Business & Research

The words managers use in quarterly conference calls can be used to predict a firm’s credit downgrade and even bankruptcy, a new study finds.

New research shows when a company changes its online game’s rewards schedule and also limits how long people can play, the firm actually makes more money — and people devote a smaller share of their time to gaming.

Olin researchers find that inviting potential customers via text message could increase buying with both a pop-up shop retailer and similar product vendors online.

In researching the effect of peer behavior in the workplace, researchers looked at data from 1,049 restaurants from 34 chains over seven years across 46 states.

Olin’s Xiumin Martin and Guofu Zhou have won high-profile press for their work on CEO optimism. The September-October issue of the Harvard Business Review features insights from their paper “Manager Sentiment and Stock Returns,” forthcoming in the Journal of Financial Economics.