These ‘shocks’ contribute to executive turnover

Executive turnover in the wake of disruption depends on a few key factors, research finds.

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri | June 3, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business jobs

Companies send confusing alerts about data breaches

The notifications that companies send consumers after data breaches need to be more clear, say researchers.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | May 20, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology business consumers laws privacy security writing

A.I. translation increases global eBay trade

"...the introduction of machine translation is equivalent to reducing distances between countries by 26.1 percent."

Kurt Greenbaum-WUSTL | May 15, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture artificial-intelligence business consumers global-trade internet translation

Complex rules for businesses are easier to break

"The takeaway here is that the way rules are designed matters, too..."

Liz Entman-Vanderbilt | May 12, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business laws restaurants

Will the Uber and Lyft strike raise wages?

Public policy expert Joyce Beebe is skeptical that the May 8 Uber and Lyft strike will raise drivers' wages. Here's why.

David Ruth-Rice | May 2, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business jobs money protests sharing-economy transportation

How online stores trick you into impulse buying

New research digs into how online retailers try to make you buy on impulse--and how shoppers have learned to avoid impulse buying traps.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | April 26, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business consumers internet money online-shopping retail

Model can predict tariff impact ahead of time

A new model can account for the impact of trade tariffs like those the Trump administration has imposed on steel and soybeans.

Kurt Greenbaum-WUSTL | April 19, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business economics global-trade government money

Can an algorithm replace animal testing for chemicals?

Beyond the ethical concerns, using animal testing for chemicals is costly and time-intensive. A new algorithm could change things.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | April 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology algorithms business product-safety

Facebook is free, but should it count toward GDP anyway?

Study measures how much free online goods are worth to consumers.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | March 26, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: sloan-school-of-management economics business-and-management technology-and-society innovation research social-sciences

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