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How sunk costs affect firms’ investment decisions
Research has found companies systematically fail to ignore “sunk costs” in losing ventures, which leads to significant investment distortions
A simple intervention that can reduce employee turnover
Managers who want to keep employees from quitting should consider reordering their tasks, according to Wharton management professor Maurice Schweitzer
Why employee turnover costs more than you think
The findings of a recent study suggest businesses could be underestimating the importance of employee retention – to their detriment
Why passive ETFs are really active, and what that means for investors
Tracking errors result when exchange-traded funds (ETFs) pursue liquidity by deviating from their underlying indices, according to research co-authored by Wharton’s Yao Zeng
How gig workers are managing risk during the pandemic
Gig workers are using a range of tactics to mitigate health risks while managing their reputation with demanding customers during the pandemic
How workers create meaning in the gig economy
In a world in which gig work is increasingly common, new research has found ride-hailing drivers employ different methods to keep themselves engaged on the job
Falling flat: why startups need hierarchical structure
It is crucial for founders to consider what kind of hierarchy will work best and when to implement it, says Wharton Assistant Professor of Management Saerom (Ronnie) Lee
Why investor engagement with ‘dirty’ companies is better than divestment
Instead of divesting, socially conscious investors should invest and exercise their rights of control and engage with companies to change corporate policy
How contractor-managers can successfully lead from the outside
This is how successful contractor-managers leverage their outsider status to navigate office politics, encourage talented workers and get things done
How middle managers can help make a more equitable workplace
Middle managers shape the daily expectations of their employees, which means they have the power to create a more equitable workplace culture
How common ownership of start-ups improves innovation efficiency
Common ownership of start-ups by venture capitalists has a positive impact on correlative ratios between R&D output to funding
Should universities try to capture more value from their research?
This is why universities need to take a closer look at the value they are extracting by commercialising their patents and intellectual property
Building diversity: The people analytics leaves behind
Objective measures may unwittingly hard-code in past biases
Why ad blockers are spurring a new tech arms race
The search for responses to content filtering is hotting up
Promises: Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership deliver?
Wharton experts consider the deal from a US perspective
How data analytics is shaping what you watch
Not much airs on internet TV without a lot of advance study
Will the US seize the high ground in curbing emissions?
The timing seems right for Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan
Can uncertainty be a good thing for investors?
Risk benchmarks need both positive and negative considerations
Why the Google antitrust case is a step in the negotiation process
At issue is whether the tech giant's dominance harms users.