Fortune recently featured insight co-authored by Chiara Longoni, Assistant Professor in Marketing, from her published paper in Nature Human Behavior examining how well people understand and trust A.I. systems used in healthcare to make medical decisions. From their research, Chiara and her co-authors found that people are reluctant to utilize A.I. in part because they overestimate their understanding of how human
The Boston Herald recently published insight from Jay Zagorsky, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Markets, Public Policy, and Law, on vulnerabilities of the global manufacturing supply chain that have become exposed during the pandemic. “The pandemic has shown that extended supply chains and factories located halfway around the world is not really the most efficient way to create products.” As Jay
The United States Mint Director is calling for people to spend their change as country is hit by coin shortage. Michael George reports. - Oct 3, 2021, Courtesy CBS News CBS News’ Michael George recently interviewed Jay Zagorsky, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Markets, Public Policy, and Law, on the coin shortage caused by Americans going cashless. “Most of us have
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have exploded in value, but has that growth translated into actual use as a medium of exchange? Dr. Gerry Tsoukalas, Associate Professor of Information Systems at Questrom, explores how the travel industry is making use of cryptocurrency and how much further the technology has to go in terms of widespread adoption in this Insights@Questrom interview.
TechTarget recently published insight co-authored by Marshall Van Alstyne, Questrom Professor of Management and Professor of Information Systems, on the topic of South Korea potentially banning Apple and Google from charging developers commission fees on in-app purchases, as well as on app competition in general. The article also covers the lack of consistent regulation of big tech companies, with recommendations from
MarketWatch recently featured an opinion piece authored by Jetson Leder-Luis, Assistant Professor in the Department of Markets, Public Policy, and Law. First published as the lead story in the newsletter of The Conversation, a leading news service centered on academic contributors, Jetson wrote on the risk of fraud within the $4.5 trillion the U.S. government could potentially spend this year
What impact will the decision by Republican governors in 26 states to end enhanced unemployment benefits have on workers and the job market? Patricia Cortes, Associate Professor in Markets, Public Policy, and Law, discusses the ripple effects of this policy shift as some states reject and others embrace the expanded UI payments authorized by Congress earlier this year.
The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge was part of Boston’s Big Dig, which was infamous for its cost overruns. AP Photo/Steven Senne Jetson Leder-Luis, Boston University The U.S. government may be on the verge of spending as much as US$4.5 trillion in what could be one of the biggest investments in infrastructure and the
Earlier this year, Golden Agri Resources Ltd. acknowledged that its Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) unit failed to compensate local residents for its business practices including the destruction of forests and violating the rights of indigenous people. However, the parent company, Golden Agri Resources Ltd. boasts one of the highest investor ratings for environmental and social policies. Some experts believe that
Diagnostic care health applications, enabled by artificial intelligence (AI), have become more widely available directly to consumers, including on mobile devices. However, consumers have been slow to adopt the use of such tools as they tend to trust human health care providers more than their AI analog. In a recent Harvard Business Review article co-authored by Chiara Longoni, assistant professor
Harvard Business Review recently published insight co-authored by Marshall Van Alstyne, Questrom Professor of Management and Professor of Information Systems, on the need to update Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. The article unpacks Section 230 and the growing consensus to rewrite its protections, while also explaining the reasons for opposing views.
How should the United States respond to the climate crisis? In this Insights@Questrom Expert Take, Professor of the Practice in Markets, Public Policy, and Law Peter Fox-Penner outlines his recommended framework for U.S. climate policy as lawmakers debate how best to address this critical issue.
Workplace rules and habits have been scrambled by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated remote work revolution- but have employment laws and regulations kept up? Kabrina Chang, JD, Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Ethics at Questrom, explains the new legal landscape for employers and employees in this Insights@Questrom interview.How have employment laws changed since the pandemic in terms of disability,
Nina Mazar, Professor of Marketing, recently spoke with The Brink to discuss her research collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania's Behavior Change for Good Initiative to increase the rate of vaccination among communities most at risk. Mazar and her fellow researchers are using machine learning to better understand the most effective and influential behavioral nudges with respect to public health. “We
The pandemic has forced the world to rethink the way we work. In this Insights@Questrom Expert Take, Senior Lecturer, Management & Organizations James French explains how the differing approaches of two Wall Street titans towards remote work has come to symbolize the debate taking place in corporate boardrooms everywhere.
Marshall Van Alstyne, Questrom Professor of Management in Information Systems, recently sat down for a Q&A with TechTarget to discuss the ongoing debate with regard regulating the big tech firms. Van Alstyne suggests that breaking up the tech companies and transferring data from one platform to another may not be the answer, but rather focusing on increasing competition through data
Team learning has become more important than ever as remote work technologies enable easier collaboration across great distances. In this Insights Q&A, three Questrom professors specializing in Management and Organizations- Master Lecturer Dr. Sandi Deacon Carr, Senior Lecturer Dr. Paul “Hutch” Hutchinson, and Senior Lecturer Jennifer Mandolese- discuss their work on Questrom Team Learning.
Information Technology & Innovation Foundation recently published insight co-authored by Peter Fox-Penner, Professor of Practice. Peter’s study focuses on the goal of rebuilding the nation’s manufacturing sector and the uncertainty around climate change and policies to balance these two issues.
The Institute for Sustainable Energy at Boston University recently co-hosted the webinar “Improving Sustainable Investing through Better ESG Metrics” featuring insight from Nina Mazar, Professor of Marketing. “When we're talking about ESG, I think it’s really about the longer-term perspective and trying to really acknowledge and understand the complexities of that right, the whole network, the system that is behind us
In this Insights Q&A, a team of Questrom researchers- Assistant Professor, Marketing Chiara Longoni, Associate Professor, Marketing Remi Trudel, and PhD Marketing Student Anna Tari Sanchez- explore role of “green” pricing: cost changes that arise from environmental or sustainability-focused practices. Their findings contain lessons for consumers, corporations, and policymakers on this important issue.
