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  • Collateralized Debt Obligations

    Incentives for Reckless Investing? How CDO managers contributed to the 2007-09 financial crisis

    Friday, September 6, 2019

    Collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) and other structured products played a significant role in the credit boom of the early 2000s and the ensuing financial crisis of 2007 to 2009. Contributing to the economic disaster were the actions of a number of CDO collateral managers, who packed their products with inferior components: risky portions of private-label residential mortgage-backed securities. Research by Sergey Chernenko, associate professor in Purdue’s Krannert School of Management, shows why these collateral managers were willing to risk their reputations and select low-quality investments.

    Full article: Incentives for Reckless Investing? How CDO managers contributed to the 2007-09 financial crisis

  • Awards Announced in MSI Research Grant Competition

    Monday, August 26, 2019

    The Marketing Science Institute (MSI) recently announced 15 winners in the 2018-2020 Research Priorities Research Grant Competition. Launched in 2018 to seed research pertaining to MSI’s research priorities, the competition drew 74 submissions from leading researchers on topics including consumer trust, digital ads, privacy, AI, and machine learning. Among the winners was a proposal titled "Regulating Professional Players on Peer-to-Peer Platforms: Evidence from Airbnb" that was co-authored by Prof. Zaiyan Wei from the Purdue University Krannert School of Management.

    Full article: Awards Announced in MSI Research Grant Competition

  • Small Innovators

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Deniz Yavuz discusses resent research on Small Innovators

  • The impact of monetary rewards on online reviews

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    Several online retailers provide monetary rewards to users for sharing their opinions on their review platforms. In a study published in Information Systems Research in 2018, Krannert PhD, Professor Warut Khern-am-nuai and Krannert Professors, Kannan and Ghasemkhani, take advantage of the sudden introduction of monetary incentives by a prominent American retailer to study how such rewards affect user behavior. Utilizing a natural experiment design, they find that in the presence of monetary incentives, users write more positive and lower quality reviews. They also find that previously active members contributed fewer reviews after the rewards were introduced.

  • Accounting Information, Stakeholders, and Firm Choices

    Friday, August 9, 2019

    Thomas Godwin briefly discusses the relationship between stakeholders, accounting information, and firm behavior.

  • Bank Audit Committee Financial Experts

    Friday, August 9, 2019

    In this video, Krannert Professor Diana Choi illustrates research on the effects of bank audit committee expertise on banks' loan loss provision timeliness.

  • Good Business: Challenges and strategies for nonprofit operations management

    Tuesday, August 6, 2019

    The operations management community is increasingly attentive to the analysis of nonprofit operations. Why is it particularly interesting to scholars? What theoretical and empirical models can be developed in this novel stream of research? In this video, Gemma Berenguer, an assistant professor at the Purdue University Krannert School of Management, previews a forthcoming article in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management titled "Challenges and Strategies in Managing Nonprofit Operations: An Operations Management Perspective."

  • Researchers including Krannert's Tim Bond have found that it is nearly impossible to draw definitive conclusions from happiness surveys

    Face Facts: The sad truth about measuring happiness

    Wednesday, July 31, 2019

    We are fascinated by happiness, that elusive life goal. Why are some people — and entire countries — happier than others? The results of happiness surveys are more than a favorite internet trending topic, however. According to a recent study co-authored by Tim Bond, an associate professor of economics at the Krannert School of Management and a faculty affiliate of the Purdue University Research Center in Economics, happiness scales could also have profound impact on public policy.

    Full article: Face Facts: The sad truth about measuring happiness

  • Burnout was more likely to occur among organizational newcomers and internal job changers and less likely to occur among organizational insiders.

    Up in Smoke: Employee burnout more prevalent among newcomers, internal job changers

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    Burnout — the word evokes a feeling of deflation. A smoking matchstick, a dwindling campfire, tires skidded to a stop. For many in the workplace, it’s a familiar feeling. Although the concept dates back to the 1970s, most studies addressed it from a static perspective. Research from Professor Benjamin Dunford at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management, however, takes a more dynamic approach by examining burnout throughout difference phases of employees' careers.

