Repeat product recalls don’t always prompt change

What gets a company to do better after a mistake, such as product recalls? New research finds some surprising answers.

Olivia Hall-Syracuse • futurity
March 7, 2023 ~5 min

Shoeshine Businesses Disappearing in the U.S.

VOA Learning English • voa
March 5, 2023 ~4 min

Why the promised fourth industrial revolution hasn't happened yet

AI and 3D printing could transform the way we make things, but many companies have been slow to take advantage.

Ralf Seifert, Professor of Operations Management, International Institute for Management Development (IMD) • conversation
Feb. 27, 2023 ~8 min

What are the pros and cons of digital workers?

Digital employees can work 24/7 and don't ever ask for a raise. But should companies be jumping into the AI revolution now?

Rachel Cramer-Iowa State • futurity
Feb. 21, 2023 ~9 min

Misleading financial reports may be a recession red flag

Misleading financial statements can be an early sign of a recession, according to a new model researchers have created.

Pate McCuien-U. Missouri • futurity
Jan. 12, 2023 ~5 min

Does education boost entrepreneurship?

A new study offers evidence that more education can increase entrepreneurship in the US, especially among women.

Rachel Cramer-Iowa State • futurity
Dec. 20, 2022 ~7 min

This sales combo reels in new customers

The enthusiasm of their new salespeople and the experience of their veteran staff are key to attracting new customers, research finds.

Pate McCuien-U. Missouri • futurity
Dec. 16, 2022 ~5 min

Expert: Tech industry layoffs are copycat behavior

Layoffs literally kill people, says professor Jeffrey Pfeffer. And lack evidence-based justification.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
Dec. 15, 2022 ~9 min

What’s going on with the potential rail strike?

A labor expert explains what's at stake in the federal government's intervention in a potential strike of rail workers.

Steven Flamisch-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 6, 2022 ~5 min

Plastic pledges from top companies don’t mean much

"Three-quarters of the world's 300 largest companies made at least one commitment that was neither time-bound nor measurable."

Duke University • futurity
Dec. 2, 2022 ~5 min