On May 4th, Boston University Questrom School of Business and Innovate@BU hosted Steve Blank and Alex Osterwalder in a webinar discussing Corporate Innovation. They are two of the top thought leaders on how innovation is cultivated and grown within a large company. Osterwalder recently published his latest book The invincible Company and Blank’s May 2013 Harvard Business Review cover story
After nearly a year and a half, organizations are bringing their employees back to the office in a post-pandemic world. This call back to the workplace is seeing mixed reviews. In the US, workers state that their priorities have shifted since the pandemic leading them to seek out more flexibility and work/life balance. Constance Hadley, Lecturer in Management & Organizations,
June 8, 2021 -- Bloomberg recently published insight from Rena Conti, Associate Professor in the Department of Markets, Public Policy and Law. Rena spoke on the recent FDA approval of Biogen Inc.’s $56,000-a-year Alzheimer’s therapy Aduhelm, sparking a reignition of America’s debate on drug prices and access to medical care. Her comments centered on how Medicare’s financial structure would impact the
In this Insights Q&A, Dean’s Research Scholar and Associate Professor, Marketing Monic Sun tackles the increasing influence of social media and other technologies on branding. How companies are adapting their marketing efforts to the new digital landscape is an ever-evolving topic, and one which she breaks down in this insightful analysis of current and future trends.
June 7, 2021 -- Behavioral Scientist recently published insight co-authored by Nina Mazar, Marketing Professor and Co-Director of The Susilo Institute for Ethics in The Global Economy. The article discusses Nina’s and her co-authors’ research, which focused on testing the effectiveness of planning prompts on organizations’ tax compliance through repetitive nudges. In the field experiment, the authors focused on all organizations that
Management Science recently published a study co-authored by Laurina Zhang, Assistant Professor in Strategy & Innovation, examining the effect of the #MeToo movement on the likelihood of Hollywood producers working with female writers on new movie projects.
Estelle Yuan Sun, Associate Professor in Accounting at Questrom, discusses her recent research on firms disclosing information related to climate risk exposure given the record-breaking weather events in the United States over recent years.
Marketplace’s Andy Uhler recently interviewed Catherine Fazio, Lecturer in Strategy and Innovation, to discuss her research on economic relief packages leading to a surge in registered business formations. “Its purpose was not to catalyze a lot of startup formation, so it was very interesting for us to see that the CARES Act had that ripple effect.”Catherine Fazio, Lecturer in Strategy &
Join Marshall Van Alstyne, Questrom Professor in Management, as he hosts a panel of experts, including Andrei Hagiu, Associate Professor of Information Systems, to discuss whether platforms should be regulated, the implications of such actions, and possible solutions on how to regulate them. Video Segments: 02:45 – Big agenda, Overcoming antitrust failures Cristina Caffarra - Senior Consultant, Charles River Associates, Europe 13:55 – Challenges
Harvard Business Review recently published insight co-authored by Laurina Zhang, Assistant Professor in Strategy & Innovation, on her research examining gender equity in Hollywood in terms of employment opportunities and the types of ideas developed before and after the allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein in October 2017.
Future Workplace partnered with Questrom’s Human Resources Policy Institute to survey 200 C-level HR leaders to learn more about expected changes to their organization’s people strategies post-pandemic.
TechTarget's SearchCIO online magazine highlighted the recent Insights@Questrom Live event "Should We Regulate Platforms? How?", co-sponsored by the Questrom School of Business Digital Business Institute. The event featured a high-powered panel of 13 experts, including Andrei Hagiu, Associate Professor of Information Systems, and moderated by Marshall Van Alstyne, Questrom Professor of Management.
MarketWatch featured findings from a recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research and co-authored by Patricia Cortés, Associate Professor in Markets, Public Policy, & Law. The article discusses a number of the gender differences in the job search process found by the empirical research. By analyzing the data from nearly 3,200 undergraduate business students from 2013 to
In a working paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Patricia Cortés, Associate Professor in Markets, Public Policy, & Law, and her co-authors discuss gender differences in the job search process. By analyzing the data from nearly 3,200 undergraduate business students from 2013 to 2019, the study shows two key findings: 1) gender differences in the
The United States has seen a sharp rise in new startups since the pandemic, especially in black communities. Was it the stimulus, or was it something else all together? Catherine Fazio, Lecturer in Strategy & Innovation, recently sat down with the New York Times to discuss her and her co-authors' recent findings from their Startup Cartography Project. "It feels significant that
Is it possible to map out entrepreneurship across the United States? Catherine Fazio, Lecturer in Strategy and Innovation, explains in this Expert Take, the Startup Cartography Project, which aims to do exactly that. Fazio's work was recently featured in the New York Times Upshot feature.
Siobhan O'Mahony, Feld Family Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Questrom, and Ian Mashiter, Master Lecturer in Strategy & Innovation at Questrom, sit down with Raul Aldrey (Questrom '00), Chief Product Officer at Mediakind, Prashant Hinge (Questrom '18), AVP of Innovation and Strategic Integration for the Hanover Insurance Group, and Ashley Nagle Eknaian (Questrom '00), Chief Digital Strategist Head of
Avi Seidmann, Professor of Information Systems at Questrom School of Business, sits down with guest Anindya Ghose, Heinz Riehl Chair Professor of Business and the Director of the Masters of Science in Business Analytics program at NYU Stern School of Busines and author of the best-selling book, TAP: Unlocking the Mobile Economy, as he shares insights from his research showing
Join the Digital Business Institute and the Institute for Health Systems Innovation and Policy for Part 1 of a seven part webinar series that addresses why the COVID crisis is driving the need for digital transformation in health care. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Larz Anderson Professor in Management at Questrom School of Business and Director of the Institute for Health Systems
In Part 2 of this seven part series, Darrell Griffin from the Institute for Health Systems Innovation & Policy, sits down with Dr. Brian Jack from BU School of Medicine, and Thomas Foley from AMD Global Telemedicine, and discusses the impact the pandemic had on the rise of telehealth, and the future of telehealth post-pandemic.
In Part 3 of this seven part series on Digitally Transforming Post-Covid Health Care, Rena Conti, Associate Professor in Markets, Public Policy, & Law at Boston University Questrom School of business, discussing new ways of the thinking about costs associated with health care delivery.
