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U of I Study Examines Need for Better Business Connections to Academic Research

Academic researchers and business managers have more common interests and challenges than they might imagine, and better connections to that research could help drive better business decisions, according to a recent study by faculty at business schools at the University of Iowa and three other universities, including the NC State Poole College of Management.

Among their areas of common interest:
  • Reducing or eliminating pay inequality.
  • Reducing or eliminating workplace discrimination.
  • Reducing or eliminating unethical business practices.
  • Expanding opportunities for continuing education.
  • Leveraging technological innovation to improve job availability and quality.

Bradley Kirkman, General (Ret.) H. Hugh Shelton Distinguished Professor and head of the Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship,  and Jeffrey Pollack, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, were among the researchers working on this study. Read more.