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Authentic Behavior at Work Leads to Greater Productivity

Matching behavior with the way you feel – in other words, not faking it – is more productive at work and leads to other benefits, according to a new study co-authored by Chris Rosen, management professor in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Rosen helped design and write a...

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What’s Your Brand?

Researchers created an algorithm that successfully predicted consumer purchases. The algorithm made use of data from the consumers’ daily activity on social media. Brands could use this to analyze potential customers. The researchers’ method combines powerful statistical modeling techniques with machine learning-based image recognition. Associate Professor Toshihiko Yamasaki and his team from the Graduate School...

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Women-Only Business Groups Marginalize and Fail to Empower Members

Women-only business networks fail to boost female entrepreneurship and instead serve to marginalise further the very people they seek to help. New research from the University of Edinburgh Business School, Lancaster University Management School and Dublin City University Business School, published in the Journal of Economic Geography, found the networks are unable to overcome bigger societal...

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How Coworkers Impact the Value of Your Skills

In today’s world, most workers are highly specialized, but this specialization can come at a cost – especially for those on the wrong team. New research by Harvard’s Growth Lab uncovers the importance of teams and coworkers when it comes to one’s productivity, earning potential, and stays of employment. The research – recently published in the journal Science...

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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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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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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...

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Measuring the World of Social Phenomena

Economists working with Professor Marko Sarstedt from Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg are demanding that the same scientific standards be applied to economics and the behavioral sciences in general as are used in the natural sciences. They believe that the inherent uncertainties in measured values must be described and quantified in order to enhance the...

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Sustainability Strategies More Successful When Managers Believe in Them

New research from Cass Business School has found that business sustainability strategies can succeed alongside mainstream competitive strategies when managers believe in them. In ‘Toward a Process Theory of Making Sustainability Strategies Legitimate in Action‘, published in the Academy of Management Journal, the researchers found that although managers support sustainability strategies, there can be tensions in...