The U.S. health care industry has wrestled with issues largely solvable by digital transformation for the last 20 years. The COVID crisis uncovered these glaring issues as the industry is on the precipice of change. In Part 4 of this seven part Insights Live series, Darrell Griffin of the Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy sits down with Professor
What does GDP measure and why should managers care about this metric in their businesses? Senior Lecturer of Markets, Public Policy, and Law Jay Zagorsky sits down with Insights@Questrom to answer these questions and more.
Siobhan O'Mahony, Feld Family Professor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Professor of Strategy & Innovation, sits down with Colin Bryar, co-author of Working Backwards and former Chief of Staff to Jeff Bezos, and Bill Carr, co-author of Working Backwards and form VP of Digital Media at Amazon.
As congress begins to debate H.R.3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, the pharmaceutical drug industry is arguing that the bill, aimed at lowering drug prices for Medicare patients, will stifle innovation. In a recent op-ed piece penned by Rena Conti, Associate Professor of Markets, Public Policy, and Law, and her co-authors, Leslie Dach, Chair of Protect our Care, and
Moshe Cohen provides insight on the importance of assessment when negotiating a job offer. He offers advice and guidance on the different factors that need to be evaluated, especially during an unprecedented time when the job search is limited.
The Boston Globe recently published an article featuring insight from Garrett Johnson, Assistant Professor of Marketing. Garrett spoke on the topic of companies allowing customers to opt out of e-mails promoting a holiday that may stir up grief and stress for some.
After over a year of remote work, nearly 60 percent of British workers and 44 percent of US workers don't want to go back to working full-time in the office. These numbers are concerning with regard to office loneliness, an issue that existed before the pandemic. Constance Hadley, Lecturer in Management & Organizations, and her co-author's recent research was featured
Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy recently hosted a webinar featuring Associate Professor of Operations and Technology Management at Questrom School of Business, Justin Ren, and Lecturer of Strategy and Innovation, Richard Stuebi, to speak on pervasive energy poverty in Africa. “This framework is not static, the intent of this framework is not to go to a place, measure it once,
MedPage Today recently published an article featuring insight from Rena Conti, Associate Research Director of the Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy. Rena spoke on the need for affordable and accessible COVID-19 treatment, especially with the sheer scale and number of those affected by the pandemic.
Harvard Business Review recently published an article coauthored by Caroline Flammer, Dean’s Research Scholar and Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation. Caroline and her coauthors at Harvard Business School explored what effect shareholder activism has on companies disclosing the risks of climate change on their business and how such disclosures affect markets and the companies themselves.
This episode of the Language of Business looks abroad at Japanese children’s clothing brand Miki House, online marketplace HireFive that matches Brazilian software developers with American startups, and the strong market for Questrom MBA programs—including the new online offering, open to business professionals worldwide.
In a recent article from The Wall Street Journal, Constance Hadley, Lecturer of Management & Organizations, offers her thoughts on how individuals can navigate the changing workplace. The article discusses how you can form good habits to increase self-discipline and work-life balance. Also, learn how to manage stress, build strong relationships with your manager, and combat loneliness in the virtual workplace. The behaviors
American Sociological Review recently published an article authored by Michel Anteby, Dean’s Research Scholar and Professor, Management & Organizations and Audrey Holm, Lecturer, Management & Organizations. Michel and Audrey highlighted an unusual field- puppetry- to examine how the move of puppeteers from the live stage to televised performances necessitated differing expertise within the industry. Expertise is a key currency in today’s
For 20 years progressive thinkers have argued that a more sustainable form of capitalism would arise if companies regularly measured and reported on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. While reporting has become widespread, and some firms are deriving benefits from it, environmental damage and social inequality are still growing. Kenneth Pucker, Lecturer in Management & Organizations, outlines challenges
Large digital multisided platforms (MSPs) such as Amazon, Alibaba, and Apple’s App Store have made it significantly easier for sellers to reach new consumers. However, as thousands of companies, large and small, have discovered, conducting business on these MSPs carries significant risks. Andrei Hagiu, Associate Professor of Information Systems, explores these risks and ways to mitigate them in a recent HBR article.
What impact will telemedicine and digital technology have on the U.S. healthcare system? Will telemedicine continue to be popular after COVID? What types of medicine are feasible virtually? Abraham (Avi) Seidmann, Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Information Systems at Boston University Questrom School of Business explores.
A recent survey conducted over social media by Abraham (Avi) Seidmann, Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Information Systems at Boston University Questrom School of Business, looked into the factors that could convince people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Managing and growing a business is a challenge for every entrepreneur. How can that happen in a global pandemic? By staying nimble and pivoting where necessary. Greg Stoller, Senior Lecturer at Questrom, gathers insights from a number of entrepreneurs.
COVID-19 revealed significant weaknesses in the global medical supply chain, leaving hospitals without masks, PPE, and other critical supplies at a time when they were most needed. What happened over the past year in this important sector, and what lessons can we learn from it to be better prepared in the future? Doug Hannah, Assistant Professor, Strategy and Innovation explores
Financial automation, or robo-advising, is a quickly growing industry. Trends such as WallStreetBets, the subreddit that led the GameStop surge, have sparked interest in investing for young audiences. Apps such as Robinhood are growing rapidly and utilize robo-advising as their core services. Steven Kou, Questrom Professor in Management and Professor of Finance, breaks down robo-advising so investors can understand its
For decades, many businesses have experienced a race to incorporate the newest and best technologies in their organizations. Professor of Information Systems and David J. McGrath Jr. Professor in Management Venkat Venkatraman sits down with Insights@Questrom to answer our questions on what businesses need to know about the digital transformation in the 2020’s and beyond.
WalletHub recently published an article featuring insight from Pearl Steinbuch, Senior Lecturer of Markets, Public Policy, and Law. Pearl spoke on “no balance transfer fee” credit cards and what consumers should consider most when selecting a credit card. I think that many people focus on the promotional 0% APR, more than the balance transfer fee. However, consumers must realize that if
In this episode of Fiona’s R&D Tax Credit Podcast, Questrom Lecturer of Strategy & Innovation Catherine Fazio discusses the impact of research & design (R&D) tax credits on entrepreneurship. She dives into her research, called the Startup Cartography Project, which found that R&D credits lead to higher startup formation. Listen to the full podcast: https://iono.fm/e/1013796
The pandemic has forever changed business, completely disrupting some industries—like radio, office leasing and job search platforms—while giving birth to others, such as Force of Nature, an appliance that converts salt, water and vinegar into a disinfectant.
