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New Electric Vehicle Charging Business Model Poses Multiple Benefits for Consumers, Utilities and the Environment

New Electric Vehicle Charging Business Model Poses Multiple Benefits for Consumers, Utilities and the Environment

News Release, February 10, 2022

BALTIMORE, MD, February 10, 2022 – As the popularity and ubiquity of electric vehicles (EV) rapidly increases, so too is the burden of EV charging on electric utility companies. New research in the INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management finds that utilizing new business models that promote “smart charging” options can alter the cost curve for consumers and utility providers alike, creating a win-win situation that strengthens the mass market viability for the entire electric vehicle ecosystem.

Better Gender Balance in the Boardroom Linked to More Responsive Recall Decisions

Better Gender Balance in the Boardroom Linked to More Responsive Recall Decisions

News Release, January 24, 2022

BALTIMORE, MD, January 24, 2021 – New research in the INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management suggests adding women to a company’s board can help speed up necessary product recalls and increase customer safety and societal benefits. Companies also appear to be less likely to hide quality problems when more women are on the board.

Does Checking Your Credit Score Help or Hurt?

Does Checking Your Credit Score Help or Hurt?

News Release, January 6, 2022

CATONSVILLE, MD, January 6, 2022 – January is filled with resolutions to start the new year off right, from exercise and diet to financial health. One area that may often be overlooked is checking your credit score, and according to new research, there may be a reason for that.

Show Me, Don’t Tell Me: Operational Transparency Increases Trust, Support of Government

Show Me, Don’t Tell Me: Operational Transparency Increases Trust, Support of Government

News Release, November 15, 2021

BALTIMORE, MD, November 15, 2021 – As multiple published reports indicate, trust in government has reached historic lows and frustration with government performance has reached record highs. New research in the INFORMS Journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management finds that in co-productive settings, such as government services, people’s trust and engagement levels can be enhanced by increasing operational transparency.

New Research Highlights Motivations of Reviewers

New Research Highlights Motivations of Reviewers

News Release, November 3, 2021

CATONSVILLE, MD, November 3, 2021 – Online sellers and marketers are quite familiar with reputation systems that seek to understand and shape online reputations, oftentimes in the form of online reviews.

Newspaper Publishers Rejoice! Paywalls and bundled pricing can help contribute a 7-12% boost in subscription revenues for newspapers

Newspaper Publishers Rejoice! Paywalls and bundled pricing can help contribute a 7-12% boost in subscription revenues for newspapers

News Release, October 18, 2021

CATONSVILLE, MD, October 18, 2021 – In a world where false news spreads easily and rapidly, and institutional trust is declining, the imperative for local newspapers to serve as reliable sources of news is more important than ever. Like any business, however, finding strong and sustainable revenue is foundational to their mission. For news organizations, subscription revenue is increasingly important to newspapers as advertising revenue continues to decline. Paywalls can increase subscription revenue by helping newspapers not only acquire new subscribers but also retain existing ones. New research in the INFORMS journal Management Science shows that newspapers’ strategy of offering subscribers free access to digital content increases subscriber retention and boosts revenue by as much as 7-12%.

New Research Finds New Data-driven Approaches Would Improve How FDA Monitors Safety of Approved Existing Drugs

New Research Finds New Data-driven Approaches Would Improve How FDA Monitors Safety of Approved Existing Drugs

News Release, October 14, 2021

CATONSVILLE, MD, October 14, 2021 – New research in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could enhance public safety by employing new, robust data-driven approaches to identify adverse effects of drugs faster and more reliably, which would improve the regulatory decision-making and oversight processes. This approach would substantially contrast with the current FDA approaches for monitoring drug safety, which suffers major drawbacks, e.g., that they are based on voluntary reports that can result in inaccurate or untimely decisions. 

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