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2011-09-27 09:35:38

If one savings goal is a good thing, two or more should be great, right? Not really. Those who want to save are more apt to keep socking money away and more of it too, if they have just one goal in mind, shows work done in multiple countries by two researchers at the University of Toronto´s Rotman School of Management. “If you have only one goal it puts you in a more action-oriented mindset and helps you save more,” says Min Zhao, an assistant professor of marketing who...

2011-05-31 16:15:00

Not allowed to advertise your booze or smokes on a billboard? That's okay. Research shows online advertising works especially well in places with government ad bans. "If you want to regulate the offline world, you have to remember that people have access online too and you have to think about how that online world is going to mitigate the effects of your regulation," says Avi Goldfarb, a marketing professor at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management who co-wrote a study on the...

2011-03-14 14:57:11

Improved financial reporting at private firms benefits not only potential outside investors but will help the firm make better business decisions for itself too, says a new study. The study is authored by Ole-Kristian Hope, the Deloitte Professor of Accounting and an associate professor of accounting at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, uses World Bank data on small private firms in 21 emerging market countries "“ Thailand, Brazil and Pakistan having the...

2010-03-24 15:49:36

Toronto -- Finding it hard to get over a failed love interest? Just can't get details of a bad financial move out of your head? A new study from the Rotman School of Management suggests you might want to stick something related to your disappointment in a box or envelope if you want to feel better. In four separate experiments researchers found that the physical act of enclosing materials related to an unpleasant experience, such as a written recollection about it, improved people's negative...

2010-01-18 15:31:00

TORONTO, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is it time to abandon shareholder capitalism? A new article from the January-February 2010 of Harvard Business Review says it is and that we should make the shift to a new era of customer-driven capitalism. "It's time to discard the popular belief that corporations must focus first and foremost on maximizing value for shareholders," says article author Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. "That...

2009-10-08 09:00:52

Those lyin', cheatin' green consumers. Just being around green products can make us behave more altruistically, a new study to be published in a forthcoming issue of Psychological Science has found. But buying those same products can have the opposite effect. Researchers found that buying green can lead people into less altruistic behavior, and even make them more likely to steal and lie than after buying conventional products. Buying products that claim to be made with low environmental...

2009-03-15 17:00:00

TORONTO, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In his recent best-selling book, Prof. Roger Martin, Dean of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, took a practitioners' look at how great leaders succeed in the worlds of business, the arts and not-for-profit organizations. This month Prof. Martin will discuss the findings from The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking (Harvard Business Press, 2007) during a presentation in Hong Kong. The presentations...

2009-03-11 09:34:00

TORONTO and LONDON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With world markets and the global economy still in turmoil, an event to be held in London, UK later this month takes a timely look at the financial crisis. The discussion will be based on The Finance Crisis and Rescue: What Went Wrong? Why? What Lessons Can Be Learned?, a book recently published by Rotman/UTP Publishing, an imprint of University of Toronto Press, in partnership with the Rotman School of Management. The book features...

2008-08-27 06:00:38

TORONTO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A new research paper from the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management finds that a standardized international policy on fee disclosure would help pension plan participants become better informed consumers of Defined Contribution (DC) plan investment and administrative services. Each year participants in DC pension plans around the world pay billions of dollars in fees. "Many people do not understand how large an effect an apparently small...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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