon, the NYC Media Lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering today announced the winners of the $1M Museum Initiative—a nationwide open call for museums and cultural institutions to develop and offer new immersive educational content available to all educators on the Verizon Innovative Learning HQ portal.

Released: 18-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Harness the power of social media through appropriate strategies – engagement is a key performance indicator
University of Vaasa

The explosive growth of social media during the last decade has dramatically changed the dynamics of business-customer interactions.

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Released: 18-May-2022 4:25 PM EDT
Energy, Maritime Leaders to Convene for DOE InnovationXLab Summit
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Top scientists and officials from government, academia, Alaskan Native communities, and industry are heading to Alaska to focus on driving energy technologies for a more sustainable Arctic region.

Released: 18-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Self-Fulfilling Rankings Boost Agencies’ Power, Influence
Cornell University

Rankings of nations, corporations and colleges trigger behavior that makes them appear more accurate in hindsight, building rating agencies’ power, Cornell University economist Kaushik Basu and doctoral student Haokun Sun argue in new research.

Released: 18-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
How Dysfunction Spreads at Work
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Dysfunction is highly contagious. Two Rutgers-led studies examine how counterproductive behaviors and bottom-line thinking spread through the workplace, ultimately hurting productivity.

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: 17-May-2022 9:05 AM EDT
How Social Media Posts Could Affect Credit Scores
University of Georgia

Systems developing alternative credit scores can be like a black box, according to University of Georgia financial regulation researcher Lindsay Sain Jones. With the pool of personal data available growing, it’s time to take a second look at how the American credit scoring system works and is regulated.

Newswise: Together We Rise
Released: 16-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Together We Rise
Sandia National Laboratories

As fierce wildfires spread through New Mexico, burning hundreds of structures and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate, Sandia National Laboratories found a way for the workforce to help.

Released: 16-May-2022 5:00 PM EDT
American Association of Neurological Surgeons Honors 2022 Award Winners
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons presented several major awards during the 2022 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia. These awards honor the lifetime contribution of members for their surgical, scientific and humanitarian accomplishments.

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Released: 16-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
UCI is No. 9 university in Money magazine’s ‘Best Colleges’ 2022 ranking
University of California, Irvine

Money magazine has ranked the University of California, Irvine ninth in its 2022 list of the U.S.’s “Best Colleges” – making it the highest-rated California university.

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.

Released: 13-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
How the Hertz Foundation Helped an AI Company Take Shape
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Hertz Fellows John Frank, Dan Roberts and Max Kleiman-Weiner cofounded Diffeo, an AI start up company later acquired by Salesforce, after meeting at the Hertz Summer Workshop.

Newswise: In Franchising, Playing Tough Early May Support Long-Term Benefits
Released: 13-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
In Franchising, Playing Tough Early May Support Long-Term Benefits
Iowa State University

To protect their brand or uphold uniformity, franchisors sometimes terminate contracts with franchisees. A new study found profitability decreased right after termination but essentially bounced back in two years. The researchers also discovered young, rapidly growing chains benefited more from ending contracts with wayward franchisees compared to mature, slow growing chains.

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Released: 12-May-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Mary Lou Ortiz is named chief financial officer at UCI
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., May 12, 2022 — Mary Lou Ortiz has been named chief financial officer and vice chancellor for the Division of Finance and Administration at the University of California, Irvine, following a nationwide search. She will assume the post on July 18. Ortiz comes to UCI from The Pennsylvania State University, where she serves as associate vice president for budget as well as university budget officer.

Released: 12-May-2022 3:35 PM EDT
More gender segregation in jobs means more harassment, lower pay
Oxford University Press

A new paper in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that people who are the gender minority in their workplace are more likely to experience sexual harassment.

Newswise: Murray to preside over ASCB in 2024
Released: 12-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Murray to preside over ASCB in 2024
American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Sandra A. Murray was elected by members of the American Society for Cell Biology to serve as President in 2024. Murray is a Professor in the Department of Cell Biology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh. She will serve as President-Elect on the Executive Committee in 2023.

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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.

