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Global Economic Stability Could Be Difficult to Recover in the Wake of the COVID-19

Analysis from the University of Surrey suggests that the economies of countries such as America, the United Kingdom and Germany should prepare for a long slow recovery with prolonged periods of instability. Rates of growth across member states of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have been in decline since the 1970s, a phenomenon...

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First Impressions Can Sway Financial Professionals’ Forecasts of Firms for Up to 6 Years

First impressions can have long-term effects on people’s perceptions and behavior. A new study looked at the influence among finance professionals of first impression bias of firms’ performance, which spurs people to place undue weight on early experiences. The study found that equity analysts placed greater emphasis on early impressions than later ones, that negative...

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How to Handle Fraudulent Reviews on Online Portals? Study Gives Tips to Managers

Consumers who use the Internet to learn about products are increasingly looking at online reviews to make purchasing decisions. The growing interest in online product reviews for legitimate promotion has been accompanied by a rise in fraudulent reviews; these are reviews placed by firms that artificially inflate ratings of their own products, or reviews by...

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Corporate Messaging in a Time of Turmoil

It can be difficult in times of great turmoil to find the right words. But business leaders and brands can try. And sometimes, when they succeed, it can have a significant impact, says marketing professor Amna Kirmani at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Kirmani, ​editor-in-chief of the Journal of Consumer Psychology​ and...

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New Study Provides Insights Into How Retailers Have Responded to COVID-19

The study by WMG, University of Warwick and Blue Yonder examines how retailers have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure their survival The report highlights many points, particularly the need for human intervention as existing processes couldn’t keep up with changes in the markets Going forward future systems will need to be more robust...

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How Pandemics Past and Present Fuel the Rise of Mega-Corporations

In June 1348, people in England began reporting mysterious symptoms. They started off as mild and vague: headaches, aches, and nausea. This was followed by painful black lumps, or buboes, growing in the armpits and groin, which gave the disease its name: bubonic plague. The last stage was a high fever, and then death. Originating...

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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...

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‘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...

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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...

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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...