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Industry, Crada, Goodyear, Tires

Sandia Labs and Goodyear to Develop New Manufacturing Technology

Goodyear and the U.S. Department of Energyís Sandia National Laboratories will work together to develop new and more efficient manufacturing processes.


Sales, Increase, Persuasion, Compliance, Marketing, Nomenclature

What's in a Name? A Complimentary Means of Persuasion

There is now a way to increase marketing sales by 239 percent, an amount which should have all sales executives and representatives paying attention. New research has unearthed a key to increased sales compliance, a key neither expensive nor time consuming...



Fathers, Children, Stress, Gender, Child, care, Parenting

In Dual-Income Families Dads Are Helping, But It is Stressful, and Gender Gap Remains

Working fathers involved in child care tend to do more of the low-stress, pre-arranged activities and less of the unpredictable situations such as staying home when a child suddenly gets sick, according to a University of Tulsa professor.



Information, Management, Technology, Ecology, Communications

Information Age Fails to Deliver

Despite the world-wide investment of trillions of dollars (and other world currencies) in more than 20 years, technology still falls short of providing the information we most need and want, finds Thomas H. Davenport, director of the information management program at The University of Texas at Austin and a regular columnist for CIO magazine.


Investment, Stock, Finance, Training, Management, Funds

Students Play the Market, Benefit from Profit

Students at universities around the country are learning money management and investment skills by making real-life stock market investments with donated money.


Restaurant, Donations, Hunger, Hotel, Management, Food, Pantries

As Restaurants Become Better Managed, Food Donations to Human-Service Agencies Decline

Donations of leftovers by restaurants to food pantries and other human service agencies are declining marketdly as restaurants become better managed, according to a study by Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.


PAY, Performance, Human, Resource, High Performing, Employee, Retention, Turnover

Pay Hikes, Not Promotions, Help Keep Valued Employees

Cornell University researchers have found that pay hikes, not promotions, are critical in retaining high-performing employees. Looking at more than 5,000 petroleum company employees showed that high salary growth proved critical in retaining high performers. promotions, on the other hand, had no effect on turnover of those high performers.



Environment, International, Subsidies, Trade, WTO, YALE, Policies

U.S.-Japan Study Group Offers Environmental Policy Recommendations

Trade and environment experts from the United States and Japan today (July 2) issued a joint statement offering recommendations for better management of environmental issues by international organizations such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Recommendations included a more focused mandate for the WTO's Committee on Trade and Environment, and closer attention by policy makers to the idea of forming a global environmental organization that would operate in tandem with the WTO.


Business, Growth, Semiconductor

Too Much of a Good Thing?

In business, too much of a good thing can be hazardous to your health, says Stanford Business School's William Barnett, who took a close look at the volatile semiconductor industry to see why certain companies survive the industry's notorious shakeouts and others do not. He found that when a company introduces more than one product at a time, the firm benefits from its larger size, but also suffers a higher risk of failure. In other words, while growth is good, growing all at once is not.


Entrepreneur, Manager, Decision, Making, Corporate

Entrepreneurs Overconfident, Prone to Generalizations

Entrepreneurs think differently than corporate managers when it comes to making business decisions -- and not in ways that seem favorable at first glance. A new study of 219 entrepreneurs and managers found that entrepreneurs were more likely to be overconfident about the correctness of their decisions and were more prone to make broad generalizations based on limited experience.

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