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Paul College researcher uncovers surprising impacts of user-generated content
New to Paul College, assistant professor of decision sciences Ermira Zifla has already added a novel dimension to understanding the influences, dynamics and consequences of individual user behavior in online social settings: humor.
Paul College professor helps to solve the problem of designing a unified flight system
Says Matoglu, “While most problems in the literature deal with a flight schedule of 1,000 – 2,000 legs or fewer, we solve one consisting of approximately 27,000 flights, two aircraft families and more than 100 aircrafts and airports. Our methodology helps address a very large scale and difficult...
In today’s dynamic knowledge economy, teams are replacing hierarchies and shared leadership is emerging as the key driver in many teams’ success
“Our work has provided evidence that when teams are functionally diverse they tend to share more leadership,” he says. “However, these findings depend on teams having a highly cooperative environment in order to realize the benefits of different perspectives.”
International lens on board structure reveals dynamics beyond director independence
He and his coauthors looked at what happened when U.S. company boards included “island directors”, i.e., people who also sit on the boards of off-shore companies, and found these U.S. companies engaged in significantly higher levels of tax avoidance.
If we can’t eliminate uncertainty in business, perhaps we can turn it to our advantage
Billur Akdeniz Talay, associate professor of marketing sciences, strives to identify the answers for questions “that keep managers awake at night.” 
To better understand how customers view employees with disabilities, Valentini Kalargyrou staged a “play” that proved the experts wrong
“People with disabilities have a lot to offer employers, but aren’t always given the opportunity to prove their capabilities and skills,” says Kalargyrou.
Business has stalled in dealing with sexual harassment and Griffith wants to know why
The crux of her study’s conclusions is that businesses can learn a lot from the sexual assault and harassment prevention programs that universities have implemented for student populations.
A study by Paul College researchers answers “yes,” but suggests many could do more
“Our study also provides a direct measure of taxes exempted that is lacking in previous studies because of the unique tax structure in New Hampshire, allowing for direct measurement of taxes avoided,” Ragland says.
Researcher creates a multi-period model to guide pricing and ordering decisions
Chen says her research “helps to illuminate the effects of market demand and cost parameters on the optimal pricing and ordering decisions.”
As cash-to-assets ratios grow, companies look to lock in talent and send a message to would-be poachers
“The tip off for me came in 2010 when Google gave its employees an across-the-board raise of 10 percent to prevent them from jumping over to Facebook,” He recalls.
Christopher Glynn, assistant professor of decision sciences
Considered a landmark, Glynn’s study received attention in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and Fast Company. He is a Zillow Research Fellow and received $60,000 from Zillow to support his work.
The B Impact Clinic
Company leaders who want to address their social and environmental impact can receive help from University of New Hampshire students through a new partnership between the college and New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility.