Let’s put the blue pencil down and be specific: the non-compete agreement is not an agreement at all. Oklahoma State University’s Griffin Pivateau, associate professor of economics and legal studies in business for the Spears School of Business, was recently cited by the Supreme Court of Nevada. The Court relied heavily on Pivateau’s article, “Putting […]
This article appeared in Discover Spears Research, the quarterly research newsletter released by the Spears School of Business. For more than seven years, Spears School of Business’s marketing professor Goutam Chakraborty has fostered relationships with companies across Oklahoma and beyond through data analytics. Chakraborty sets up contracts with major companies such as Elevate, OG&E and PennWell […]
This article appeared Discover Spears Research, the quarterly research newsletter released by the Spears School of Business. It’s a common issue all universities share, and it’s an issue that affects the entire United States. For years, researchers have looked in to what causes students to drop out of college one factor at a time. Is […]
This article appeared in Discover Spears Research, the quarterly research newsletter released by the Spears School of Business. Prior governmental and academic research on the structure of the U.S. audit market suggests either no association between market concentration and audit fees or even a negative association, implying that greater concentration actually results in lower audit […]
This article appeared in Discover Spears Research, the quarterly research newsletter released by the Spears School of Business. Men are more likely to be managers. Women are more likely to be organized and team-oriented. These are common stereotypes we hear all the time, but are they true? A hot topic in the workforce has been […]
You’re on a diet and trying to kick potato chips from your snacking habits, so you reach for the kale chips instead. After crunching in to the kale chips, even though they are salty and crunchy just like potato chips, you’re not quite satisfied. Why not? Oklahoma State University assistant professor of marketing Zachary Arens […]
Firms should reward their employees based on the employee’s contributions to the organization. Sounds simple enough, right? But what if employees don’t know their relative contribution to the firm? This is where pay disparity comes in to play. Spears School of Business associate professors of management Aaron Hill and Federico Aime’s research, “The Performance Implications […]
Oklahoma State University management professor Debra Nelson and her coauthors were honored with Best Article in the Academy of Management Journal for their research paper, “Professional Image Maintenance: How Women Navigate Pregnancy in the Workplace.” The award is presented to the article that best exemplifies original, insightful, interesting, important, and theoretically bold research. Nelson and […]
We all know that one employee who’s narcissistic, avoidant and disgruntled, but did you know that one employee could take down an entire company? The biggest problem in information security for many years has been malicious insider threat. These insiders have the knowledge and the access to organizational resources to easily launch attacks on the […]
Have you ever wondered why your boss is acting like a jerk to you? Are you a high-performing deviant in a bottom-line focused workplace? You’re automatically subject to more abuse than your peers, says research. Oklahoma State University associate professor of management Rebecca Greenbaum’s research, “I Just Can’t Control Myself: A Self-Regulation Perspective on the […]
[Harvard Business Review] Organizations are typically encouraged to take a hard stand against employees’ unethical behaviors. After all, scandals at Enron, Arthur Anderson, and AIG have shown that unethical behaviors can tarnish an organization’s reputation, lead to considerable monetary losses, and even result in legal prosecutions and corporate shutdowns.
NEWS OK: Are we addicted to our mobile phones? “One of the implications is that individuals can’t consciously regulate their usage once they surpass a certain time limit; thus, addiction can occur,” said Bryan Hammer, Oklahoma State University assistant professor.
LSE US Centre: Urban living increases employment prospects and consumption opportunities but also exposes individuals to numerous urban problems including high living costs, congestion, pollution, crime, and traffic among others. New research by John Winters and Yu Li examines the overall effects of urban living on happiness in the US as measured by self-reported life […]
[GoodCall] Merit aid based scholarships are designed to give students a shot at a college education, but interestingly, a byproduct of that help is less interest on the part of recipients pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Oklahoma State University.