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Following Instincts

The obvious strategy for a clothing retailer is to have as much product on the sales floor as possible to yield high sales. For women, however, that turns out to be a counterproductive strategy, says Purdue researcher Karthik Kannan, a professor of management information systems.

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Working Best

Countless business publications across the globe rank the “Best Places to Work” on an annual basis, but how does this relate to key human capital outcomes? A recent study coauthored by Purdue's Brian Dineen, an associate professor of organizational behavior and human resources at the Krannert School, finds that companies who receive such awards have an easier task of retaining staff.

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On the Clock

We not only live in a 24-7 world, but also work in one. From health care and manufacturing to retailing and information technology, someone is on the clock every hour of every day. Research by Purdue’s Ellen Ernst Kossek examines how that presents a growing challenge for employees, employers and those whose manage the work schedules of others.

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Centered on Economics

The Purdue University Research Center in Economics (PURCE), a fast-growing initiative in need of space, will soon have a new home in the Krannert School of Management to conduct empirical research in economics focused on the role of incentives and markets in public policy.

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Shot Stopper

As gun violence continues to escalate nationwide, research by Krannert economics professor Jillian Carr takes aim at widely enforced juvenile curfew laws that are intended to reduce crime but may actually increase it.

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Killer Jobs

It may seem obvious to those who suffer the most, but a working paper issued by the National Bureau of Economic Research by Krannert economics professors Chong Xiang and David Hummels provides confirmation: Employees under prolonged workplace pressures face serious consequences to their health.

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In the Queue

We’ve all been there — stuck in line at a bank, retail store, service center or event. Although numerous studies suggest that single queue lines are faster, new research coauthored by Krannert operations and economics professor Yaroslav Rosokha finds that servers work more slowly in a single queue than when they each have their own queue.

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Risky Business

Addressing the gender gap in corporate leadership, research coauthored by Krannert finance professor Mara Faccio breaks new ground by using data from European-based companies that finds female CEOs tend to make less risky choices than their male counterparts.

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Don't Work Too Hard

Professor Chong Xiang says that people who work intensively and long hours have higher risk of injury and sickness.

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