Corporations with workers on board more apt to maximize payroll, offshore less

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

A company with worker representatives on its board of directors will cut pay and lay off employees less often than companies that don’t, while offshoring fewer jobs and producing more product that leads to larger payrolls, according to a new study from the University of Iowa.

How core team members affect team performance

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Modern workplaces increasingly use crew-based teams—groups of individuals who fill different roles and are brought together to complete a task. However, a new study from the Tippie College of Business suggests that experience with the core member of the team—or the team member that is more central to the workflow—is critical for successful performance.

Tippie Analytics a finalist for international analytics award

Friday, February 26, 2021

University of Iowa’s Department of Business Analytics is one of three finalists for the prestigious UPS George D. Smith Prize given annually by INFORMS, the largest international association of analytics and operations research professionals.

Intimate partner violence is a workplace issue

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Intimate partner violence, or IPV, is often perceived as a private occurrence; in reality, it also affects virtually every aspect of a victim’s life, including their work life. Tippie's Beth Livingston researched what role organizations can play in the understanding and prevention of IPV. Data shows that work is one of the few spaces where people feel they can seek help, and that colleagues may be a victim’s only ally. At the same time, the financial freedom work gives people can make them a target for abuse. So what can organizations do to help?

Study finds employers’ reviews of job applicants’ social media fraught with problems

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A new study from Tippie researcher Chad Van Iddekinge suggests that reviewing job applicants’ social media sites may not be an effective way to assess the candidates, and doing so may also conflict with federal employment law.

Does media coverage cause meritorious shareholder litigation? Evidence from the stock option backdating scandal

Sunday, February 14, 2021

A recent paper by Tippie Accounting chair Dain Donelson et al. uses the Wall Street Journal’s coverage of the stock option backdating scandal to examine whether media coverage causes meritorious shareholder litigation.

The overlooked key to leading through chaos

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Ask executives to list traits of great leaders and they will probably name vision, honesty, or the ability to execute change. Rarely mentioned is one critical capability that leaders need most in turbulent times: sensemaking, the ability to create and update maps of a complex environment in order to act more effectively in it.

Should you rehire an employee who left your company?

Monday, February 8, 2021

These days, it’s common for people to work for many employers over the course of their careers. When an employee who previously left your company tries to come back, how do you determine whether or not you should rehire them? Research from Tippie's Chad Van Iddekinge shows rehiring these “boomerang” employees can come with some benefits. 

Multiple faculty ranked top 2% of world’s researchers in Stanford study

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

A number of Tippie faculty were recognized in a recent study published by Stanford University researchers using a new scholarly citation impact measure to identify the top 100,000 most impactful scientific researchers, along with those in the top 2% of their academic subfield. Indices were calculated based on lifetime scholarly impact and impact during the year 2019.

Stop making excuses for toxic bosses

Tuesday, January 19, 2021


If you’ve ever worked for a toxic boss, you know how damaging it can be. So should you forgive a manager who tries to make amends for their bad behavior?