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New book tackles challenges of strategic brand management in global markets

A new book co-written by U. of I. business professor and branding expert Carlos J. Torelli offers a concise, flexible and modern take on global brand management.

New book explores housewives, food and consumer protests in 20th-century America

The rising cost of meat and the power of housewives to agitate for a more equitable standard of living is the focus of a new book by U. of I. labor and employment relations professor Emily E. LB. Twarog.

Scientists: Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissions

Vastly expanding sugarcane production in Brazil for conversion to ethanol could reduce current global carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 5.6 percent, researchers report in the journal Nature Climate Change.

To kick-start creativity, offer money, not plaudits, study finds

The best way to reward creativity is not with social-recognition awards such as plaques or other plaudits. According to published research co-written by Ravi Mehta, a professor of business administration at Illinois, it’s all about the money.

Paper: Don’t rely on mixed messages to change health behaviors

Self-improvement messages to lose weight, quit smoking or eat more fruits and vegetables can fall on deaf ears if the intervention message is mixed, says new research from U. of I. psychology professor Dolores Albarracin.

Paper: Even after debunking, misinformation and ‘fake news’ persist

Even in the face of evidence to the contrary, the effects of misinformation persist and can’t be wholly erased, says a new paper co-written by U. of I. psychology professor Dolores Albarracin.

Is our flood insurance model broken?

Craig Lemoine, the director of the Financial Planning Program at the College of ACES, discusses the flood insurance market in light of Hurricane Harvey losses.

Paper: Decision to claim Social Security benefits influenced by ‘framing’

Retirees are more likely to delay claiming Social Security benefits by as many as 15 months due to how the decision is “framed” to them, says a new paper co-written by Jeffrey R. Brown, the Josef and Margot Lakonishok Professor of Business and dean of the College of Business at Illinois.

Should states be in the lottery business?

A major downside to record-breaking lottery jackpots is that money flows from poorer communities into the hands of one incredibly lucky person, said Craig Lemoine, the director of the Financial Planning Program at the College of ACES.

How do employers combat a resurgent white supremacy movement?

Labor and employment relations professor Michael LeRoy discusses his research about confronting a resurgent white supremacy movement.

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