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.
Life Science Entrepreneurship Concentration To Be Added to Rensselaer MBA Program
With the recent award of a New York Life Science Entrepreneur Development grant from Empire State Development (ESD), the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will launch a life science entrepreneurship concentration within their Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
Rensselaer and Stevens Institute of Technology To Establish First-Ever NSF-Backed Fintech Research Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Stevens Institute of Technology announced today that they have been awarded the first-ever National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to create an industry-university cooperative research center devoted specifically to financial technology and science.
Prestigious Accreditation Extended for Lally School of Management
The Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute recently received a five-year extension of accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the premier accrediting agency for higher education degree programs in business.
How Can Remote Workers Best Manage Work-Home Conflict?
More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of remote workers are still struggling to find an efficient work-life balance. In an article recently published in Organizational Dynamics, Golden offered these workers and their managers research-based solutions and best practices for addressing and managing common issues that impede success while working from home.
In Certain Circumstances, Outsourcing Poses Risks to Vendors
Outsourcing routine tasks, like payroll, customer service, and accounting, offers well-known benefits to businesses and contributes to an economy in which entrepreneurial vendors can support industry and expand employment. However, new research from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute discovered that not all client-vendor relationships are beneficial for the vendors.
Not Just For Numbers: Anchoring Biases Decisions Involving Sight, Sound, and Touch
Numeric anchoring is a long-established technique of marketing communication. Once a price is mentioned, that number serves as the basis for — or “anchors” — all future discussions and decisions. But new research shows that this phenomenon is not limited to decisions that involve numbers, the use and understanding of which require high-level cognitive thinking. Anchoring also biases judgments at relatively low levels of cognition when no numbers are involved.