    Full article: Up in Smoke: Employee burnout more prevalent among newcomers, internal job changers

  • A Purdue University team has developed X-Blockchain, a crypto-powered ledger technology that allows users to perform transactions in a confidential manner.

    Data Confidence: Blockchain technology helps users share rewards

    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    Facebook’s announcement to get into the banking business is putting a new spotlight on blockchain technology. Facebook plans to launch a blockchain-based financial network using Libra, which is being touted as the tech giant’s digital currency. Purdue University researchers led by Krannert Professor Mohammad Rahman have developed X-Blockchain, a crypto-powered ledger technology that allows users to perform transactions in a confidential manner.

    Full article: Data Confidence: Blockchain technology helps users share rewards

  • Social Media Influencers

    Group Think: Trump social media summit shows power of social networks

    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    President Donald Trump’s recent social media summit at the White House featured a who’s-who of conservative influencers. The meeting came as many Americans begin to sound alarms about the subversive potential of social media to censor or sway voters during the 2020 general election. Brad Alge, an associate professor in the Purdue University Krannert School of Management, examines how organizations can leverage this power to influence and institute change among groups of people.

    Full article: Group Think: Trump social media summit shows power of social networks

  • How are people influenced by their informal ties

    Saturday, July 20, 2019

    Research by Brad Alge and collegues

  • The Edge of Risk: Now Is the Time to Move the Needle on US Work-Family Policies

    Monday, June 24, 2019

    Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at the Purdue University Krannert School of Management and research director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, discusses the urgent need for U.S. work-family policy reform in a column for Brink, a publication focused on comprehensive insights on risk in the areas of environment, economy, society, geopolitics and technology.

    Full article: The Edge of Risk: Now Is the Time to Move the Needle on US Work-Family Policies

  • Homesharing

    Left Behind: How disruptive technology may choose society's winners and losers

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    New platforms like home- and ride-sharing services often are praised for leveling the playing field, cutting out the middle man and boosting the economy. However, what if the explosion of disruptive technology is exploiting our biases, rather than helping us overcome them? This phenomenon is highlighted by new findings from an Airbnb study by Prof. Mohammand Rahman and doctoral student Mohammed Alyakoob from Purdue University's Krannert School of Management.

    Full article: Left Behind: How disruptive technology may choose society's winners and losers

  • Women's career equality and leadership in organizations: Creating an evidence-based positive change

    Friday, June 7, 2019

    Research on women's career equality and leadership is growing in importance for advancing social justice, equal employment opportunity, and global and national economic goals. Despite the increased attention being paid to gender equality for decades, progression has slowed or stalled around the globe, in many countries, such as United States. The goal of this special issue is to address the persistent research-to-practice gap in developing and implementing practical solutions for a positive change to advance women's career equality. In this introduction, we provide a brief overview of the approaches used to study women's careers and discuss how research and practices that are more inclusive of women's needs, values, and career experiences should be broadened to include more expansive and less-gendered notions of careers. Then, we introduce the articles in the special issue that inform current directions in (a) career and leadership theory, research, and methodologies for gender equality and (b) the application of scholarship to organizations. We conclude with a summary of some lessons for future research and practice on closing the women's career-equality gap.

    Full article: Women's career equality and leadership in organizations: Creating an evidence-based positive change

  • Nursing Home Patient

    Work Patch: Improved scheduling could improve life in nursing homes

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    Placing a loved one in a nursing home can be a traumatic experience for the entire family with concerns about the care and attention they will receive. According to Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, those concerns could be eased by some simple changes in the way the schedules are done for the staff at that facility.

    Full article: Work Patch: Improved scheduling could improve life in nursing homes

  • Contract design for the Stockist in Indian Distribution Networks

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    https://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/msom.2018.0722

  • Ben Dunford

    Balancing Act: Happy hospital employees lead to more satisfied patients

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Helping employees balance their work and family needs is increasingly important for not only attracting and retaining key talent in healthcare, but also for enhancing patient care. According to research by Ben Dunford, an associate professor of management at Krannert and a faculty affiliate of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering in Purdue’s Discovery Park, more satisfied employees can mean more satisfied patients.