Newswise: AAOS Named “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” for Two Consecutive Years
Released: 9-May-2022 2:30 PM EDT
AAOS Named “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” for Two Consecutive Years
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Recognizing its inclusive culture and commitment to employees and communities, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) ranked the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) as one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in 2021 and now again, in 2022. Bestowed annually to Chicago-area companies, the award celebrates organizations that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach.

Released: 9-May-2022 1:15 PM EDT
Step Toward a Circular Economy?

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is one of the most common plastics. Discarded PET most often ends up in landfills or in the environment because the rate of recycling remains low.

Released: 9-May-2022 12:45 PM EDT
Long-term planning projections highlight economic challenges, opportunities in Utah’s coal counties
University of Utah

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today released a report that references the institute’s 40-year population and employment planning projections to highlight how scheduled power plant closures and declining coal production will affect Utah’s coal counties. This research will help local officials and policy makers plan for the coming decades as economic circumstances continue to change.

Released: 9-May-2022 11:30 AM EDT
Loyalty Program Members, Regular Customers Respond Differently to Social Media Marketing
North Carolina State University

A new study finds the social media messages that resonate best with loyalty program members differ from the posts that work best with other customers. The finding could inform how best to craft social media campaigns aimed at either segment of a company’s customer base.

Newswise: Follow the science? Consumers aren’t always impressed with scientifically developed products, study shows
Released: 9-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Follow the science? Consumers aren’t always impressed with scientifically developed products, study shows
University of Notre Dame

Sometimes consumers like products created with science and other times they do not, and new research from the University of Notre Dame shows that it all depends on what the marketer is trying to sell: sensory pleasure or practicality.

Released: 6-May-2022 3:20 PM EDT
Study finds that frequent-flyer programs increase cost of business travel
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Airline frequent-flyer programs are a staple for air travel, particularly frequent business travelers, but do they add to the cost of business travel for employers? A new study says yes.

Newswise: It Pays to Be Nice to Your Competitor Brands on Social Media, Study Says
Released: 6-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
It Pays to Be Nice to Your Competitor Brands on Social Media, Study Says
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Taking a risk and praising a competitor wins over consumers on Twitter, especially skeptical ones, according to this study. And that turns conventional wisdom about acknowledging competitors on its head.

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Released: 6-May-2022 2:25 PM EDT
FSU Faculty Available to Comment for 2022 Hurricane Season
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: May 2, 2022 | 4:03 pm | SHARE: Florida State University faculty are leaders in the study of hurricanes and the effects of these destructive storms.Their scholarship has led to research on infrastructure challenges, evacuation routes, sustainable tools and mental health challenges for those affected by hurricanes.

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Released: 6-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
B-Roll from Louisiana-Based PPE Factory
Ochsner Health System

Facility footage from SafeSource Direct in Broussard, La., where personal protection equipment (PPE) is manufactured. It's been one year since Ochsner Health, Louisiana’s leading healthcare system, partnered with Trax Development on a joint venture to create SafeSource Direct, making it the only U.S. provider-owned PPE manufacturer with U.S. provider-owned quality control.

Released: 6-May-2022 11:30 AM EDT
Susan G. Komen and Major League Baseball Team Up to Honor Moms for Mother’s Day
Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen and Major League Baseball to celebrate moms on Mother's Day.

Released: 5-May-2022 12:40 PM EDT
Craft products are experiencing soaring growth -- Here's how firms are cashing in
American Marketing Association (AMA)

Researchers from Concordia University and HEC Montreal published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that explains how the development of markets towards greater concerns for aesthetics and craft—whether it be the search for the perfect espresso shot or the creation of a visually complex tattoo—results from interactions between craft and commercial firms.

Released: 4-May-2022 1:10 PM EDT
Negative Online Reviews Provide Strategic Opportunity for Companies
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

New research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that when service-industry companies respond with the right mix of rational and emotional cues that match the nature of complaints in negative reviews, it can positively impact the perception and ratings of future customers as well as the complaining customer.

Released: 3-May-2022 5:15 PM EDT
Nolan Hotel School to commemorate 100th anniversary
Cornell University

A yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration kicked off at the 97th annual Hotel Ezra Cornell, the school’s signature student-run conference and hospitality event, which was held April 21-24.

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