Models That Forecast Impact of Government Spending Are Easily Manipulated
Economists have found that the most widely used model for predicting how U.S. government spending affects GDP can be rigged to control forecasts.
Crowdfunding Innovation: It’s Backers – Not Money Raised – That Predicts Market Success
Research finds that the number of backers a new product attracts during crowdfunding predicts the financial success of the product when it reaches the marketplace – but the amount of money raised during crowdfunding does not.
Successful Innovation: A Field Guide to the Psychology of Change
The word “innovation” gets thrown around a lot, often in regard to the development of new products or services. But what predicts how people will respond to new things or ideas?
Study Identifies Ways to Share Key Data Between Researchers, Business Practitioners
A research team reports that researchers and practitioners share more interests than either group realizes and outlines ways that the two groups can collaborate more effectively -- and it involves changing how business schools do business.
Study Finds Nationality Is Not a Good Indicator of Work-Related Cultural Values
Study finds that nationality is actually a bad proxy for work-related cultural values, and points to other groupings – such as occupation – as more reliable indicators.
Study Finds Online HIV Prevention Resources Face Resistance From Black Female College Students
New research finds that black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention, due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn they were accessing HIV-related materials.
Study: Individual Rewards Can Boost Team Performance at Work
Conventional wisdom has held that boosting team performance in the workplace should focus on rewarding entire teams that perform well – and that rewarding individuals increases competition rather than helping team performance. But new research finds that rewarding individual workers can boost performance both for other workers and for the team.
Research Suggests Business Leaders Should Re-Think How They Treat Team Members
New findings suggest business leaders who oversee teams need to find a middle ground in how they treat team members – or risk hurting team performance.
Study: Charter Schools Can Lead Families To Buy Homes Nearby
A new study finds that families with children enrolled at a charter school are likely to move closer to the school. The finding may have relevance for urban renewal efforts.
Analysis of 50 Years of Hit Songs Yields Tips for Advertisers
Researchers from North Carolina State University have analyzed 50 years’ worth of hit songs to identify key themes that marketing professionals can use to craft advertisements that will resonate with audiences.