How company leaders talk about creativity can hurt investor confidence

Talking about innovation can hurt a firm’s market performance but enhance earnings

By Holly Ober | | Business

Surveys with repetitive questions yield bad data, study finds

“In as few as six or eight questions, people are already answering in such a way that you’re worse off if you’re trying to predict real-world behavior”

By Holly Ober | | Business

Should companies let employees choose their tasks?

The tactic can be useful with very skilled employees and independent projects

By Holly Ober | | Business

Collective nostalgia makes people prefer domestic products

New study could help countries bolster domestic industries without resorting to tariffs or international trade re-negotiations

By Holly Ober | | Business

Concrete or vague? How CEOs talk can send stocks up or down

UC Riverside business professor says concrete vocabulary can build trust among analysts

By Richard Chang | | Business