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Middle market companies sustain record-high year-over-year revenue and employment growth
The National Center for the Middle Market
The National Center for the Middle Market's 2022 Mid-Year Middle Market Indicator shows robust growth in the middle market even as economic confidence has faltered.
July 27, 2022
Shifting our aging society from a burden to an asset
The aging society is one of the key challenges of our time. This could be an enormous asset, but this will require a rethink in terms of how we think and act towards older people. Research from Fisher's Kaifeng Jiang, Jasmine Hu and their colleagues explores how organizations can encourage older workers to stick around long enough for that knowledge to be retained.
July 25, 2022
Are we back to normal? In a new normal? Economy gives mixed signals on the pandemic.
Some consumer and business behavior has rebounded. But as the BA.5 subvariant spreads, other trends show persistent trepidation. “I think we are feeling the effects of coming out of a pandemic,” said Keely Croxton, professor of logistics.
July 21, 2022
What private equity’s rise means for your stock investments
The Wall Street Journal
Rene Stulz, the Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics, discusses two aspects of private equity that intersect with his research expertise: the declining number of publicly traded U.S. companies and how the growth of private equity can cloud transparency for investors and economists.
July 12, 2022
Charitable impact, regulators eye stock donations
The NonProfit Times
Anil Arya, the John J. Gerlach Chair in Accounting, and Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting, write about a proposed new rule governing the disclosure of stocks as gifts — a tactic that has tax implications.
July 6, 2022
Mandatory carbon reporting: Six ways companies can prepare
Network for Business Sustainability
Carbon reporting is becoming mandatory for many companies. Christian Blanco, assistant professor of operations and business analytics, shares insights into how companies can prepare for disclosing their carbon emissions and policies.
July 5, 2022
Four Buckeyes, four road trip playlists
The Ohio State University Alumni Magazine
Whether it was touring with a nationally known band or it's putting thought into the perfect playlist for a road trip, music occupies a special place for Assistant Professor Jesse Walker. Meet the musician-turned-marketing-expert.
June 28, 2022
Why performance fees make hedge funds a poor investment
The Toronto Star
Itzhak Ben-David, the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, explains the three factors that typically lead to inflated performance fees for hedge funds: asymmetric fee structures, chasing stock performance and sudden shutdowns of hedge funds.
June 25, 2022
Carbon reporting can help your business
Network for Business Sustainability
Carbon reporting isn’t a perfect system. But it can help you to lower climate-related financial risk, spur innovation and reduce emissions, writes Christian Blanco, assistant professor of operations and business analytics.
June 13, 2022
Giving refugees money instead of stuff can lead to price gouging – but it doesn’t have to
Research by Assistant Professor of Operations and Business Analytics Telesilla Kotsi and her colleagues Owen Wu and Alfonso J. Pedraza Martinez, of Indiana University, shows how cash assistance can be provided to refugees while minimizing inflation and price gouging.
June 3, 2022
Physicians on the move
Fisher College of Business
Just as health care costs skyrocket, so too is the number of multi-siting physicians — doctors who practice at more than one hospital within a healthcare network. Research from Professor of Operations Aravind Chandrasekaran explores how multi-siting doctors impact ancillary healthcare costs, with their work revealing some interesting results.
June 3, 2022
Patent lawsuits can reveal even more to competitors
Academy of Management
New research from Mona Makhija, professor of management and human resources, and Kiran S. Awate (PhD '18), assistant professor at Virginia Tech, details the "double-edged sword" that patent lawsuits can present: defending a patent can often reveal valuable proprietary information.
June 3, 2022
NRA membership dues and spending continue to shrink, report shows
The National Rifle Association appears to be experiencing diminished membership revenue and cuts to core programs, according to a financial report obtained by ABC News. Brian Mittendorf, the Fisher Designated Professor in Accounting who tracks NRA spending, says the numbers suggest the NRA appears to be at a "real risk of entering a downward spiral."
June 3, 2022
Keeping a business safe without a mask mandate requires a nuanced approach
Marketing experts Grant Donnelly and Selin Malkoc, along with PhD student Isabella Bunosso, dug deeper into public response to mask policies and found that businesses are threading a tight needle; consumers use mask policies, or lack thereof, as a proxy for a company’s political identity, leading consumers to punish or reward a business based on the sign that’s on the door.
May 27, 2022
Black Lives Matter has $42 million in assets
The Associated Press
The foundation started by organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement is still worth tens of millions of dollars, after spending more than $37 million on grants, real estate, consultants, and other expenses, according to tax documents filed with the IRS. The tax filing suggests the organization
May 17, 2022
Using ‘science’ to market cookies and other products meant for pleasure backfires with consumers
New research from Rebecca Walker Reczek, the Berry Chair of New Technologies in Marketing and professor of marketing, and her colleagues finds that consumers were less likely to buy a product associated with pleasure if marketers emphasized it was developed with science.
May 12, 2022
Why science doesn’t help sell chocolate chip cookies
The Ohio State University
Don't try to tell people that science can make a better chocolate chip cookie. A study from Rebecca Walker Reczek, the Berry Chair of New Technologies in Marketing and a professor of marketing, finds people don’t associate science with helping make indulgent goods more attractive.
May 9, 2022
Indirect emissions disclosures are important but tricky
Experts, including Assistant Professor of Operations and Business Analytics Christian Blanco, explain the intricacies behind efforts to effectively measure and report indirect emissions by companies across their entire supply chains. The piece is part of a series that explores a recently proposed climate disclosure rule from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
May 4, 2022
New Chrome extension KOs Slack, work-related sites
This anti-productivity Chrome extension blocks work-related apps so you can relax which, according to research from Associate Professor of Marketing Selin Malkoc, many individuals view as wasteful, despite evidence of the benefits of leisure time.
April 20, 2022