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  • Smartphone platform created by Krannert and Purdue ECE alums helps streamline classroom communication
    A Purdue University-affiliated startup has created a digital learning platform to improve communication between students and teachers and provide real-time feedback on student comprehension and participation. The platform was developed by Purdue’s Krannert School of Management alumnus Charlie Sloan and electrical and computer engineering alumnus Varun Mavilla, the founders of LectureWise. Their product is a software application that allows for graded, in-class polling and content distribution via smartphones.
  • Study shows Airbnb benefits white neighborhoods; not so for black and Hispanic areas
    Tourism activity in areas with a rise in Airbnb rentals could spill over into complementary industries, such as the restaurant business, unless those neighborhoods are predominantly black or Hispanic, a new study by Krannert researchers suggests. “Airbnb has made repeated claims that it helps the local economy in black neighborhoods, especially in New York City,” said Mohammad Rahman, author of the study and an associate professor of management at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. “We do not find any evidence of that economic spillover effect.”
  • Hourly Workers Need Flexibility the Most, But Are Often the Least Likely to Get It
    Work-life flexibility has been of interest to practitioners, scholars, and individuals for decades, yet it remains a poorly understood concept with mixed effects, according to Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Purdue's Krannert School of Management and Research Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, in a recent column for Harvard Business Review.