Business & Economics
New Cornell University research finds that companies with a culture of highly structured management practices were able to attract and keep top workers, and companies with structured operations practices attracted top-flight managers.
- Management Science
Livestock grazing on well-managed rangelands can help secure clean water, enhance habitat, address climate change, and sustain rural communities. Ensuring the sustainability of livestock agriculture is not only vital to feeding a growing world, but it’s essential to a healthy future, which is why a research team led by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) set out to help ranchers more consistently measure, manage, and communicate about the sustainability of their operations. The 20-person team produced a study detailing 20 core indicators commonly used to support ranch-level sustainability. The study, “A Synthesis of Ranch-Level Sustainability Indicators for Land Managers and to Communicate Across the U.S. Beef Supply Chain,” was recently published in Rangeland Ecology & Management.
- Rangeland Ecology & Management
Although September’s nTIDE COVID Update graphic shows lower unemployment, levels are still higher than pre-pandemic levels for both groups,” noted nTIDE co-author Andrew Houtenville, PhD, professor of economics at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and research director of the UNH Institute on Disability. “It remains unclear whether these chronic elevations constitute a ‘new normal,’ or a phase that will be followed by more substantial recovery. There will be multiple factors at play over the coming months, including the ongoing vaccination campaign and new recommendations for booster doses.”
What The Study Did: In a pilot program in North Carolina, researchers examined whether offering an incentive cash card to adults who receive or drive someone to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine raises vaccination rates.
- JAMA Internal Medicine
The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Oklahoma, known as OU, recently executed a memorandum of understanding to officially recognize their partnership in pursuing shared research and development goals.
As the 2021 Open Access week begins, the scientific community as represented by the International Science Council's members has voted a resolution committing to work to reform scholarly publishing, and to endorse eight fundamental principles for scientific publishing.