A Carroll School finance professor found out—and scored big
Meet the new faculty members, hailing from several corners of the globe
Management Professor Urges Taking a Hard Look at Rewards and Punishments, and Other Systems
A Carroll School researcher finds that when their personal tax liabilities go down, CEOs gain a greater appetite for corporate risk-taking.
When people are prompted to think about their self-improvement, they’re more likely to appreciate the improvements made in products such as iPhones, according to a study coauthored by Sokiente W. Dagogo-Jack (Marketing) and written up in the Harvard Business Review.
’Tis the season to be not so jolly about stressful waits at airport checkpoints. But before lashing out at TSA agents, travelers might want to hear some of what Professor Curtis Chan has learned about the work woes of these agents.
Associate Professor of Operations Management Joy Field has received the highest honor bestowed by the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), a global society of more than 1800 scholars dedicated to fostering knowledge that improves managerial decisions.
Financial infidelity in marriages. Negative online reviews that consumers see as a threat to their identity. Luxury consumption that makes people feel inauthentic. These were among topics aired at the third annual Boston Judgment and Decision Making Day, hosted by the Carroll School of Management.
And the winner is … Ralph Lauren. Or is it Urban Outfitters? Nailya Ordabayeva (Marketing) explains how liberals and conservatives make choices that reveal their ideologies—not at the ballot box, but while shopping.
In an annual survey for the MIT Sloan Management Review, Sam Ransbotham (Information Systems) and co-authors identify the Pioneers—the one-fifth of companies polled that are scoring big with artificial intelligence.
A Carroll School professor’s report finds that established companies are finally making digital progress.
A new study by Nailya Ordabayeva shows how consumers vote with their wallets, without even realizing it.
Carroll School professor leaves an inspiring legacy for students, colleagues, and many who used his assistive technologies.
Do Americans want smart toilets? U.S. News & World Report sought the expertise of Associate Professor of Management and Organization Mary Tripsas to flush out the answer.
In clinical experiments, two people working together were more likely than individuals to act unethically. Why? Professor Hristina Nikolova, who led the experiments, has answers.
How do patients choose care in the healthcare market, a service sector that spends almost 18% of the GDP in the United States every year? Knowledge of patient preferences and choice behavior in care seeking—i.e., what patients want—is essential for managing modern healthcare enterprises as the healthcare sector becomes more patient-centered.
How does growing up rich or poor affect what kind of leader a person might become?
Do you prefer the “Just Different” coffee mug or the one that says “Just Better”? The shopping choices you make will depend a lot on your political ideology, says Nailya Ordabayeva in the Journal of Consumer Research.
More and more, people at all levels of corporate life realize they can “create not only more economic value but more social and environmental value” too, says the Center for Corporate Citizenship’s Katherine Smith, in a video introducing her recent book.
At a gathering called by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Nadya Malenko detailed how shareholder advisory firms are influencing votes by institutional shareholders on issues such as executive compensation. The influence is both good and bad, she said.
President Trump has taken to asking crowds, “How’s your 401(k) doing?” The responses from his most enthusiastic supporters have been mixed, and Alicia Munnell of the Center for Retirement Research explains why, in a Bloomberg News story.
Devising a digital strategy is one of the key practices of companies—small and large—that outpace their rivals in adapting to an evolving digital landscape, wrote Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane in Entrepreneur.
A report by the Center for Retirement Research says life expectancy for women in the U.S. has stalled, leaving American females at the bottom of the list of the wealthiest nations.
Investors tend to see dividends as extra money they receive on top of their capital gains. This is a fiction, says the Carroll School’s David Solomon.
Rather than focus on finding jobs in the gaps left by machines, individuals and organizations would be smart to prepare themselves to adapt to a changing digital business environment, writes Professor Jerry Kane for Sloan Management Review.
Professor Michael Barry recently spoke to NECN regarding the impact of GE's decision to cut jobs in the area.
“Be attentive. Be reflective. Be loving.” Those words of advice are not what you’d expect to hear in a typical management class, but they sum up the aims of the Carroll School’s signature Portico course, according to an article published in the latest edition of the Journal of Jesuit Business Education.
Portico: Journal Article Throws Light on a Unique Experiment in Business Ethics
Will a media outlet slant its coverage of a company because it doesn’t like the political leanings of the firm’s top executives? Vishal P. Baloria and a coauthor explore how Democratic-leaning firms use different strategies to avoid negative coverage by Fox News.
New research by Professor Jeffrey Cohen finds that there is a critical link between enterprise risk management—a company’s integrated approach to evaluating and controlling risk—and financial reporting.
Sam Ransbotham co-authored the Sloan Management Review’s report on artificial intelligence and business strategy. The report included a broad survey of business executives around the globe along with context provided by some of Ransbotham’s own articles on the topic.
New research from Boston College is showing that color saturation—how pure a color is—affects how we perceive an objects’ size. The more saturated a color is, the bigger something looks, the researchers say, with attendant implications for marketing and design.
Few companies would dispute that they should adapt to increasingly digital markets and take advantage of digital technologies to improve operations. However, Professor Jerry Kane found that few companies are actually making the changes necessary to achieve these goals.
It’s no secret that restaurant food portions have grown tremendously over the years, but what accounts for the super-sizing trend? Nailya Ordabayeva (Marketing) and a coauthor have come up with a novel explanation—with new findings published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology
The New York Times tapped the expertise of Professor of Finance Edward Kane for an article about the collapse of Banco Popular.
After 26 years of helping to invigorate the academic life of the Carroll School, Professor Billy Soo will now be well situated to do the same for the broader University—as Boston College’s new vice provost for faculties.
Does tax reform help or hurt homeowners? Accounting Professor Gil Manzon shares his thoughts in an op-ed for The Conversation US.
Research by Professor Jeffrey Pontiff was cited in a New York Times op-ed on the risks of trying to emulate an “Einstein” investor such as Warren Buffett.
When we’re presented with a choice, we carefully weigh the alternatives and choose the option that makes the most sense—or do we? Only recently has science begun to unravel how we really make decisions.
New research by Tingliang Huang examines posterior price-matching, where a firm sells a product before marking it down, but with a promise to reimburse the price difference, and present a model that isolates the role of customer bounded rationality in this interaction.