Tesary Lin, Assistant Professor, Marketing, explores recent changes in privacy protection, such as Apple’s new iOS 14, and their effects on advertisers. She explains why it will be harder for Apple and Google to track users and how advertisers can protect people’s privacy while effectively targeting them.
Recently, Christie's auctioned a purely digital work of art for $69.3M. With the sale, the digital piece became the most expensive NFT to ever sell. Carey Morewedge, Professor of Marketing, offered a glimpse into the world of NFTs …
Behavioral scientists have explored how certain nudges can influence individual behavior, but can those principles be applied to entire organizations? Nina Mazar, marketing professor and co-director of The Susilo Institute For Ethics In The Global Economy, explains her recent research into behavioral nudges on organizations and key findings for business leaders in this Insights@Questrom Expert Take.
The performing arts can be an incredibly useful tool in helping individuals on the autism spectrum cope with social anxiety or social awkwardness. In this episode of Language of Business, hear from innovators in this space that are empowering people with autism.
President Biden recently passed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package for COVID relief. Michael Salinger, Jacqueline and Arthur Bahr Professor and Department Chair, Markets, Public Policy & Law, explains what makes this bill different from previous stimulus packages, what the bill provides, and issues to watch moving forward.
Many hospitals are struggling during COVID as they've had to shut down other wings to keep COVID patients safe. Do you forecast any hospitals merging to stay afloat? Any other hospital trends you think will be relevant? Dionne Lomax, markets, public policy, & law lecturer at Questrom, offers her analysis.
Forbes recently published an article featuring insight from Constance Hadley, Lecturer of Management & Organizations. Constance responded to results of a workplace return to office survey, conducted by Wakefield Research, which found that 85% of U.S. workers are looking forward to returning to the office and 61% want employers to strictly enforce Covid-19 workplace regulations.
How should students navigate the job market and negotiating their salaries? Moshe Cohen, senior lecturer of Management & Organizations and author of Collywobbles, How to Negotiate When Negotiating Makes You Nervous, gives his career coaching tips for upcoming college graduates.
According to a recent BankRate survey, most Americans could not cover a $1,000 financial emergency. Senior Lecturer of Finance Aaron Stevens sits down with Insights@Questrom to answer our questions on this issue and give his thoughts on potential solutions. Question 1: A recent BankRate survey found that 39% of Americans are unprepared for a $1,000 emergency. Why do you believe that
The past year has brought a lot of trauma. How should organizations respond as it pertains to their employees? Should companies provide resources or allow time off? Bill Kahn, professor of Management & Organizations, offers insight from his research and offers practical solutions to the issues raised by trauma in organizations.
Forbes recently posted an article featuring insights from Laurina Zhang, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation. Laurina provided commentary on the recent pledge by McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski to support women that raise allegations of sexual harassment.
Go behind the headlines into the seamier side of business with interviews with a lawyer in the Bernie Madoff case, the co-author of Betrayed: A Survivor’s Guide to Lying, Cheating & Double Dealing, a former Enron employee and a Questrom lecturer who teaches business ethics.
A new survey of more than 6,500 U.S. blood cancer patients and survivors reveals only half are likely to get a COVID vaccine while one in three is unsure. The survey was a collaboration between The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), BU Questrom School of Business, and The Behaviouralist.
Behavioral economics has shown that nudges can be used to help individuals act in their best interests. But can you apply similar tools to change organizational behavior? Nina Mazar, Marketing Professor and Co-Director of The Susilo Institute For Ethics In The Global Economy, was recently featured in Harvard Business Review discussing if, like people, organizations can be nudged to do
What happens to brands when there is external pressure to change, and how do brands remain authentic as they evolve? Susan Fournier, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean and Professor of Marketing, offers her expert take.
What types of new organizations, products, or services will arise due to COVID that haven't yet been discussed widely? How has COVID pushed forward innovation of new companies and consumer needs? Strategy & Innovation Lecturer Peter Marton offers insight into what the reality of our circumstances has caused to change, for better or worse, for short-term or long.
Senior Lecturer of Marketing Michelle Ehrenreich was recently featured in Forbes on crisis management in organizations. Specifically, Michelle provided tips and best practices for organizations to improve their communication.
Wednesday, April 7 | 11:00-12:00pm ET
Join the Digital Business Institute and the Institute for Health Systems Innovation and Policy for Session 4 of a 7-part webinar series. Session 4 will discuss rethinking how and why we capture and use health data.
Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 11AM to 12pm ET
Come meet and engage in a discussion with BU Alumnus, retail legend, former CEO of GAP and JCrew, and member of the boards at Apple and Warby Parker, Mickey Drexler (Questrom '68). Susan Fournier, Allen Questrom Professor & Dean, will moderate the conversation.
Wednesday, April 21 | 4:00-5:00pm ET
Join the Digital Business Institute and the Institute for Health Systems Innovation and Policy for Session 5 of a 7-part webinar series. Session 5 will address the impact of digital health on health care inequities.
Nitin Joglekar, Associate Professor, Operations and Technology Management, is currently serving as an expert on advanced manufacturing and supply chains, within the Global Futures Council, at the World Economic Forum. This piece is based on his observations from the recently concluded Davos Conference that was aimed at shaping the principles, policies and partnerships needed towards Post-COVID-19 Recovery.
This episode takes a 360-degree view of an entirely new industry in the state of Massachusetts: cannabis. Hear from leaders of C3RN, CanWell, and INSA as well as the inaugural commissioner of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission—each of whom offers a unique perspective on this high-growth industry.
The power outages in Texas due to a winter storm are causing people to point to the fragility of energy systems powered by fossil fuels compared to sustainable energy. This is controversial in an oil-powered state. Will this argument convince Texas to make bigger strides towards sustainable energy? How can the state transition to sustainable energy without losing a portion
When will Congress get to a major “infrastructure bill” that has significant energy provisions in it, and what’s likely to be included? How does the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act compare to a price signal on carbon? Questrom's Peter Fox-Penner spoke with guest speaker US Representative Sean Casten (IL-06) about clean energy policymaking.
