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December 11, 2018

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December 11, 2018

Citations Show Academic and Non-Academic Researchers 'Win' When They Collaborate

Dec. 11, 2018 — Findings in new article indicate that when academics work with business, government, and/or NGO partners they produce more cited, higher impact ... read more

Increasing Crop Insurances Adoption in Developing Countries

Dec. 6, 2018 — A bad crop can have severe consequences for farmers in developing countries. Despite the significant advantages crop insurances would offer in alleviating this risk, only a small percentage of ... read more

How Becoming a Manager Can Be a Double-Edged Sword

Dec. 4, 2018 — A new study calls the transition to manager a 'double-edged sword' and found that a manager's ability to mentally detach from work during non-work hours can help reduce the increased ... read more

Link Between Job Titles and Gender Equality

Nov. 28, 2018 — Researchers have revealed a link between role-nouns (e.g. job titles) in gendered languages and gender equality. The study, which examined whether the masculine form in the plural in German is ... read more

Parents: To Prepare Kids Financially, Give Them Practice With Money

Nov. 27, 2018 — Providing children with hands-on experience with money is essential to preparing them for financial success, a new study ... read more

Retailers Can Manipulate Consumer Regret to Beat Competitors

Nov. 20, 2018 — Markdown retailers can survive the entry of an everyday low price retailer into a highly competitive market by manipulating price, product availability, and the regret consumers feel when they pay ... read more

Language Influences How Consumers Trust a Brand

Nov. 20, 2018 — Consumers make assumptions based on the language used by a brand or advertiser, and politeness does matter, say ... read more

A World Without Brick-and-Mortar Stores? Even Avid Online Shoppers Say, 'No, Thanks'

Nov. 14, 2018 — The majority of consumers, even those who prefer online shopping, think the extinction of brick-and-mortar stores would be bad for society, according to a new study that explores consumers' ... read more

Nov. 9, 2018 — Meetings are the bane of office life for many professionals but they don't have to be. Drawing from almost 200 scientific studies on workplace meetings, a team of psychological scientists ... read more

Reducing Seafood Fraud: Researchers and Partners Work With Sushi Restaurants

Nov. 8, 2018 — A new monitoring project aims to take 'fake sushi' off Los Angeles diners' plates. The Los Angeles Seafood Monitoring Project team -- which includes university researchers, students, ... read more

Oct. 31, 2018 — Researchers have found that even if fishers used the most efficient and sustainable known practices, they wouldn't generate enough revenue to maintain a living above poverty ... read more

Five out of Five? Study Reveals Psychological Influences in Online Reviews

Oct. 26, 2018 — A new study reveals how psychological factors affect the ratings people provide and how they describe their experiences when posting online reviews. Researchers found the length of time between ... read more

At Least 57 Negative Impacts from Cyber-Attacks

Oct. 24, 2018 — New research codifying how cyber-attacks can cause harm is aimed at helping organizations become more aware of the ways they could be ... read more

Don't Offer Co-Workers Help Unless Asked

Oct. 22, 2018 — New workplace research found that when it comes to offering assistance at work, it's better to keep to yourself or wait until you're ... read more

New Tool Uses Your Smartphone Camera to Track Your Alertness at Work

Oct. 18, 2018 — Our level of alertness rises and falls over the course of a workday, sometimes causing our energy to drop and our minds to wander just as we need to perform important tasks. To help understand these ... read more

High Stakes Decision-Making Causes a Little More Cheating, a Lot Less Charity

Oct. 18, 2018 — The age old adage of virtue being its own reward may not hold true in the corporate world -- in fact, honorable acts could lead workers to behave more selfishly later on, new research has ... read more

Psychopaths in the C-Suite?

Oct. 15, 2018 — The seemingly never-ending stream of corporate scandals over the past decades, from Enron to Theranos, suggests that something is rotten in corporate leaders. Many place the blame on psychopaths, who ... read more

Feminine Leadership Traits: Nice but Expendable Frills?

Oct. 15, 2018 — The first study to examine tradeoffs in masculine versus feminine leadership traits reveals that stereotypically feminine traits -- like being tolerant and cooperative -- are viewed as desirable but ... read more

Sidestepping the Pitfalls of Overconfidence With Plausible Deniability

Oct. 12, 2018 — Although confidence can serve as both a blessing and a curse, new research shows how people can reap the rewards without risking the social penalties for ... read more

Disruption Makes Startup Investors Balance Caution Against Fear of Missing out

Oct. 10, 2018 — A new study finds that fear of missing out motivates investors to give money early to startups with a disruptive vision. However, those backers are reluctant to invest too much in unproven ideas that ... read more

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