    Full article: Balancing Act: Happy hospital employees lead to more satisfied patients

  • Residency Matching

    Match Day: A new approach to couples in MD residencies

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Every year in March, seniors at U.S. medical schools eagerly await Match Day, when these soon-to-be doctors learn which hospitals they've been matched with for their residency training. For more than 65 years, the matches have largely been made through the National Resident Match Program, which owes its longevity and high rate of participation to its effectiveness. But it gets more complicated when couples are involved, according to a study co-authored by Thanh Nguyen, an assistant professor in Purdue's Krannert School of Management.

    Full article: Match Day: A new approach to couples in MD residencies

  • Robot Nurse

    Does Technology Replace Nurses? Not necessarily...

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Nurses have many duties, but none is more important than providing bedside care to patients. A research study co-authored by Susan F. Lu, associate professor of management in Purdue's Krannert School of Management, shows some nurses may lose their jobs when automation arrives at their workplaces. But the reverse may happen at other healthcare facilities: new technology may spark the hiring of more nurses.

    Full article: Does Technology Replace Nurses? Not necessarily...

  • Employees package items for shipment at a Haworth plant in Holland, Mich. The company is experimenting with three-day work weeks. PHOTO: EMILY ROSE BENNETT FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

    Factories Tire of Wage Wars; Give Fridays Off, Spiff Up Bathrooms

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    Ellen Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management & Research Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership at Purdue University, comments on work-life balance in the Wall Street Journal.

    Full article: Factories Tire of Wage Wars; Give Fridays Off, Spiff Up Bathrooms

  • Electoral College

    Expanding the Battleground: A competitive approach to presidential election reform

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    With numerous candidates already in line for the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries, the discussion among most political pundits centers on which challenger has the best potential to secure the 270 electoral votes needed in the general election to unseat the incumbent and presumptive Republican nominee, President Donald Trump. Shai Vardi, an assistant professor of management information systems at the Purdue University Krannert School of Management, presents a competitive alternative to the current system in a working paper titled “Expanding the Battleground: A Bipartisan Approach to Presidential Election Reform.”

    Full article: Expanding the Battleground: A competitive approach to presidential election reform

  • Automobile Data

    Driving Data: The cost and benefits of usage-based auto insurance

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    Having a technological device collect data on your every turn, stop and driving maneuver may be annoying, but new research from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management and the University of British Columbia (UBC) shows that people’s driving techniques may actually improve when they know their insurance company is watching. Titled “Sensor Data and Behavioral Tracking: Does Usage-Based Auto Insurance Benefit Drivers?” and recently published in Marketing Science, the paper was co-authored by Ting Zhu, an associate professor of marketing at the Purdue University Krannert School of Management.

    Full article: Driving Data: The cost and benefits of usage-based auto insurance

  • Resume Fraud

    Truth or Consequences: Measuring intentional resume deception among job seekers

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    Resume fraud is increasingly common in today’s competitive job market, typically garnering the most media attention when it involves top-level executives. According to Brian Dineen, a professor of organizational behavior/human resources in Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, it’s even more prevalent among rank and file employees, with some staffing agencies reporting erroneous information in more than half of their screened resumes.

    Full article: Truth or Consequences: Measuring intentional resume deception among job seekers

  • Financial Reporting

    Fouling Up: Can higher penalties encourage good companies to manipulate their financial reports?

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    In September 2018, Orlando-based SeaWorld Entertainment and its former CEO agreed to pay a penalty of more than $5 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission for misleading investors about the impact of the documentary film Blackfish on the company’s reputation and business. A study by accounting professors at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management and TCU’s Neeley School of Business finds that while penalties on companies for misconduct in financial reporting help to improve investment efficiency, increasing such penalties may induce entrepreneurs with good projects to offer rosier pictures of their prospects.

    Full article: Fouling Up: Can higher penalties encourage good companies to manipulate their financial reports?

