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Money, Technology, Entreprenuers, Innovators, Start Up, Guide

Guide Shows How to Make Money with Technology

Research Triangle Institute has produced a guide to help entrepreneurs and small-business managers grow high-tech businesses. Making Money with Your Technology is based on more than 100 interviews, focus groups, and literature research. It was written to inform and encourage innovators of new technology and to serve as a catalyst for action.



Utilities, Regulation, Mercury, air, Pollution, Control, Technology

Mercury Emissions Control Needs Research

While regulators, environmentalists and industry debate whether there's enough evidence to warrant restrictions on mercury emissions from coal-burning power plants, researchers say that questions remain on how to accurately measure such emissions and control them in a cost-effective manner.


Autos, cars, Maintenance, Quality

Perception of Car's Quality Affects Maintenance

If you buy a "Beamer" you're more likely to take good care of it, according to a new study by three Notre Dame management professors.


Trade, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Economics, Producers, Food, Manufacturing, Subsidies

Lugar Backs Fast Track, Free Trade, more Research to Feed the World

Free trade and more agricultural research are essential to meet the food demands of a world population expected to triple by 2050, Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) told 200 Purdue University agriculture students and faculty during a recent visit.


Sales, Management, Marketing, Workplace, Austrian

Less Score-Keeping Produces More Sales, Study Shows

More coaching and less score-keeping by sales managers produces a more effective sales organization. That's according to results of a two-year study of sales effectiveness, "Improving the Effectiveness of Field Sales Organizations," by two marketing professors at Texas Christian University.


Holiday, Shopping, Retail, Outlook, Consumers, Spending, Unemployment

Happy Holidays for Retailers

This year's holiday retail outlook is about as merry and bright as it can be, says Jack Gifford, professor of marketing at Miami University.


Environment, Corporate, University, Science, Business, Government, Regulations, Sustainability

Sustaining Partnerships

Miami University's initiative to bring the worlds of business and science together to work on environmental challenges has undergone an evolution of its own. Originally an interdisciplinary course for business and science students, the Miami University Sustainability Project was seen as a way to teach these divergent majors how to talk to one another. Its inspiration? The corporate world.



Composite, Materials, Soybeans, Engineering, Deere, Agriculture

Magic beans: UD scientists, working for business partners, unveil new 'green' composite made from soy oil

A patent disclosure filed Oct. 27 by University of Delaware scientists describes a technique that uses soybean oil--rather than petroleum-derived resins--to produce inexpensive, lightweight and potentially biodegradable composites for tractors, supercars, bridges and military vehicles.


Agribusiness, Agriculture, Economy, Commodities, Farming, Technology, Yeild, Production

Perceptions of Agriculture Don't Reflect New Reality

Purdue agricultural economist Michael Boehlje [BOWL-jee] is constantly having to explain to people how agriculture is changing at the end of the 20th century.


Employee, Employer, Employee Moral, Workplace Trends, Jobs

The Two Sides of Employee Leasing

From 1985 to 1996, the number of leased workers in the U.S. increased from 10,000 to more than two million, but this cost-cutting measure may not make for good human resource management, says Dr. Carol Harvey, who is an associate professor of management and marketing at Assumption College (Worcester, MA).

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