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Nov. 16 2017

UGA study finds high-pressure expectations lead to unethical behavior

It can happen in the branch office or the boardroom. Volkswagen did it to pass emissions tests. Wells-Fargo did it to squeeze more profits from their customers. Some school districts have it done it to boost their standardized test scores. Workplace cheating is a real and troublesome phenomenon, and new research from the University of Georgia explains how it starts-and how employers can help prevent it.

Oct. 24 2017

Georgia MBA adds area of emphasis in financial technology

Full-Time MBA students at the University of Georgia now have the option to bolster their résumés with an academic area of emphasis in the rapidly growing field of financial technology, or fintech.

Oct. 16 2017

A higher calling: How brands can compete on social purpose

Do you like your cleaning products to be eco-friendly? Your shoes supportive of workers' rights? Companies are increasingly using their good deeds to identify and differentiate themselves in the marketplace, and new research from the University of Georgia explains how and why it works.

Sep. 28 2017

Study finds workers fare worse when popular medications leave the market

A little pill can have a big effect on worker absenteeism, according to a new study from the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.

Sep. 21 2017

Smart staffers: Why educated areas are good for business

The key to a thriving business may be the educational level of non-executive employees, according to new University of Georgia research.

Sep. 15 2017

UGA dedicates Phase II of Business Learning Community, breaks ground for Phase III

Today the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business celebrated the expansion of its new home, the state-of-the-art Business Learning Community, with a dedication and groundbreaking ceremony.

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.

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