  • C-suite GCs

    Risky Business: Promoting general counsel to the C-suite

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    Rewarding a high-performing manager or mid-level executive with a promotion to the C-suite is a common practice in many corporations, ideally producing a positive impact on the bottom line and perceived financial stability among stakeholders. But what about promoting those who have been trained in law rather than business? According to research published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics co-authored by Kevin Koharki, an associate professor of accounting in Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, the changing role of corporations’ general counsel (GC) and their increasing ascendance into senior management positions can produce less desirable outcomes.

    Full article: Risky Business: Promoting general counsel to the C-suite

  • Reducing Hospital Readmissions

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    Professor Pengyi Shi on using data analytics to reduce hospital readmissions and congestion

  • Business groups and employment

    Thursday, December 6, 2018

    Professor Mara Faccio discusses her research on business groups and employment

  • Liquidity in the corporate bond market

    Saturday, December 1, 2018

    Cash In or Cash Out? Krannert's Sergey Chernenko discusses liquidity in the corporate bond market

  • Coordination and project management

    Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    Krannert professor Fabrice Lumineau discusses his research in coordination and project management

  • Price Knowledge and Market Power

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Krannert's Federico Rossi discusses consumers’ price knowledge and retailers’ market power

  • Downside of High Information Quality

    Thursday, November 8, 2018

    Professor Lin Nan discusses her research on the downside of high information quality in accounting

  •  Big Data

    Digital Revolution

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    Mohammad Rahman graduated with a degree in computer science during the emergence of a digital renaissance, going on to become an MBA student who foresaw both technology’s transformative role in commerce and its destructive potential. Rahman, now a professor in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, studies how digital platforms have grown to revolutionize the world of retail and fundamentally change how businesses interact with consumers.

    Full article: Digital Revolution

  •  person on phone

    'Technostress' Management

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    Do you check your work email from home during off hours and weekends? Do you eat lunch at your desk or use break time to answer work or personal emails or texts? Chances are, many of us are “overworking” more than is necessary to be effective in our jobs, says work-life balance expert Ellen Ernst Kossek, a professor at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management.

    Full article: 'Technostress' Management

  • Designer Elections

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    When Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, many voters and political pundits were surprised by the outcome. But the campaign strategies used by the opposing candidates were entirely predictable, says Karthik Kannan, a professor at the Purdue University Krannert School of Management and an expert in big data who studies systems that exploit instincts and biases to nudge human behavior.

    Full article: Designer Elections

  • Good Medicine

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    Looking for a high-caliber surgeon may be easier than previously thought. Critics of online rating platforms have stated that online physicians’ ratings are nothing more than a popularity contest, but a new study by Susan Lu, a professor at the Purdue University Krannert School of Management, suggests that the time-honored word-of-mouth method for finding quality health care may hold up after all.

  •  150 Years of Giant Leaps

    What Next?

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    Purdue University’s sesquicentennial celebration marks a time for the university to renew its commitment to growth, discovery and innovation. What giant leaps will the next 150 years bring as Purdue continues its drive to meet the world's future challenges? David Hummels, dean of the Krannert School of Management, shares his thoughts on the future of the school over the next 150 years.

    Full article: What Next?

  • Discretion used in finacial reporting

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    Accounting professor Jonathan Black discusses his research on discretion in financial reporting

  • Multi-teaming in organizations

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    Krannert professor Raquel Asencio discusses her research in multi-teaming in organizations

  • Car share systems

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Krannert professor Mengshi Lu discusses his research on car share systems

  • Airbnb affects on parallel industries

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    Tourism activity in areas with a rise in Airbnb rentals could spill over into complementary industries, such as the restaurant business, unless those neighborhoods are predominantly black or Hispanic, a new study suggests.

  • Role of performing arts in business ethics education

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    Amy David discusses the role of performing arts in business ethics education

  • Data Science

    Data Boundaries

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    The Krannert School of Management’s Business Information and Analytics Center (BIAC) recently hosted the inaugural Data Science for Business and Economics Conference. The May event, which was sponsored by Accenture and attracted nearly 100 attendees, featured scholars not only from business and economics, but also from statistics, computer science, engineering and other areas as they explored the use of data science to solve real-world problems.

