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Researchers formulate cyber protection for supply chains (10/24/2014)

The supply chain is ground zero for several recent cyber breaches. Hackers, for example, prey on vendors that have remote access to a larger company's global information technology systems, software and networks. A counter-measure, via a user-ready online portal, has been developed by researchers in the Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. ...> Full Article


Executive scandal hurts job prospects even for entry-level employees (10/23/2014)

There's more bad news for job seekers with a scandal-hit company like Lehman Brothers or Countrywide Mortgage on their résumés. As if it weren't already hard enough to get a new job in this market, people who worked for those companies have tarnished reputations to overcome: New research finds that moral suspicion from higher-ups' wrongdoing spills down to people lower in an organization, even if they did not work directly under the moral transgressor. ...> Full Article


Managers can boost creativity by 'empowering leadership' and earning employees' trust (10/14/2014)

Managers can promote creativity in employees by 'empowering leadership' and earning employees' trust, according to a new study by Rice University and American University. ...> Full Article


Country's economy plays role in Internet file-sharing patterns (10/11/2014)

Peer-to-peer file sharing over the Internet is a popular alternative approach for people worldwide to get the digital content they want. But little is known about these users and systems because data is lacking. Now, in an unprecedented study of BitTorrent users, a Northwestern University research team has discovered two behavior patterns: most users are content specialists -- sharing music but not movies, for example; and users in countries with similar economies tend to download similar types of content. ...> Full Article


Study: Workplace diversity can help the bottom line (10/10/2014)

An MIT economist scrutinizes firm data suggesting diverse offices function more effectively. ...> Full Article


Recessions result in lower birth rates in the long run (10/6/2014)

While it is largely understood that birth rates plummet when unemployment rates soar, the long-term effects have never been clear. Now, new research from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs shows that women in their early 20s during the Great Recession are likely to have fewer children both in the short and long term, largely in part because of the number of women who will remain childless at age 40. ...> Full Article


Good working relationships between clients, bankers can reduce defaults (10/5/2014)

A study shows banks that have good working relationships with their customers reduce loan defaults. ...> Full Article


Long-term unemployed struggle as economy improves, study finds (10/4/2014)

While the unemployment rate for people out of work for six months or less has returned to prerecession levels, the levels of unemployment for workers who remain jobless for more than six months is among the most persistent, negative effects of the Great Recession, according to a new national study at Rutgers. ...> Full Article


Buffet pricing surprise (10/3/2014)

Does the price you pay at a buffet influence how much you like the food? Surprisingly, yes! In a new Cornell Food and Brand Lab study published in the Journal of Sensory Studies, researchers found that when charged more for an all-you-can-eat buffet diners rated the food higher than when charged less for the same food. ...> Full Article


Customer experience matters more when economy is strong, research shows (10/2/2014)

Customers care more about their past experiences with service firms when the economy is doing well, according to a research team from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. ...> Full Article


Moving to the 'burbs is bad for business (10/1/2014)

A new study from Concordia University shows that higher profits are had by retailers located furthest from where the market is expanding. ...> Full Article


Marcellus drilling boom may have led to too many hotel rooms (9/30/2014)

Drilling in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region led to a rapid increase in both the number of hotels and hotel industry jobs, but Penn State researchers report that the faltering occupancy rate may signal that there are now too many hotel rooms. ...> Full Article


Benefits of telecommuting greater for some workers, study finds (9/29/2014)

Benefits of telecommuting greater for some workers, study findsA new study from University of Illinois business professor Ravi S. Gajendran says telecommuting is positively associated with improvement in two important employee measures: task-based performance and organizational citizenship behavior. ...> Full Article


Making the case for Keynes (9/23/2014)

A new book explores how Keynesian ideas are relevant to today's global economy. ...> Full Article


Will the real unemployment rate please stand up? (9/14/2014)

America's unemployment rate -- most recently reported as 6.1 percent -- has long been used to gauge the country's economic well-being. But a new working paper released by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs highlights the difficulty in estimating the exact unemployment rate. ...> Full Article

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Researchers formulate cyber protection for supply chains

Executive scandal hurts job prospects even for entry-level employees

Managers can boost creativity by 'empowering leadership' and earning employees' trust

Country's economy plays role in Internet file-sharing patterns

Study: Workplace diversity can help the bottom line

Recessions result in lower birth rates in the long run

Good working relationships between clients, bankers can reduce defaults

Long-term unemployed struggle as economy improves, study finds

Buffet pricing surprise

Customer experience matters more when economy is strong, research shows

Moving to the 'burbs is bad for business

Marcellus drilling boom may have led to too many hotel rooms

Benefits of telecommuting greater for some workers, study findsBenefits of telecommuting greater for some workers, study finds

Making the case for Keynes

Will the real unemployment rate please stand up?



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