MBA Evidence-Based Innovation

Percept Research Ransomware Crisis Resolution and Prevention

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 8:22:00 AM

Percept Research discovered late Friday night on February 3, 2017 that our servers were hacked by criminals located in Russia. Our web and file servers were attacked by the ‘Al Narood’ virus that stealthily infects a computer, encrypts data files, and blocks access. This form of attack is called ’ransomware’ because it renders computers unusable unless victims are willing to pay an extortion fee and obtain a decryption key to unlock the machines.

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Tags: Crisis Resolution, Ransomware

When to Choose Open or Close-Ended Questions

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Designing an engaging questionnaire is one of the first steps in conducting a research study. To do so, researchers ask themselves what type of questions are the best to ask. The answer is that it depends – on what researchers are trying to learn from the survey, who they are recruiting to participate, and how much the respondents and researchers themselves know about the survey topic. The sections that follow explain open- and close-ended questions, offer some of their benefits and drawbacks, and provide recommendations on how to incorporate these question formats into business school stakeholder surveys.

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Tags: Qualitative Research, Survey Design, Open-Ended Questions

Why Permission Marketing is a Prospective MBA Student’s Best Friend 2: Webinars, Videos, Lead Nurturing

Posted on May 28, 2014 10:15:00 AM

My previous article discussed how blogs and social media are key business school marketing activities that involve permission marketing, a term coined by author Seth Godin featured in this image above. Here are three additional marketing activities that MBA programs should consider using permission marketing to engage prospective students: 

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Tags: Barbara Coward, Admissions, Marketing Strategy, Lead Nurturing, Webinars, Videos

MBA Lifecycle Topline Summary Format Improved

Posted on May 19, 2014 1:16:00 PM

Percept Research is pleased to announce an improved format for the Topline Summary and Verbatim Summary reports that are provided in all of the MBA Lifecycle Survey Suite Decision Packages.

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Tags: Brian Mahoney, Analysis/Reporting, Topline Summary

Why Permission Marketing is a Prospective MBA Student’s Best Friend: Blogs & Social Media

Posted on May 13, 2014 3:00:00 PM

I have nothing against Kay Jewelers. I mean, how could a girl not like diamonds?

I was in the middle of a time-sensitive lead nurturing email for a client and I needed to stay focused. I was also up against another imminent deadline involving a university website project.

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Tags: Barbara Coward, Admissions, Marketing Strategy, Social Media, Blogs