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Ken Brown and Barrett ThomasNSF Grant Helps Improve Workforce Development

Tippie faculty members Ken Brown and Barrett Thomas have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to develop new models to help businesses improve workforce development and employee training. The research combines the techniques of data mining, operations research, and organizational psychology.

Good for the world, good for shareholders

Art DurnevFirms that make greater investments in corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives see less risk in their stock prices during economic downturns, according to research by Art Durnev, assistant professor of finance.

Cancer care may be closer than you think

Tom GrucaResearch from Thomas Gruca, professor of marketing, suggests that cancer care is more accessible in rural areas than thought, and this increased accessibility should be considered as changes are made in the health care system under the Affordable Care Act.

Giving the right worker the right job

Mick Mount and Ning Li
A new study from Tippie faculty members, Michael Mount and Ning Li suggests that if a worker's personality doesn't fit the job, he or she will not be motivated by external factors, no matter how tasty the carrot or painful the stick.

New textbook helps students analyze big data

Data Mining book by Johannes LedolterManagement Sciences Professor Johannes Ledolter's new text, Data Mining and Business Analytics with R, focuses on giving students the processes and tools for collecting and analyzing large quantities of data.

Study: Schools don’t comply with mandated P.E. time

David FrisvoldMany states have mandated a minimum number of hours of physical education to increase activity levels for students, but a study by David Frisvold, assistant professor of economics, says about two-thirds of schools don't meet those requirements.

UI research shows why some firms skip using tax shelters

Jaron WildeWhy don't more companies engage in tax shelters? Research by Jaron Wilde, assistant professor of accounting, suggests it has to do with a firm's overall investment strategy.

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