blog postsPerception of job insecurity results in lower use of workplace programsFeb 17, 2014 9:00 am502 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With the hangover from the Great Recession still lingering, the specter of job loss continues to loom for most workers.Study: Consumers see much greater risk than reward in online adsMay 18, 2017 12:00 pm500 views The risks far outweigh the benefits for most consumers in their response to personalized online ads, and they may avoid them as a result, suggests a University of Illinois study.Relying too much on e-mail bad for business, study saysJun 16, 2010 9:00 am497 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Firing off e-mails and cueing up videoconferences get work done fast, but not necessarily well, research by a University of Illinois business leadership expert found.Paper: Corporate board ‘interlocks’ lead to managerial entrenchmentDec 1, 2016 9:15 am494 views The Rolodexes of the business elite help account for the surprising resilience of managerial control of publicly held corporations, leading to an entrenched management structure that comes at the expense of shareholder value, says research from U. of I. labor professor Richard Benton.Dual-earner families, gender roles, and the economic recessionNov 8, 2010 9:00 am488 views A Minute With™... Amit Kramer, a professor of labor and employment relationsOnline MBA degree coming to U. of I.'s College of BusinessMay 5, 2015 9:15 am485 views The new online MBA degree will democratize access to the coveted graduate degree, said Larry DeBrock, the Josef and Margot Lakonishok Endowed Dean of the College of Business.'Unfunded liabilities' a financial myth, expert saysApr 1, 2009 9:00 am467 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A growing chorus of complaints about the U.S. government's "unfunded" debts may be unsettling, but no cause to become unnerved, a University of Illinois tax expert says.New book tackles challenges of strategic brand management in global marketsJan 8, 2018 9:15 am462 views A new book co-written by U. of I. business professor and branding expert Carlos J. Torelli offers a concise, flexible and modern take on global brand management.Book Corner: A look at how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program affects health and well-beingDec 17, 2015 9:00 am459 views A new book looks at aspects of how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program affects health and well-being. “SNAP Matters” includes a chapter on obesity by University of Illinois economist Craig Gundersen, one of the book’s editors.Research: Brand-conscious consumers take bad news to heartAug 15, 2011 9:00 am444 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Consumers with close ties to a brand respond to negative information about the beloved brand as they do to personal failure - they experience it as a threat to their self-image, according to a new study by a University of Illinois marketing expert.Why food insecurity still hasn't decreased in the U.S.Sep 24, 2015 8:45 am438 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. agricultural economist Craig Gundersen‘Nudges’ an inexpensive, effective way to increase completion of health promotion programsDec 1, 2016 9:15 am423 views Keeping your message brief and simple – on the level of a gentle reminder, as opposed to constant nagging – can produce gains when trying to increase engagement with health care programs, says new research from U. of I. professor and social psychology expert Dolores Albarracin.Fracturing social networks among business elites empower shareholder activismJun 12, 2017 10:30 am415 views Activist investors have become increasingly successful in agitating for change in publicly held companies, and there’s little that business elites can do to rebuff their influence, says research from U. of I. labor professor Richard Benton.24-hour casinos a bad bet for Illinois, gambling critic saysSep 10, 2013 9:00 am411 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Casinos in the state of Illinois want to keep their roulette wheels spinning 24 hours a day, but a leading national gambling critic warns that round-the-clock gambling could be disastrous for the Land of Lincoln.Use of cameras to monitor nursing-home care is subject of controversyJul 27, 2004 9:00 am410 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The proposed use of Web or video cameras to monitor the care of residents in nursing homes has kicked up a storm.‘Mobilization fatigue’ leads to diminishing returns for labor-backed voter turnout drivesApr 18, 2016 9:00 am396 views Repeated voter contact across multiple election cycles can eventually lead to “mobilization fatigue,” says new research from U. of I. labor professor Ryan Lamare.Cancer drug tested in pet dogs is now bound for human trialsJul 17, 2013 9:00 am396 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thanks to a new $2 million investment, a drug that spurs cancer cells to self-destruct while sparing healthy cells is on the road to human clinical trials. The compound, known as PAC-1, has so far proven safe and has promising anti-cancer effects in cell culture, in mouse models of cancer and in pet dogs with spontaneously occurring lymphomas and osteosarcomas.For sensation-seekers, the color red can elicit rebelliousness, study findsAug 17, 2016 8:45 am376 views The widespread use of the color red to signal danger can actually be counterproductive for certain people, says research co-written by Ravi Mehta, a professor of business administration at Illinois.Sarbanes-Oxley Act fails to address corporate accounting flaws, scholar saysJun 28, 2004 9:00 am372 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Far from imposing an unreasonable burden on corporate America, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has not tackled the core accounting conflicts that led to investor losses at Enron, WorldCom and other companies, according to an expert at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.States find rewards from high-tech investments, given time and patienceJul 31, 2017 10:15 am361 views State investments in high-tech development generally pay off, given time, patience and modest expections, according to a University of Illinois study.When are you likely to feel the effects of the budgetary stalemate in Springfield?Jul 22, 2015 9:00 am337 views A Minute With...