The pandemic and subsequent economic downturn have forced companies to readjust their business models and pivot quickly to adapt to new needs and constraints. Professor of Strategy & Innovation Siobhan O’Mahony and Research Assistant Veronica Escobar-Mesa discuss the importance of innovation, even during a downturn.
Professor of Marketing Carey Morewedge, with coauthors Haewon Yoon (Indiana University Kelley School of Business) and Irene Scopelliti (Business School of City, University of London), recently completed a study on groundbreaking cognitive bias interventions. Carey sat down with Insights@Questrom to explain this research and its importance for business leaders.
As pharmaceutical companies and politicians scramble to disseminate the COVID-19 vaccine, one thing has become clear – accessibility is not equal. Insights@Questrom spoke with Professor Joseph Restuccia to learn what factors affect access to quality healthcare and how we can ensure equal access to the coveted vaccine.
Human brands such as Calvin Klein and David Beckham are at once hugely powerful as well as highly risky. In this article Susan Fournier, Dean at Boston University Questrom School of Business, and Giana Eckhardt, Professor of Marketing at Royal Holloway University of London, explain how managers can harness the power of human brands while reducing the risk associated with
Research Professor of Markets, Public Policy & Law Alan Cohen was recently featured in Forbes. Alan provided insights on the results of a national survey from Rave Mobile Safety and Researchscape which found that only 13% of respondents are confident in their states to successfully distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.
WalletHub released its survey on Valentine’s Day spending. Associate Professor Roberta N. Clarke shared her insights as to how the economic effects of COVID-19 will impact consumer spending, from buying gifts to eating at restaurants.
What does it take to go from the spark of an idea to founding a new company? This episode gives you insights from entrepreneurs who took a fresh approach to business-as-usual—and wound up launching start-ups in social-impact beverages, scan-based trading, outsourcing, and strategic consulting.
BU Questrom Professors Mark Williams and Gordon Burtch sat down to discuss the story that has captivated the financial world over the past two weeks: the social media-driven explosion of video game retailer GameStop’s stock price.
What impact does uncertainty, like the spread of COVID-19 in the Republican party, have on the stock market? How do investors typically behave in the face of uncertainty, and what can be done to mitigate the impact of uncertainty in the market? BU Questrom Finance Professor Fernando Zapatero offers his expert take.
In this Insights@Questrom Q&A, Barbara Bickart, Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Marketing, explains how influencers shape information and ideas on social media. Her insights reveal how persuasive tactics can lead to drastic events such as the Capitol riots.
The nation’s leading experts in biopharmaceutical innovation and pricing reform recently convened for a virtual discussion exploring the relationship between innovation and product pricing. Hosted by Questrom's Rena Conti, the invitation-only event featured insights into existing gaps in knowledge that must be addressed to advance and inform effective public policy.
What impact has the pandemic had on the current US health insurance system? What bottlenecks/constraints have there been to care, and are there ways to relieve them? How could this impact access to a vaccine? Associate Professor of Markets, Public Policy, & Law Tal Gross sits down with Insights@Questrom to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the US health insurance system.
Pfizer and Moderna are working rapidly to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine. Insights@Questrom spoke with Marcus Bellamy, Assistant Professor, Operations & Technology Management, to learn how their supply chains are upscaling production to meet President Biden’s ambitious goal to distribute 100 million vaccines by his 100th day in office.`
Despite months of adding back jobs lost to COVID-19, economists predict that the unemployment rate will not fully recover until 2024. Why will it take so long for the unemployment rate to reach a healthy level? Are there interventions that can be taken to speed up recovery? Jay Zagorsky, Markets, Public Policy & Law Senior Lecturer, offers his expert take.
Lecturer of Management Constance Hadley recently had a piece published in MIT Sloan Management Review on team member loneliness. Specifically, her piece looks at trends in team collaboration and social interaction before and during the shift to remote work due to COVID-19.
Massachusetts' minimum wage has been raised from $12.75 to $13.50 per hour. While businesses have been preparing for this increase for a while, it might be hard to meet for those already struggling during the pandemic. Patricia Cortes, Associate Professor of Markets, Public Policy & Law, discusses the effects of the state’s minimum wage on employees and employers.
Experts predict that under a new Biden administration, mortgage rates will remain low, homebuying may become more challenging with the first-time homebuyer credit, and refinancing could be a bargain. Master Lecturer of Strategy & Innovation sits down with Insights@Questrom to answer a few questions on the future of the housing market under the Biden Administration.
Sit down with Marcus Collins, Senior Vice President for Social Engagement at the Doner Agency, as he shares his insights on the ways organizations can engage their consumers through the use of social media.
A recent Business Insider article featured commentary from Mark Williams, Master Lecturer of Finance. Mark provided insight on the challenges of investing during inflation and how inflation impacts buying power.
Forbes recently published an article featuring Avi Seidmann, Professor of Information Systems. Avi provided commentary on the steps companies should take to prepare for cybersecurity threats in the days leading up to and after the inauguration of President Biden, as well as tips for long-term proactivity.
Business Insider recently published an article featuring Maya Howe, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions & Financial Aid at Boston University Questrom School of Business. Maya provided commentary and tips on finding other ways to showcase quantitative skills if students choose to opt-out of standardized tests.
Investors will soon be able to trade water as other commodities over fears of a future scarcity of the resource. What is futures trading, and how does it differ from other forms of investing? What does the ability to trade water mean for the futures market? Professor of Finance Jerome Detemple discussess the Water Futures contract now being traded on
Forbes recently posted an article featuring insights from Professor of Management & Organizations Fred Foulkes. Fred provided expertise on the necessity of preparing CEO succession plans.
Associate Professor of Markets, Public Policy & Law Rena Conti had an op-ed featured in Business Insider on how to incentivize vaccine recipients to share their health data.
A new study suggests that up to a third of "excess deaths" in 2020 may not be attributable directly to COVID, but to healthcare disruptions resulting from the resources needed to address the pandemic. Vidit Munshi, BU Questrom Lecturer of Markets, Public Policy & Law, examines the data.
