Companies use MIT research to identify and respond to supply chain risks

Pinpointing risks can also help businesses save money as they become more resilient.

Becky Ham | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
June 15, 2022 ~7 min

Investors predict IPO or acquisition ‘exit’ for startups

A startup's early investors can predict whether its "exit" will be via IPO or acquisition, research finds.

U. Washington • futurity
June 14, 2022 ~7 min

Study: Trade can worsen income inequality

Using Ecuador as case study, economists show international trade widens the income gap in individual countries.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
June 7, 2022 ~9 min

Fair schedules for workers can boost business

Responsible scheduling, including more predictable shifts, increased sales at Gap retail stores, research finds.

U. Oregon • futurity
June 3, 2022 ~8 min

Profitable franchises need growth and termination

Research on successful franchises indicates the need for occasional termination, or cutting ties with a franchisee.

Rachel Cramer-Iowa State • futurity
May 20, 2022 ~7 min

Study: Immigrants in the U.S. are more likely to start firms, create jobs

Compared to native-born citizens, immigrants are more frequently involved in founding companies at all scales.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 9, 2022 ~6 min

Podcast: What will ‘free speech’ mean on Elon Musk’s Twitter?

Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter has led to a lot of questions. Here, a legal expert digs into the controversies and human rights in online speech.

UC Irvine • futurity
May 3, 2022 ~3 min

Fertility treatment use is on the rise – new legislation could increase protections for donors and families in an industry shrouded in secrecy

A pending bill in Colorado would disclose donor information to children and their parents and set limits on how many families can use a single individual’s egg or sperm.

Sonia Suter, Professor of Law, George Washington University • conversation
May 3, 2022 ~12 min

Are supply chains stuck in detention?

Washington is recognizing that the American truck driver shortage might have been misdiagnosed.

Dan McCool | MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics • mit
April 25, 2022 ~4 min

Remote working is a ‘mixed bag’ for employee wellbeing and productivity, study finds

Adapting remote and hybrid work policies to employees’ specific work-life situations can result in increased well-being and productivity, but many employees

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 22, 2022 ~4 min