Research that Impacts Business
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May 25, 2021
Knott’s winning entry explores RQ’s ability to serve as a robust measure of a firm’s innovation. RQ is short for “research quotient,” which is measured as the output elasticity of Research & Development.
March 11, 2021
Prof. Anjan Thakor discusses eight guidelines, drawn from research and interviews with leaders of higher-purpose organizations.
November 10, 2020
The theory relies upon dynamics between business units where laggard units improve their performance by imitating leaders.
October 2, 2020
Even simple loyalty programs can dramatically boost customer retention, and they may be one method to help businesses recover after the COVID-19 pandemic. One such rewards program increased the lifetime value of a hair salon chain's customers by 29 percent.
February 20, 2020
As the coronavirus outbreak spreads, so does the menace to the global supply chain, which is heavily dependent on China.
September 25, 2019
In researching the effect of peer behavior in the workplace, researchers looked at data from 1,049 restaurants from 34 chains over seven years in 46 states.
May 6, 2019
How do online retailers suggest products to shoppers that will maximize revenue? With Chinese online retailer Alibaba, researchers supplemented the shortcomings of modern machine learning with customer choice methodologies from a half-century ago, leading to a 28 percent revenue increase.
February 20, 2019
Researchers extracted positive or negative tone from 380,000 corporate documents and compared that sentiment with stock returns. The resulting index forecasts down markets when managers are overly upbeat.
May 303 2018
Olin researchers are the first to use a massive set of wage data to uncover previously unrealized nuances in the effects of minimum wage hikes. Employers are more likely to reduce hiring as wages rise, rather than fire workers.
Apr. 10, 2018
A farmer’s choice of crop variety has tremendous ROI implications each planting season affecting per-acre yield and the well-being of people in regions with food security issues. A new research framework can aid the decision.