Financial targets make CFOs less likely to disclose fraud

CFOs do a good job detecting fraud. But that doesn't mean they're willing to report it—especially when pressure to meet a financial target is on the line.

Matt Shipman-NC State
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: society-and-culture business crimes ethics fraud

Report: Movies can thrive without white male lead actors

A new report debunks the Hollywood myth that films with female or underrepresented minority lead actors tend to perform worse at the box office.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: society-and-culture business diversity gender money movies race-and-ethnicity

Can ‘feminist design’ save hiring algorithms from bias?

Feminist design thinking could help rid hiring algorithms of some bias, researchers argue.

Matt Shipman-NC State
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: society-and-culture algorithms artificial-intelligence bias business gender jobs race-and-ethnicity software

Industry-backed indoor tanning studies downplay risk

Studies backed by the indoor tanning industry are way more likely to highlight its benefits and minimize the very real risks.

Krista Conger-Stanford
Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: featured health-and-medicine business cancer research ultraviolet-light

Women in STEM: Professor Laura Itzhaki

Professor Laura Itzhaki is a group leader in the Department of Pharmacology and a Fellow of Newnham College. Here, she tells us about forming her own spin-out company, pitching to investors and her research on the 'workhorses' of the cell. 

Cambridge University News
Jan. 23, 2020 | cambridge

~2 mins

Tags: women-in-stem spin-out business commercialisation innovation protein

Are big tech monopolies ruining American capitalism?

Listen to this podcast to hear an economist explain how big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon are threatening capitalism.

U. Chicago
Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture business competition economics facebook google united-states

The history of bagels is an American tale

Check out this video to learn the history of bagels, including why one expert says no one's had a real New York bagel since 1967.

Jorge Corona-NYU
Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture business food history immigration judaism united-states

There’s lots of ‘hidden’ innovation in rural areas

A new way to measure innovation finds lots of it in rural areas of the United States.

Kristen Devlin-Penn State
Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: science-and-technology business innovation rural-communities

Marketing tool measures PR in good times and bad

A new tool can help organizatons check up on their relationships with public stakeholders, which can help public relations and marketing in times of crisis.

Matt Shipman-NC State
Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: society-and-culture business communications marketing public-relations

Tracking emissions in China

Evaluating a 2014 policy change yields some good news and some concerns.

Nancy Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative
Dec. 30, 2019 | mit

~13 mins

Tags: mit-energy-initiative sloan-school-of-management energy china emissions economics policy pollution research government business-and-management

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