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As part of a research-intensive university, the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire pursues impactful scholarly research that advances theory and knowledge in core business disciplines, economics and hospitality management as a central part of its mission. As a professional school at a land grant university, we also seek to improve business and industry in the state, the region and beyond. 

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Featured research impacting the field, policy, and practice

UNH Paul College Professors Jianhong Chen and Jeff Sohl

Research Finds Angel Investor Behavior Can Be Influenced by Ego

Research Finds Angel Investor Behavior Can Be Influenced by Ego

Angel investors—wealthy individuals who provide essential funds for start-ups—often invest under...

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Thriving during crisis

Thriving during crisis

How some entrepreneurs thrived during the Covid-19 pandemic...

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Mind the $500,000 Gap

Mind the $500,000 Gap

Even in severance packages, gender pay gap persists...

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Jennifer Griffith

Style Matters

Style Matters

UNH research amidst COVID-19 finds leadership approach may impact crisis outcomes...

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Bradley Herring 2021

The Economics of Health

The Economics of Health

Bradley Herring, Forrest D. McKerley Endowed Chair...

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Breaching Information Security Policies

Breaching Information Security Policies

How a company's ethical climate impacts individuals' noncompliance...

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 recently accepted/published papers & Books

UNH Paul College Honggi Lee

Invention value, inventive capability and the large firm advantage

Thursday, November 10, 2022
Honggi Lee's co-authored paper “Invention value, inventive capability, and the large firm advantage” has been published by Research Policy. Read More
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Managers' attitudes toward employees with depression

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Examining depression in the hospitality and tourism industry becomes even more critical as mental health issues are increasing in the workplace. This research contributes to the hospitality and tourism literature, which seldom investigates managerial perspectives of mental illness and sheds light on the desirable managerial personality traits necessary for creating an inclusive workplace. Read More
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The influence of social capital on individual social responsibility: The case of social distancing during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Shuili Du's forthcoming article in Empirical Economics studies the relationship between social capital and individual social responsibility. Individual social responsibility is essential to achieving the sustainable development goals of the society, yet there has been very little research on whether and how social and cultural factors influence individual social responsibility. Read More
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New Published Book: The Economics of Scientific Misconduct

Monday, September 19, 2022
Jim Wible has just published a new book: The Economics of Scientific Misconduct: Fraud, Replication Failure, and Research Ethics in Empirical Inquiry. Read More
UNH's Paul College Associate Professor Bruce Pfeiffer sitting on a bench

Financial scarcity and caloric intake: It is not always about motivation

Monday, September 19, 2022
Although prior research has established a cognitive association between perceived financial resources and increased caloric intake, the underlying process is still largely unknown. To date, the psychological influence of financial cues on eating behavior has primarily been explained in terms of goal activation. Read More
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Now anyone can gain Shelf-Confidence!

Friday, September 16, 2022
Tom Gruen and his colleague Daniel Corsten announce the August 2022 publication of their new book titled, "Shelf-Confidence: A Practical Guide to Reducing Out-of-Stocks and Improving Product Availability in Retail." Read More

Recent media mentions

  • News-medical.net: Omicron surge linked to rise in January unemployment
    News Medical Life Sciences in this article quotes Andrew Houtenville, professor of economics and director of the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability, on the impact of Omicron on unemployment for people with and without disabilities.
  • N.H. Business Review: How the ‘Great Resignation’ opened the doors of opportunity
    N.H. Business review covered a UNH webinar about the “great resignation,” that explored the causes and new career strategies. Participants included Vanessa Druskat, associate professor of Organizational Behavior and Management.
  • Star Tribune: Don't lighten elders' income tax load
    Star Tribune included mention of a study by Karen Smith, John Hogan Distinguished Professor of Economics, that looks at state-level income tax breaks for the elderly.

Research Centers

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Center for Venture Research

Center for Venture Research

The Center for Venture Research is a multidisciplinary research unit whose principal area of expertise is in the study of early stage equity financing for high growth ventures.

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Rosenberg International Franchise Center research

Rosenberg International Franchise Center

Rosenberg International Franchise Center

The Rosenberg International Franchise Center (RIFC) explores and advances the understanding of franchising through academic research, education and outreach. Franchising represents over $674 billion of the business conducted in the United States of America annually.

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