    Full article: Data Boundaries

  •  Idea Light Bulb

    Nobel Ideas

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    Purdue’s Krannert School of Management presented a public panel discussion sponsored by the Hugh and Judy Pence family that focused on interdisciplinary perspectives on early childhood development and a fireside chat with Nobel Laureate James Heckman as part of an Economic Ideas Forum in April that served as the inaugural event of the University’s growing economic research center.

    Full article: Nobel Ideas

  •  Breaking Bias

    Bridging the Gaps

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    In the wake of the #MeToo social media movement, which has grown to include gender inequity in the workplace, a March 2018 conference at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management served as a call to action among U.S. companies. Featuring prominent scholars and corporate leaders dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, the conference highlighted the disparity in the number of men and women filling leadership roles and other biases ingrained into business cultures and practices.

    Full article: Bridging the Gaps

  •  reports in board room

    Advancing Accounting

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    The Krannert School of Management presented the fourth annual Purdue Accounting Theory Conference in May with a program that included distinguished guest speakers from across the country as well as rising scholars in the field. Accounting professors Mark Bagnoli, the Olson Chair in Management, and Susan Watts, the Emanuel T. Weiler Chair in Management, served as coordinators of the conference along with Associate Professor Lin Nan.

    Full article: Advancing Accounting

  • Facial emotion detection

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Kemal Altinkemer discusses his research on facial emotion detection

  • Mobile coupons delivery problem

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Kemal Altinkemer discusses mobile coupons delivery problem

  • Resident matching between hospitals and doctors

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Thanh Nguyen discusses resident matching between hospitals and doctors

  • Work-Family Backlash

    Monday, June 4, 2018

    PhD grad Matthew Perrigino and faculty members Kelly Schwind Wilson and Benjamin Dunford discuss their research on work-family backlash

  • Aluminum-cerium alloy recycling

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    Ananth Iyer discusses Aluminum-Cerium Alloy Recycling

  • Conflict management

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Benjamin Dunford discusses conflict management

  • Phone polices influence working experience

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Ellen Ernst Kossek discusses about how phone polices influence employees' working experience

  • Intellectualizing Risk

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    As the business implications of big data continue to grow, so too does the need for academic research that helps lead to improved industry practices. Thomas Brush, a professor in the strategic management area at the Krannert School, is doing just that by merging his interdisciplinary work on product lifecycle management (PLM) to help the Licensing Executives Society (LES) create a better standard for managing intellectual property (IP) suppliers.

  •  Nuclear Power Plant

    Clean Trade

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    Countries across the globe now use emissions-trading systems as a policy to cost-effectively reduce pollution. But what incentives do these tradable-permit markets offer companies to invest in advanced pollution-abatement technology? Purdue University’s Tim Cason, the Gadomski Chair of Economics at the Krannert School of Management, is addressing that question through experimental economics.

    Full article: Clean Trade

  •  Person Experimenting with Technology

    Innovation Impact

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    Purdue University and the Krannert School of Management are helping early stage startups in Indiana navigate the “valley of death” to commercialize their technology through the National Science Foundation’s “Phase 0” pilot program for its Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Node.

    Full article: Innovation Impact

  • Laptop & Smartphone

    Consumer Consumption

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    A pair of faculty members from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management recently won a research grant of $50,000 from Adobe Systems as part of an industry and academic collaboration that aims to find new ways to solve the challenges that plague today’s online marketers.

    Full article: Consumer Consumption

  • Conflicts between work and family

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    Professor Kelly Wilson discusses conflicts between work and family

  • Return policy on customized products

    Wednesday, January 3, 2018

    Assistant Professor Gokce Esenduran discusses return policy on customized products

  • emergence of industrial clusters and performance of firms

    Monday, November 27, 2017

    Jovan Grahovac earned his PhD in operations management from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1995. He joined Krannert this spring as a visiting assistant professor, after teaching core and elective strategy courses at the University of Illinois. He is published with research interests in strategy and economics; organizational learning, design and decision- making; and the economics of operations and production systems. Jovan’s experience and teaching interests are in competitive strategy, operations strategy, technology strategy, operations/process management, quantitative models and methods.

