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‘Leanwashing’ – and its Role in the Obesity Crisis
KARNANI, Aneel | MCFERRAN, Brent | MUKHOPADHYAY, Anirban

What makes you fat? Ask the ordinary man or woman in the street and many will respond, “eating too much,” but significant numbers will cite “lack of exercise.”  Medical research, however, has establish ...

Lottery Prizes and the Adage that 'Less is More'
YAN, Dengfeng | MUTHUKRISHNAN, A V

The candy maker M&Ms offers a lucky draw with a chance to win the grand prize of a new car or one of thousands of coupons for a free pack of candy. Wellcome supermarket in Hong Kong offers scratch-and-win cards with a large ca ...

Factors That Can Make Teams More Innovative
WU, Zhiming | WU, Xin | FARH, Larry Jiing-Lih | CHEN, Gilad | CAMPBELL-BUSH, Elizabeth M

Innovation has become an essential survival feature in today’s world, where new technologies and evolving markets mean companies have to be creative and open to new ideas to stay competitive. Much research has been written o ...

Evidence that Stock Options for Chinese SOEs are not Genuine
KE, Bin | GUAN, Yuyan | CHEN, Zhihong

In the 1990s, some Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) started providing stock options for directors, following in the footsteps of the US and other countries. The intention was to signal alignment of managerial interests with ...

The Ripple Effect of Flattery
SENGUPTA, Jaideep | CHAN, Elaine

Imagine being in a clothing shop and hearing the salesperson tell another customer, “You have fantastic fashion sense”. The other customer can expect to feel flattered, but simply witnessing this exchange has an effect ...

The Social Side of Work

Work is an economic activity but also a social one, and the nature of that social side can have implications for an organisation ranging from an employee’s sense of obligation to the firm to even their task performance.Resea ...

How Advance Sales Can Signal Product Quality
YU, Man | KAPUSCINSKI, Roman | AHN, Hyun-Soo

French wine and video games may seem to have little in common, but they are both subject to advance sales – that is, being offered for sale to customers before the quality of the product is widely known. This can benefit the ...

Clarifying the Muddle Over Internet Privacy Concerns

Internet privacy concern (IPC) is a growing field of research and, much more widely, a worry in society due to the huge amount of personal information being gathered, stored, transmitted and published on the Internet. The problem ...

The Banking Benefits of Clawback Provisions
CHAN, Lilian H. | CHEN, Kevin C W | CHEN, Tai Yuan

Executive compensation is often closely linked to firm performance, and therein lies a temptation for managers to manipulate financial reports in their favour. To deter this behaviour, the US has moved towards requiring firms to h ...

When Over-Eager Managers Can Benefit a Firm
WANG, Heli | WONG, Ellick K.F.

Conventional thinking in business schools and the business world is that managers who have a tendency to be over-committed to projects – to the point they are unwilling or unable to end a loss-making proposition – are ...