Nearly 90 percent of companies in the United States use some form of employee wellness program – from gym memberships to health screenings to flu shots – all designed to improve health. A study currently under review and co-authored by a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis empirically tested how these programs affect worker productivity. The research paired individual medical data from employees taking part in a work-based wellness program to their productivity rates over time.
New research from Olin Business School presents a new framework that might make it a bit easier for businesses as they navigate product pricing and discounts: it all boils down to the buyer’s search.
Hong Liu, professor of finance and director of the master’s in finance program at Washington University’s Olin Business School, has been installed as the Fossett Distinguished Professor. Liu, whose research focuses on asset pricing and market microstructures, has served as a member of the Olin faculty since 1998.
Celebrating innovation in St. Louis, the St. Louis Business Journal honored area individuals and companies with the publication’s third annual Innovation Awards in June. Among those honored were Washington University’s student-run IDEA Labs and Sasa Mutic, of the School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology.
Male golfers, most of whom are on the PGA Tour, are dropping out of the Summer Olympics en masse. While they’re citing Zika concerns, Patrick Rishe, director of the Sports Business Program at Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School, said there’s another factor at play.
With Rio’s Olympic Games rapidly approaching, today the International Association of Athletics Federations upheld its ban on Russia’s track teams. Sports business expert Patrick Rishe says the move illustrates the economic effect and lasting impact of cheating in sports of all kinds.
With a $5 million commitment, Washington University in St. Louis has announced it will establish the George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center at the Olin Business School. The announcement came May 10, as George Bauer, an emeritus trustee and alumnus of the university, and his wife, Carol, delivered a keynote address about values-based leadership in Knight Hall on the Danforth Campus.
The Olin Business School announced that Ruthie Pyles will join the school as assistant dean and director of graduate programs admissions and financial aid.
Recent research has indicated a general consumer preference for experiences over material goods when it comes to giving and receiving gifts. But new findings from researchers at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis show that major life events might be the exception to that rule.
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found competing companies should carefully consider both the risks and rewards that can result when reminding consumers of buyer’s regret.