In the first big-data study combining objective medical and compensation records with demographics, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and Aarhus University in Denmark discovered once a company switches to a pay-for-performance process, the number of employees using anxiety and depression medication increased by 5.7 percent over an existing base rate of 5.2 percent.
Before customers jump on the bandwagon of online crowd information and buy a dinner, a book, or a movie ticket, suppose there were a way to make the bandwagon better? That’s the central question behind “Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds,” a research paper co-authored by Washington University in St. Louis’ Xing Huang and published in the journal Management Science.
A new study involving two Olin Business School researchers finds that analysts disseminate earnings news by revising share-price targets or stating they expect firms to beat earnings estimates, often tempering such information — even suppressing positive news — to facilitate beatable projections.
Barton Hamilton has been named the first director of Olin Business School’s new Family Business Center, a full-fledged research center dedicated to the issues surrounding family-owned business.
A new paper by a team of researchers — including two faculty from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis — shows the practice of dynamic pricing can generate unintended consequences by changing the behavior of customers.
Prepare for a Super Bowl broadcast rife with social-issue and cause advertisements, because that’s what younger generations — read: consumers — want from a Sunday less about football than marketing, says Olin sports marketing expert Patrick Rishe.
Researchers, including a postdoctoral fellow at Olin Business School, have studied where potential relationship problems exist between managers and employees who are close, and how to avoid such pitfalls.
If an event is otherwise highly enjoyable, pausing to take photographs will detract from a person’s engagement and enjoyment … and potentially affect the business visited, according to research by a team that included Olin Business School’s Robyn LeBoeuf.
As a student, JD Ross, BSBA ’11, BS ’11, ran two businesses. Ever entrepreneurial, after graduating from the university, Ross created a new way to sell homes with Opendoor.
New research from Olin Business School on crowdfunding websites discovers that projects actually raise money faster just before they reach their funding goal.