Matt Weeks

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Jun. 13 2017

Say-on-pay laws are doing their job, UGA study finds

When shareholders have a say on executive pay, CEO salaries decline and company valuations rise, according to a University of Georgia study.

May. 30 2017

Connecting the bots: Researchers uncover invisible influence on social media

A trending story on Twitter could mean thousands of people care about an issue-or that some computers are doing their jobs. New research from the University of Georgia found that Twitter "bots" can be the driving forces behind dialogue in social movements, possibly leading to journalistic attention and governmental change.

May. 16 2017

Great expectations force risky business acquisitions

A good reputation can be bad for business, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

Apr. 24 2017

A cancer in the family: One spouse’s diagnosis can lower household income

Caring for a husband or wife with cancer significantly diminishes family income, according to researchers from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, who tracked changes in employment and income among working-age couples in Canada.

Apr. 14 2017

In negotiations, two jerks are better than one

Negotiations work best when both sides have matching personality traits-even if they're both disagreeable-according to research from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

Mar. 2 2017

UGA report: Minority groups driving U.S. economy

In 2016, U.S. Hispanic buying power was larger than the gross domestic product of Mexico. That's just one of the telling statistics that illustrates the unprecedented economic clout of U.S. minority groups in the latest Multicultural Economy Report from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.

Jan. 11 2017

Most valuable colleagues: What the NBA can teach us about worker productivity

Just like former NBA MVP Steve Nash, who famously improved the output of his teammates whenever he was on the court, some employees could have a halo effect on their peers, according to new research from the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.

Dec. 14 2016

UGA experts predict a bright economy for 2017

Georgia's economy will continue its upward trajectory next year and beyond, according to the Georgia Economic Outlook forecast from the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.

Dec. 13 2016

It matters who you know: Referral networks in the labor market

Half of all workers say they found their current job through a friend or social acquaintance, but "job-referral networks" may help perpetuate inequality, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

Oct. 21 2016

Atlanta Olympics CEO to deliver UGA’s Mason Public Leadership Lecture on Nov. 3

Billy Payne, who served as chief executive of Atlanta's 1996 Olympic Games, will deliver the University of Georgia's Mason Public Leadership Lecture Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. in the UGA Chapel.

Sep. 13 2016

UGA relaunches Bonbright Center with an eye toward regulation

A research center devoted to the study of economic regulation has been relaunched by the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.

Aug. 12 2016

UGA dean wins national tax education award

The American Taxation Association honored Benjamin C. Ayers, dean of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, with the Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award during its annual conference in August.

Jul. 7 2016

Showboating vs. intrinsic motivation: Your co-workers may be judging you for volunteering

Volunteering benefits the community, but can it also harm your workplace reputation? New research from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business finds co-workers' attitudes can vary depending on their perception of someone's charitable efforts-especially when they perceive a person is primarily volunteering to get ahead.

Apr. 12 2016

UGA launches Terry Women’s Initiative

The University of Georgia Terry College of Business has launched the Terry Women's Initiative, a program committed to the recruitment, retention and advancement of students that aims to inspire confidence and advance students' academic and professional goals.

Mar. 9 2016

Terry grads rank No. 1 for first-time CPA exam pass rates

Graduates of the Terry College of Business' J.M. Tull School of Accounting ranked No. 1 among large programs and No. 2 among all programs for first-time pass rates on the Certified Public Accountant exams during 2015.

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