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A New DEI Roadmap: Voice Amplification

April 29, 2024

Leeds alum Dr. Vic Marsh shares how his research provides a new method for minority leaders in workplaces to act as allies in DEI initiatives. While organizations everywhere are working to incorporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) into the workplace, Vic Marsh (PhD’21), a specialist in organizational behavior, says that...


How the ‘Blockbuster Effect’ Boosts Some Crowdfunding Campaigns

April 10, 2024

Abstract Crowdfunding platforms are characterized by an uneven distribution of quality and resources. Some projects achieve outstanding and exceptional performance. Those projects, which we call “blockbuster projects,” are believed to have a considerable impact on crowdfunding platforms, especially on other concurrent projects. There are two plausible yet opposing predictions: they...


Facts Ignored: The Truth is Flexible When Falsehoods Support Political Beliefs

April 10, 2024

Abstract This paper presents results from a series of online surveys—conducted among American voters during and after the (President Donald) Trump administration—that show how voters (both Republican and Democratic) provide explicit moral justification for politicians’ statements that flagrantly violate the norm of fact-grounding. Such justification is inconsistent with prevailing theory,...


Plasma Donations: A Financial Lifesaver and an Ethical Dilemma

April 10, 2024

Abstract Little is known about the motivations and outcomes of sellers in remunerated markets for human materials. We exploit dramatic growth in the U.S. blood plasma industry to shed light on the sellers of plasma. Sellers tend to be young and liquidity-constrained with low-incomes and limited access to traditional credit...

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US Companies Have to Start Talking About Climate Change

April 10, 2024

A new rule approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission this week requires large U.S. companies to report on their carbon footprint. The rule, which was significantly watered down from its initial propsal in 2022, requires companies to disclose Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions—bascially the greenhouse gases a company...

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To Succeed in the Workplace, be Humble

April 10, 2024

Abstract Humble leaders are traditionally thought to create a great deal of human and social capital, yet be overshadowed by self-promoting rivals for promotions. We propose that through informal career mentoring, humble leaders can improve their organizational status and promotability. We tested our model among a multisource sample of 610...

Intra-Consumer Price Discrimination with Credit Refund Policies

Nov. 23, 2023

Yan Liu and Dan Zhang. 2023. Intra-Consumer Price Discrimination with Credit Refund Policies . Forthcoming, Management Science . Consumers often receive a full or partial refund for product returns or service cancellations. Much of the existing literature studies cash refunds, where consumers get their money back minus a fee upon...

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Leeds Faculty Recognized Among Top 2% of Scientists in the World

Oct. 23, 2023

Leeds professors Manuel Laguna, John Lynch, Russell Cropanzano, Jeff Reuer, Tong Kong and Jeff York have earned a place among the world's most elite and impactful researchers based on standardized citation metrics published by Stanford University. The faculty we among more than 100,000 researchers who were classified into 22 scientific...

Product-based Approximate Linear Programs for Network Revenue Management

Aug. 22, 2022

Rui Zhang, Saied Samiedaluie, and Dan Zhang. 2022. Product-based Approximate Linear Programs for Network Revenue Management . Operations Research , 70(5):2837-2850. The approximate linear programming approach has received significant attention in the network revenue management literature. A popular approximation in the existing literature is separable piecewise linear (SPL) approximation, which...

An Analysis of "Buy X, Get One Free" Reward Programs

Sept. 17, 2021

Yan Liu, Yacheng Sun, and Dan Zhang. 2021. An Analysis of "Buy X, Get One Free" Reward Programs . Operations Research , 69(6): 1823-1841. We study the effects of redemption hurdles on reward program members’ decision-making and firm profitability. We focus on the popular “Buy X, Get One Free” (BXGO)...