  • price of phone plans across countries

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Mara Faccio, Purdue's Hanna Chair in Entrepreneurship, discusses price differences of cell phone plans across countries.

  • Technologies Disruption of Markets

    Friday, November 10, 2017

    Zaiyan Wei discusses emergence of financial technologies and how they disrupt financial markets

  • Work life flexibility

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    Krannert professor Ellen Kossek discusses work life flexibility

  • Usage of Mobile Apps

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    Jinyang Zheng is an assistant professor at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. His recent study found that online transportation networks tools can significantly improve the operational flexibility and efficiency of public transportation system; early-stage large-scale sales promotion can stimulate consumer learning about online transportation networks; the "conform or to be cast out" policy can significantly enhance the consumer welfare; WeChat contributes to the usage of the smartphone ecosystem without squeezing out the usage of the other apps.

  • Hunger Gaming

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    When the augmented reality (AR) game Pokémon Go made its debut in 2016, it quickly became the most popular mobile game in U.S. history with more than 20 million active users daily. It’s now at the top of the menu in an industry that last year generated more than $1 billion in revenues. According to research from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, however, tech companies aren’t the only businesses getting a taste of the profits.

  • Grocery Store

    Meal Planning

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Prior to February 2010, Illinois delivered food stamps on the first day of every month. Then the state decided to spread distribution more evenly throughout the month. As a result, stores weren't hit with massive crowds all at once and officials weren't burdened with a large workload. New research from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and Miami University featured in Business Insider suggests there could be another benefit of the change: a reduction in grocery store thefts.

    Full article: Meal Planning

  • Briefcase

    Outside Insiders

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Does access to information prior to an initial public offering (IPO) generate a trading advantage after the IPO? That's the question posed by researchers from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, who find that the information obtained by non-insider institutions through their connections prior to the IPO may remain valuable after the IPO.

    Full article: Outside Insiders

  • effectiveness of reward programs

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Federico Rossi, Assistant Professor, discusses the effectiveness of reward programs

  •  Future Manufacturing

    Advancing Forward

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Leaders of the business world and academic community came together at the 30th annual fall conference of the Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprises, which has long been a focal point within Purdue University's Krannert School for promoting education, research and industrial engagement, manufacturing management and supply chain management.

    Full article: Advancing Forward

  •  Professor Explaining

    Data Quandary

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Smart cars, smart streets and smart homes could make life much easier, but what's the tradeoff? Mohammad Rahman, a Purdue University associate professor of management information systems, says the quandary surrounding data and its ownership is important to some people. But for the most part, consumers have indicated that they prefer convenience over privacy.

    Full article: Data Quandary

  • Where You Live Still Matters

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    Professor Mohammad Saifur Rahman is an Associate Professor of Management at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. He was named one of the World's Top 40 Business School Professors Under 40 by Poets and Quants in 2017.

  • Enabling Success of Teams in Organizations

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    Krannert professor Raquel Ascencio speaks on enabling success of teams in organizations

  • Computer scoring for personnel selection

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    Mike Campion discusses computer scoring of candidate essays for personnel selection

  • The DCMME Center

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    Dean Hummels with Steve Dunlop discuss the DCMME Center

  • Impact of using freight apps

    Friday, September 1, 2017

    Ananth Iyer discusses the impact of using freight apps

  • Hands on a Steering Wheel

    Backseat Driver

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Having someone caution your every turn, stop and driving maneuver may be annoying, but research from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management and the University of British Columbia (UBC) shows that people’s driving techniques may actually improve when they know their insurance company is watching.

    Full article: Backseat Driver

  •  Data Bars

    Higher Performance

    Monday, June 26, 2017

    Balancing the need to provide an affordable, accessible education with a commitment to transforming students’ lives and preparing them for the future is an ongoing challenge in higher education. New research from economists at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management finds that task-based goal setting can help on both fronts as a low-cost and logistically simple approach to improving students’ course performance.

