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Impact@Huntsman

Huntsman School of Business faculty are actively engaged in many and varied research endeavors. This research is typically subjected to rigorous peer review processes leading to initial publication in leading academic journals. Contemporary academic publication style necessarily focuses on methodology, data, and statistical findings. While essential to document and support research, it is sometimes difficult for the business community to access and interpret the significance of a particular research finding.

With the foregoing in mind, Impact@Huntsman is our attempt to share research findings of Huntsman faculty in a more reader-friendly format.  We hope this will result in the transfer of discovery and knowledge to our many students, alumni, friends, and beyond.

We encourage interested readers to reach out to faculty members who have shared their work herein. They are anxious to share ideas and expand their own horizons by meaningful interaction with the broader business community.

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USU Research Shows Feeling Ostracized at Work Negatively Impacts Families

USU Research Shows Feeling Ostracized at Work Negatively Impacts Families

New research from Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business indicates 66% of employees experience some form of ostracism at work, which can create a significant negative impact on both the employee and the employee’s family.

Even $10m black-owned businesses hit lending roadblocks; a new program seeks to help

Even $10m black-owned businesses hit lending roadblocks; a new program seeks to help

If you’re a profitable business that has built up sales to $1 million, $5 million or even $10 million a year, getting a loan to expand your business should be a cinch. Right? Not for African-American- or Hispanic-owned businesses, which for a variety of r...

Does Unconscious Bias Affect Our Sustainable Lifestyle Choices?

Does Unconscious Bias Affect Our Sustainable Lifestyle Choices?

When a person walks out of the grocery store holding an eco-friendly canvas bag instead of a plastic bag, what gender do you think they are? Most likely, your unconscious bias answers that they are female. This is the type of answer Dr. Aaron Brough of Uta...

The ‘glass cliff’ puts women in power during crisis — often without support

The ‘glass cliff’ puts women in power during crisis — often without support

It's called the "glass cliff." It's the phenomenon of women in leadership roles — CEOs or political figures — who are far more likely to ascend to leadership roles during a crisis, when the risk of failure is highest.

The Inconvenient Youth: How a Clean Air Poster Contest is Changing Community Habits

The Inconvenient Youth: How a Clean Air Poster Contest is Changing Community Habits

Since 2015, two professors from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and Extension Sustainability at Utah State University (USU) – Edwin Stafford and Roslynn Brain McCann – have held a poster-design competition for high school students obtaining their dr...

'Think Crisis, Think Female': Why Theresa May is a Classic Example of the Glass Cliff

'Think Crisis, Think Female': Why Theresa May is a Classic Example of the Glass Cliff

Alison Cook, a professor of management at Utah State University is co-author of a study that looked closely at every female CEO ever appointed to a Fortune 500 company through to 2014: 52. What Cook and her research partner, sociologist Christy Glass, fou...

New USU Huntsman Research Explores Why Employees Retaliate Against Hostile Customers and How Companies Can Prevent It

New USU Huntsman Research Explores Why Employees Retaliate Against Hostile Customers and How Companies Can Prevent It

A waiter spitting in a rude restaurant-goer’s food, a service counter worker giving false information to a belligerent customer, a retail employee snubbing an angry shopper. When customers are harsh or overly aggressive, reacting with retaliation and sabot...

Management Faculty and Students Win Teaching Award

Management Faculty and Students Win Teaching Award

A teaching case written by Professor Mike Dixon and graduate students Luis Armenta and Justin Canova was recognized as the 2018 Best Teaching Case by the Decision Sciences Institute. The case ‘America First Credit Union: High-Quality Transactions and Custo...

Why are There Fewer Women CEOS? Media Seek Answers from USU

Why are There Fewer Women CEOS? Media Seek Answers from USU

A national conversation about the roles and rights of women in the workplace has continued for years, providing lots of material for two Utah State University researchers who’ve long studied the issue of gender diversity. A series of headlines over the las...

Dr. William F. Shughart II Publishes Article on TheHill.com on Why Daylight Saving Time Costs More Than It's Worth

Dr. William F. Shughart II Publishes Article on TheHill.com on Why Daylight Saving Time Costs More Than It's Worth

Excerpt from TheHill.com – “Since California voters mandated daylight saving time (DST) in 1949, considerable evidence has accumulated that shifting clocks back-and- forth twice each year has significant economic costs. Because the human body’s circadian r...