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How Team Diversity Affects Innovation
WANG, Mo | GONG, Yaping | CHEUNG, Siu Yin | ZHOU, Le Betty | SHI, Junqi

Functional diversity in work teams should in theory lead to greater innovation as members bring different kinds of experiences to the table, such as marketing, engineering and R&D. But research on the diversity-innovation rela ...

The Influence of Politics on Innovation
BHATTACHARYA, Utpal | HSU, Po-Hsuan | TIAN, Xuan | XU, Yan

Technological innovation plays a key role in promoting a nation’s long-term economic growth and competitive advantage. When it comes to innovation, politics is an important factor to consider, as politicians have the abili ...

Channel Surfing: To Switch or not to Switch?
WANG, Wenbo | YAO, Song | CHEN, Yuxin

For most companies, TV remains the primary means of advertising, with commercials accounting for 40% of global advertising spending. However, increasingly, the TV industry is facing fierce competition from new media channels, as w ...

Overcoming the Challenges Faced by Online Marketplaces
XU, Hong | CHEN, Jianqing | WHINSTON, Andrew B.

Online marketplaces are a popular platform for buying or selling products. That said, one of the key challenges of e-commerce is managing the reputation of anonymous users. Online reputation trading is a relatively new phenomenon, ...

The Protestant Work Ethic Effect on Consumer Choice
CHENG, Yimin | MUKHOPADHYAY, Anirban | SCHRIFT, Rom Y.

The Protestant Work Ethic (PWE) is a belief system which includes the idea that hard work will breed success. According to the sociologist Max Weber, who introduced the idea, this belief system explains the development of Europe d ...

The Impact and Effectiveness of Corporate Governance Reforms
FAUVER, Larry | HUNG, Mingyi | LI, Xi | TABOADA, Alvaro G.

The past 20 years has seen a marked global increase in the amount of corporate board reforms aimed at increasing firm value. It is believed that with greater outside representation on the board, insiders – such as top execut ...

Why Do Budget Hotels Offer Free Internet and Luxury Hotels Do Not?

Hotels, like any businesses, are motivated by profit. But a strange pattern has emerged when it comes to low-cost amenities such as Internet services. One survey found only 54 per cent of luxury hotels offered free Internet compar ...

Betting on Inflation Through the Bond Market
SRAER, David | HONG, Harrison | YU, Jialin

A conventional theory about US Treasury bonds is that when there is uncertainty about inflation, the yield curve should get steeper because investors demand a higher premium for the risk of holding long-term bonds, as opposed to l ...

Gaining connections - or losing focus
KIM, Yongsuk | JARVENPAA, Sirkaa L | GU, Bin

Along with the chance to access a myriad sources of knowledge, going online also opens up countless, and often enjoyable, opportunities for distraction from the task at hand. This, of course, is not a problem for individuals who, ...

Creative Impulses
WU, Junfeng | GONG, Yaping | SONG, Lynda Jiwen | ZHANG, Zhen

Dr Samuel Johnson, the celebrated 18th century British writer, is famously quoted as saying, "No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." While the seriousness of his words has been the subject of some debate down the ce ...