Construction hard hats demonstrating Beastly Bias

Too Pretty for Construction? Uncovering Gender Bias in Hiring for “Masculine” Jobs

Jan. 7, 2020

While appearances should not matter when applying for a job, unfortunately, they do. Studies show that attractiveness positively benefits both men and women job candidates, garnering attractive individuals more job offers, higher salaries and incomes, and better reviews. However, research also shows that attractiveness can negatively impact women when applying...

Kai Larsen INFORMS ISS Design Science Award

Associate Professor Kai Larsen and PhD Graduate Jingjing Li Receive the Distinguished INFORMS ISS Design Science Award

Jan. 6, 2020

Associate professor of Information Management Kai Larsen ; Jingjing Li (´13, PhD), who is now an assistant professor at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia; and Ahmed Abbasi, associate dean and Murray Research chaired professor of Information Technology at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of...

Associate Professor of Finance Nathalie Moyen

New Research Finds Strong Link between Corporate Investments and Valuations

Dec. 17, 2019

Research by Leeds’ Associate Professor of Finance Nathalie Moyen and colleagues from Emory University and McGill University sheds new light on an important theory of investment known as Tobin’s q. The q theory predicts that corporations should grow their capital investments in lockstep with their market valuations. The theory was...

Stephen Billings Article

Harsh School Discipline May Lead Kids to Prison Outcome

Oct. 4, 2019

New research from Leeds Associate Professor Stephen Billings and coauthors from Harvard’s Kennedy School finds that students attending stricter middle schools are more likely to end up incarcerated later in life. Their paper “The School to Prison Pipeline: Long-Run Impacts of School Suspensions on Adult Crime” estimates the net impact...

Image of a building interior to represent David Drake's work in sustainable building education

Assistant Professor David Drake Receives the 2018 Page Prize for Excellence in Business Sustainability Education

Aug. 13, 2019

Leeds’ Assistant Professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Operations David Drake and colleagues Andre Calmon and Jackie Stenson (both of INSEAD), recently won the prestigious 2018 Page Prize for Excellence in Business Sustainability Education for a course they co-designed while Drake was visiting INSEAD business school last year. Giving students the...

Stefanie Johnson research

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Is on the Decline Post #MeToo, New Research Suggests

July 17, 2019

New research from Leeds’ leadership authority and Associate Professor of Management Stefanie Johnson and Ksenia Keplinger, a research associate, along with two Leeds doctoral candidates Jessica Kirk and Liza Barnes, found that in the wake of the #MeToo era, workplace sexual harassment has decreased. However, gender harassment has increased. Importantly,...

Voplone research

How Compassion Changes the Game for Working Mothers

June 22, 2019

Plenty of well-meaning employers support working mothers with legal protections and accommodations. But it takes more than that, says Sabrina Volpone, assistant professor of organizational leadership at the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business. In order for mothers to succeed at work, company policies are necessary but not sufficient...

Billings Research

Early-Life Interventions Show Lasting Positive Impact for Lead-Exposed Children

June 13, 2019

Leeds Associate Professor of Real Estate Stephen Billings was recently highlighted in Quartz as conducting one of the most influential economics papers in 2018. His paper titled “ Life After Lead: Effects of Early Interventions for Children Exposed to Lead ,” coauthored by Simon Fraser University’s Kevin Schnepel and published...

TAMUGA Rankings

Leeds Management Faculty Rank High Among Elite Schools in 2018 TAMUGA Rankings

April 8, 2019

The TAMUGA Rankings, a collaboration out of Texas A&M and the University of Georgia, placed Leeds management faculty alongside elite business schools including Purdue, Columbia, Ohio State, among others. For Leeds, this includes our research faculty in the areas of Organizational Leadership, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship. The TAMUGA Rankings track productivity...

Leeds News

Research Shows That Attractive Business Women are Viewed as Dangerous in the Workforce

March 26, 2019

Attractive women can be perceived as dangerous in the business world due to a “femme fatale effect,” according to new research by the Leeds School of Business and Washington State University. This effect results in attractive businesswomen being seen as less trustworthy, less truthful, and more dispensable from their jobs...

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