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5 thoughts on business leadership, corporate social responsibility

While visiting the University of Iowa for the Des Moines Business Record's Fearless initiative, Editor Emily Barske sat down with Tippie Associate Professor Beth Livingston. Here are a few takeaways for business leaders related to management strategy from that interview.
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Do nice guys always finish last in the workplace? A University of Iowa study has an answer

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Kate Perez | Iowa City Press-Citizen
A University of Iowa researcher set out to discover whether the old adage is true, that "nice guys finish last." Her finding, after years of research? Niceness can actually help put someone ahead in the workplace.
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Want a part-time job? Here's why Corporate America won't hire you

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Rebecca Knight | Business Insider
Working part-time would give workers more flexibility, but many employers are reluctant to offer it. Jennifer Nahrgang, professor of management and entrepreneurship, says too many organizations see part-timers as not fully committed. “It’s not necessarily fair and it’s not right, but there’s a stigma,” she says.
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Report shows Iowans are suffering badly from low wages

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Samantha Bielema | The Daily Iowan
A Common Good report found that multiple types of working Iowa households are struggling to make ends meet. The most basic budget is not attainable for some in the state because of low wages and high living expenses.
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Burnout is bad for business

Burnout is bad for individuals and for the companies they work for and it seems to be at an all-time high right now. In this edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Tippie researchers to learn about burnout, some of the organizational problems that lead to burnout and how organizations can do better.
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UI accounting doctoral student wins $25K Deloitte Foundation Fellowship

Friday, April 1, 2022
The Deloitte Foundation has awarded Cory Hinds, a University of Iowa accounting Ph.D. candidate, a 2022 Doctoral Fellowship in Accounting.
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Shining a light into a dark market

Sunday, March 13, 2022
By Tom Snee
Foreign exchange is the largest financial market in the world, trading close to $7 trillion every day. That’s more than every other market combined, including stocks, bonds, commodities, metals, and oil. Yet few know much about how it works. Tippie’s Petra Sinagl aims to change that.
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Nahrgang studies show side gigs help full-time jobs

Thursday, February 17, 2022
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Studies by Jennifer Nahrgang show that people who have a side hustle--or second job that they work because they're interested in it--often perform better at their main job.
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Colbert receives Board of Regents faculty excellence honor

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Amy Colbert, professor of management & entrepreneurship, was one of six UI faculty who were honored by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, for their exceptional contributions and sustained record of excellence.
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It’s not what you said, it’s the way that you said it

Investors and analysts can glean information from tone of voice and what’s left unsaid, according to Jeff Cossette's latest roundup of the academic literature, including research from Tippie's Scott Asay and Michael Durney.
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Tippie expert: spark dialogues, not debates this holiday season

Relationship expert Michele Williams is urging families to start having conversations about your get-togethers now to avoid in-fighting over the holidays. She says the key is to make sure those discussions are dialogues—not debates.
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The power of touch is no joke—even if it’s through a screen

Digital ads showing someone’s hand touching a product had higher engagement and were seen as more valuable by consumers.
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Consumers value a product viewed online more if they see it being virtually touched

Consumers who see a product on sale being virtually touched are more engaged and willing to pay more than if the item is displayed on its own, according to a recent research paper by Tippie's Andrea Luangrath.
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What makes Spotify's Wrapped such a popular end-of-year tradition? FOMO

This week marked what has been an increasingly high-profile tradition for Spotify users: Wrapped release day. It was a trending topic on social media as everyone revealed the new social cards showing off listening choices of the past year. No matter how weird or—let's be honest a little embarrassing—they were. So why do so many people do it?
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Where's My Stuff? Understanding global supply chain disruptions

Friday, December 3, 2021
By Emily Halonen Bratcher
Back in spring 2020, consumers had trouble finding toilet paper and hand sanitizer while trampolines and exercise equipment became scarce. With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, some of the shortages of supplies and delays on certain goods seemed reasonable. But now, nearly two years into the pandemic, there is still lag time on getting everything from new cars to new furniture.
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UI research finds employees less likely to work with politically-opposed companies

New research from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business' Chad Van Iddekinge shows prospective employees’ political beliefs factor into their job applications, including a reluctance to work with companies who have different political opinions from their own.
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New research shows side hustles can boost full-time job performance

The study, co-authored by a University of Iowa professor, finds those engaging in gig work on the side such as Uber, Airbnb, or Etsy are likely to see a positive increase in performance at their full-time jobs.
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Black Friday shoppers may see higher prices and emptier shelves this year

Black Friday may not have as many saving opportunities as in years past, according to University of Iowa Tippie College of Business professor Jennifer Blackhurst.
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Labor, supply shortages in retail persist for Black Friday

Disruptions in the supply chains of many businesses continue and they mean there is an increased need for consumer flexibility when holiday shopping this year.
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US retailers cheery about holiday season despite inflation

After nearly two years of pandemic gloom, American consumers appear primed to spend generously for the holidays despite worries over inflation and item availability.
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‘Black Friday’? It’s more like ‘Black Autumn’ now

Holiday shopping season longer than ever, but whether local or national, retailers need to capitalize early.
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Study: Company partisanship hurts hiring

From Chick-fil-A to Starbucks, more corporations and CEOs are addressing social and political issues, especially as millennials and Gen Z pressure them to take public stances. Yes, but: Those stances are a double-edged sword when it comes to hiring talent, especially in our current workforce shortage, according to a new study from the University of Iowa.
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Tippie expert explains how to keep conversations civil this holiday season

The holiday season is just around the corner, but there is worry divisive topics may ruin family gatherings. A 2018 poll from the Associated Press and NORC showed that 9 percent of family gatherings were ruined by disagreements over politics. Topics like politics and religion have always been tough dinner table topics, but University of Iowa’s Dr. Michelle Williams says there is a new hot button...
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Tippie expert discusses how to handle vaccination talk during the holidays

It’s long been said you should never discuss religion or politics in polite company, but a third topic is being added to the list this holiday season: vaccinations. Many Iowans are planning their first big family meals in a few years, and University of Iowa professor and psychologist Michele Williams says if you’re concerned some family members may endanger others, you’ll need to speak up.