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Article ID: 1968

Hopkins Economist Advising Bulgarian Government

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins economist Steve Hanke, one of the world's leading proponents of the currency board form of monetary policy (as opposed to central banking), has been named economic adviser to the recently elected president of economically struggling Bulgaria.

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12-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1948

Cultural Landscape Historian Leaves UNM Gift

University of New Mexico

The dreams of cultural landscape historian John Brinckerhoff (J.B.) Jackson will live on at the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning through a major bequest recently announced by the Jackson Trust.

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8-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1939

Can Your Paycheck Go Further Without A Raise?

Purdue University

A Purdue University professor sugggests that employers should provide their workers with a little more financial support than just a salary. Flora Williams suspects that financial counseling for workers might help companies improve profitability.

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7-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1926

Cornell taps Yale prof to lead Johnson Graduate School of Management

Cornell University, Johnson School

Robert J. Swieringa, professor of accounting at Yale's School of Management and a former member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, has been named dean at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management. Swieringa gained wide visibility and influence in the corporate community through his work with FASB.

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4-Mar-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1868

Alternative Fuels Don't Deliver

Colgate University

The federal government pumps more than a billion dollars in subsidies each year into developing cleaner-burning automotive fuels, but we might not be getting much environmental bang for the buck. That's according to research by Kevin N. Rask, associate professor of economics at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY.

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18-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1828

Ethics of Information Management

Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business

The age of information is also the age of organization. The authors set an agenda to make organizations more responsive to the ethical needs of information handling, as well as usage.

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13-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1821

For Some, Radical Innovations May Give An Edge

University of Alabama Huntsville

Rushing radically innovative new products to market with a minimum of "polish" may give large U.S. companies a competitive edge over their Japanese counterparts in emerging or "high uncertainty" markets, according to research at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. This "radical" recommendation comes from a seven-year study of 104 new electronics products developed in the U.S. and Japan.

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12-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1805

First National Seminar on Community Economic Development

San Diego State University, College of Business Administration

The first national seminar March 21-28 in Community Economic Development will teach people how to make a valuable contribution in their community by helping it prosper economically. Participants gain skills in community leadership and economic development while gathering knowledge about the popular new field.

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8-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1799

Pricing Strategy Must Change for Internet Providers

University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business

After extensively studying models of Internet pricing among competing networks, researchers at the University of Texas found that usage-based pricing can be far more profitable than the flat pricing scheme introduced by America On Line (AOL). The customer dissatisfaction with on-line congestion and pending law suits against access providers highlight the short-sightedness of this current pricing strategy.

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7-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 1794

Venture Capital and Private Investor Involvement in Entrepreneurial Firms

San Diego State University, College of Business Administration

Equity investments in entrepreneurial firms continue to grow in number and dollar amounts from both venture capital and private investment sources. Increasingly, these two sources of capital play an important role in the development of new and existing entrepreneurial ventures. Due to the sometimes hurried attempt to turn their dream into a reality, entrepreneurs may fail to consider similarities and differences in the value-added benefits supplied by venture capital firms and private investors. Who the entrepreneur gets his/her money from is just as important as how much capital is obtained initially.

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7-Feb-1997 12:00 AM EST
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