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Less-numerate investors are more susceptible to style and presentation effects in corporate social responsibility reports, according to research from W. Brooke Elliott, the Roedgers Fellow in Accountancy and Professor Ken Perry Faculty Fellow at the College of Business.

Less-numerate investors swayed by style, presentation effects of corporate responsibility reports

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:October 20, 2014

Publicly traded corporations are increasingly publishing social responsibility reports for investors, who now consider such information alongside traditional financial data before investing in a company. But according to new research from a University of Illinois expert in financial reporting and financial statement analysis, less-numerate investors are more susceptible to style and presentation effects of the reports, potentially leading them to make unintended judgments about the company.

Published Date: October 20, 2014


Bev Wilson, a professor in urban and regional planning, has studied whether ethnicity affects annexation decisions.

Illinois professors find that ethnicity doesn't appear to affect annexation decisions like race does

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:September 30, 2014

In the American South, race has been shown in numerous studies to play a role in municipal annexation decisions: predominantly white municipalities were less likely to extend the city limits to include adjacent areas with a higher percentage of African-American residents, according to prior studies. But how are annexation decisions made in the Midwest, where an increase in immigration has resulted in an uptick in the Hispanic population? That’s the question two University of Illinois researchers set out to answer.

Published Date: September 30, 2014


Academic research associations should found their own nonprofit journals to avoid the substantially higher subscription rates of commercial publishers, says U. of I. finance professor Don Fullerton.

Expert: Academic journals should adopt nonprofit publishing model

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:September 29, 2014

Academic research associations should found their own nonprofit journals to avoid the substantially higher subscription rates of commercial publishers, says U. of I. finance professor Don Fullerton.

Published Date: September 29, 2014


A new study from University of Illinois business professor Ravi S. Gajendran says telecommuting is positively associated with improvement in two important employee measures: task-based performance and organizational citizenship behavior.

Benefits of telecommuting greater for some workers, study finds

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:September 18, 2014

Even in a hyperconnected world where laptops, phones, tablets and now even wristwatches are tethered to the Internet 24/7, employers are still wary about the performance and social costs imposed by employees who work remotely.

Published Date: September 18, 2014


Workers in collective-bargaining states subsidize the low-wage model of employment in right-to-work states, says a new study co-written by Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations on the Urbana campus.

Collective bargaining subsidizes low-wage work in some states

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:August 28, 2014

States with right-to-work laws “free ride” on the higher tax revenues generated by workers in collective bargaining states, says a new study from a University of Illinois labor expert.

Published Date: August 28, 2014