Performance-based pay linked to employee mental-health problems, study shows

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.

Research on the wisdom of crowds: Making the bandwagon better

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.

Hamilton named director of new Family Business Center

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.
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