Our researchers can help solve your toughest challenges

Where do corporations, non-profits, and government organizations turn when the answer to their questions isn't on Google? To the faculty experts and students at the Tippie College of Business. Tippie is home to some of the most storied minds in business education. We support bold approaches to solving real-world problems through our thought leadership and research.

We are ready to partner with you to develop the cutting-edge technology and management solutions that will move your organization forward. We can also bring together interdisciplinary teams from across the University of Iowa to help your business or organization.

Tap into Tippie's expertise

Work with our centers & institutes

Tippie’s centers and institutes regularly work with external partners in the areas of Business AnalyticsMarketing, Risk Management, International Business, and Prediction Markets

Find an expert

Explore our faculty expertise and interests page and get in touch with a faculty member whose research is directly related to your business problem. 

Talk to the research team

Not sure where to begin? Tippie’s research team can help you navigate the university’s vast research ecosystem. Contact Associate Dean Nick Street to start the conversation. 

Successful research collaborations 

Here are just a few examples of how we’ve partnered with organizations to deliver impactful, research-based solutions.

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Using data to sustainably distribute food donations

PhD student Sara Reed, along with her advisors, Professor of Business Analytics Barry Thomas and Professor of Business Analytics Ann Campbell, worked with local food rescue non-profit Table to Table to provide critical logistics solutions for their food deliveries. The team created routes that match donors to recipients, follow recommended delivery time windows, and minimize discrepancies from food goals. Using the organization’s own data, they sought to help better manage and distribute bread donations and analyze the magnitude of need in recipients. This groundbreaking work is some of the first ever to explore commodity specific pickups, deliveries, and goals.

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How teams contribute to higher-quality healthcare 

Through research funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship Greg Stewart is examining how health care can be improved when individual patients are assigned long-term to interdisciplinary teams of coordinated health care professionals, as opposed to a random selection of doctors, nurses, and clerks for each visit. Each assigned team consists of a doctor, two nurses, and a clerk. The overall goal is to have members of each team work to the top of their abilities and competencies. His work is positively impacting veterans’ lives through higher quality health care for patients, higher satisfaction ratings, and lower costs due to fewer emergency room visits and hospital admissions. 

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How developmental challenge differentially impacts leader behavior

Professors Stephen Courtright and Amy Colbert from Tippie’s Management and Entrepreneurship department collaborated with John Deere Financial on research into management engagement. At the time, the company had been running very lean for 4 years and company leaders wanted to explore ways that they could better support their managers. Through their research, the team identified factors that were leading to managers' feeling of engagement at work and put more resources into those factors. Steve presented the results to the participating managers, a select group of HR professionals in the company, and to the CEO and other top management team members. Several manager engagement initiatives resulted from the research.

Media inquiries 

Need a quote or insight for your next news feature? Many of our faculty members are willing to discuss their work with the media. If you need help finding a faculty expert for a story you’re working on, please contact University Media Relations at media-request@uiowa.edu

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