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Assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship, Steve Bradley, studies the success and failure of start-ups. While conventional wisdom says the more money the better, surprisingly, Bradley's research shows that sometimes having too many resources can be a bad thing. 

Over the next five years companies will see a fairly substantial exodus of baby boomers from their workforce. Successful internships play an increasingly vital part in recruitment. The more "real life" the work is, the better, says Dr. Andrea Dixon.


Information security expert Bryan Palma poses sober questions about ethical boundaries in the cyber world. Who is responsible for protecting your privacy online? Palma says it's up to you. 

What motivates workers to break the rules? 

Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, Brian Wansink, is known as the "Sherlock Holmes of food." Investigating patterns in food psychology, he found clues to eat healthfully without even noticing. (*ENCORE)

Getting off to a fast start in any company begins with making sure new hires are the “right fit” for the organization. 

Next term, the Supreme Court will hear a case that concerns the hiring habits of Abercrombie & Fitch.

At issue is whether the store discriminated against a woman because she wore a head scarf. Bloomberg explains:

A shift toward workplace wellness is underway across the U.S. Studies show businesses that incorporate comprehensive wellness programs are able to improve the health of their employees and save their company money at the same time. (*ENCORE)

According to research, effects of abusive supervision reach far beyond the workplace. Assistant professor of management Merideth Ferguson calls it "the spillover effect." (*ENCORE)

Local and statewide groups are seeking payday and auto-title loan reform in Waco and McLennan County. Organizers say payday lenders are draining millions from the local economy.