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New BYU student venture: Rockets that make space access affordable
BYU student Riley Meik's new venture Sugarhouse Aerospace — launched with mentoring and support from the BYU Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology — makes space accessible to consumers and students, one rocket at a time.
BYU study: Effective incentives help people overcome procrastination
The new study, coauthored by Marriott School of Business Dean Brigitte Madrian, shows how forcing employees to make a choice with proper incentives caused take-up of an important employer-sponsored healthcare program to go from 6 percent to 42 percent.
Once abandoned BYU finance grad “pays it forward”
Born in a Thailand refugee camp and raised in Cambodia by her sister, Channika “Nika” Noun never expected to complete any kind of education. Now, she prepares to graduate from the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business in finance, with an emphasis in corporate finance.
Show me the gift cards! Reward types impact effectiveness of wellness programs
Employee wellness programs are popular among businesses seeking to increase productivity and cut health care costs. However, many firms have struggled to reap those benefits due to low employee motivation. New research from BYU accounting professors finds evidence that the problem may lie in how the
Study: Collaborative video games could increase office productivity
A new study by four BYU information systems professors found newly-formed work teams experienced a 20 percent increase in productivity on subsequent tasks after playing video games together for just 45 minutes.
On its own, Trump admin's price disclosure policy unlikely to help curb drug prices
The Trump administration’s proposal to require pharmaceutical companies to publish drug prices in TV ads is unlikely to help control drug prices, according to a study publishing Jan. 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
BYU prof breaks down Uncle Sam’s loans to automakers
A new study in public administration's top journal breaks down how governments have gotten into the business of investing taxpayer money directly into private companies. It's not all bad news, but there are some issues, according to researchers.
Political competition is hurting our charitable giving
As the midterm election heats up and the fallout of the Supreme Court nomination rings across the political divide, a new study coauthored by a BYU researcher presents a unique angle of American politics: how party affiliation affects charitable donations.
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