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Stock Market Fails to Predict Product Performance

Contrary to what many in the business world believe, investors cannot reliably predict how a new product will perform, finds a new study co-authored by a Michigan State University marketing expert.

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WVU Researcher Develops Methodology to Merge Operations of World’s Largest Airline Group

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Thanks to West Virginia University Teaching Assistant Professor Pete Gall, the problem of pilot integration when airlines merge may be coming to an end for the world’s largest airline group.

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Zillow Group Pledges $5M for New UW Computer Science & Engineering Building

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Zillow Group, which houses a portfolio of the largest real estate and home-related brands on mobile and web, has committed $5 million toward the development of a second Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) building on the University of Washington's Seattle campus.

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Stocks Move in Predictable Ways After White House Change

According to a new Cornell University study, there is a way to capitalize on this fluctuation because stock returns in politically sensitive industries fall into predictable patterns after a new president is elected – and the effect is twice as strong when there’s a change in party.

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Study Shows How Phishing Scams Thrive on Overconfidence

Overconfident e-mail recipients are helping phishing succeed

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Student Entrepreneurs Ignite Their Ideas at Wildfire

The summer Wildfire program is an intensive, 10-week extracurricular program designed for student entrepreneurs to work on their startups full time. Beginning with the current winter quarter, a lighter version of the program is offered for credit in partnership with the course “Special Topics In Entrepreneurship: Radical Entrepreneurship,” taught by Jay Goldstein of the McCormick School of Engineering’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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You Have Ideas; We Have Funding! We Should Talk!

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Anyone with the "next big idea" to help better secure the nation's security should participate in the Jan. 26, 2017 DHS S&T Facebook town hall to talk about how to find S&T's basic and applied research topics and how to apply for funding!

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Too Soon to Write Obituaries for Department Stores, Despite Closures and Bad Sales Reports, Says IU Kelley School Expert

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New Model Shows Companies How to Tailor Call Center Service to Different Customer Types

Call centres can be expensive as well as the source of lots of consumer angst. But companies can get more bang for their buck by doing a better job of coordinating marketing decisions that drive customers to call centres with operational ones about handling them once they get there, says a new study from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.

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The Institute of Food Technologists’ Kara Adams, CAE Awarded 2016 Forty Under 40 by the Association Forum of Chicagoland

Kara Adams, CAE, Senior Manager of Divisions and Community at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) was named to the 2016 Forty Under 40 by the Association Forum of Chicagoland.

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Novel Research Demonstrates Improvements in Board-Level IT Governance in Firms That Experience Cyber Attacks

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New research from Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University finds that when companies experience operational IT failures, such as a data breach, they make changes to their boards of directors in order to improve oversight and monitoring of IT resource utilization. The study also observes that the board-changes are proportional to the magnitude of drop in stock prices that companies often experience upon suffering an IT failure.

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PCOM Primary Care Innovation Fund Selects AristaMD for Its First Investment

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PCOM's Primary Care Innovation Fund has selected for its first investment AristaMD, a digital health company focused on improving the specialty referral process.

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Case Western Reserve University Showcases Student and Alumni Startups with 10 Booths at CES 2017

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Case Western Reserve University will host 10 booths at CES 2017 with student, faculty and alumni founders. Their new or developing technologies include: a sideline test to keep an athlete with a mild concussion off the field and out of danger from further damage, a maker machine costing less than $200 that prints hardware hacks or frosts a cake, and a pair of stuffed bears that transmit the touch of a faraway loved one.

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Whistleblowers Make a Difference

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Firms that were targeted by an employee whistleblower engaged in significantly less financial misreporting and tax aggressiveness for at least two years past the allegation, according to a new study from the University of Iowa.

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Postholiday Blues: Financial Planners Share Tips to Start Now for Better Budgeting

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Kristy Archuleta and Sonya Britt, both associate professors in the Institute of Personal Financial Planning, offer tips for starting now to ensure financially merrier holidays in 2017.

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MSU’s Broad College of Business Makes Strategic Hire

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Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business has hired James Franz as managing director of its Demmer Center for Business Transformation. The Demmer Center assists Michigan companies and organizations increase their competitiveness, profitability, and presence in domestic and global markets, as well as opening the doors to Michigan workers for new employment opportunities.

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After Holiday Shopping Ends, Here Are 6 Trends for Retail in 2017

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Study: While Painful, Surge Pricing Is Still a Good Deal

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New research from Washington University in St. Louis’s Olin Business School shows price hikes in ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft during peak use times, such as New Year’s Eve, can actually benefit both drivers and consumers.

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Consumer Behavior Expert Shares Four Savings Goals, Financial Tips for the New Year

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A Baylor University consumer behavior expert shares four savings goals and offers a few tips to get in good financial shape in the coming year.

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Iowa State to Manage Biorefinery Projects for New Manufacturing USA Institute

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Iowa State will lead the biorefinery program of the country's 10th -- and just recently announced -- Manufacturing USA Institute. The institute is dedicated to improving the productivity and efficiency of chemical manufacturing.







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