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Economic Blow Of The Coronavirus Hits America’s Already Stressed Farmers

Richard Oswald, still mourning the loss of his family’s homestead to flooding along the Missouri River, is planting corn and soybeans into ground that last year was feet deep underwater. It’s probably good, he said, to not have too much time to think. “Diversion therapy is the best treatment for farmers right now,” said the...


How Nonprofits Can Boost Donations Using the Marketing Mix

Researchers from University of California Irvine published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that finds that marketing mix elements mitigate sacrifice, which serves to engage individuals in the donation task and thereby increase the likelihood that they will continue. The study forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing is titled “Help Me Help You!: Employing the Marketing Mix...


Carbon Footprint Hotspots: Mapping China’s Export-Driven Emissions

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted just how reliant the United States and other countries are on Chinese manufacturing, with widespread shortages of protective medical gear produced there. But U.S. dependence on China extends far beyond surgical masks and N95 respirators. China is the largest producer of many industrial and consumer products shipped worldwide, and about...


Effects of Recommender Systems in E-Commerce Vary by Product Attributes and Review Ratings

Recommender systems are used in e-commerce to guide consumers with messages like “People who purchased this item also purchased …” Past research has shown that these systems affect consumers’ choices and generally boost sales, but few studies have examined how product-specific attributes or review ratings influence the effectiveness of such systems. A new study sought...


Fishers Livelihood Measured by More Than Catch

Fishing for a living can seem so Zen – a time to be in the moment, just the fisher, the boat, the water. Yet scientists are throwing a bit of shade on that perception, showing all the arrangements before and after the fish takes the bait – including the bait itself, in fact – must...


‘Bursty’ Email Communication Helps Groups Convert Resources into Results

Many organizations arrange employees into groups, and research has recognized the importance of groups having access to resources (e.g., labor, knowledge, raw materials, technology, financial capital), as well as how they use those resources to ensure optimal performance. These studies have shown that groups with the same resources vary in how they use what is...


New Research Finds Cost Transparency Can Increase Sales 20%

Cost transparency boosts sales when voluntarily instated by a business, as opposed to involuntarily. (Required by law) Increased trust enhances consumers’ willingness to purchase from businesses. Cost transparency is associated with a 21% increase in the probability of purchasing an item. Businesses don’t typically disclose information to consumers on how much it costs to produce...


How Much Does It Cost California Cannabis Growers to Safety Test?

The high cost of testing cannabis in California leads to higher prices for the consumer, which could drive consumers to unlicensed markets. A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds the safety tests cost growers about 10 percent of the average wholesale price of legal cannabis. The biggest share of this expense comes...


Achievement Requires Passion and Grit

To achieve your goals you need passion, grit and a positive mindset – or expressed another way, the belief that you’ll succeed if you just keep at it. But what’s the connection between these factors, and what’s the most important one? That, it turns out, depends on who you are. A recent study has investigated...


After COVID-19, When Will Las Vegas’ Tourists Return?

From 2007 to 2009, the Great Recession affected Las Vegas more than anywhere else in the United States. The Las Vegas’s economy will, once again, be dealt a difficult hand as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, according to Stephen M. Miller, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and economics professor at...