Despite What You’ve Heard, Americans Support Wearing Masks and other Efforts to Reduce Exposure to COVID-19

Sensational stories of conflict around policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic are plentiful, but recent research suggests these controversies may not represent the attitudes and behaviors of most individuals across the U.S.  Recently released survey data reveals stark differences between the behaviors and beliefs of residents across U.S. states, but also shows that Americans are generally compliant and supportive of actions their […]

What Business Professors Are Saying about COVID-19

This post highlights the contributions made in blogs by professors from over 50 business schools, applying their many years of research to the COVID-19 challenge. Tima Bansal is a professor at the Ivey Business School. The day before our university closed down, my MBA students debated the price that the company that discovers the COVID-19 vaccine should charge. […]

Should the federal government invest in electric vehicle charging infrastructure?

The transportation sector is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. By displacing gasoline and diesel fuels, electric vehicles (EV) offer important public health benefits from reduced air pollution and tailpipe emissions. One fundamental barrier to EV adoption is consumer confidence in the availability of public charging points. Public charging […]

Eco-Audits during Covid-19 Retain Credibility, Exacerbate Inequities

COVID-19 has significantly disrupted global economic output and transnational supply chains. While the direct impacts on production and trade are widely discussed, less attention has been given to the impacts on other practices that ensure the functioning of global markets.  One example of such practices are private regulatory efforts that over the past three decades have emerged in response to environmental and ethical concerns with practices in global production processes […]

Millennials drive for 8% fewer trips than older generations

Millennials – typically defined as those born between 1981 and 1996 – have gotten a lot of press, both positive and negative. Some argue that they are more public-spirited and less materialistic than baby boomers. Others say they are spoiled and entitled. Still others write that they are the same as earlier generations, but younger and with lower incomes. Understanding how millennials behave […]

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