blog posts‘Cultural distinctiveness’ can influence consumer preferences for certain products, study saysDec 15, 2016 9:15 am655 views The concept of “cultural distinctiveness” prompts consumers to fulfill a need to connect with home by favoring brands or products associated with a related cultural group, says U. of I. business professor and branding expert Carlos J. Torelli.Expert: Abolish partisan elections for Illinois judgesAug 22, 2016 9:30 am651 views With popularly elected judges, political influence pervades and taints Illinois courts, said U. of I. legal expert Michael LeRoy.New book explores global reach of British royal family brandNov 4, 2015 9:00 am614 views Cele Otnes, Investors in Business Education Professor in the College of Business at Illinois, is the co-author of the recently published book “Royal Fever: The British Monarchy in Consumer Culture.”Research: Materialism makes bad events even worseNov 25, 2013 9:00 am584 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In addition to its already well-documented negative direct effects on a person's well-being, materialism also wields an indirect negative effect by making bad events even worse, according to a paper co-written by a University of Illinois expert in consumption values.Paper: Education, infrastructure key public investments for job growthSep 28, 2015 9:00 am566 views Government spending on infrastructure and public education supports employment, says research co-written by Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations on the Urbana campus.Paper: Young workers hit hardest by slow hiring during recessionsMay 16, 2016 10:00 am561 views When hiring slows during recessions, the brunt of job losses is borne by job-seekers in their twenties and early thirties, according to a new paper by Eliza Forsythe, a professor of labor and employment relations and of economics at Illinois.Study: Store layout an important variable for retailersJan 24, 2013 9:00 am558 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A retailer's optimal store layout is the result of balancing the interests of two different types of markets - consumers and suppliers, says new research co-written by a University of Illinois business professor.Paper: Don’t rely on mixed messages to change health behaviorsSep 27, 2017 9:00 am547 views Self-improvement messages to lose weight, quit smoking or eat more fruits and vegetables can fall on deaf ears if the intervention message is mixed, says new research from U. of I. psychology professor Dolores Albarracin.New book gives voice to people who grew up in poverty in IndiaMay 10, 2017 8:45 am509 views A new book co-written by a University of Illinois professor who studies subsistence marketplaces chronicles the daily struggles of 13 ordinary people living in India who grew up in poverty.New book explores housewives, food and consumer protests in 20th-century AmericaDec 4, 2017 9:00 am503 views The rising cost of meat and the power of housewives to agitate for a more equitable standard of living is the focus of a new book by U. of I. labor and employment relations professor Emily E. 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Twarog.Paper: Prior union experience correlates with voting for pro-labor issuesNov 16, 2015 9:00 am499 views Research from U. of I. labor professor Ryan Lamare found that a legislator’s past experience with labor unions is associated with an increase in voting for union-supported issues.Research: Men respond negatively to depictions of 'ideal masculinity' in adsAug 1, 2012 9:00 am486 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The male response to depictions of ideal masculinity in advertising is typically negative, which has implications for advertisers and marketers targeting the increasingly fragmented consumer demographic, according to research from a University of Illinois marketing expert.Apologies may fuel settlement of legal disputes, study saysJun 2, 2010 9:00 am484 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Apologies may be good for more than just the soul, according to research by a University of Illinois professor of law and of psychology.Research: Chicago public school teachers log long hoursApr 9, 2012 11:30 am483 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The claim that Chicago public school teachers aren’t working enough hours during the school day is unwarranted at best and intellectually dishonest at worst, according to research from a University of Illinois labor expert.Research: Too much, too little noise turns off consumers, creativityMay 14, 2012 9:00 am472 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The sound of silence isn't so golden for consumers, and both marketers and advertisers should take note, says new research from a University of Illinois expert in new product development and marketing.Paper: Experienced auditors better at fraud detection after a simple cueApr 4, 2017 8:00 am452 views A simple cue can trigger a marked increase in fraud detection among veteran auditors, says a new study co-written by business professors Jessen L. Hobson and Mark Peecher.College of Business honors studentsJul 28, 2010 9:00 am452 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The College of Business at the University of Illinois honored its students in April.Book Corner: A look at how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program affects health and well-beingDec 17, 2015 9:00 am450 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.Cultural sensitivity necessary for global business leaders, scholar saysJan 21, 2014 9:00 am445 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Global business leaders must adapt their behavior to the country in which they are doing business or risk being perceived as ineffective and unable to handle complexity, change and ambiguity, says a paper co-written by a University of Illinois business professor.Online MBA degree coming to U. of I.'s College of BusinessMay 5, 2015 9:15 am441 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.Research: Medical malpractice reform does little to contain health care costsJan 27, 2015 9:00 am432 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two papers co-authored by a University of Illinois expert in the regulation and financing of health care conclude that tort reform has had relatively little impact on the U.S. health care system.Why food insecurity still hasn't decreased in the U.S.Sep 24, 2015 8:45 am431 views A Minute With...