Consumers Are Likely To Be Susceptible to Slick Graphic Design of Trading Platforms
In today’s digital society, online investment trading tools have become commonplace. So are user design elements like flashing graphs, zero commission trading, and notifications on mobile devices. But preliminary findings from a new study out of the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute indicate that new investors may be falling prey to these sophisticated elements of web design, thereby putting their money at risk.
Anirban Banerjee Wins ASCM Forum Scholarship
Anirban Banerjee, MBA ’22, has won a $1,000 2022 Albany Capital District Association for Supply Chain Management Forum Scholarship.
Severino Center Entrepreneurship Competition Spring 2022 Winners Announced
Winners have been announced for the end-of-year entrepreneurship competitions at the Paul J. and Kathleen M. Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Negative Online Reviews Provide Strategic Opportunity for Companies
New research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that when service-industry companies respond with the right mix of rational and emotional cues that match the nature of complaints in negative reviews, it can positively impact the perception and ratings of future customers as well as the complaining customer.
In-Vitro Fertilization Clinics Offering Money-Back Guarantees Achieve Better Outcomes with Less Aggressive Treatments
In-vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics that offer money-back guarantees (MBGs) for their services achieve a higher live-birth success rate with less aggressive treatments than clinics that do not provide money-back guarantees.
Lally Student Team Named CQA Investment Challenge Finalist
A student team from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been named a finalist in the Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) Investment Challenge.
Activist Investors Achieve Higher Returns Using Sell-Side Analysts’ Reports
In an era when investors can easily find information online about company performance, are traditional reports created by sell-side analysts still useful? Research from Thomas Shohfi, assistant professor in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, shows that these reports are a valuable resource for activist hedge fund investors which are some of the most sophisticated investors in the financial industry.
Virtual Black Families Technology Awareness Day on Saturday, February 12
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will hold its annual Black Families Technology Awareness Day on Saturday, February 12. This year’s theme is “Change the World with STEM.” Open to K-12 students locally, domestically, and internationally, the free virtual program is designed to introduce talented underrepresented students, their families, and educators to educational and career opportunities in what are often referred to as the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — as well as the arts.
Research From Nishtha Langer Wins Best Paper Award
Nishtha Langer, an associate professor of business analytics in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, co-authored a research paper that was recently selected as the Senior Scholar Best Publication Award for 2020 from the Association for Information Systems.
Sin Taxes Could Unintentionally Make Others Pay
When an excise tax hike was levied on cigarettes, New York City taxi drivers who smoked were one and a half times more likely to cheat their customers by overcharging the fare than those who didn’t smoke. That finding comes from forthcoming research in Accounting, Organizations, and Society.