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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


Bureaucracy consumes one-quarter of US hospitals' budgets, twice as much as other nations (9/11/2014)

A study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations published today in the September issue of Health Affairs finds that hospital bureaucracy consumed 25.3 percent of hospital budgets in the US in 2011, far more than in other nations. The international team of researchers found administrative costs were lowest in Scotland and Canada, whose single-payer systems fund hospitals through global, lump-sum budgets, much as a fire department is funded in the US. ...> Full Article


Economic success drives language extinction (9/4/2014)

Thriving economies are the biggest factor in the disappearance of minority languages and conservation should focus on the most developed countries where languages are vanishing the fastest, finds a new study. ...> Full Article

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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?

Bureaucracy consumes one-quarter of US hospitals' budgets, twice as much as other nations

Economic success drives language extinction



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