Management Briefs : Research Bytes

From Data to Wisdom with Qualitative Research

Professor Russell Belk explains how qualitative research can help us extract more value from big data, algorithms, and analytics. Professor Russell W. Belk, Distinguished Research Professor and Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing, Schulich School of Business, York University

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How Emotions Drive Sales

What impact do emotions have on consumer choice and buying behaviour? Professor John Roberts and his co-authors advise companies on the right emotions in market campaigns. Professor John H Roberts, Visiting Faculty, Indian School of Business

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Do Derivatives Matter?

Do derivatives add any value in markets with frictions in trading? Professor Ramabhadran Thirumalai and his co-authors have the answers. Professor Ramabhadran S Thirumalai, Clinical Associate Professor, Finance, Indian School of Business

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Bad News for Your Competitor, Good News for You? Guess Again

How exactly do stocks react to bad news for a competitor? Professor Ramana Sonti and his co-author investigated the effects of a court or legislative judgement for a given company on its competitors’ stocks. Their findings were unexpected. Professor Ramana Sonti, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Admissions and Financial Aid, Indian School of Business

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The Dilemmas in Using Behavioural Big Data

Behavioural Big Data (BBD) refers to very large and rich multidimensional data sets on human and social behaviours, actions, and interactions, which have become available to companies, governments, and researchers. However, behavioural researchers using big data face not only methodological and technical challenges but also ethical and moral dilemmas, says Professor Galit Shmueli. Professor Galit Shmueli is Tsing Hua Distinguished Professor …

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Do Poor Quality Financial Disclosures Raise Cost Of Capital?

How does the quality of financial disclosures affect the cost of capital for corporate investments? The commonly held belief has been that poor quality disclosures raise capital cost. Professor Sunil Dutta’s research suggests a more nuanced relationship. Poor disclosure quality makes capital more expensive for low growth firms, but may make it cheaper for high growth firms. Professor Sunil Dutta is …

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What Really Decides the Pay of Division Managers

Do you manage one division of a large multi-division organisation? The surprising factors that determine your pay lie not only within your own division, but also in the performance of other divisions. Professor Shashwat Alok explains the results of a research study that carefully compiled data on division manager (DM) pay contracts. Shashwat Alok is Assistant Professor of Finance at the …

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How To Prevent Your Inventor From Exiting The Firm

Will the inventor leave the firm? Professor Daniel Tzabbar argues that an inventor’s position within a firm’s social and knowledge networks affects the likelihood of an exit. Inventors who are integrated into the company’s social network may move to a new employer but are less likely to join or form a spinout. And those patent holders on whom others depend …

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How Language Of Instruction Influences Education Outcomes

In a multi-lingual country with large deficits in education, how does the language of instruction influence learning? Drawing on lessons from the British era, Professor Tarun Jain finds that the language-based reorganization of states helped improved literacy outcomes. In recent decades, mother tongue instruction boosted literacy rates by as much as 18%. Tarun Jain is Assistant Professor in the Economics and …

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