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Are We Choosing The Right Fund Managers To Invest Our Savings?
CHOI, Darwin | KAHRAMAN, Bige | MUKHERJEE, Abhiroop

Mutual funds are important investment vehicles for many households.  When these households invest in a fund, their capital is pooled and entrusted to a professional fund manager; this manager is responsible for growing his cl ...

Zoom in on Online Choice
KIM, Jun | BRONNENBERG, Bart J. | MELA, Carl F.

Price is usually the main objective of search for homogenous products such as books. However, considerably less is known about the more complex process of searching for differentiated products such as consumer durables goods. Bart ...

Push and Pull in Relational Professional Networks
JONCZYK, Claudia D. | LEE, Yonghoon G | GALUNIC, Charles D. | BENSAOU, Ben M.

You are an auditor, consultant or lawyer, and you have just been promoted to a management role. Congratulations! But, wait, don’t get too carried away – what will this new and more responsible role mean in terms of you ...

The Economics Behind Buying Frenzies
COUNTRY, Pascal | NASIRY, Javad

We’ve all seen the photos of people queuing outside stores, eager to buy the latest hot product. “Buying frenzies” are a favorite topic in the media, and everyone has an opinion about them, and many may have even ...

How Sentiments Influence the Real Economy
LIU, Xuewen | BENHABIB, Jess | WANG, Pengfei

The financial sector plays a central role in the modern economy, as is evident from the wide and deep macroeconomic impact of the global financial crisis in 2007–2009. There are at least two channels through which the financ ...

Harbingers of Failure
ANDERSON, Eric T | LIN, Song | SIMESTER, Duncan | TUCKER, Catherine

Diet Crystal Pepsi was launched in 1992 after getting a strong response in test markets, but a year later the product was pulled from the shelves after weak sales. Similarly, Frito Lay Lemonade and countless other products that pa ...

Can Short Selling Improve Financial Reporting?
FANG, Vivian W. | HUANG, Allen | KARPOFF, Jonathan M.

Short selling is undoubtedly a controversial activity; it is motivated by the belief that the price of the stock will decline, so it can be bought back at a profit. Previous research has shown that short sellers can identify earni ...

Being Helpful in the Workplace: A Study of the Motives in a Collectivist Culture
TAKEUCHI, Riki | BOLINO, Mark C. | LIN, Cheng-Chen

Organisational citizenship behaviour (OCB), in which employees contribute to the well-being of their organisation through their voluntary actions, is generally considered critical to organisational performance and long-term viabil ...

Managing Disruption Risks
GONG, Xiting | CHAO, Xiuli | ZHENG, Shaohui

Accidents, natural disasters, labor strikes, quality issues, machine breakdowns… such supply disruptions are the stuff of nightmares for senior managers. Two strategies widely used to mitigate these problems are source dive ...

When Forced Sales Turn into Fire Sales
ANDERSEN, Steffen | NIELSEN, Kasper Meisner

Why and when do forced sales of assets result in discounts of “fire sale” proportions? Although it is known that fire sale discounts exist and can be substantial, it has been difficult to identify when forced sales res ...