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Using competitors' brand name as a keyword can backfire, study finds (7/23/2014)

Buying keywords of a popular competitors' brand names on search engines such as Google and Bing can backfire according to a new study in the Articles in Advance section of Marketing Science, a journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. ...> Full Article


Research: Business should embrace 'boomerang employees' (7/22/2014)

Research: Business should embrace 'boomerang employees'The phenomenon of 'boomerang employees' is not unique to professional athletes, says two studies co-written by T. Brad Harris, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois. ...> Full Article


Neuroeconomists confirm Warren Buffett's wisdom (7/12/2014)

Investment magnate Warren Buffett has famously suggested that investors should try to 'be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy only when others are fearful.' That turns out to be excellent advice, according to the results of a new study by researchers at Caltech and Virginia Tech that looked at the brain activity and behavior of people trading in experimental markets where price bubbles formed. ...> Full Article


High earners in a stock market game have brain patterns that can predict market bubbles (7/11/2014)

High earners in a stock market game have brain patterns that can predict market bubblesIf you're so smart, why aren't you rich? It may be that, when it comes to stock market success, your brain is heeding the wrong neural signals, according to a multi-institutional team of researchers. ...> Full Article


Poor physical, financial health driven by same factors (7/10/2014)

Poor physical, financial health driven by same factorsPoor physical health and financial health are driven by the same underlying psychological factors, finds a new study out of the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. ...> Full Article


Flood fear has temporary effect on property prices (7/9/2014)

The stigma of buying in a flood-prone suburb after the 2011 Brisbane floods was short-lived for middle and high-value homes with property prices rebounding within 12-months, a QUT study has found. ...> Full Article


Why tech transfer brings universities 'more than money' (7/7/2014)

Academic technology transfer -- the process of moving research from the lab to the market -- provides intrinsic benefits to universities that go far beyond any potential revenues from licenses and royalties, according to authors from five universities across the country and the Association of University Technology Managers in a new article from the National Academy of Inventors published in the current issue of Technology and Innovation. ...> Full Article


Net energy analysis should become a standard policy tool, Stanford scientists say (7/1/2014)

Net energy analysis should become a standard policy tool, Stanford scientists sayTo be viable, wind farms, power plants and other energy technologies should deliver more energy than they consume. Net energy analysis allows researchers to evaluate the long-term sustainability of a technology by comparing how much energy it produces over its lifetime with the energy required to build and maintain it, say Stanford scientists. ...> Full Article


When does rude service at luxury stores make consumers go back for more? (6/30/2014)

For many people, the idea of purchasing a luxury product in a high-end boutique comes with the stigma of snobbery and rude salesclerks. But when they are rejected in real life, a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research reveals that a person's desire for brand affiliation and willingness to purchase and display the item actually increases. ...> Full Article


US rich get richer on stock market investments while modest investors are left behind (6/27/2014)

People on modest incomes in the US are not benefiting from stocks and bonds in the same way as the wealthy, contributing to growing wealth inequality. ...> Full Article


Greedy CEOs bad for business (6/23/2014)

Greedy CEOs bad for businessThe pursuit of extreme wealth by top managers can lead to lower performance and loss of shareholder value, a new study finds. But, a powerful board or long CEO tenure can moderate the impact. ...> Full Article


Market crashes are anomalous features in the financial data fractal landscape (6/18/2014)

Due to their previously discovered fractal nature, financial data patterns are self-similar when scaling up. New research shows that the most extreme events in financial data dynamics -- reflected in very large price moves -- are incompatible with multi-fractal scaling. These findings have been published in EPJ B by physicist Elena Green and colleagues. Understanding the multi-fractal structure of financially sound markets could, ultimately, help in identifying structural signs of impending extreme events. ...> Full Article


Could politics trump economics as reason for growing income inequality? (6/17/2014)

Most research examining growing income inequality in the United States has focused on economic causes, for seemingly obvious reasons.But a new study suggests that a different cause -- the politically induced decline in the strength of worker unions -- may play a much more pivotal role than previously understood. ...> Full Article


Investors' risk tolerance decreases with the stock market, study finds (6/10/2014)

Michael Guillemette, an assistant professor of personal financial planning in the University of Missouri College of Human Environmental Sciences, analyzed investors' 'risk tolerance,' or willingness to take risks, and found that it decreased as the stock market faltered. ...> Full Article


Increased social network can have big payoff for nonprofits, study shows (5/31/2014)

Charitable fundraising once depended primarily upon a charity's size, efficiency and longstanding reputation. That was before Razoo, Chipin, Facebook and Twitter came to town. ...> Full Article

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Using competitors' brand name as a keyword can backfire, study finds

Research: Business should embrace 'boomerang employees'Research: Business should embrace 'boomerang employees'

Neuroeconomists confirm Warren Buffett's wisdom

High earners in a stock market game have brain patterns that can predict market bubblesHigh earners in a stock market game have brain patterns that can predict market bubbles

Poor physical, financial health driven by same factorsPoor physical, financial health driven by same factors

Flood fear has temporary effect on property prices

Why tech transfer brings universities 'more than money'

Net energy analysis should become a standard policy tool, Stanford scientists sayNet energy analysis should become a standard policy tool, Stanford scientists say

When does rude service at luxury stores make consumers go back for more?

US rich get richer on stock market investments while modest investors are left behind

Greedy CEOs bad for businessGreedy CEOs bad for business

Market crashes are anomalous features in the financial data fractal landscape

Could politics trump economics as reason for growing income inequality?

Investors' risk tolerance decreases with the stock market, study finds

Increased social network can have big payoff for nonprofits, study shows



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