Effective corporate governance employs multiple strategies, study says
The most effective corporate governance occurs when a mix of complementary mechanisms that include CEO incentive alignment and both internal and external monitoring mechanisms are present, according to a new study from Penn ...
How companies can minimize the stigma of affirmative action
(Phys.org) —Affirmative action policies in the workforce have increased diversity, often at the cost of stigmatizing the very workers the policies are designed to help.
Study shows that when firms behave badly, whole industry may suffer
(Phys.org) —The announcement of a firm's misconduct can have a negative effect on the value of other public firms in the same industry due to decreased investor confidence, according to recent research from Penn State Smeal ...
Supporters of climate change science face self-doubt in study
(Phys.org) —Supporting an issue such as climate change can be a daunting task, so what keeps advocates going while avoiding burnout?
Listening to whispers at the water cooler
Just as she was about to retire, Lily Ledbetter, a production supervisor at an Alabama tire plant, learned that her employers had financially discriminated against her throughout her career. She filed suit for pay discrimination, ...
The incentive and sorting effects of payroll secrecy
If salaries in your workplace are secret, there's more at stake than the frustration of thinking coworkers who produce less than you might be getting paid more.
It's not easy 'being green', study says
Think you don't recycle enough? You're not alone. However, people's ability to overcome self-doubt plays a critical role in how successfully they act in support of environmental issues, according to a new study co-authored ...
Research examines impact of prestige on corporate board dynamics
(Phys.org) —Adding prestige in the boardroom can come at a cost according to new research from authors at the Penn State Smeal College of Business.
Women and minority corporate directors lack mentoring
(Phys.org) —As more women and minorities were welcomed on corporate boards of directors in recent decades, few have attained elite inner circle status that comes from serving on multiple boards.
Freedom and choice key to restorative lunch breaks, study says
Working through lunch might not be as bad as they say, suggests a new paper on work recovery, but only if employees choose that themselves, and don't feel pressured into it.
What people don't get about my job
Having a job is a privilege that brings many things - satisfaction, pride, a roof over your head, a way of life. But what happens when not everyone understands what you do, affecting how they perceive you and how much they ...
Internet search engines drove US librarians to redefine themselves
Although librarians adopted Internet technology quickly, they initially dismissed search engines, which duplicated tasks they considered integral to their field. Their eventual embrace of the technology required a reinvention ...
Self-assured entrepreneurs are more likely to act against their own pro-environmental values
Many entrepreneurs claim that they care about sustainability, yet they make decisions that are harmful to the environment. Economic researchers from Germany and the USA have discovered that many bosses do indeed have firm ...
Organizations benefit from fluid team dynamics, less rigid authority lines
Organizations can benefit by making more use of team members' skills and enhancing creativity, rather than adhering to more rigid authority lines and hierarchies, according to a paper on team dynamics co-authored by Stephen ...
Stereotyping prime obstacle to women in commercial science
Female professors are almost 50 percent less likely than their male counterparts to be invited to join corporate scientific advisory boards (SABs) and start new companies mainly because of gender stereotyping, says University ...