Business groups, capital market participation have complementary effects for Indian companies
Being a part of a business group and participating in capital markets can have a significant positive impact on an Indian company's performance in the stock market, according to a new study on Indian entrepreneurship by emerging-economy ...
Location matters when it comes to deal-making, says new study
Even six-year-olds know who you sit beside matters, whether you're in first grade or at a high-powered dinner.
Mutual fund managers invest similarly because of competitive pressures, might miss good investments
In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher has found that institutional mutual fund investors tend to invest in companies that have an independent board of directors because it is perceived as a "safer" option, even ...
Why the Super Bowl's location matters: Local ties still bind corporations
If you're a small charity looking for some corporate largesse, pegging your ask to a big morale-boosting event planned for your community may help seal the deal, suggests a new study on corporate giving.
Study says women make better decisions for companies than men
Women's abilities to make fair decisions when competing interests are at stake make them better corporate leaders, researchers have found.
New study shows federal proxy rule benefited shareholders
(Phys.org)—A federal regulation established in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis improved shareholder value before a federal appeals court struck it down, according to a study by Joanna T. Campbell, ...
Corporate wrongdoers should stick to the facts in post-crisis message
When faced with scandal or wrongdoing, corporations should stick to the facts in their post-crisis messaging, according to a new study from researchers at Rice University, the University of Georgia and the University of Maryland ...
Obama has better leadership skills, survey shows
(Phys.org)—A survey conducted by the University at Buffalo School of Management that evaluated the leadership skills of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney has found that Obama scored significantly ...
Doctoral dissertation: The success recipes of companies are context-dependent
One of the most central questions in marketing and strategic management is the following: Why do some companies outperform others? There is still only a partial understanding of what succeeding in business in different operating ...
When scandal gets you down, study reveals, talk yourself up - sometimes
(PhysOrg.com) -- When facing a scandal, an organization must first consider whats under attack. Is it the firms character or the quality of its product?
In times of scandal, corporations are likely to use others' misconduct to justify their behavior
Among corporations involved in the 2006 stock-option backdating scandal, those implicated earlier were more likely to dismiss their top executives than those that surfaced later on, according to new research from Rice University ...
For innovation, give scientists intellectual challenge, independence
(PhysOrg.com) -- Duke researchers measured innovative performance using the number of U.S. patent applications produced by employees.
CEO's fate in hands of external constituents
A CEO's fate might be in the hands of external constituents, according to a new study from Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business. The study found that investment analysts and their negative stock ratings can ...
Love it or hate it, PowerPoint shapes strategy-making, says new paper
It's a staple presentation tool in most businesses. It's been banned as a productivity killer. It's even been recently criticized by a U.S. military General as "dangerous" for over- simplifying sophisticated problems of warfare.