Experts at UI suggest ordering holiday presents early to avoid shipping delays

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

If you want your holiday gifts to arrive in time to be under the tree Christmas morning or the first night of Hanukkah, a logistics and supply chain expert at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business suggests you order them now.

Want to hire and retain the best employees? The key might be location, location, location

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Businesses that want to hire and retain the best employees should think more about their real estate.

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that employees who work in a well-located office are willing to work harder and show more commitment to their jobs. Researcher Tom Gruca, professor of marketing at the Tippie College of Business, says workers see a good office location as a signal that their employer values them enough to invest in a good workplace.

Quinto wins FARS Outstanding Discussion Award

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Assistant Professor of Accounting Claire Quinto won a FARS Outstanding Discussion Award from the American Accounting Association. This award recognizes individuals who provided outstanding discussions of papers at the 2021 Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Midyear Meeting.

Donelson joins the Department of Accounting

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Dain Donelson joined the Tippie College of Business accounting faculty in 2020, after 13 years at the University of Texas.

University of Iowa research finds bronze medalists happier than those with silver

Friday, July 23, 2021

Winning is nice. But so is not losing.

Just check the faces of those Olympians who earn coveted spots on the podiums you’ll start seeing in the coming days as the postponed “Tokyo 2020” games get underway.

“What we see is the medalist who is the most happy is the gold medalist — because they just won the event,” said Andrea Luangrath, a University of Iowa assistant marketing professor who collaborated with one of her former UI undergraduate students, Raelyn Webster, and with Bill Hedgcock, of the University of Minnesota, on Olympics-related research into counterfactual — or “what if?” — thinking.

“But then the next medalist that’s expressing the most happiness is the bronze medalist,” Luangrath told The Gazette. “Those are the ones who tend to be smiling much more. And then silver medalists are the least happy of the three.”

University of Iowa study shows bronze medalists appear happier than silver medalists

Friday, July 23, 2021

A study with University of Iowa ties shows that bronze medalists are more likely to smile on the medal stand. Dr. Andrea Luangrath was part of a study to evaluate the facial expressions of Olympians who make it to the medal stand.

When bronze is better: Study finds Olympic bronze medalists appear happier than silver medalists

Friday, July 16, 2021

At the Olympics, bronze medals are given to people who finish in third place, and the definition of a third-place finisher is that they lost to the person who finished second. It’s how competition works: The second-place finisher beats the third-place finisher.

But a new study from the University of Iowa analyzed photos of Olympic medal ceremonies and found bronze medalists tend to appear happier than the silver medalists who beat them.

Study finds social class has impact on job search fortunes of new college grads

Thursday, July 15, 2021

A new study from the University of Iowa shows that out of equally qualified college graduates, some get a head start in the job market based on their social class.

The Great Resignation

Friday, July 9, 2021

The American economy is opening back up and millions of workers are responding with… a giant shrug. Millions are quitting their jobs to find something new, a phenomenon that analysts like Tippie’s Stephen Courtright are calling the “the great resignation.” How to prepare your company.

Stay in your lane? When to take on tasks that are outside of your job description

Thursday, July 8, 2021

The phrase “stay in your lane” is commonly used to affirm the importance of doing your assigned tasks and only your assigned tasks. But if you see an important task that needs to be done that isn’t your responsibility, should you do it?