The science of a firm handshake

Monday, October 14, 2019

Greg Stewart’s conclusion seemed simple enough--the handshake is, indeed, as important as everyone says it is when looking for a new job. It was, in fact, the first study to quantify that importance, concluding that a handshake seems to be a trigger that sets off a job interviewer’s overall impression of the interviewee. It’s more important, even, than dress or physical appearance, while a dead fish can end the interview before it even begins.

NASA and Tippie form first official partnership for new grant

Friday, October 11, 2019

Daniel Newton, a professor in the Tippie College of Business, received a grant from NASA on how to stay engaged when astronauts switch tasks.

UI helps NASA plan for extended space travel

Monday, October 7, 2019

If you work as an accountant or a secretary or a public relations writer or most any other deskbound job, you’ve probably made mistakes when you’ve switched from one work task to another. You’re still thinking about the first task and not fully focused on the second, and because you haven’t completely made the switch mentally, you’re more apt to make a mistake.

Collins receives lifetime achievement award

Friday, August 30, 2019

Surrounded by his “academic children,” Daniel W. Collins (BBA68/PhD73) accepted the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association in August. The award is given to research trailblazers whose work spans at least 20 years and whose cumulative academic impact is ongoing.

How the best employees can hurt a business

Monday, July 15, 2019

Workplace stars often make considerable contributions to their team’s overall success, but a new study from the University of Iowa finds that success often comes at the expense of co-workers.

Want to get a college football scholarship? Tweet more

Monday, July 15, 2019

College football training camps start next month and a new study from the University of Iowa suggests that Twitter may have played an important role in how many of the players on the field received their scholarships.

Tippie research: exchanging knowledge, making lives better, solving issues

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Among U.S. institutions of higher education, 62 hold the distinguished research university designation from the Association of American Universities (AAU), including the University of Iowa. Why is this important?

Scandals, whistleblowers, and spotlights: three trends that affect corporations in unexpected ways

Monday, February 18, 2019

Meet the Whistleblower Effect, the Scandal Effect, and Spotlight Effect. 

The downside of carrying the most weight at work

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Associate Pprofessor of Management and Entrepreneurship Ning Li and his research on office rock stars are part of this Wall Street Journal article. (Readers may need a subscription to read this article.)

Wait! Study suggests methods that can reduce customer aggravation over wait times

Monday, February 4, 2019

Waiting is inevitable, but a new study from the University of Iowa finds that people perceive their wait to be shorter if they think about things in more concrete detail while they’re stuck in line.