Pairing autonomous delivery trucks with human delivery could save transportation companies millions

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Take a peek outside on a busy street, and chances are that a UPS, FedEx, USPS, or other delivery truck is finagling its way through traffic. On any given day, an average of 50 million packages are being delivered in the United States. In the next six years, those numbers are expected to double: industry insiders predict a total of 100 million packages will arrive at their destination every single day in 2026.

40/40/20

Saturday, May 9, 2020

A day in the life of Henry B. Tippie Research Professor Jon Garfinkel.

When the boss is sick of your complaining

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Employees are often advised to frame conversations with their bosses as offering solutions to workplace problems instead of just pointing out what isn’t working, lest they earn a reputation as a squeaky wheel.

Emeritus professor Timothy Lowe reflects on the evolution of operations research

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Timothy Lowe, professor emeritus and Chester A. Phillips Professor of Operations Management, was recently profiled in an oral histories video by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

Firms were slow to adopt At-The-Market offerings, but Tippie study shows they are now embraced

Sunday, January 19, 2020

A study from the University of Iowa finds that a new form of issuing stock that doesn’t require an investment banker has been embraced by certain types of businesses those banks typically eschew.

Tippie researchers pinpoint why decluttering feels so hard

Thursday, January 16, 2020

If you can't quite bring yourself to declutter your home and toss out unneeded possessions, one reason why might surprise you. Researchers say the emotional tug you feel might be loneliness.

Why the ‘life-changing magic’ of tidying up feels so hard

Friday, November 15, 2019

Tidiness expert Marie Kondo has sold millions of books touting her KonMari Method, the “life changing magic” of clearing out the stuff in our homes. Her Netflix show often centers on the emotional struggle participants have in just letting go. Tippie marketing professors Jing (Alice) Wang and Catherine A. Cole have identified one source of the emotional struggle: loneliness.  

Study: Shoppers bear brunt of soda tax, buy fewer sweetened drinks

Friday, November 8, 2019

Economics Professor David Frisvold's research on soda tax is referenced in this Philadelphia Tribune article. His research, along with Mathematica Policy Research and Cornell University, has found that Philadelphia households are buying fewer sugary drinks now than they were before the sweetened beverage tax was implemented.

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.