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Economics / Business - 19.10.2021
Great minds don't think alike - why companies need to understand cognitive diversity
Great minds don’t think alike - why companies need to understand cognitive diversity
Companies must do more to understand and act on cognitive diversity in their boardrooms, according to a new report Last updated on Tuesday 19 October 2021 Companies must do more to understand cognitive diversity and foster a culture of 'constructive disagreement' within their boardrooms to make better decisions, according to a new report published today.

Health - Economics / Business - 11.10.2021
Federal unemployment money during pandemic boosted health care spending
Emergency federal dollars given to the unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic bolstered health care spending as jobless rates skyrocketed, a new University of Michigan study found. But the negative consequences of unemployment and moderating effects of federal income support were greatest in states that did not adopt Medicaid expansion.

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.10.2021
An efficient and low-cost approach to detecting food fraud
An efficient and low-cost approach to detecting food fraud
Fraudulent practices in food production, especially false claims of geographical origin, cause billions of dollars in economic damage every year. Botanists at the University of Basel have now developed a model that can be used to determine the origin of food in an efficient and low-cost manner. Strawberries from Switzerland or olive oil from Italy can be sold at much higher prices than the same products from other countries.

Economics / Business - 06.10.2021
Corporate insiders disguise share sales with cautious approach to deter predatory short sellers
Corporate insiders disguise share sales with cautious approach to deter predatory short sellers
New research suggests regulators and short sellers alike may benefit from identifying cautious selling tactics Last updated on Wednesday 6 October 2021 Company directors, officers or major shareholders, worried that their personal share sales might trigger aggressive short selling from investors tracking their moves, are disguising their trades with a cautious, incremental approach often spread over several days, new research from the University of Bath shows.

Health - Economics / Business - 28.09.2021
Study suggests R rate for tracking pandemic should be dropped in favour of 'nowcasts' | University of Cambridge
Study suggests R rate for tracking pandemic should be dropped in favour of ’nowcasts’ | University of Cambridge
When the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in 2020, the R rate became well-known shorthand for the reproduction of the disease. Yet a new study suggests it's time for 'A Farewell to R' in favour of a different approach based on the growth rate of infection rather than contagiousness.

Economics / Business - 27.09.2021
Increased economic benefits and resilience with collaborative management of the Nile’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
New research linking water and economic modelling shows that coordinated filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) increases economic benefits and resilience in the riparian countries. In the Nile Basin region, eleven African countries are economically dependent on the river, though differently.

Administration - Economics / Business - 22.09.2021
Savers with individual personal pensions are losing out due to lack of regulation
Savers with individual personal pensions are losing out due to lack of regulation
People with an individual personal pension could retire with as little as half the value of a comparable group pension fund facilitated by an employer Last updated on Wednesday 22 September 2021 The absence of a third party protecting the interests of individual personal pensions means they perform worse than group personal pensions (GPP), according to new research from the University of Bath's School of Management.

Economics / Business - 15.09.2021
Pension inequality a major issue when couples divorce
A new report has found that men within couples have substantially more private pension wealth than women, which poses particular challenges when they divorce.

Environment - Economics / Business - 06.09.2021
Economic cost of climate change could be six times higher than previously thought
Economic models of climate change may have substantially underestimated the costs of continued warming, according to a new study involving UCL researchers. Published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters , the international team of scientists found that the economic damage could be six times higher by the end of this century than previously estimated.

Economics / Business - 06.09.2021
Identifying modern slavery: An analysis of Australia’s largest companies
However, it was a bad report for major companies IDP Education, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, Cleanaway, Resmed and Nine Entertainment, which performed poorly on the modern slavery score. The findings were based on statements available from S&P/ASX100 companies (ASX 100) from the last financial year, ending June 2021, and identified that there was a wide variation in the information disclosed relating to the modern slavery statements submitted by each of the ASX100 companies.

