Research Insights for a Better World - College of Business, Colorado State University
Dean Beth Walker

Research for Responsible Business

Supporting the next generation of researchers is a key element of our vision of using business to enact positive social, environmental and economic changes. I am delighted to have the opportunity to provide $18,000 in total funding to the winners of this year’s Business for a Better World Dissertation Proposal Contest. This year’s winning proposals investigate language barriers in the workplace, the impacts of remote work on depression and religious beliefs' influence on healthcare marketing. Our College is proud to showcase and support new academics with tremendous potential to transform the world.

- Dean Beth Walker

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Supply chain research disrupts wildlife trafficking

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences | 
John Macdonald, PhD

Interdisciplinary research finds strategies to break the supply chains that trade on endangered and threatened species.

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Financial vulnerability may affect more consumers than expected

Journal of Marketing | Kelly Martin, PhD

Challenging the belief that financial vulnerability only affects low-income consumers, research reframes it as a pervasive issue that affects people across the socioeconomic spectrum.

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Researchers open dialogue into entrepreneurial dialogue

Academy of Management Review | Robert Mitchell, PhD

Startups may have more success when founders combine theories on entrepreneurial dialogue and embrace second-person opportunity.

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Restaurant menu labels could help fight climate change

Journal of the Association for Consumer Research  |  Chris Berry, PhD

Menu labels that provide information on foods' carbon footprints successfully influence consumers’ choices, but they can also have unintended consequences.  

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