In an interview with PeopleMatters, a leading resouce on all things related to people and work, Professor Venkat Venkatraman, David J. McGrath jr. Professor of Management is asked to answer the question: How are organizations leveraging technology to battle COVID-19 especially in the context of the workplace? The economic impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented. There’s no other way to put it.
The pandemic has increased dependence on online shopping and the way consumers interact with companies. How has the digital purchase journey changed for retailers? Are certain sectors affected more than others? Professor of Marketing Shuba Srinivasan sits down with Insights@Questrom to answer a few questions on trends she has seen in digital retail during COVID-19.
Associate Professor of Markets, Public Policy & Law Rena Conti was recently featured in a New York Times article on how the private sector has impacted the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. Specifically, Rena addresses how medical professionals have acted quickly to provide information about the vaccine.
The eviction moratorium officially expired in Boston on Oct. 17, 2020. Learn more about the impact this will have on tenants and landlords, as well as the local economy, from Jetson Leder-Luis, Assistant Professor of Markets, Public Policy & Law at Questrom.
What climate change policies should be passed now as the US enters the final stretch of the election period? What policies should be considered during the transition period? Peter Fox-Penner, director of BU's Institute for Sustainable Energy and Questrom professor, provides his expert take on this important topic.
Health Affairs recently published a blog post by Associate Professor of Markets, Public Policy & Law Rena Conti on the importance of developing therapeutic COVID-19 drugs in addition to a vaccine. Rena argues that a vaccine won’t totally prevent people from getting sick, so developing effective treatment is crucial and can be achieved by re-purposing off-patent drugs that fight infectious
MIT Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management Science Catherine Tucker takes viewers through her recent research looking at the ways algorithms appear to reinforce existing inequalities. She uncovers some surprising underlying reasons, including cost-minimizing, machine learning, and relying on economic history to categorize consumers.
New research from Robert Metcalf, Assistant Professor, Markets, Public Policy & Law examined the expression "time is money" through the lens of price sensitivity in ridesharing services. He was recently featured in NPR's Planet Money to discuss his findings, which looked at 3.7 million Lyft riders to figure out how much they were willing to pay for a ride.
What are key conflict management strategies that managers should know? Why is it important to manage conflicts in your organizations efficiently? Have these strategies changed at all with remote teams in the pandemic? Learn key conflict management lessons from Senior Lecturer Moshe Cohen.
As the U.S. enters the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and some states such as California lockdown, small businesses such as restaurants and bars filed lawsuits challenging the state’s ability to force them to close. Kabrina Chang, Clinical Associate Professor, Markets, Public Policy & Law, spoke to Insights@Questrom about whether states are legally allowed to close or restrict businesses
Associate Professor of Management & Organizations Michael Anteby researches the role that ghostwriters play in creating "authentic" content for the people for whom they work. “We live in a society in which authenticity is hyper-valued, but what’s actually happening is we’re creating a labor market and an economy that thrive on altering the self,” Anteby says.
The New York Times recently published an op-ed featuring research from Professor of Marketing Nina Mazar on how to curb cheating among students. Nina’s research analyzes the effect of signing honor codes on students’ behavior.
An article from Tal Gross, Associate Professor of Markets, Public Policy, & Law, was recently featured in the opinion column of The Hill. Professor Gross covered co-payments and whether they effectively help people manage their healthcare costs.
Companies are rapidly deploying artificial intelligence to lessen the burden on service employees and create a more streamlined process. Michelle Shell, Visiting Assistant Professor, Operations & Technology Management, shares how they can successfully integrate AI without losing the trust and satisfaction of their customers.
The stock market is now intertwined with COVID – when cases spike, the market drops, and vice versa. Insights@Questrom spoke to Andrea Vedolin, Dean’s Research Scholar and Associate Professor of Finance at Questrom, about the ways in which the economy and COVID-19 affect each other.
Recently, Wired released an article featuring insights from Constance Hadley, Lecturer of Management & Organizations, on the impact AI on meetings. Constance addresses the risks of using AI to influence behavior in meetings. “If the monitoring is used to understand patterns as they exist, that’s great, but if it’s used to incentivize certain types of behavior, then it can
Professor Nitin Joglekar recently published an article in MIT Sloan Management Review on adapting supply chains to react to times of increased need. The pandemic has shown the need to make slow-moving supply chains more efficient, and Nitin’s research uses data and partner collaboration to do so.
Questrom’s Andy King recently published an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on the “win-win” strategies businesses utilize. It explores the ways in which companies are attempting to address social and environmental issues, which they argue will promote social good and lead to higher profits.
Restrictions on student and work visas are directing international applicants to universities in other countries. Shulamit Kahn and Megan MacGarvie, associate professors in Markets, Public Policy & Law, discuss the economic impact of restrictive immigration policies.
Forbes published an article featuring Moshe Cohen, Senior Lecturer of Management & Organizations, on how President Joe Biden can unite the country when he assumes office. Moshe specializes in negotiation and conflict resolution and provided insight on best practices for conflict management and how to apply those practices on a national scale.
BU Questrom’s Jay Zagorsky was featured in a New York Times article on the shortage of coins during the pandemic. He explores the split between stakeholders pushing for digital currency and those who are still in the age of cash. “While small businesses have had to adapt reluctantly to a cashless world, many tech firms, banks, and credit card companies
Initial results for the Pfizer vaccine suggest that the vaccine is 95% effective. Eric Jacquier, clinical professor of finance, explains how this relatively small test sample can be used to make forecasts for the entire population.
COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalization rates are reaching new daily records, and deaths now have exceeded 240,000. The present surge in cases is the product of misguided state actions. Here are six priority actions that President-Elect Biden should undertake.
The recent #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements have sparked increasing discussion around gender and racial diversity in the workplace. At the same time, organizations must not discriminate against other candidates. This concern has been amplified in recent years due to several high-profile investigations and lawsuits based on “reverse discrimination.”
The tax policies proposed by President-elect Joe Biden has implications for your paycheck, investments, and retirement savings. Insights@Questrom spoke to Pete Lisowsky, tax expert and associate professor of accounting at Questrom, about what’s ahead for President-elect Biden’s tax plan.
