Companies that appoint directors with a track record of questionable professional conduct cause an increase in reckless corporate risk-taking and could see up to 64 percent of a firm's value knocked off, a new study has found.... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-15
Single-use plastics cause pollution, harm wildlife, deplete resources, pose health risks, and create waste management challenges, necessitating urgent action for reduction and better management. A study in the Global Business and Economics Review has identified drivers for the consumer shift away from single-use plastics.... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-15
Food or nutrition-related New Year's resolutions were more popular among consumers going into 2024 compared to last year, according to the January Consumer Food Insights Report. This year 25% of consumers responded "yes" when asked if they had any food- or nutrition-related New Year's resolutions, up 6 percentage points from... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-14
Researchers from University of Newcastle–Australia have published a new Journal of Marketing study that examines how brands can use references to the past via vintage typography to establish emotional bonds with today's consumers.... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-13
About 4,000 people in Madrid, almost half of the inhabitants of La Cañada Real, have experienced extreme energy poverty. That is one of the conclusions of a study by researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) that analyses the energy uses and needs of the population of La... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-13
Successful employer-driven disability initiatives share certain characteristics, even when the companies and programs differ in other ways.... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-13
Long-serving non-executive directors (NEDs) who can't wean themselves off the social status attached to belonging to the corporate board are failing shareholders and damaging the companies they are meant to serve, new research from the University of Bath and Queensland University of Technology shows.... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-13
Communities across the country have been trying to tackle "problem properties," centers for crime, violence and other public safety concerns. For the first time, research proves how effective these strategies can be.... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-13
New research has found that women and minorities are more likely to pay higher premiums when they take out auto loans. A new study conducted by researchers at three leading universities found that women and minorities pay a statistically significant and greater dealer interest rate markup than men and non-minorities.... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-12
Employee retention is a key focus for corporations globally, and new research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has found that leadership style could have a noticeable impact on an employee's working experience.... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-12
A first-of-its-kind study of the 2019-2020 "Black Summer" bushfires in Australia has revealed that the tourism industry nationwide took an immediate hit of $2.8 billion in total output to its broader supply chains and almost 7,300 jobs disappearing nationwide.... Read more
Published on: 2024-01-30
The higher CEOs score on measures of paranoia, the more likely they are to avoid lobbying government, according to new research of 925 CEOs across 774 firms.... Read more
Published on: 2024-01-30
As Canadians share more and more genetic data with service providers such as insurance companies or databases like Ancestry.com, the potential for discrimination based on this data is growing. Known as genetic discrimination (GD), this practice is broadly defined as the differential treatment of an individual compared to the rest... Read more
Published on: 2024-01-30
Startups are best known as innovation labs, disruptors that bring new products, services and technologies to market. But their reach goes beyond the products or services they create, according to new research from Texas McCombs.... Read more
Published on: 2024-01-30
The residency period for physicians typically lines up with their optimal childbearing years. "It can be easy to think, 'Oh, you're just focusing on your career.' But people don't realize how often women are having children during residency," said Lilly Springer, a doctoral student in the Department of Economics at... Read more
Published on: 2024-01-30