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How Retailers Can Make More Money in Online Auctions

To get more participants in online auctions and drive up the winning bid prices, two things matter: how long an auction is active and the day of the week it closes, finds researchers from the University Maryland, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University. Forthcoming as “Managing Market Thickness in Online B2B Markets” in Management...

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Women in Leadership Positions Face More Sexual Harassment

Power in the workplace does not stop women’s exposure to sexual harassment. On the contrary, women with supervisory positions are harassed more than women employees. These are the results from a new study from the Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University, which examined the conditions in Sweden, USA and Japan. By analyzing the...

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Local Activism Can’t Be Crushed, Research Finds. at Most, It Changes Target

According to received wisdom, local activism against the establishment of industrial plants follows a cycle, with its highest intensity a short time after mobilization. If a firm stands, activism is destined to fade away. New research published in the Strategic Management Journal suggests us to think it again. Fabrizio Perretti (Bocconi’s Department of Management and Technology) and...

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Organized Cybercrime — Not Your Average Mafia

Does the common stereotype for “organized crime” hold up for organizations of hackers? Research from Michigan State University is one of the first to identify common attributes of cybercrime networks, revealing how these groups function and work together to cause an estimated $445-600 billion of harm globally per year. “It’s not the ‘Tony Soprano mob...

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Researchers Find That Cookies Increase Ad Revenue for Online Publishers

Key Takeaways:   Behavioral targeting of personalized advertising (cookies) doubles online ad prices. Most American consumers choose not to opt-out of targeted online advertising. How long has it been since you logged onto a Web site and you were prompted to decide whether to opt out of “cookies” that the site told you will enhance your...

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New Scheduling Tool Offers Both Better Flight Choices and Increased Airline Profits

Researchers from Dartmouth and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed an original approach to flight scheduling that, if implemented, could result in a significant increase in profits for airlines and more flights that align with passengers’ preferences. The approach is presented in a paper, “Airline Timetable Development and Fleet Assignment Incorporating Passenger Choice,”...

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Faking Emotions at Work Does More Harm Than Good

The adage “Fake it until you make it” – the idea that someone can fake a positive attitude to elicit real-life benefits – often backfires when used with co-workers, according to a study led by a University of Arizona researcher. Instead, researchers say, making an effort to actually feel the emotions you display is more...

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People with Inadequate Access to Food 10% to 37% More Likely to Die Prematurely

Adults with food insecurity (i.e., inadequate access to food because of financial constraints) are 10% to 37% more likely to die prematurely from any cause other than cancer compared to food-secure people, found new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “Among adults who died prematurely, those experiencing severe food insecurity died at an age 9...

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Entrepreneurs Have Different Storytelling Styles for Presenting Business

Not all companies succeed for one reason or another and statistics highlight that every second Finnish company will cease operations within five years of founding. A new study entitled Post-Failure Impression Management: A Typology of Entrepreneurs’ Public Narratives after Business Closure by researchers at the Aalto University School of Business’ department of management studies shows...