Steve Tadelis, Sarin Chair in Leadership and Strategy at the University of California, Berkley, Haas School of Business, walks viewers through different ways of increasing consumer confidence in online marketplaces. Each takes an engineering approach to economics: creating testable hypotheses and then using data to actually test them.
BU Questrom marketing expert explores how the ability to track our online activity impacts the digital economy.
In this Q&A, Questrom Magazine talks with Jonathan Woodson and Anita Tucker about improving healthcare coverage, fixing supply issues, and tracking future outbreaks.
Between the abundance of marketing data out there and our constantly evolving environment, how can we leverage and process information effectively? Anne Bailey Berman (Questrom'80), co-founder of full-service market research company Chadwick Martin Bailey, has the answers.
Investments and savings expert Zvi Bodie on how the coronavirus crisis exposed long-standing faults in our retirement system—and how to fix them.
Data from managers across the world about how they are coping with COVID-19 found a lack of clarity, fading connections, low motivation, and overwhelming workloads threaten to destroy teams if continued to persist.
Prof. Johnson gave the opening talk in our Cyber Alliance speaker series 2020-21 (Sept 9) on the intended & unintended consequences of the GDPR. Click to view the video recording. The talk centered on Prof. Johnson's paper showing how the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) reduced data sharing online, but had the unintended consequence of increasing market concentration among
While open collaboration platforms like Wikipedia have dramatically increased the world’s access to educational information, enormous gaps remain that may actually drive economic inequities. New research by Questrom's Dylan Walker and PhD student Kai Zhu uncovers a solution.
Questrom's Gregory Stoller on repairing relations between China and the United States and how international trade might change after COVID.
In this episode, Language of Business visits MassChallenge in Boston, a global network for innovators who are working to solves massive challenges, to meet three teams competing in the 2019 cohort.
When it comes to the best pitches and persuading an audience, there are some common threads, says Gregory Stoller, senior lecturer of strategy and innovation at Boston University Questrom School of Business.
Research Professor of Markets, Public Policy, & Law Alan Cohen was featured in a Forbes piece discussing lessons business leaders should learn from President-Elect Joe Biden. Specifically, Alan addresses the specific steps that Biden should take in developing an emergency preparedness plan to avoid another public health emergency.
How does a food start-up achieve distribution at 12,000 supermarkets, including Publix, Costco, and Whole Foods, while promoting sustainable farming and business practices? Learn about sustainable supply chains from Lucy Halperin Zaro, COO of Sweet Loren’s, the third highest-selling cookie dough company in the US.
Professor of Finance Dirk Hackbarth was featured in a Medium article discussing his thoughts on the impact COVID-19 has had on private debt and equity. Specifically, Dirk addressed the increased risk of default in private debt as borrowers are overleveraged.
Over the past quarter-century, technology has transformed nearly every sector of our economy, except for higher education. In this conversation, our experts draw on prior research into the transformation of the entertainment industry, and current research into the delivery of online education to address the future of higher education.
Forbes posted a story featuring Marshall Van Alstyne, Professor of Information Systems, and his research on stopping the spread of misinformation. His research analyzes the effects of misinformation and the negative externalities that occur when it is spread.
AI continues to enhance the consumer shopping experience. Chiara Longoni, Assistant Professor of Marketing, recently discussed her article published in the Journal of Marketing — based on data from over 3,000 people who took part in 10 experiments: When consumers are seeking functional or practical products, they tend to trust AI's recommendations more than a human's. But the opposite is true when
Bisnow published a story that featured Keith Munsell, Master Lecturer of Strategy and Innovation, and his perspective on the future of sustainability in commercial real estate (CRE) after the election. Keith explained his thoughts on Joe Biden’s and Donald Trump’s individual plans for sustainability and current trends and issues in the CRE industry surrounding energy efficiency.
Questrom’s healthcare experts Avi Seidman and Jonathan Woodson, MD, MSS, consider COVID-19 as a watershed moment for healthcare. The two recount the pandemic as a time of digital domination, exposing many opportunities and threats as well as offering critical lessons for the future.
In a new op-ed published by CNN Business, Questrom’s Jay Zagorsky warns that despite a COVID-19 induced coin shortage, a cashless economy would have unintended consequences.
University Research Institutes and Questrom School of Business team up to equip investors with more meaningful Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) metrics to measure corporate impact. In response to the rapid growth of impact investing as a mainstream asset management strategy, Boston University (BU) today announced the launch of the Impact Measurement and Allocation Program (IMAP). The new socially responsible investing
August 2020: We are compiling summaries of state-of-the-art research in ethics at the frontier of technology, following the theme of our 2019 Susilo Symposium. Today, we review insights on understanding and utilizing medical Artificial Intelligence by Romain Cadario (Erasmus University), Chiara Longoni & Carey K. Morewedge (Boston University). Medical Artificial intelligence (AI) such as algorithmic-based healthcare services are rapidly growing with
Aternity, the enterprise-class Digital Experience Management Company, has been selected as the first corporate partner of the Digital Business Institute (DBI) at Boston University Questrom School of Business. The partnership will help drive DBI’s mission to accelerate the advancement of digital transformation research. “At a time when businesses are laser-focused on digital transformation and the future of work, we are excited to
Michael J. Scanlon, Jr. (Questrom ’03), Managing Director at Manulife Investment Management, leads a conversation on the stock market in the time of COVID-19. Scanlon reflects on current trends, including what he sees as the best stock picking environment since the 2008 financial crisis.
Susilo’s Fellow Evan Apfelbaum to speak on a panel on race, justice, and equity in the workplace on June 16, presented by the Center for Positive Organizations and the Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division of the Academy of Management. Free registration required to join the panel: please click here.
Susilo Institute’s co-director, Nina Mazar, is invited to participate in the “Hard Problem Workshop" organized by IDEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Building H, exploring how to build a healthier future and how should businesses evolve to support that.
In this Digital Business series, we take a closer look at telemedicine from a regulatory, reimbursement, and business perspective, along with understanding its long-term implications. Part 2 examines the existing regulatory landscape of telemedicine and changes that will impact telemedicine adoption.
