Instead of looking at the reasons child welfare caseworkers leave their jobs, Oregon State University researchers examined the common factors among workers who stay in the field, and what makes them feel most satisfied in their work.
Those in love with the outdoors can spend their entire lives chasing that perfect campsite. New University of Montana research suggests what they are trying to find.
In a new article, an economist proposes a scenario in which large lenders temporarily boost high-risk activity at the end of a boom. According to her model, lenders with many outstanding mortgages have incentives to extend risky credit to prop up housing prices, which lessens the losses on their outstanding portfolio of mortgages.
Customer loyalty programs have been around for decades and are used to help businesses, marketers and sellers build a sustainable relationship with their customers. But do they work? A recent study sought to find out and researchers learned that while yes, customer loyalty programs do work, perhaps not in ways most may assume.
Do firms respond to tougher competition by searching for new technological solutions (exploration) or do they work to defend their position by improving current technologies (exploitation)? The Strategic Management Journal (SMJ) examines this issue and finds that in the years that immediately follow an increase in import penetration, firms tend to rely more on familiar knowledge in the development of innovations. This R&D strategy appears to be temporary and improves a firm's likelihood of survival.
A new Concordia University study shows that integration of sustainability-related practices has been uneven across dozens of public bodies -- ranging from the biggest ministries to the smallest local tribunals -- subject to Quebec law. While some bodies enthusiastically embrace sustainability innovations coming from their employees, many others practically ignore, discourage or pay mere lip service to them, explains Alexander Yuriev.
CATONSVILLE, MD, May 24, 2021 - Contrary to portraits painted in popular media, new research involving ridesharing services shows they provide an additional level of protection for potential sexual assault victims, particularly in neighborhoods with inadequate public transportation or in circumstances that are more prone to sex crimes.
To deliver real-time feedback to support employee development and rapid innovation, many companies are replacing formal, review-based performance management with systems that enable frequent and continuous employee evaluation. New research in the INFORMS journal Information Systems Research examines the role of these applications to understand the effects on employee performance appraisals.
Dr. Seung-Hyun Lee found that companies based in developed countries are more likely to influence the institutional environment of host countries through lobbying, even when bribery is expected to be a more prevalent way of doing business.
With the US federal government investing billions of taxpayer dollars in executing technology programs, wouldn't you like to know where this money is going? A new study has identified ways to reduce federal spending in the execution of these taxpayer-funded technology programs.