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May 4, 2017

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. 

Mar 7, 2017

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. 

Jul 22, 2016

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? 

Jul 21, 2016

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. 

May 13, 2016

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. 

Apr 25, 2016

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. 

Mar 11, 2016

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. 

Nov 4, 2015

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. 

Dec 8, 2014

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. 

Mar 18, 2014

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. 

Oct 18, 2013

NC State Shelton Forum to Focus on Strategic Leadership

George Bodenheimer, executive chairman of ESPN Inc., and retired four-star Gen. Ann Dunwoody, who managed the Army’s global supply chain in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be the keynote speakers for NC State University’s General Hugh Shelton Leadership Forum on Friday, Nov. 8, at the McKimmon Center. The forum, now in its 12th year, will focus on… 

Oct 30, 2012

NC State Partners With Volvo Group to Provide Job-Ready Talent

North Carolina State University will partner with the Volvo Group to provide job-ready talent for the global automotive manufacturer as part of the company’s Academic Partner Program (APP) Preferred Talent Partner Cooperation Program. The relationship was formalized with the signing of a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday, Oct. 30, by NC State Provost Warwick Arden and… 

May 3, 2012

NC State, SKEMA Offer Graduate Curriculum in Global Luxury Management

A new one-year, dual-degree graduate study option developed jointly by North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management and SKEMA Business School is designed to prepare the next generation of managers for the growing global luxury goods and services market. SKEMA is a French business school with a number of campuses worldwide – including in Raleigh, N.C., and… 

Feb 28, 2012

Study Shows How The Brain Responds To Deceptive Advertising

Several specific regions of our brains are activated in a two-part process when we are exposed to deceptive advertising, according to new research conducted by a North Carolina State University professor. The work opens the door to further research that could help us understand how brain injury and aging may affect our susceptibility to fraud… 

Feb 23, 2012

Project Aims To Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention Materials For African-American Women

African-American women make up a disproportionate number of HIV/AIDS cases in the United States. Researchers from North Carolina State University are trying to change that, leading a National Science Foundation project aimed at developing HIV/AIDS prevention materials that resonate with African-American female college students.