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Virtual Tourism Could Offer New Opportunities for Travel Industry, Travelers

A new proposal for virtual travel, using advanced mathematical techniques and combining livestream video with existing photos and videos of travel hotspots, could help revitalize an industry that has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, according to researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. In a new proposal published in Cell Patterns, Dr....

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Researchers Explore How Retail Drone Delivery May Change Logistics Networks

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas say drone technology has the potential to be a genuine game changer in the retail industry, with its promise to enable retailers to offer unheard-of delivery lead times and near-perfect delivery-time customization adaptability. In a new study, recently published online in Production and Operations Management, three faculty members...

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How to Get Good at Disagreeing

Do you hesitate to speak up when you disagree with the rest of the group? Are the others not saying anything either? Then you’re probably not maximizing your collaboration. But you can learn how to disagree more effectively. You may recognize yourself. You’re part of a group where everyone seems to agree more or less...

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How “Progressive,” Millennial-Focused Workplaces Have Tried to Keep Employees’ Discrimination Claims Quiet

In the weeks after George Floyd’s death, protests in support of social change have swept the country. Instagram feeds have been filled with images of Mr. Floyd, as well as Breonna Taylor and Ahmad Arbury, and pleas for donations to bail funds and protest updates populated many Twitter timelines. No shortage of fashion designers, brands,...

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Retail Woes: A Running List of Fashion Bankruptcies

On the heels of an array of retail bankruptcy filings that began to unfold over the course of the year in 2016, New York-based designer Bibhu Mohapatra and retailers The Limited, Wet Seal, and Payless all made headlines when they filed for Chapter 11 protection in early 2017. They were swiftly followed by a handful...

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Global Success for Canadian Companies Depends on Prior R&D Investment, Receptiveness to New Learning

Global success for Canadian companies depends on prior R&D investment, receptiveness to new learning, shows new study. Canadian companies that go international are known to be more productive and successful than those that don’t. New research has quantified the reasons why. It shows that about 80 percent of global companies’ productivity is due to what...

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Incoming CEOs with Premium Pay Packages Perform Accordingly

The average pay package for CEOs at top U.S. companies surpassed $12 million last year, according to the latest Associated Press survey, as boards attempted to keep pace in the labor market for CEO talent. Many previous studies focused on how CEO pay relates to past performance. But new research from the University of Notre...

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LAW After Filing Suit Against KKW, Seed Beauty is Taking on Kylie Cosmetics, Coty in New Trade Secret Lawsuit

On the heels of alluding to impending litigation involving Kylie Cosmetics in the trade dress secret case it filed against Kim Kardashian’s KKW Beauty late last month, Seed Beauty has named Coty, Inc. and Kylie Jenner’s corporate entity King Kylie LLC in a markedly similar lawsuit. In the newly-initiated legal battle, beauty brand incubator Seed Beauty is...

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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...