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  • How Do Activists Choose Companies to Target for Social Campaigns?- July 28th, 2021

    With large budgets and high media profiles, corporations have the power to model change on issues such as workplace bias and environmental impact. When social activists want to pressure companies to make certain changes, they may utilize tactics such as boycotts, public protests and lawsuits. Corporate social performance (CSP) refers…

  • Too Much of a Good Thing Is Actually a Bad Thing- July 26th, 2021

    Study Finds Surprising Link Between Over-Confidence and Sales Performance In sales, where persuasion is a crucial part of the job, it makes sense that a lack of confidence would be detrimental to performance. However, a recent study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business indicates that when salespeople…

  • UT Researchers Partner With Dave’s Killer Bread to Improve Attitudes Toward Ex-Offenders- July 22nd, 2021

    The idea that people can chart a new course in life regardless of their circumstances is deeply ingrained in American culture. A research team from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has investigated how messages about this “fresh start mindset” (FSM) might improve public attitudes toward certain stigmatized groups. The fresh…

  • Research Project Highlights Strong Economic Impact of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness- July 20th, 2021

    Local residents who take advantage of Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness (KUW) have long known what a valuable resource it is for recreation, health, fitness and overall quality of life. Now researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business are working to estimate its economic value as well. In…

  • Rising Senior Earns Trifecta of Supply Chain Scholarships- July 6th, 2021

    Supply chain management major Bridgette Larsen of Winchester, Virginia, recently was honored with the R. Gene Richter Scholarship, the country’s preeminent supply management academic award. She becomes the second student from the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to garner the scholarship in its 17-year history.…