Electroengineering - Economics / Business - 30.08.2021
New Report Shows Technology Advancement and Value of Wind Energy
New Report Shows Technology Advancement and Value of Wind Energy
Berkeley Lab research finds that societal value of wind is far in excess of costs Wind energy continues to see strong growth, solid performance, and low prices in the U.S., according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ÜBerkeley Lab).

Economics / Business - 19.08.2021
Online Product Displays Can Shape Your Buying Behavior
E-commerce shoppers are less likely to spend on products when they are recommended with different types of items, according to new UC San Diego research One of the biggest marketing trends in the online shopping industry is personalization through curated product recommendations; however, it can change whether people buy a product they had been considering, according to new University of California San Diego research.

Economics / Business - 13.08.2021
Decades of research on advancing women in leadership shows that effective strategies can drive change
Decades of research on advancing women in leadership shows that effective strategies can drive change
The research has shown that to close the gender gap and enable women to achieve their career goals, organisations need to adopt dedicated leadership and commit to ground up co-development with women and the broader workforce to meet their needs in implementing the interventions in the long-term. Integrating 20 years of research, findings highlight the need for effective interventions that sit across five categories: organisational processes; awareness and engagement; mentoring and networking; leadership development; and support tools.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 06.08.2021
Startups: Where design and technology meet
Startups: Where design and technology meet
Enabled by Design is a joint EPFL-ECAL program that forges ties between researchers and designers to make it easier to bring new technology to market. Researchers are often the first to see a device's innovative potential. But investors, users and end customers will look not only at its functionality, but also its ergonomics and aesthetics.

Economics / Business - Politics - 30.07.2021
Australia one of three countries to exceed 30 per cent women on company boards
Australia is one of only three countries in the world to 'break the glass ceiling' and exceed 30 per cent of women on top-listed company boards without legislated quotas, according to University of Queensland research. UQ Business School researchers Dr Terry Fitzsimmons , Dr Miriam Yates and Professor Victor Callan identified the factors that saw Australia leap from 8.3 per cent women on ASX200 boards in 2008 to 33.6 per cent in 2021.

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 20.07.2021
Knowledge Exchange Insights: Creative problem analysis
Highlights from the first session of the Knowledge Exchange training series , facilitated by Yvonne McLean, as part of the ESRC Collaboration Labs Programme, The University of Manchester. Our focus in this short series is to share the latest tools and best practice for academic research consultancy and effective knowledge exchange, delivered in our ongoing Collaboration Labs training series.

Economics / Business - Pharmacology - 15.07.2021
When insurance companies haggle over Medicaid costs, patients pay the price
Reimbursement negotiations can exacerbate health care disparities, new study finds When physicians and insurers haggle over reimbursement payments, health care providers lose revenue due to extra administrative burdens-an issue that is particularly acute with Medicaid, a key part of the social safety net that serves many low-income families.

Materials Science - Economics / Business - 15.07.2021
Filled energy saving bar
Filled energy saving bar
Insulation webs are essential in aluminum window profiles and facades for good thermal insulation. researchers and their partners have been working for some time on a novel "sandwich" product with an environmentally friendly filling: recycled material from PET bottles. Now the market launch is approaching - with good prospects of success.

Economics / Business - 14.07.2021
Trust me, I'm a chatbot
Trust me, I’m a chatbot
Göttingen researchers investigate effect of non-human conversation partners in customer services   More and more companies are using chatbots in customer services. Due to advances in artificial intelligence and natural language processing, chatbots are often indistinguishable from humans when it comes to communication.

Economics / Business - 14.07.2021
DNA testing for cocoa beans offers path to end slavery and child labour in global chocolate industry
DNA testing for cocoa beans offers path to end slavery and child labour in global chocolate industry
Research shows low-cost DNA biomarker technique can trace cocoa from a specific farm to the chocolate bar in your hand Last updated on Wednesday 14 July 2021 A new method of DNA testing on cocoa beans could revolutionise the chocolate industry, offering consumers greater reassurance about the origins and ethics of their beloved confectionery, and giving the global cocoa industry a precision tool to help end slavery and child labour.
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