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Dating Violence in Adolescence Leads to Lower Earnings

By Samuel Phineas Upham Abusive relationships have numerous negative side effects for the victim, from emotional trauma to physical injuries. When it comes to young women in abusive relationships, a new study has found that it can also hurt the woman’s future income and education, Sociology Times reports. According to a Michigan State University study designed to look into the economic effects of dating violence,...

Measuring Competence – By Samuel Phineas Upham

By Samuel Phineas Upham Is it possible to accurately measure and compare competence within a firm? In the paper “Measuring Competence” Rebecca Henderson and Iain Cockburn set out to do just that by using the pharmaceutical R&D area for their primary research. This sector was selected by the authors because it has great proxies to measure and because the industry is meticulous about its record-keeping habits....

How Coke and Pepsi Have Evolved – By Samuel Phineas Upham

By Samuel Phineas Upham As far back as 1884, when Coke entered the marketplace, Coke and Pepsi used bottling companies to bottle and distribute their products. However, over the last 20 years both companies have been internalizing what was efficiently externalized. Why the change? In Timothy J. Muris, David T. Scheffman, and Pablo T. Spiller’s paper “Strategic and Transaction Costs: The Organization of...

Samuel Phineas Upham Bio

Samuel Phineas Upham holds a degree in philosophy from Harvard University and studied at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In graduate school he studied technical innovation and how it could be encouraged and sustained.  His work resulted in three papers:  “Emerging Scientific Research Fonts,” “Positioning Knowledge: Schools of Thought and New Knowledge Creations,” and “Communities of...

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