Innovation Thrives Here: New Report Names Boston a Top Food Tech Hub

In a report released from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, researchers say New England is where a majority of food tech pioneers are flourishing. In the Greater Boston area, which includes the inner and outer suburbs of the Massachusetts capital, more than 130 companies and organizations are quietly revolutionizing nearly every aspect of the food added-value chain, from production to trading to diner’s plates.

Enter Sandman: Study shows dreams spill over into the workplace and can be channeled for productivity

Studies show that on any given morning, about 40 percent of the working population recalls its dreams. New research from Casher Belinda, assistant professor of management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, shows that when dreams are first recalled, people often draw connections between their dreams and waking lives, and the connections they draw alter how they think, feel and act at work.

Professors Publish New Book on how Positive Communication Can Help Leaders

Dr. Julien Mirivel, a professor of applied communication at UA Little Rock, has written a new book that teaches people how to become effective leaders using positive communication. Co-written with Dr. Alexander Lyon, a professor of communication at the State University of New York, Brockport, the book provides a practical model of positive communication that will build unity, inspire change, and create positive relationships in organizations.

Automate or informate? Firms must invest in specific types of IT to improve working capital management

New research from Sarv Devaraj, management professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, shows that information technology represents a critical investment that firms must make in order to make informed, objective and firm-specific working capital decisions that would result in improved performance.

CSII Students Set the Bar High with Stellar Performance in Startup Contests

Students of the Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation (CSII) continue to dazzle global and regional startup communities with their talent and innovation prowess. Enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and Science in Integrated Innovation (BAScii) program, these young minds have consistently achieved extraordinary success in myriad competitions.

Being proactive alone is not a shortcut to good leadership

New research from the University of Adelaide demonstrates that being proactive could earn an individual a leadership position, but merely being proactive alone does not make for a good leader. Individuals must be aware of their own leadership competencies to avoid the traps of the Peter Principle, which acknowledges that employees tend to be promoted to leadership positions based on their past performance as employees, not their competence in leading.

APA poll reveals toxic workplaces, other significant workplace mental health challenges

A new survey from the American Psychological Association revealed that 19% of workers say their workplace is very or somewhat toxic, and those who reported a toxic workplace were more than three times as likely to have said they have experienced harm to their mental health at work than those who report a healthy workplace (52% vs. 15%).

JMU expert can offer insight into what the Supreme Court affirmative action ruling means for DEI in business.

The Supreme Court has ruled against race-conscious admissions in higher education. While affirmative action laws are different for educational and other settings, the court’s decision is raising questions about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts broadly. JMU business professor Laura…

Financial transparency index helps track the flow of “dark money” in politics

Not all nonprofits are created equal — and some exist mainly to capitalize on a tax law loophole that allows them to anonymously funnel donations to political causes. New University of Oregon research proposes an index that rates the financial transparency of social advocacy nonprofits to give people more awareness of organizations that are funneling anonymous donations, or “dark money,” into politics.

American University’s Kogod School of Business Students Launch New Publication to Highlight Issues in Sustainability

American University’s Kogod School of Business announced the launch of the Kogod Sustainability Review, a student-led publication that will highlight cutting-edge research from industry leaders, identify and discuss new trends, and further advance progress in the field of sustainability.

Two small businesses added to Sandia National Laboratories’ Mentor-Protégé program

Sandia National Laboratories grew its Mentor-Protégé program from three companies to five with the addition of Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC of Franklin, Tennessee, and Compunetics Inc., of Monroeville, Pennsylvania. The program not only helps small businesses develop and grow, but also helps foster long-term relationships that help Sandia achieve its mission.

‘Ragpickers’ of Mumbai use entrepreneurship to find meaning, study shows

A new study from Dean Shepherd, the Ray and Milann Siegfried Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business considers meaning-making in the face of difficult dirty work by examining the “ragpickers” in Mumbai, India. These members of the lowest caste in Indian society live in the slums and dig through trash for food and necessities. And yet, they manage to embrace hope, destiny and survival.

Research: Employees give better tips to taxi drivers when their company performs well in the stock market

With National OverTip Day coming up March 10, new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York reveals that employees at public companies tip their taxi drivers more on days when their companies perform well in the stock market.

From Classroom to Community, Chula Business School Students Tackle Business Sandbox, Develop a Local Brand

From classroom to market, students belonging to the SIFE club, Chulalongkorn Business School, have collaborated with a community in Nakhon Sawan to develop “Nalin,” a healthy lotus tea that has won the first prize for business plans that promote sustainable community business based on human development and mutual learning.

Prosocial CEOs increase company value, stakeholder satisfaction

New research from Weili Ge, professor of accounting at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, found that CEOs who engage in prosocial behavior — activities that primarily help others — are more likely to make decisions that benefit people and increase company value.

Chula Virtual Open House for 2023 International Graduate Programs

Join us at our Virtual Open House 2023 to learn more about our international graduate programs (Master’s and Doctoral Programs), the admissions process, and the benefits of studying at Chula.

Seawater split to produce green hydrogen

Researchers have successfully split seawater without pre-treatment to produce green hydrogen. The international team was led by the University of Adelaide’s Professor Shizhang Qiao and Associate Professor Yao Zheng from the School of Chemical Engineering. “We have split natural seawater into oxygen and hydrogen with nearly 100 per cent efficiency, to produce green hydrogen by electrolysis, using a non-precious and cheap catalyst in a commercial electrolyser,” said Professor Qiao.

State-of-the-Art Healthcare Destination Provides Comprehensive Suite of Services

Ochsner Health leaders joined with Jefferson Parish officials today to celebrate the opening of Ochsner Medical Complex – Clearview (4430 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA 70006). The new patient-centered healthcare destination features state-of-the-art technology and a comprehensive suite of services, amenities and wellness offerings.

‘U.S. News’ Again Names Salisbury University Online Programs Among Nation’s Best

U.S. News & World Report again has ranked two of Salisbury University’s online graduate programs among the nation’s best. For the sixth year, the publication rated SU’s online M.B.A. Program one of the top in the U.S. SU’s online M.S. in Nursing Program also was ranked among the country’s best.

There’s something fishy about flake sold in South Australia

It is a popular takeaway choice at fish and chip shops, but new research has revealed threatened species of shark are being sold as flake at some outlets across South Australia. The University of Adelaide study is the first of its kind to examine flake fillets sold at South Australian fish and chip shops.

A better method for measuring alpha returns

Doppler radar, the Consumer Price Index, quarterback rating – these and many other measuring tools have refined the way performance is both documented and predicted in weather, the economy and sports.
Likewise, Cornell University researchers have developed a new method to better understanding mutual fund returns, which could impact both performance rankings and fund managers’ career trajectories.