A fascinating new trade article in Retail Wire cites a 208% increase in curbside pickup for stores in April compared to just a year ago. Additionally, a survey of retailers found that 44% offered curbside pickup—and a third of retailers not offering curbside pickup were racing to get the service up as quickly as possible. What’s more, consumer surveys indicate that
In this Digital Business Spotlight, we look at Home Depot’s winning omnichannel retail strategy, and how it’s placing the brick-and-mortar store in the customer’s pocket. It’s May 2020, and the country is in the middle of an unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Retail stores are mostly shut down across the globe. But one piece of good business news is that digital commerce is
May 2020: We are compiling summaries of state-of-the-art research in ethics at the frontier of technology, following the theme of our 2019 Susilo Symposium. Today, we review insights on online ad transparency by Tami Kim (University of Virginia), Kate Barasz & Leslie K. John (Harvard Business School). Given the increase in online targeted ads, regulators and consumers are demanding ad transparency
Pandemic closures worldwide forced companies to conduct interviews virtually during the spring interview season and the successful candidates are now participating in virtual internships. While companies had increasingly been conducting video interviews to cut hiring costs before the pandemic, the practice has now expanded to include game-based assessments, chatbots and collaboration platforms that help new hires network from afar. At Kraft
Is it better to motivate workers with claims of actions being good for the environment or just acknowledging how they advance the organization’s bottom line?
With so much disruption, how are we managing the changes to our work life? How should we interact with our coworkers, our boss, our clients? How can we help our career thrive during this time? Hear from Elaine Varelas (Questrom’83), Managing Partner at Keystone Partners, on these topics, and more.
While we might not know when we’re going back to the workplace, it’s imperative to plan—and Professor Fred Foulkes posits that consistency in return initiatives is crucial.
Digital Health News (from The Brink) - Alzheimer’s disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and presents itself in various forms, making it hard to diagnose the disease early. Boston University School of Medicine assistant professor, Vijaya Kolachalama is using a deep learning algorithm to make predictions easier and accurate. It relies on several
As multi-disciplinary task forces at companies and universities deal with the complicated challenges of developing effective plans for employees or students to return to work or campus, where they will be safe and have healthy working conditions, it is clear that return decisions will be easier if all initiatives are consistent with the following two principles: Social distancing standards. Effective testing in
Questrom’s Catherine Fazio presents new research that shows new business formation is beginning to decline in a dramatic and worrisome fashion due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Featured in Forbes, new research from The Startup Cartography Project, an initiative co-led by Fazio, shows that new business formation has received little focus in economic relief efforts.
High-end retail marketing expert Alan Beck (Questrom’68), Senior Vice President of The Fragrance Group explores when and how to use data and when to trust your gut when making marketing decisions.
Join SV Health Investors' Eugene Hill (Questrom’80) for a discussion that tackles the evolution in healthcare technology, market enablers and barriers, and why telemedicine might be a lasting facet of the healthcare industry beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 2020: We are compiling summaries of state-of-the-art research in ethics at the frontier of technology, following the theme of our 2019 Susilo Symposium. Today, we review insights on privacy and algorithms from Nathanael Fast and Arthur Jago (University of Southern California). On the one hand, services based on artificial intelligence offer a variety of benefits to consumers. On the other
As Chairman & CEO of one of the largest consumer packages goods brokerage firms in the US, John Saidnaway of Johnson-O'Hare talks managing the demands of more than 80 brands including Lysol, Bumblebee, Purell, Delmonte, and Tyson during the COVID-19 pandemic and what post-COVID supply chains might look like.
In a new piece in Psychology Today, organizational psychologist and Questrom Professor Bill Kahn dives into what that stress means, how to enable health care workers to remain as resilient as possible amidst the stress, different ways that hospital administrators can support their front-line workers, and more.
As Chairman & CEO of one of the largest consumer packages goods brokerage firms in the US, John Saidnaway (Questrom’82) of Johnson-O’Hare talks about managing the demands of more than 80 brands including Lysol, Purell, and Tyson during the pandemic and what post-COVID supply chains might look like.
Tobias Levkovich (Questrom ’85), Chief US Equity Strategist at Citi, presents a virtual town hall on the state of the stock market, which includes a survey Citi conducted with 125 clients on what earnings will be in 2021 and where they think opportunities may lie.
In March 2020, the company moved quickly to ensure essential medications would not be stockpiled by patients with coronavirus. Hydroxychloroquine, which is also used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, was in short supply when the malaria drug had some success against the novel coronavirus. The company instituted quantity limits of 10-14 days for customers using it to treat coronavirus,
New research from BU Questrom's Rena Conti delves into the Affordable Care Act's effect on prescription drugs and what might come next.
Smokers’ cravings for cigarettes are strong on their own, but work by Questrom and Harvard researchers suggests one emotion can trigger an even more acute desire to light up.
New research found that consumers’ actions indicate that they don’t value online privacy nearly as much as they say, that individual tracking data is likely worth significantly less than most imagine, and that publishers and advertisers will be squeezed by changes to online advertising.
New research from Andrei Hagiu challenges the assumption that it’s possible to use customer data to gain an unbeatable competitive edge.
New research by Questrom’s Sanaz Mobasseri suggests that spikes in violent crime in an employer’s neighborhood can lead to still bleaker odds for black applicants.
First-of-its-kind study shows that cuts in federal funding for science might hinder the economy by halting innovation.
You probably don’t know if your bank files its taxes as an S corporation or a C corporation, but your wallet might. As local competition heats up, banks are strategically converting to organizational structures that lower their overall tax burdens — and benefit their customers.
From gender equality to hiring employees with a criminal record, grants fund promising early-stage research. When it comes to tackling contemporary challenges in human resources, the Human Resources Policy Institute (HRPI) at Boston University is making discernible strides. This past week, nearly $40,000 in grants were awarded to support doctoral students and faculty who exhibited promise in their early-stage research. With recipients representing multiple
As the marketplace for service-based employment increases, firms must carefully decide how to allocate control and employment status to those who deliver those services, according to associate professor Andrei Hagiu, in his latest research.