™ Christopher Z. Mooney, director of the Institute of Government and Public AffairsShould college athletes be paid?Oct 2, 2013 9:00 am333 views A Minute With™... former coach Don Hardin and sports economist Scott Tainsky, both faculty members in recreation, sport and tourismBetter police surveillance technologies come with a cost, scholar saysNov 11, 2013 9:00 am308 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The ever-increasing adoption of digital surveillance technologies by local police departments may dramatically improve the efficiency of criminal investigations, but it also creates the opportunity for abuse and misuse, a University of Illinois expert in criminal law and information privacy says.Will regulating e-cigarettes be good for public health?May 10, 2016 11:15 am305 views A Minute With…™ Julian Reif, expert in health care economicsStudy shows judges' backgrounds matter in high court selectionMay 18, 2009 9:00 am293 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Some federal judges are tossing out civil cases based on their own opinions, a disturbing trend that makes background checks even more important in the search for a new associate justice for the U.S. Supreme Court, a University of Illinois legal expert says.U. of I. Business Instructional Facility achieves top 'green' standardDec 8, 2009 9:00 am292 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The state-of-the-art Business Instructional Facility at the University of Illinois has earned the world's highest honor for sustainable, environmentally friendly construction and design.Product recall decisions need balance to prevent overreactingJan 29, 2018 9:00 am282 views Managing the downside risks of technology in a health care setting poses a serious challenge to firms, doctors and patients, said Ujjal Kumar Mukherjee, a professor of business administration at the Gies College of Business at Illinois.Multiple job duties yield multiple benefits for workers, U. of I. expert saysJun 2, 2008 9:00 am275 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Worn thin from wearing too many hats at work?Expert: Pervasive 'credential creep' bad for health care practitioners, consumersJan 27, 2015 9:00 am267 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The outcome of a case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last fall could potentially slow the trend of the ever-increasing number of occupations subject to state licensing, says a University of Illinois expert in the regulation and financing of health care.Personalized leadership key for keeping globally distributed teams on taskApr 18, 2013 9:00 am264 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - For companies with employees around the globe, the challenges of distance, diversity and technology may threaten team cohesiveness among their long-distance workers. But according to a new study by a University of Illinois business professor, out of sight doesn't necessarily have to mean out of mind for virtual teams.Study: Key differences between bankrupt churches, small businessesMar 28, 2013 9:00 am254 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Although they share some important similarities, religious organizations, such as churches, that file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection differ from small business debtors in two significant ways - they seek to preserve the "going-concern value" of the organizations themselves, and their members are more integral to their successful reorganizations, says a new study by a University of Illinois law professor.Paper: Credit status not a good predictor of worker productivityDec 15, 2016 9:15 am244 views Credit screening as a condition of employment is a flawed practice that can result in discrimination against low-income and minority applicants, says research from Andrew Weaver, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois.A billion tons of biomass a viable goal, but at high price, new research showsFeb 16, 2011 9:00 am243 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new study from the University of Illinois concludes that very high biomass prices would be needed in order to meet the ambitious goal of replacing 30 percent of petroleum consumption in the U.S. with biofuels by 2030.Research: 'Sourcing hub' could help create more efficient supply chainJan 15, 2014 9:00 am238 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Firms can manage their sourcing better by developing relationships not only with their suppliers but also with their suppliers' suppliers, according to two papers co-written by a University of Illinois expert in supply chain management.'Repetition-break' plot structure makes effective TV ads, research showsFeb 29, 2012 9:00 am237 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Beautiful people, scenic locations, cool music and ... the right plot structure? It turns out that a plot structure found in folktales is potent in television advertisements, according to published research by Jeffrey