CEOs belonging to the Business Roundtable publicly committed to corporate responsibility to society as a whole, “a huge statement from one of the most influential groups in American business,” says a Washington University in St. Louis expert in values-based business.
Judi McLean Parks, of Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, was honored with a certificate of appreciation from the government of Madagascar for her contributions to the development of the Mahabo region, where she has worked with students for more than a decade.
Key leaders from some of the United States’ largest financial-adviser firms are featured speakers at the fourth annual Wealth and Asset Management Research Conference Aug. 22 and 23 at Knight Hall’s Emerson Auditorium on the Washington University in St. Louis campus.
In a new study involving a researcher from Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School, the co-authors discovered something they say surprised them: Medicare Part D’s setup actually inhibits insurers from seeking higher subsidies from the government. It keeps subsidies in check by virtue of the way it’s designed.
Serial startup founder and Olin Business School alumnus Doug Villhard has been named academic director for entrepreneurship at the business school. He takes over the role held by Cliff Holekamp, who stepped down in June.
Dishonest deeds diminish a person’s ability to read others’ emotions, or “interpersonal cognition,” finds a new study from four researchers, including one from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. Another finding: dishonesty breeds “a vicious cycle.”
Researchers from Olin Business School studied self-managed teams, and found that they tend to create pay inequality. Women “consistently receive bargaining outcomes below their productivity level, while men are consistently overcompensated,” the researchers wrote.
An Olin Business School faculty member teamed up with three researchers from Michigan State University to examine investors’ decision-making, and they came up with a novel idea for a laboratory: ABC’s reality TV show “Shark Tank.”
If the proposed Trump Administration tariffs are imposed and continue into 2020, China’s likely strategy will be to use fireworks as a “political toy” heading into the election season, says a Washington University in St. Louis expert on international trade.
A new study by Olin Business School’s Anne Marie Knott, steeped in research and development, finds that large companies constitute 87% of the R&D engine right now, concluding that previous researchers just haven’t had the right tools to measure the productivity of investments in this area.