Researchers map global economy in collaboration with LinkedIn

The study revealed large-scale associations between industries and people across the globe. Each circle represents a specific geo-industrial cluster with its size proportional to its number of employees. Credit: Jaehyuk Park, Indiana University A small team of researchers at Indiana University has created the first global map of labor flow in collaboration with the world’s […]

Study finds mutual fund managers use their networks for info on insider trades

Huaizhi Chen Insight on insider trades is tough to come by, but some mutual fund managers have figured out a way to leverage their networks—and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR servers—to better read between the lines when tracking stocks. New research from the University of Notre Dame found that these tracked insider trades can […]

Flexible, reduced-load jobs a win-win for workers, employers

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Attracting and retaining the best and brightest employees with an unemployment rate that is hovering near a 50-year low is a challenge for companies. The challenge is made more difficult with more workers reaching retirement age, declining birth rates and fewer replacement workers to fill job openings. One emerging answer: Get […]

Credit default swaps cushion stock prices against credit downgrades

Professor Ornthanalai joined the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in 2012 after working as an assistant professor of finance at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Credit: Rotman School of Management Credit default swaps (CDS) were heavily criticized for being a major contributor to the 2008/09 financial crisis. But a new study shows that […]

Investors favour companies that give back

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Savvy business leaders understand that when companies give back, they can attract better employees and win customers. But a new study shows they’re not only doing it to impress workers and consumers: they’re also doing it to boost their bottom line. Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, is defined as actions that […]

To get customers to buy more in the future, help them buy a gift

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from the University of Paderborn and University of Rostock, both in Germany, published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how the purchase of a gift may promote future brand loyalty with the gifted brand. The study, forthcoming in the September issue of the Journal of Marketing […]

Money problems? Perhaps financial therapy is for you

This April 3, 2019, file photo shows a tip box filled with U.S. currency in New York. People who are in financial distress, such as hiding purchases, spending compulsively or avoiding their financial statements, definitely should seek help, according to Ed Coambs, a certified financial planner and licensed family and marriage therapist who specializes in […]

Cancer diagnostic firms to join in $2.8 billion deal

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Cancer diagnostic companies Exact Sciences and Genomic Health are combining in a $2.8 billion a cash-and-stock deal. The companies said Monday that they expect to generate revenue of $1.6 billion and gross profit of $1.2 billion in 2020. The deal is expected to close this year. For each share of Genomic […]

Workplace safety can worsen under bullying bosses, study finds

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new Portland State University study suggests that bullying bosses aren’t just bad for employee morale and well-being—they can also be bad for workplace safety. Liu-Qin Yang, an associate professor of industrial-organizational psychology in PSU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and her co-authors surveyed airline pilots and manufacturing technicians and […]