™ U. of I. agricultural economist Craig GundersenPaper: Corporate board ‘interlocks’ lead to managerial entrenchmentDec 1, 2016 9:15 am429 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.Study: Consumers see much greater risk than reward in online adsMay 18, 2017 12:00 pm417 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.Study: One-size-fits-all approach doesn't work for different marketsAug 13, 2013 9:00 am410 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - When evaluating the performance of a brand in a certain territory, it might be more appropriate to evaluate it against its local competitors as opposed to its performance in other territories, according to research from a University of Illinois expert in business strategy.Roth IRA conversion not a good fit for all, tax expert saysOct 26, 2009 9:00 am396 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Starting next year, anyone can convert retirement savings into tax-advantaged Roth individual retirement accounts, but the much-touted switch isn't for everyone, a University of Illinois expert on tax and elder law warns.Should states be in the lottery business?Sep 5, 2017 1:00 pm395 views A major downside to record-breaking lottery jackpots is that money flows from poorer communities into the hands of one incredibly lucky person, said Craig Lemoine, the director of the Financial Planning Program at the College of ACES.Relying too much on e-mail bad for business, study saysJun 16, 2010 9:00 am386 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.Study: Job autonomy, trust in leadership keys to improvement initiativesNov 14, 2012 9:00 am386 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Frontline employees will commit to improving their organization if they perceive a high degree of autonomy in their jobs and trust their leaders, says research from University of Illinois business professors.Political ideology and social norms can play a role in donation decisions, study saysJul 20, 2017 9:15 am383 views New research from U. of I. business professor and branding expert Carlos J. Torelli provides a more nuanced understanding of the role of political ideology and social norms on donation decisions.Fracturing social networks among business elites empower shareholder activismJun 12, 2017 10:30 am377 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.‘Mobilization fatigue’ leads to diminishing returns for labor-backed voter turnout drivesApr 18, 2016 9:00 am376 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.Perception of job insecurity results in lower use of workplace programsFeb 17, 2014 9:00 am359 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With the hangover from the Great Recession still lingering, the specter of job loss continues to loom for most workers.‘Nudges’ an inexpensive, effective way to increase completion of health promotion programsDec 1, 2016 9:15 am356 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.'Unfunded liabilities' a financial myth, expert saysApr 1, 2009 9:00 am347 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.States find rewards from high-tech investments, given time and patienceJul 31, 2017 10:15 am342 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 AffairsFor sensation-seekers, the color red can elicit rebelliousness, study findsAug 17, 2016 8:45 am335 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.Cancer drug tested in pet dogs is now bound for human trialsJul 17, 2013 9:00 am321 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.Research: Brand-conscious consumers take bad news to heartAug 15, 2011 9:00 am317 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.Battered women who kill in non-beating situation have self-defense rightAug 15, 2005 9:00 am314 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Answering critics of the "battered woman syndrome," a University of Illinois expert argues that the claims made by victims of domestic violence are a legitimate extension of the longstanding rules of self-defense.Will regulating e-cigarettes be good for public health?May 10, 2016 11:15 am294 views A Minute With…™ Julian Reif, expert in health care economics24-hour casinos a bad bet for Illinois, gambling critic saysSep 10, 2013 9:00 am277 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.Better police surveillance technologies come with a cost, scholar saysNov 11, 2013 9:00 am258 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.Ill veterans who had radiation exposure now caught in bureaucratic webApr 3, 2006 9:00 am245 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Veterans suffering from cancers linked to exposure to radiation from atomic test explosions encounter a complex and error-ridden process that routinely denies them disability benefits, a University of Illinois scholar says.New book tackles challenges of strategic brand management in global marketsJan 8, 2018 9:15 am232 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.Use of cameras to monitor nursing-home care is subject of controversyJul 27, 2004 9:00 am230 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.U. of I. Business Instructional Facility achieves top 'green' standardDec 8, 2009 9:00 am227 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.Sarbanes-Oxley Act fails to address corporate accounting flaws, scholar saysJun 28, 2004 9:00 am224 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.Study: Key differences between bankrupt churches, small businessesMar 28, 2013 9:00 am213 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.