Just as employees have a spectrum of responses to choose from when faced with concerns or frustrations about their bosses, executives also have flexibility in how they respond to pushback.
“Based on our research of employee activism at Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Wayfair, being dismissive of employee demands and retaliating against employees are not the most effective tactics,” said Associate Professor of Management Ed Carberry, and Nishi Gautam, Carberry’s advisee and a doctoral candidate researching tech employee activism. “Generally, companies need to be careful to take these issues seriously, trust their employees when they say they have a problem and listen to them.”
When General Motors announced its goal last month to make only battery-powered vehicles by 2035, it didn't just mark a break with more than a century of making internal combustion engines. It also clouded the future for 50,000 GM workers whose skills -- and jobs -- could become obsolete far sooner than they knew. Assistant Professor of Management Teddy DeWitt tells the Associated Press that, "we're just at the beginning of that transition."
Columbia Law School's Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets |
November 19, 2020
Professors Mine Ertugrul and Lucia Silva-Gao, both in the Finance department at UMass Boston's College of Management, found that product market perception is one way that corporate social responsibility (CSR) creates firm value in their research, titled "How Corporate Social Responsibility Affects Product Perception and Firm Value,"
Boston Business Journal (paywall) |
August 24, 2020
For many local schools, the coronavirus sped up plans to move more courses online. “The pandemic has forced us into thinking that there are classes that students would like to take and prefer an online modality,” said Arindam Bandopadhyaya, interim dean and professor of finance in the College of Management. “Once we are on other side of the pandemic (we may realize we were) not offering enough of an online experience in this particular area and now we have to increase that in general.”
Associate Professors of Finance Mine Ertugrul and Lucia Silva Gao write that when examining the impact of corporate social responsibility on companies’ values and portfolio returns, investors should account for the indirect impact of improved consumer perception and brand value.
A UMass Boston researcher who works to protect marginalized communities from being disproportionately affected by climate change has been awarded a $100,000 prize to advance her work. Sustainable Solutions Lab Director Rebecca Herst has received the 2020 Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Prize.
Diana Kasule '17, who holds a business management degree with a concentration in leadership and organizational change, and a certification in managing conflict and confrontation, has been hired as the new Human Resources Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Senate.
Article mentions that UMass Boston and the Woods Hole Group studied the possibility of building a massive harbor barrier similar to those in the low-lying Netherlands or the one across the River Thames in London. They estimated that construction would cost as much as $11.8 billion.