Tag Archives: Behavior

How badly run is your firm? Measuring the impact of key corporate governance issues

Corporate governance rules are designed to ensure that firms are well run – that management decisions do not unjustly deprive certain stakeholder groups of value, for example. A major challenge for policymakers, however, as regular reports of poorly run companies in the media show, is devising effective governance provisions. Now though, using a novel approach, academics Boris Nikolov, Erwan Morellec, and Norman Schürhoff have devised a framework which can be used to gauge the actual impact on a firm’s value of some common governance problems and the relative impact on different stakeholder groups.

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Watching me, watching you: making sense of social interaction

Whether it is negotiating, selling, motivating, or even dating, people with access to the latest social sensing technologies and techniques will have a distinct advantage as they engage in a range of activities, business related or otherwise. While they may not be able to read minds, they will be able to monitor the impact of their social interactions on others in real time, and modify their behavior accordingly to achieve their desired outcome.

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Leader corruption depends on power and testosterone

For centuries, philosophers and scientists have been interested in how people relate to power. Now a new study has revealed that the testosterone levels of leaders can influence their behavior and induce them to make decisions to solely increasing their personal payouts.

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