The notion that more hierarchically structured organizations diminish innovation is widely accepted by the business community and many scholars. However, Kelly E See, PhD, assistant professor of Management, found that in certain stages of the innovation process, it’s more beneficial to have a vertical hierarchical structure rather than a flatter structure. Read more
China has the world’s second largest stock market, the third largest bond market, and the largest commodity futures market in the world. It is also the largest consumer of major commodities in the world. So, it was no surprise China hosted one of the few prominent global industry conferences on derivatives.
On December 1, 2017, over 180 experts and industry professionals by invitation only gathered in China for the 3rd Derivatives Academic Forum to tackle current issues facing this industry. Read more
Does your political party affiliation influence your financial decisions? Most likely. Yosef Bonaparte, PhD, assistant professor of Finance, and colleagues set out to explore how the political climate affects investors, companies, and the economy at large.
Influences on the economy on a micro level
Think of when the newly elected president was from your affiliated party. Read more
Although the healthcare industry has large databases of medical histories, medical professionals underutilize this potential resource. Medical professionals lack tools to compare medical histories of patients and use medical histories to improve decision-making. To address this gap, Michael Mannino, PhD, associate professor of Information Systems, developed a research agenda to utilize medical histories in decision-making by healthcare providers. Read more
Why is a woman labeled as “ice queen” when she lands a leadership position while possessing the same traits as her male counterpart? Traci Sitzmann, PhD, associate professor of Management, studied the effects of discrimination in the workplace for women and how attractive women can overcome these stereotypes in male-dominant industries.
Sitzmann, recently featured in CNN Money for her research in this area, conducted three studies to establish an intervention for mitigating the beauty is beastly effect, a phenomenon in which physically attractive women are discriminated against when applying for masculine sex-typed jobs. Read more
Assistant professor of Information Systems Jiban Khuntia, PhD, along with professors Sunil Mithas and Ritu Agarwal at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, researched a phenomenon in the US healthcare system: why health information exchanges (HIEs) fail. In theory, HIEs are great for everyone, because they assist in the exchange of digital health data for health providers like hospitals, primary care physicians, among others. Read more
Top energy industry officials and researchers gathered at the EIA 2017 Workshop on Financial and Physical Oil Market Linkages on September 19 in Washington, DC. As the statistical agency of the Department of Energy, the administration promotes sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy.
Four presenters were invited to speak to officials from the White House National Security Council, US Department of Energy, the Federal Reserve Board, BP of America, and other industry leaders. Read more