Sensory research provides input for important business decisions such as deciding whether or not to launch new products, change existing products, or invest in new technologies. Danielle van Hout applies signal detection theory and Thurstonian modelling to product development tests.
There is an approximate US$ 27 trillion invested in mutual funds worldwide, but people are largely unaware of what goes on behind the closed doors of these firms. Do we need more information? Teodor Dyakov reveals whydisclosure isn't always beneficial.
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and Panteia/EIM have measured the innovative strength of those Dutch economic sectors that receive top priority from the government. On the basis of their findings, they have published The Innovation and Competiveness Monitor for Top-Priority Sectors 2012-2013.
Defining a strong firm strategy is crucial to a company's success. However, shows Nufer Ates, getting middle management on board is vital to engendering firm-wide commitment to the strategy.
Whereas in 2012 expectations still revolved primarily around increased employee satisfaction and an improvement of the work-life balance of employees, in 2013 ambitions had shifted toward reducing costs in particular.
An effective apology can have the power to disarm potential conflict and avoid it escalating into a full-blown clash, but offenders are still often unwilling to offer them. Why is this the case?