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October 23, 2017

Stephen M. Ross School of Business

September 28, 2017

Relax or learn? How best to cope with stress at work

Work stress can lead to a host of problems for employees and organizations. While our intuition and some studies suggest the value of relaxation techniques such as meditation or exercise, there's another alternative that could work even better.

April 13, 2017

Two from U-M to join American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two University of Michigan faculty members — one who specializes in judgment and decision behavior, and another interested in the development of ulcers and gastric cancer — have been selected to join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

January 20, 2017

Research indicates soft skills training boosts productivity

Workers with well-honed soft skills — time and stress management, problem-solving, communication and good teamwork, for example — tend to work at better firms and fetch higher wages.

Employer surveys suggest that this set of skills is just as highly demanded as technical know-how.

January 28, 2016

Innovation gets a boost with the right competition, study finds

Competition has long been seen as a fuel that powers innovation in many industries.

But the type of competition makes a huge difference on how much firms spend on research and development, said Yue Maggie Zhou, professor of strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

January 22, 2016

Students compete to revitalize Tiger Stadium site for Detroit youth

The Detroit Police Athletic League and its partners have raised millions to convert the old Tiger Stadium into its headquarters and playing field space for local youths that the nonprofit group serves.

But how will it sustain funding in the years to come while including historical, community and youth development priorities?

July 7, 2015

Expanding state Medicaid stems growth of uncompensated care

On the heels of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld a key part of the Affordable Care Act, new research from the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation offers the first comprehensive look at how well a key part of the ACA — state Medicaid expansions — is working.

June 11, 2015

U-M class teaching Detroiters how to buy, fix homes

Peter Allen, who has shared his real estate investing strategies with more than 3,500 U-M students since 1981, turns his attention to Detroit, which he calls "one of the most undervalued big cities in the world with billions of dollars of real estate opportunity."

May 29, 2015

Cost-benefit analysis shows data may be the best medicine

One of the biggest challenges in health care is balancing cost with patient needs. Compounding the problem is a lack of good data and analysis.

But Wally Hopp and Jun Li, professors at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, are trying to change that.

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