Loewenstein, a professor of business administration at the University of Illinois.List of international leaders with U. of I. ties continues to growSep 26, 2007 9:00 am235 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The leader of a South American nation where thick rainforests straddle the equator earned his doctoral degree at a U.S. university in the shadows of cornfields a half a world away.Ex-NFL player says Congress should regulate steroids in pro sportsJan 28, 2008 9:00 am233 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Congress should step in to regulate performance-enhancing drugs in professional sports because players and owners lack incentive to effectively police themselves, former NFL tight end Josh Whitman says.Illinois labor professor awarded ACLS fellowshipMar 12, 2019 1:45 pm230 views University of Illinois labor professor Emily E. LB. Twarog is the recipient of a 2019 Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. The award will fund the research and writing of her second book, “Hands Off: The History of Sexual Harassment Resistance in the Service Sector, 1935-2018.”Study: Parole decisions affect rehabilitation incentivesSep 17, 2012 9:00 am226 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Long mandatory minimum sentences or strong limits on judicial discretion can counter-productively reduce the incentives of prison inmates to engage in rehabilitative behavior, thereby raising recidivism rates, according to published research co-written by a University of Illinois economics professor.Study: Climate change beliefs more influenced by long-term temperature fluctuationsOct 30, 2014 9:00 am219 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In spite of the broad scientific consensus about its existence, global warming remains a contentious public policy issue. Yet it's also an issue that requires a public consensus to support policies that might curb or counteract it.Study: Starting kindergarten later gives students only a fleeting edgeAug 18, 2008 9:00 am208 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - New research challenges a growing trend toward holding kids out of kindergarten until they're older, arguing that academic advantages are short-lived and come at the expense of delaying entry into the workforce and other costs.Workers in collective bargaining states subsidize low-wage earners in right-to-work statesAug 28, 2014 9:00 am208 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - States with right-to-work laws "free ride" on the higher tax revenues generated by workers in collective bargaining states, says a new study from a University of Illinois labor expert.Illinois' economic slowdown is consistent with national trendFeb 2, 2016 8:30 am203 views The U. of I. Flash Index fell again in January to 105.3 from its 105.5 level in December. As was the case last month, this is the lowest reading since March 2013 (104.7). This is consistent with data indicating a national economic slowdown.Study: Economic benefits of medical innovation undervaluedMar 19, 2015 9:00 am203 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new analysis co-written by a University of Illinois expert in health care economics concludes that increases in the pace of medical innovation reduce overall physical risks to health, and thus function in a manner similar to an expansion of or improvement in the efficiency of health insurance markets.Long-term disability claims dominate benefits litigation, study saysSep 16, 2013 9:00 am199 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An empirical study of employee benefits litigation from 2006 to 2010 reveals that cases involving long-term disability claims accounted for over 60 percent of all federal cases among five broad categories, including health care, life and accidental death, and pension cases.Contracts adding legal twist to family health careMay 27, 2009 9:00 am188 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Financial contracts to care for sick or aging relatives - nearly unthinkable just a decade ago - are drawing new interest as everyday Americans wrestle with the time and expense of providing long-term health care, a University of Illinois legal expert says.State vs. federal rules at issue in regulation of HMOsDec 1, 2005 9:00 am179 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The rise of managed health care has brought into focus a clash between federal and state jurisdiction over the regulation of health maintenance organizations, legal scholars at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign conclude.Should the tech industry end mandatory arbitration for workers?Dec 18, 2018 8:45 am174 views For tech company workers protesting sexual harassment in the workplace, there are few practical benefits to be gained from employers ending mandatory arbitration beyond an increased perception of procedural justice, says U. of I. labor professor Ryan Lamare.Loopholes in health care law could result in employee harassmentJul 23, 2013 9:00 am170 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The contrasting incentives of employers and employees under the Affordable Care Act ultimately may result in increased employee harassment and retaliation claims, two University of Illinois law professors say in a paper they co-wrote.Courts mostly ignore immigration status in lawsuits, study saysFeb 11, 2013 9:00 am162 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When a person living in the U.S. without legal permission or suspected of doing so is involved in a work-related lawsuit, most courts disregard their immigration status when determining remedies, says a study from a University of Illinois expert in labor relations.