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2014-04-09 10:04:04

Even six-year-olds know who you sit beside matters, whether you're in first grade or at a high-powered dinner. But now a new study, using the U.S. Senate Chamber as its laboratory, provides documented evidence of that phenomenon. It shows that where a person is located influences who they interact with and who they will turn to in order to build support for their own agenda. For the powerful however, seating arrangements don't make much of a difference. That's because the people they...

2014-02-12 16:25:26

TORONTO, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the vast wealth generated in the last half century, in today's world inequality is worsening and poverty is becoming increasingly chronic. Hundreds of millions of people continue to live on less than $2 per day and lack basic human necessities such as nutritious food, shelter, clean water, primary health care, and education. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140212/DC64370) Innovating for the Global South: Towards an...

2013-12-23 10:36:24

Those looking for honest companies to invest in might want to check out businesses based in more religious communities, suggests a new paper from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. The study found that businesses with head offices in places with high levels of "religiosity" were less likely to experience stock price crashes as a result of not disclosing bad financial news. And it didn't matter whether those at the top were religious or not. Just being in a town where...

2013-02-12 14:41:46

NBA player stats used to study on-the-job adaptability If an employee's performance drops in one area, does that mean they're slacking off? It could mean that they've simply shifted and refocused their efforts on a different set of tasks -- a positive sign of adaptability that should be considered in performance evaluations,  says a study lead by a researcher at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. The study, published in Human Performance, draws on...

2012-05-08 15:31:39

They have been stereotyped as a “model minority.” But when they don´t conform to common racial stereotypes, such as being non-dominant, even people of East Asian descent are “unwelcome and unwanted by their co-workers,” says a new paper from the University of Toronto´s Rotman School of Management. The study shows there is a difference between “descriptive” racial stereotypes — what people believe to be true about members of a...


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