Who wins and who loses when airlines form alliances?

International airline alliances can save connecting passengers money on airfare. But those flying nonstop may not be so fortunate.

Heather Ashbach-UC Irvine | July 29, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture airplanes business consumers money

10 things that make trendy brands ‘cool’

How do brands build a "cool" image? What makes cool brands fall off? New research identifies the 10 factors that matter most.

Greta Guest-Michigan | July 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business clothing consumers emotions marketing trends

Fake resumes root out real hiring bias

The way firms rate fake resumes sheds light on the way conscious and unconscious bias shapes who gets the job.

Caroline Pennartz-Penn | July 19, 2019 | futurity
~11 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias business ethnicity gender jobs race

‘Nice people finish last’ with investors, ‘Shark Tank’ shows

To study how investors judge pitches, researchers used an odd laboratory: the TV show "Shark Tank."

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. | June 28, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business confidence investments money physical-appearance television

Maybe big businesses aren’t so bad at innovation

Conventional wisdom says Crest Whitestrips never should have happened because big companies lag at innovation. Not so, research finds.

Kurt Greenbaum-WUSTL | June 6, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business innovation teeth

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

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