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2013-05-24 23:30:18

Insigniam, a leading international management consulting firm, hosted their 2013 Executive Summit, on May 14-15 in Philadelphia, featuring Roger L. Martin and Jeremy Utley. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Insigniam, a leading international management consulting firm, hosted their 2013 Executive Summit, on May 14-15 in Philadelphia. The Summit featured a keynote session on design thinking and the culture of innovation by Roger L. Martin, Dean of Rotman School of Management at the...

2013-04-30 23:33:38

The best investment portfolios are selected from the widest array of choices, right? Not so, says a new study authored by researchers at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and the Bank of Canada. It says that a shorter "menu" of options is often better than a longer one. That's because "menu-setters" who develop shorter lists have superior selection skills, on average. The conclusion goes against findings in other research suggesting that more choices lead to better...

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...

2012-05-02 20:03:26

It´s called the gift of life. But more people will roll up their sleeves to donate blood if a gift card comes with it. That´s according to a new study from the University of Toronto. It shows a 15 to 20 percent rise in blood drive donations when incentives such as T-shirts, jackets, coupons or gift cards are thrown into the mix. “It´s a pretty remarkable increase,” says Nicola Lacetera, an assistant professor of strategic management at the University of...

2012-03-21 00:35:47

English continues to reign supreme in international business, and it´s not just because some of the biggest economies speak it. A new study from the University of Toronto´s Rotman School of Management shows countries that have English as at least one of their official languages, or whose main languages are linguistically close to English have higher rates of investment in other countries. Countries with high rates of English proficiency also do well. “The vast majority...

2012-03-09 00:25:16

Countries that more strictly uphold their cultural norms are less likely to promote women as leaders — unless those norms support equal opportunity for both sexes, shows a new paper from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. "Cultural tightness can prevent the emergence of women leaders because tighter cultures may make a society's people more resistant to changing the traditionally-held practice that placed men in leadership roles," says Prof. Soo Min Toh, who is...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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