    Full article: Higher Performance

  •  Person Holding Dollar Sign

    Hedging Bets

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    Ideally, hedge fund managers would maximize returns for their investors. In practice, however, portfolio managers are likely to take excessive levels of risk to boost their own paycheck, indicates new research from Chengdong Yin and Xiaoyan Zhang from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.

    Full article: Hedging Bets

  • Under Review

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    It should come as no surprise that online product reviews correlate closely with purchasing decisions and sales, making them increasingly important to the bottom line of companies with online retailing platforms. However, what is the incentive for individual consumers who post their feedback and opinions on products?

  •  Risks

    Where Now?

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    If there is one thing certain about U.S. policy in these turbulent times, it is uncertainty. According to research by Huseyin Gulen, a professor of finance at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management, the impact on corporate investment is particularly negative,both from a short- and long-term perspective.

    Full article: Where Now?

  • Animated whiteboard to maximize discussion

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Krannert Dean David Hummels speaks with two award-winning teachers about methods to share knowledge with their students. Economics Professor Kelly Blanchard uses technology to help deliver material to large lecture sections; Rich Makadok, the Brock Family Chair in Strategic Management, utilizes online animated whiteboard lectures to maximize face-to-face discussion during class periods.

  • Measuring countries' educational systems

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Economics professor Chong Xiang highlights his research on measuring countries' educational systems

  •  Clock

    On the Clock

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    We not only live in a 24-7 world, but also work in one. From health care and manufacturing to retailing and information technology, someone is on the clock every hour of every day. Research by Purdue’s Ellen Ernst Kossek examines how that presents a growing challenge for employees, employers and those whose manage the work schedules of others.

    Full article: On the Clock

  • PURCE Rendering

    Centered on Economics

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    The Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE), a fast-growing initiative in need of space, will soon have a new home in the Krannert School of Management to conduct empirical research in economics focused on the role of incentives and markets in public policy.

    Full article: Centered on Economics

  •  Following Instincts Picture

    Following Instincts

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    The obvious strategy for a clothing retailer is to have as much product on the sales floor as possible to yield high sales. For women, however, that turns out to be a counterproductive strategy, says Purdue researcher Karthik Kannan, a professor of management information systems.

    Full article: Following Instincts

  •  Business

    Working Best

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    Countless business publications across the globe rank the “Best Places to Work” on an annual basis, but how does this relate to key human capital outcomes? A recent study coauthored by Purdue's Brian Dineen, an associate professor of organizational behavior and human resources at the Krannert School, finds that companies who receive such awards have an easier task of retaining staff.

    Full article: Working Best

  • online reviews

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Professor Zaiyan Wei discusses his research on online reviews and the correlation to sales with Krannert Dean David Hummels.

  • best places to work

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Professor Brian Dineen discusses his research about the hiring effects on companies of “best places to work” certifications with Krannert Dean David Hummels.

  •  Gun Control

    Shot Stopper

    Monday, September 26, 2016

    As gun violence continues to escalate nationwide, research coauthored by Krannert economics professor Jillian Carr takes aim at widely enforced juvenile curfew laws intended to reduce crime that may actually increase it.

    Full article: Shot Stopper

  • line of people

    In the Queue

    Monday, September 26, 2016

    We’ve all been there — stuck in line at a bank, retail store, service center or event. Although numerous studies suggest that single queue lines are faster, new research coauthored by Krannert operations and economics professor Yaroslav Rosokha finds that servers work more slowly in a single queue than when they each have their own queue.

    Full article: In the Queue

  • woman speaking in a meeting

    Risky Business

    Monday, September 26, 2016

    Addressing the gender gap in corporate leadership, research coauthored by Krannert finance professor Mara Faccio breaks new ground by using data from European-based companies that finds female CEOs tend to make less risky choices than their male counterparts.

    Full article: Risky Business

  • Killer Jobs

    Monday, September 26, 2016

    It may seem obvious to those who suffer the most, but a working paper issued by the National Bureau of Economic Research by Krannert economics professors Chong Xiang and David Hummels provides confirmation: Employees under prolonged workplace pressures face serious consequences to their health.

