Area: Accounting

A crowd of people with their backs facing the viewer Research Question / Investing

When Individuals Concentrate in a Stock, Earnings Surprises Play Out Differently

Price movements can be more extreme

A close-up of soapy green water Research Brief / Debt

The Debt Market’s Indirect Antidote to ESG Greenwashing

Loans that include a sweetener or penalty tied to ESG performance seem to induce more honest reporting

Quiz

Why Some Clinical Trial Data Remains Hidden

Alibaba warehouse workers, signs of innovation, and how gender of Brazilian mayors played out in COVID-19

An illustration in green of a lightbulb made up of various icons including a dollar sign, a piggy bank and the earth. Research Brief / Investing

ESG Investors in China Focused on Profit Potential of Climate Change

Less attention to downside of nation’s carbon-neutral goals

Quiz

How Long Does a Humanitarian Crisis Last?

How to spot fake online reviews and the relationship between herding cultures and violence

An illustration of the word trademark etched on a gear Research Brief / Innovation

Tracking Product Trademarks Expands Understanding of Innovation

R&D outlays and patents alone don’t effectively measure corporate creativity

A graphic illustration of the stock market Research Question / Markets

What Limited Attention Does to Efficient Market Theory

Stocks don’t react to news immediately because, well, we’re human

Quiz

What Do You Know About Happiness?

And, for that matter, emergency room doctors, recession birthrates and job markets in which employers don’t compete much

Quiz

School’s in Session — Let’s Have a Quiz

L.A. gets schooled, women and their mentors, and what digital currencies might do to poorer nations

The old Continental Illinois building in Chicago Research Brief / Finance

Sorting Out Conflicts of Interest in Commercial Loan Syndicates

Syndicate voting rules reflect varying levels of trust and familiarity

Quiz

Multiple Choice — No Time Limit

Headphones and feelings, preventing hospital readmissions, and the relationship between meaning in life and happiness

Man's hands with strings for puppets coming from them Research Brief / Investing

Does Cross Ownership By Big Investors Make Industries Less Competitive?

Examining executive pay tied to revenue growth to identify any correlation

Quiz

All Alone in the Office? Take This Quiz

Alternative vaccination points, the curious case of improved sales forecasts and an overlooked stock-price predictor

Research Brief / Competition

Quantifying the Benefits of Legally Cooperating with Competitors

Sales forecasting improves markedly as firms participate in standard setting organizations

Research Brief / Finance

Firms with Pricey Stocks Tend to Swing for the Fences in R&D

An innovative upside to overvalued stocks?

Quiz

Whatever Your Business Problem, There’s Research to Assist You

Avoiding crowds, crafting cover letters and choosing a major at West Point