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When pursuing goals, people give more weight to progress than setbacks, says CU-Boulder-led study

December 16, 2014

New Year’s resolution-makers beware: People tend to believe good behaviors are more beneficial in reaching goals than bad behaviors are in obstructing goals, according to a University of Colorado Boulder-led study.

Colorado’s broad economic expansion to continue in 2015, says CU-Boulder’s Leeds School

December 08, 2014

With 2014 marking Colorado’s highest employment growth since the start of the 21st century, the state will continue to expand in 2015, adding a variety of jobs in almost every business sector, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Richard Wobbekind

Economic Outlook Forum to be presented Dec. 8 by CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business

November 21, 2014

The Leeds School of Business will present its 50th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum on Monday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Denver.The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required for those planning to attend. 

The comprehensive state economic outlook for 2015 will feature forecasts and trends for 13 business sectors prepared by more than 100 key business, government and industry professionals.

Colorado employment growth expected to continue into 2015, says CU-Boulder report

October 22, 2014

Employment expansion in Colorado is expected to continue through the fourth quarter of 2014 and into the first quarter of 2015, according to the Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators Report prepared by the Business Research Division and released today by Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler.

Stein Sture

Stein Sture to retire as CU-Boulder’s vice chancellor for research

October 15, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell Moore announced today that Stein Sture will retire in June 2015 after 35 years of service to the campus, including his role as vice chancellor for research during the past nine years. Moore also announced that he is appointing James Williams, dean of University Libraries, to chair the committee in charge of a national search for Sture’s successor.

Acknowledging appearance reduces bias when beauties apply for masculine jobs, says CU-Boulder-led study

October 07, 2014

Past research shows physical beauty can be detrimental to women applying for masculine jobs. But belles can put the brakes on discrimination by acknowledging their looks during an interview, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

The paper, published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, is the first to provide a method for curtailing such prejudice against attractive women.

Colorado business confidence dips but remains positive to finish year, says CU-Boulder Leeds School

October 01, 2014

The confidence of Colorado business leaders continues to be positive heading into the fourth quarter and has moderately increased compared with a year ago, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

It’s not as bullish, however, as it was a quarter ago with slight drops across the board resulting in a current overall reading of 59.5, down from 61.2 heading into the third quarter of 2014.

Surveys may assess language more than attitudes, says study involving CU-Boulder

September 23, 2014

Scientists who study patterns in survey results might be dealing with data on language rather than what they’re really after -- attitudes -- according to an international study involving the University of Colorado Boulder.

Do you always get what you pay for? How consumers mispredict product quality

September 18, 2014

Consumers are willing to spend thousands of dollars for luxury brand watches such as Rolex and Cartier because they are synonymous with high quality. But does this mean that inexpensive watches made by low-cost rivals must always be low quality? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers mistakenly predict product quality based on quality consistency in other price ranges.

Workplace courage: more process than personality, says study involving CU-Boulder

September 02, 2014

Unlike the cowardly lion in the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, who simply drank a potion to muster courage, people in real life deliberate through a process when deciding whether to act bravely in the workplace, according to a study involving the University of Colorado Boulder.

Acts of courage in the workplace might include admitting a mistake to one’s boss, divulging that a product is faulty during a sales meeting with a client, or ordering a superior commander in the military to step down because of inappropriate handling of a mission.

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