    Full article: Killer Jobs

  •  Exhausted Person

    Krannert economists link higher work demand to potentially serious health risks

    Friday, August 19, 2016

    Employees under prolonged workplace pressures face serious consequences to their health, according to a working paper issued by the National Bureau for Economic Research coauthored by Krannert professors David Hummels and Chong Xiang.

    Full article: Krannert economists link higher work demand to potentially serious health risks

  • Resume fraud linked to job search envy

    Monday, January 4, 2016

    Unemployed job-seekers can be motivated to embellish their resumes when they are envious of peers, according to a study published in the Academy of Management Journal.

  • Experimental Economics and Emissions Trading

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    Video by Tim Cason for the Purdue Research Center in Economics

  • Quality, Competition, and Risk-Taking

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    Accounting Information Quality, Interbank Competition, and Bank Risk-Taking.

  • Taxes and capital structure choices

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015

    Taxes and capital structure choices

  • best places to work

    Tuesday, September 8, 2015

    Brian Dineen Associate Professor of Management on best places to work

  • Global Health Supply Chains

    Friday, September 4, 2015

    Professors Iyer and Berenguer on Global Health Supply Chains

  • Benjamin Dunford on Third Party Justice

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

    Dr. Benjamin Dunford talks about third party justice in organizations and how organizations treat employees.

  • Online retail technologies

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Prabuddha De, Accenture Professor of Information Technology, and Mohammad Rahman, associate professor of management, both in the Krannert School of Management, along with former Krannert colleague Yu Hu, currently associate professor at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, conducted the research. They partnered with a large online women’s clothing retailer to study the effectiveness of navigational technologies, such as search and recommendation systems, and product-oriented technologies, including a zoom-in feature, color swatches and alternative photos.

  • reduced workload

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Professor Ellen Kossek on reduced workload

  • Design for Instincts

    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Karthik Kannan Design for Instincts

  • Keeping illness out of the workplace

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    With an especially harsh flu season underway, Purdue University Professor Ellen Kossek says employers need to be proactive in dealing with ill workers. Kossek, a specialist in work-life issues, says the United States has a large number of workers who aren't paid if they stay home because of illness.

  • the CPA exam

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    The American Institute of CPA's is conducting a Practice Analysis to develop the next version of the CPA Exam. Purdue's Accounting Professor Troy Janes is representing the academic sector on the twelve person Sponsor Advisory Group

  • NCAA tournament in the workplace

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    Ellen Kossek, Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Krannert, speaks about watching the NCAA tournament in the workplace.

  • Work-life research

    Friday, September 20, 2013

    Work-life research

  • Market Volatility

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    Purdue University Professor of Management, Charlene Sullivan, talks about how the Greek debt crisis and other market events can cause investors to question their investment strategy.

  • Greece: Economic Crisis is Personal

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012

    Purdue Professor of Management, Charlene Sullivan, on the personal impact the Greek debt crisis has on the individual citizens. Far from a political or idealistic feud, Greek citizens are without benefits and income they either earned or were entitled to only months ago.

  • Soft Labor Market Globally

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012

    Purdue University Professor of Management, Charlene Sullivan, talks about the global impact of the soft labor market - a condition that has changed little in three years. Sullivan also describes the fragile nature of the U.S. economy, where any shift could mean economic growth or peril.

  • Politics & Profit

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    Prof Mara Faccio discusses her work on the connection between politics and money.

  • Optimization Software

    Friday, December 16, 2011

    Professor Mohit Tawarmalani makes software that make the world more efficient and effective. Called B.A.R.O.N, the software helps organizations optimize complex processes. Working in optimization allows Prof. Tawarmalani to work in many disciplines - economics, manufacturing, energy and more.

  • Global Relevance

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    Solving global challenges

  • Widespread Applications: Supply Chain

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    Widespread application of supply chains

  • Improving world health with supply chain

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    Professor Iyer discusses a project he took part in to improve access to medicine in other parts of the world

  • Housing market represents crisis, opportunity

    Monday, July 28, 2008

    A Purdue University economist says the U.S. housing market is bucking conventional wisdom this year.