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Crowdsourced consumer data: how do we make sure it's good?
Over 15.000 consumer behaviour studies have used participants on online marketplace MTurk. How do researchers make sure such data is good?
How independent research can improve investment decisions
Investment fund ratings are often based on the past. But a popular analytics firm rates expected future performances. Does that work well?
The benefits of combining drones and trucks for deliveries
Does using delivery drones make sense? Yes, if you combine them with trucks.
When do people pay taxes voluntarily?
When trust in authorities is low, fair decision-making procedures become an even more important tool to increase tax revenue.
World Science Day: why business researchers now make brain scans
Business schools do a surprising amount of brain research! To celebrate world science day. Here's an overview of recent RSM studies.
Brain scans reveal what makes a TV advert effective
Adverts are most effective when they highlight a product’s functional benefits, but also trigger the viewer’s imagination.
New indicators reveal diversification of stock portfolios
Researcher Ghassan Chammas developed a new toolbox that can reveal inadvertent concentration and specialisation of stock portfolios
High-status leaders’ projects can be hit-or-miss
High status project leaders easily gather supporters, but results often are hit-or-miss. Research by Balazs Szatmari.
How unethical behaviour spreads through a company’s social network
Unethical behaviour doesn’t happen in isolation. Causes, links and how it spreads in new PhD research by Franziska Zuber
Hyperactive people are more often self-employed
People with hyperactivity – one of the symptoms of ADHD – are more likely to be self-employed, according to new research from Ingrid Verheul
Beautiful and engrossing games lead to more learning
Give educational games an engaging story and make them look good - players will learn more from them. Research by Andreas Alexiou.
How high-performing companies design their digital workplaces
Digital workplaces are more successful when managers trust employees and dare to learn from their mistakes.
Bias makes every forecaster either a ‘smoother’ or a ‘chaser’
There are two types of personal style for forecasters: ‘smoothers’ and ‘chasers’. How can the company overcome their biases?
Why managers should not treat nationality as ‘software of the mind’
Nationality does not predict behaviour, says Giorgio Touburg. Managers should explore the national cultural backgrounds of their teams.
Companies are an effective gateway to volunteering
Corporate volunteering programmes inspire younger people and those with a higher education to volunteer.
Leaders who ‘walk their talk’ improve performance and profits
Behavioural integrity is effective, because it improves your communication. And you can develop it! research by Hannes Leroy.
During times of crisis, a leader's language should not reflect fear
In economic hard times, don't project fear as a leader! Instead, use words like 'progress', change and 'ideals' to gain support.
For valuable inventions, combine old knowledge with new discoveries
The most lucrative inventions? Those that combine existing knowledge with new research. How? Create teams of six!
European project managers can do better business in China
What are the main business differences between the Netherlands and China?
Text analysis puts investment value on corporate social behaviour
Andy Moniz demonstrates how analysis of online texts can help investors put a value on a company's corporate social behaviour.